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: Salute (Deluxe Edition)

May 14, Salute (Deluxe Edition) by Little Mix Genre: Pop Year: 2013 Runtime: 58:19 Total Number of Tracks: 16, including four bonus tracks not on the standard edition. Of those four, three are bonus songs and one is an acoustic version of “Little Me,” which is on the standard edition but the acoustic version is not. Songs you might know: – “Salute” – “Move” – “Little Me” My … Continue reading An Album a Day: Salute (Deluxe Edition)

An Album a Day: HERO

May 10, HERO by Maren Morris Genre: Country according to Maren’s marketing people, pop with a country influence according to me. Year: 2016 Runtime: 37:49 Total Number of Tracks: 11 Songs you might know: – “Rich” – “My Church” – “I Could Use A Love Song” – “80s Mercedes” My prior relationship with the album: I was first introduced to Maren Morris through Niall Horan. He mentioned being a fan … Continue reading An Album a Day: HERO

An Album a Day: Badlands

May 8, Badlands by Halsey Genre: Um… Alternative Pop? Maybe? Year: 2015 Runtime: 40:03 Total Number of Tracks: 11 Songs you might know: – “Castle” – “New Americana” – “Colors” – “Ghost” My prior relationship with the album: I was first introduced to Halsey when one of my friends got rather obsessed with her back in 2015, but I didn’t bother listening to Badlands myself until a year later … Continue reading An Album a Day: Badlands

The Beauty of Bandwagons (SPOILER FREE!)

Over the years, my dad has talked to me about major moments in television and movie history that he lived through. He’s told me about the shock that was the M*A*S*H finale. He’s told me about the “who shot JR” episode of Dallas. His eyes light up when he tries to explain how mind-blowing it was to see Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, when such a film was … Continue reading The Beauty of Bandwagons (SPOILER FREE!)

An Album a Day: Living Room

April 30, Living Room by AJR Genre: Pop, but like if people with artistic sensibilities made it.  Year: 2015 Runtime: 46:02 Total tracks: 13 Songs you might know: – “Infinity” – “I’m Ready” My prior relationship with this album: I never really bothered with Living Room until a year and a half ago when AJR released their sophomore album, The Click. After that album stole my heart, I went back and listened to Living … Continue reading An Album a Day: Living Room