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?

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

An Album a Day: Red (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift

August 20, Red (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift Genre: A hodgepodge of different sorts of pop. Not quite as synth-focused on Taylor’s more recent music, but certainly not country outside of 23 songs.  Year: 2012 Runtime: 90:27 Total Number of Tracks: 21. This consists of the 16 songs from the standard edition, 3 bonus songs, and 3 bonus versions of standard edition songs.  Songs you might … Continue reading An Album a Day: Red (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift

An Album a Day: Speak Now (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift

August 19, Speak Now (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift Genre: Country, but also with a touch more rock instrumentation than a typical country record. Year: 2010 Runtime: 92:16 Total Number of Tracks: 20, including six bonus tracks not on the standard edition. Of those six, three are additional songs, the other three are additional versions of songs from the standard edition. Songs you might know: – “Mine” … Continue reading An Album a Day: Speak Now (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift

An Album a Day: Fearless (Platinum Edition) by Taylor Swift

August 18, Fearless (Platinum Version) by Taylor Swift Genre: Country Year: 2008 Runtime: 79:19 Total Number of Tracks: 19, 13 of which are on the standard edition. Of the six bonus tracks, five are additional songs, and one is a piano version of “Forever and Always” from the standard edition.  Songs you might know: – “Fifteen” – “Love Story” – “White Horse” – “You Belong With … Continue reading An Album a Day: Fearless (Platinum Edition) by Taylor Swift

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

August 17, Taylor Swift (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift Genre: Country Year: 2006 Runtime: 54:03 Total Number of Tracks: 15, including the 11 songs from the standard editions, three exclusive songs, and an additional “pop version” of “Teardrops on My Guitar” Songs you might know: – “Tim McGraw” – “Picture to Burn”. – “Teardrops on My Guitar” – “Should’ve Said No” – “Our Song” My prior … Continue reading An Album a Day: Taylor Swift (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift

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