Music I Want to Talk About: August 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “Take My Breath” by The Weeknd (2021) I honestly don’t think there’s any artist currently working who knows how to deliver both crowd-pleasing radio hits and experimental introspection the way that the Weeknd does. After Hours was one of my Top 5 albums of 2020, and “Take My Breath,” the kickoff to whatever the next Weekend album cycle is … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About: August 2021

Music I Want to Talk About: July 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “Bible Verses” by Blake Shelton (2021) Some people might find it odd that I listen to full albums of big name artists that I don’t necessarily like. The reason why is because you occasionally stumble across masterpieces like “Bible Verses,” the final track of an otherwise pretty basic, predictable country album from Blake Shelton. I always love when artists … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About: July 2021

Music I Want to Talk About – May 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “Headphones Baby” by The Vaccines (2021) Imagine if Death Cab for Cutie wrote the lyrics for a Walk the Moon song. That’s essentially the masterpiece that is “Headphones Baby.” This song turned up in my Release Radar mid-May and I fell in love with it almost immediately. At first glance, it’s just a fun love song with just the … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About – May 2021

Music I Want to Talk About – April 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “Symptom of Your Touch” by Aly & A.j. (2021) When I first started doing these monthly writeups, I told myself I would only allow artists to appear in each category (Song, Album, or Artist) once a year. As you might recall, I featured the Aly & A.j. song “Listen!!!” in my January writeup. Then I heard the first few … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About – April 2021

Anne Watches the Wire: Season 1, Episode 3

I know, I know. It’s been a long time since I posted about The Wire after promising you it would be a series. Well, rest assured that while I didn’t get this episode blogged about in as timely a manner as I was hoping, I did keep my original promises. 1) I didn’t watch past Episode 3 until this blog post was published and 2) … Continue reading Anne Watches the Wire: Season 1, Episode 3

Music I Want to Talk About – March 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “Guilty Love” by Ladyhawke and Broods ft. (2021) From the first time I heard this, I couldn’t get enough of it. Ladyhawke and Broods both have made some pretty great songs separately, so it’s only natural that they’d make a great song when they join forces. “Guilty Love” leans slightly more in the Ladyhawke direction, with more of a … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About – March 2021

Music I Want to Talk About – February 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “My Play” by AJR (2021) I love AJR and have even seen them live twice (it would be three times but COVID canceled their 2020 tour). While the production on this song is pretty standard AJR, the lyrics are what propelled it into a monthly roundup post. “My Play” is about watching your parents’ marriage dissolve. The framing device … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About – February 2021

Music I Want to Talk About – January 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “Since You Been Gone” by Rainbow (1979) The first half of January had me in a pretty intense ’70s rock phase. The song I played the most in this phase (and maybe all of January) might’ve been “Since You Been Gone” by Rainbow. This was a legitimate hit in its day, but I didn’t learn of it until around … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About – January 2021