Album Anne-alysis: Kid Krow by Conan Gray

Genre: That kind of semi-experimental synthpop that so many people are doing now that it’s arguably just regular pop.  Year: 2020 Runtime: 33:27 Total Number of Tracks: 12, including two interludes that are each under a minute long.  Songs you might know: – “Comfort Crowd” – “Wish I Was Sober” – “Maniac” – “Checkmate” – “The Story”  My prior relationship with the album and artist: … Continue reading Album Anne-alysis: Kid Krow by Conan Gray

Album Anne-alysis: Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa

Genre: Pop  Year: 2020 Runtime: 37:17 Total Number of Tracks: 11 Songs you might know: – “Don’t Start Now” – “Physical” – “Break My Heart” My prior relationship with the album and artist: I remember really liking Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut, though I have trouble remembering specific songs from it. While she makes relatively generic pop music capitalizing on all the same trends as the … Continue reading Album Anne-alysis: Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa

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Album Anne-alysis: C A L M by 5 Seconds of Summer

Genre: Pop  Year: 2020 Runtime: 39:30 Total Number of Tracks: 13 Songs you might know: – “No Shame” – “Old Me” – “Easier” – “Teeth” – “Wildflower” My prior relationship with the album and artist: Like most people, 5 Seconds of Summer first became a blip on my radar when they started opening for One Direction. (Have I mentioned that I LOoooOOOOve One Direction lately? Because … Continue reading Album Anne-alysis: C A L M by 5 Seconds of Summer

Album Anne-alysis: kelsea by Kelsea Ballerini

Genre: Pop with a country flavor. But by “country flavor” I mean in the way that La Croix is “fruit flavored.” Year: 2020 Runtime: 46:15 Total Number of Tracks: 13 Songs you might know:  – “club” – “homecoming queen?” – “the other girl” (ft. Halsey) My prior relationship with the album and artist: I liked Kelsea Ballerini’s first two albums and have reviewed them both if you’re curious. … Continue reading Album Anne-alysis: kelsea by Kelsea Ballerini

Album Anne-alaysis: My Name is Michael Holbrook by MIKA

Note: Prior iterations of these blog posts were known as “Album a Day” in reference to my 2019 pledge to listen to an album every day of 2019. Such posts have been re-branded as “Album Anne-alysis” because I usually don’t end up writing a blog post until long after my initial listen for that project. I’m also not putting any pressure on myself to review … Continue reading Album Anne-alaysis: My Name is Michael Holbrook by MIKA

So What the Hell Happened with Album a Day?

In January of last year, I proclaimed that in 2019 I would listen to an album every day of 2019, and I did just that. You may have seen various “Album a Day” posts throughout the year. Ultimately, I didn’t stay on top of the blogging aspect of this project to the extent I wish I had. But I also can’t say I regret this … Continue reading So What the Hell Happened with Album a Day?

Albums to Listen To Instead of Taylor Swift’s “Lover”

It’s that time again. That’s right, a new Taylor Swift album! I have a complicated relationship with Taylor and her work. Pretty much every album she’s ever made consists of the following: – Several songs that I truly despise, either because I find their production obnoxious, their lyrics problematic, or some combination of both. – Several okay songs that I didn’t truly despise initially, but … Continue reading Albums to Listen To Instead of Taylor Swift’s “Lover”

An Album a Day: Lover by Taylor Swift

August 23, Lover by Taylor Swift Genre: Pop Year: 2019 Runtime: 61:48 Total Number of Tracks: 18 Songs you might know: – “Lover” – “The Man” – “The Archer” – “You Need to Calm Down” – “ME!” (ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco)  My prior relationship with the album and artist: I listened to all four songs that dropped prior to the album’s release … Continue reading An Album a Day: Lover by Taylor Swift

An Album a Day: reputation by Taylor Swift

August 22, reputation by Taylor Swift Genre: Synthpop, with a touch of rap/hip hop influence that doesn’t really belong here. Year: 2017 Runtime: 55:38 Total Number of Tracks: 15 Songs you might know: – “…Ready For It?” – “End Game” (ft. Future and Ed Sheeran) – “Delicate” – “Look What You Made Me Do” My prior relationship with the album: The lead single of reputation was “Look What You … Continue reading An Album a Day: reputation by Taylor Swift

An Album a Day: 1989 (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Edition

August 21, 1989 (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift Genre: Synthpop  Year: 2014 Runtime: 68:37 Total Number of Tracks: 16. 13 from the standard edition, and 3 bonus songs. And for once, none of the bonus tracks are rehashes of standard edition songs. Halle-freakin-lujah.  Songs you might know: – “Blank Space” – “Style” – “Out of the Woods” – “Shake It Off” – “Bad Blood” – … Continue reading An Album a Day: 1989 (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Edition