An Album a Day: Pickin’ Up the Pieces

July 10, Pickin’ Up the Pieces by Fitz and the Tantrums  Genre: Motown, but also not Motown, as it’s not on the Motown label plus it’s from 2010. But you know what I mean.  Year: 2010 Runtime: 36:10 Total Number of Tracks: 10 Songs you might know: – “MoneyGrabber” – “Don’t Gotta Work It Out” My prior relationship with the album: “MoneyGrabber” was one of those songs … Continue reading An Album a Day: Pickin’ Up the Pieces

An Album a Day: E•MO•TION

June 24*, E•MO•TION (Deluxe Edition) by Carly Rae Jepsen Genre: Pop Year: 2015 Runtime: 54:06 Total Number of Tracks: 15 (3 are deluxe exclusive)  Songs you might know: – “Run Away With Me” – “I Really Like You” – “All That” – “Boy Problems” – “Your Type” *Fun fact, I actually made this my “album of the day” on the 4-year anniversary of its release without … Continue reading An Album a Day: E•MO•TION

An Album a Day: Approved By the Motors

June 18, Approved by the Motors by The Motors Genre: Rock Year: 1978 Runtime: 48:53 Total tracks: 12*  Songs you might know: – “Airport” – “Forget About You” – “Sensation” – “Today” *This includes two tracks  that according to Wikipedia, were left off the original vinyl album. From my understanding “Picturama” and “Day I Found a Fiver” were originally B-sides for other singles on the album, … Continue reading An Album a Day: Approved By the Motors

An Album a Day: Starfire

June 14, Starfire by Caitlyn Smith Genre: Kind of a folksy country with a ’70s bluesy rock vibe.  Year: 2018 Runtime: 46:25   Total tracks: 12 Songs you might know: – “Starfire” – “This Town is Killing Me” – “Tacoma*” – “Drumming Song” – “Cosmic Love” – “You’ve Got the Love” *This song appeared on Garth Brooks’ 2014 album, Man Against Machine. Smith wrote it, and includes her own … Continue reading An Album a Day: Starfire

An Album a Day: Unapologetically (Deluxe Edition)

June 13, Unapologetically (Deluxe Edition) by Kelsea Ballerini Genre: Country according to Apple Music, but really just pop music with some acoustic guitar sometimes. Year: 2018 Runtime: 50:18 Total Number of Tracks: 15 (This includes the 12 original songs from the standard edition, two original bonus tracks, and a live cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.”) Songs you might know: – “Miss Me More” – “I Hate Love Songs” – “Legends” … Continue reading An Album a Day: Unapologetically (Deluxe Edition)

An Album a Day: The First Time

June 12, The First Time by Kelsea Ballerini Genre: Country Year: 2015 Runtime: 40:18 Total Number of Tracks: 12 Songs you might know: – “Peter Pan” – “Love Me Like You Mean It” – “Dibs” – “Yeah Boy” My prior relationship with the album: Like many country artists, Kelsea Ballerini is a name I had heard many times over the last couple years without really being able to associate a … Continue reading An Album a Day: The First Time

An Album a Day: Happiness Begins

June 8, Happiness Begins by Jonas Brothers Genre: Pop that would be in a Corona commercial.  Year: 2009 Runtime: 43:44 Total Number of Tracks: 14 Songs you might know: – “Sucker” – “Cool” My prior relationship with the album: This is one of the few albums I’m reviewing for Album a Day that is brand spanking new, so I really don’t have much of a prior … Continue reading An Album a Day: Happiness Begins

An Album a Day: Metro Station

May 25, Metro Station by Metro Station Genre: Imagine a world where Gene Belcher of Bob’s Burgers attended Warped Tour and was inspired to make an album. That album would the same genre as Metro Station. I’m not 100% sure the world has a word for this genre yet.  Year: 2007 Runtime: 30:56 Total Number of Tracks: 10 Songs you might know: – “Seventeen Forever” – “Control” – “Kelsey” – … Continue reading An Album a Day: Metro Station

Dear GoT Fans: Winter Came, So Can We Chill For a Sec?

So the Game of Thrones finale happened. Many people are unhappy with it. As mentioned in a prior blog post, I didn’t jump on the bandwagon until earlier this year, and I recognize that makes my relationship with the show different from that of most fans. This was the first time I really got to experience the frenzy of anticipation and fan theories that goes a long with … Continue reading Dear GoT Fans: Winter Came, So Can We Chill For a Sec?

An Album a Day: The Best of Luck Club

May 17, The Best of Luck Club by Alex Lahey Genre: Pop punk, with a ’90s grunge flavor  Year: 2019 Runtime: 40:21 Total Number of Tracks: 10 Songs you might know: – “Don’t Be so Hard On Yourself” My prior relationship with the album: Earlier this year, I discovered Alex Lahey through her debut album, I Love You Like a Brother (read that review here). I had a positive opinion … Continue reading An Album a Day: The Best of Luck Club