Songs of 2018

It’s crazy to look back on the year and try to even pinpoint a certain set of the “best songs” of 2018. Many songs are on this listen because they’re meaningful to me. Many songs are on this list because they’re expertly produced and vocally executed. Not all of the songs I picked were singles,…

Albums of 2018

When I consider ranking albums, it’s always pretty difficult for me to assign numbers to them. I love albums because of what the music does to me, what the music brings to my life. It’s very personal, which is why I always find Top 10/Best-Of lists written by a select group of critics difficult to…

NMF.

It’s Friday June 15, 2018 and today’s a special day because Christina finally released a new album and is somewhat properly promoting it (Lotus didn’t really get much of a push). Ariana is everywhere this week (engagement, Nicki Minaj, Troye Sivan), All Saints apparently keep getting better with each release (no XTINA pun intended), and…

Thoughts: XTINA a woman unconfined.

“People try to tell you what you should do, how you should act, what you should wear, who you should be with. At the time things started happening for me, it was popular to be the squeaky-clean, cookie-cutter pop singer. But that role didn’t speak to me, because it’s so boring and superficial.” -Christina Aguilera,…

NMF: YES.

Louisa Johnson has gone and pulled a Christina Aguilera on us by releasing Yes. I am fully receptive to this, as Dirrty was truly an underrated smash, and Stripped was an exceptionally phenomenal album. Louisa Johnson, now billed as Louisa, won the X Factor UK in 2015. She was the youngest winner of the X…

FEMALE

If you’ve read my blog up to this point, you’d know that I seldom discuss anything other than the strong female voice. I truly love female singer/songwriters and what they embody. I love their confidence, their strength and their emotion. Their voices are strong, their power is real. Their sexuality is a gift, and their…