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: Dedicated

June 25, Dedicated by Carly Rae Jepsen Genre: Pop Year: 2019 Runtime: 54:06 Total Number of Tracks: 15* (Wikipedia says that if you buy the physical copy, the last two songs are Target exclusive bonus tracks. However, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music all seem to consider these 15 songs standard, and let’s be real, that’s how you’d probably be listening anyway.)  Songs you might know: … Continue reading An Album a Day: Dedicated

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

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