Thoughts: The Let Down

You’ve danced and you’ve cried to their songs, you’ve purchased all their albums in both physical and digital formats, and you’ve paid substantial amounts to their attend their concerts. You truly believe in them as artists and as people. So, what do you do when your favorite artists release material that you don’t believe in?…

New Music Friday: March

March had its moments. Musically we saw so many different things. Maren Morris had a number one album on iTunes for about a week. Dido had a successful return (overseas). Somehow the Jonas Brothers delivered a chart-topping single. Ariana Grande continues to sell albums in mass quantities even though it’s an unoriginal batch of songs….

Albums of 2019

So, here we are 17 days deep into 2019 and I’m already looking forward to so many releases. DIDO – STILL ON MY MIND To say that I’ve been waiting for this album for years is an understatement. What we’ve heard so far has been compelling. Friends and Hurricanes are moody, poignant and engaging. The…

Hits of 2017

When thinking back on the past year and the music that was released, it was hard to recall the bangers released by the “big names” of pop. Frankly, my favorite songs are from the “underdogs” or those not as commercially successful. Like my favorite albums list, this isn’t a ranked order. BETSY – Waiting As…

Thoughts: The Curse of the Wrong First Single

We’ve all heard about the “sophomore slump”, but such an integral part of creating the perfect storm that is the “slump” is the dreaded wrong first single. When you think of the wrong first single (WFS), you think about the act that really could’ve blown it out of the water with an amazing banger, but…

ALBUMS OF 2017

ALBUMS OF THE YEAR The end of the calendar year is always a favorite time of mine for multiple reasons: 1) Mariah Carey makes her annual financial and social comeback, 2) the general festiveness of it all, and 3) year-end lists. I find it quite difficult to believe that publications have enough gumption to claim…

BRIT POP

London is upon us… well, I’m traveling to London this Thursday for a long weekend. The main purpose of the trip is to finally see Emeli Sande, LIVE! Granted, I’ve been to London before; however, that was then, and this is now (Vitamin C reference). I plan on avoiding some of the more common things and actually…

I’d Rather Not | Emeli Sande

Long Live The Angels is Emeli Sande’s follow-up to her multi-platinum debut, Our Version of Events. LLTA was my favorite album of 2016 and I’ve been comparing it to an onion because it is an album that truly has many layers. Each time I listen to the album again, I pick up subtleties that I…

TOP ALBUMS – 2016

2016 was an interesting year for music. Trop house continued its rise, EDM somehow still lives on in the pop realm. Jojo finally released an album after 10 years of label issues. Delta Goodrem released the most accessible album of her career. Lil’ Kim is yet to make a comeback. Mariah tried to make a splash…