An Album a Day: Wild Things

April 20, Wild Things by Ladyhawke Genre: Pop Year: 2016 Runtime: 37:48 Total tracks: 11 Songs you might know: – “A Love Song” – “Wild Things” My prior relationship with this album: I first discovered Ladyhawke/Wild Things because several songs were on rotation at the store where I used to work. The one that really sold me was “Golden Girl.” Upbeat and catchy, I was always excited when it came … Continue reading An Album a Day: Wild Things

22 Crazy Things That Probably Won’t Happen On GoT Season 8, But Who Knows?

So over the last few months I have watched the first seven seasons of Game of Thrones for the first time. I knew such an occasion needed to be commemorated with a blog post. But how does one put together a think piece on seven seasons of television that have already generated far too many think pieces? I can’t. Hell, I can’t even remember how to spell … Continue reading 22 Crazy Things That Probably Won’t Happen On GoT Season 8, But Who Knows?

An Album a Day: Penguin Prison

April 13, Penguin Prison by Penguin Prison Genre: That ’80s synthpop stuff that was not actually made in the ’80s Year: 2011 Runtime: 46:17 Total tracks: 11 Songs you might know: – “Don’t Fuck With My Money” – “Golden Train” – “Something I’m Not” – “The Worse It Gets” – “Fair Warning” My prior relationship with this album: I was first introduced to this album on a mini … Continue reading An Album a Day: Penguin Prison

An Album a Day: I Love You Like a Brother

April 11, I Love You Like a Brother by Alex Lahey Genre: Pop punk. I mean, Wikipedia says “alternative rock” but I feel like if it had been made 10 years ago it would’ve been pop punk. Year: 2017 Runtime: 35:52 Total tracks: 10 Songs you might know: – “Every Day’s the Weekend” – “I Love You Like a Brother” – “I Haven’t Been Taking Care of … Continue reading An Album a Day: I Love You Like a Brother

An Album a Day: Melodrama

April 9, Melodrama by Lorde Genre: Pop Year: 2017 Runtime: 40:58 Total tracks: 11, including a reprise of an earlier track. Songs you might know: – “Green Light” – “Perfect Places” – “Homemade Dynamite” My prior relationship with this album: I had listened to Melodrama before but had never really fallen in love with it. I remember it as respectable, but nothing that resonated with me on a deep level, though … Continue reading An Album a Day: Melodrama

An Album a Day: Gone Now

April 4, Gone Now by Bleachers Genre: That ’80s-ish Synthpop new wave stuff that wasn’t actually made in the ’80s. Year: 2017 Runtime: 40:34 Total tracks: 12 (though one track “Goodbye” is somewhat of a reprise of an earlier track) Songs you might know: – “Hate That You Know Me” – “Don’t Take the Money” – “I Miss Those Days” My prior relationship with this album: I’ve actually seen … Continue reading An Album a Day: Gone Now

An Album a Day: Something to Tell You

April 1, Something to Tell You by HAIM Genre: That synthpop they play at H&M Year: 2017 Runtime: 42:34 Total tracks: 11 Songs you might know: – “Want You Back” – “Little of Your Love” – “Nothing’s Wrong” – “Walking Away” My prior relationship with this album: HAIM is one of those artists that seemed to be around for years without me actually knowing any of … Continue reading An Album a Day: Something to Tell You

An Album a Day: Headstrong

March 25, Headstrong by Ashley Tisdale Genre:  Pop Year: 2006 Runtime: 43:49 Total tracks: 13* Songs you might know: – “He Said She Said” – “Be Good to Me” – “Not Like That” – “Suddenly” *originally there was a 1:09 “intro” track that was a medley of the other songs. All the major streaming platforms omit this track now, so I did too. My prior relationship with this album: … Continue reading An Album a Day: Headstrong

An Album a Day: Into the Rush

March 24, Into the Rush by Aly & A.j. Genre: Soft rock with a folk influence Year: 2005 Runtime: 46:09 Total tracks: 14, including two covers. Songs you might know: – “Rush” – “No One” – “Do You Believe in Magic” – “Walking on Sunshine” My prior relationship with this album: I’m relatively confident that this is actually THE first physical cd I ever bought with my own money. … Continue reading An Album a Day: Into the Rush

An Album a Day: American Teen

March 23, American Teen by Khalid Genre: R&B Year: 2017 Runtime: 54:37 Total tracks: 15 Songs you might know: – “Young Dumb & Broke” – “Location” – “Saved” My prior relationship with this album: “Khalid” was one of those names I was hearing everywhere without really being able to associate any particular song with him. He’s collaborated with many a different people: – Benny Blanco and Halsey for … Continue reading An Album a Day: American Teen