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

An Album a Day: Salute (Deluxe Edition)

May 14, Salute (Deluxe Edition) by Little Mix Genre: Pop Year: 2013 Runtime: 58:19 Total Number of Tracks: 16, including four bonus tracks not on the standard edition. Of those four, three are bonus songs and one is an acoustic version of “Little Me,” which is on the standard edition but the acoustic version is not. Songs you might know: – “Salute” – “Move” – “Little Me” My … Continue reading An Album a Day: Salute (Deluxe Edition)

An Album a Day: HERO

May 10, HERO by Maren Morris Genre: Country according to Maren’s marketing people, pop with a country influence according to me. Year: 2016 Runtime: 37:49 Total Number of Tracks: 11 Songs you might know: – “Rich” – “My Church” – “I Could Use A Love Song” – “80s Mercedes” My prior relationship with the album: I was first introduced to Maren Morris through Niall Horan. He mentioned being a fan … Continue reading An Album a Day: HERO

An Album a Day: Badlands

May 8, Badlands by Halsey Genre: Um… Alternative Pop? Maybe? Year: 2015 Runtime: 40:03 Total Number of Tracks: 11 Songs you might know: – “Castle” – “New Americana” – “Colors” – “Ghost” My prior relationship with the album: I was first introduced to Halsey when one of my friends got rather obsessed with her back in 2015, but I didn’t bother listening to Badlands myself until a year later … Continue reading An Album a Day: Badlands

An Album a Day: About U

May 3, About U by MUNA Genre: Pop Year: 2017  Runtime: 48:53 Total tracks: 12 Songs you might know: – “Loudspeaker” – “I Know a Place” – “Winterbreak” – “Crying On The Bathroom Floor” My prior relationship with this album: I first became acquainted with MUNA when I saw them in concert opening for Bleachers. I remember enjoying their show well enough, especially for a band I didn’t … Continue reading An Album a Day: About U

The Beauty of Bandwagons (SPOILER FREE!)

Over the years, my dad has talked to me about major moments in television and movie history that he lived through. He’s told me about the shock that was the M*A*S*H finale. He’s told me about the “who shot JR” episode of Dallas. His eyes light up when he tries to explain how mind-blowing it was to see Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, when such a film was … Continue reading The Beauty of Bandwagons (SPOILER FREE!)

An Album a Day: Living Room

April 30, Living Room by AJR Genre: Pop, but like if people with artistic sensibilities made it.  Year: 2015 Runtime: 46:02 Total tracks: 13 Songs you might know: – “Infinity” – “I’m Ready” My prior relationship with this album: I never really bothered with Living Room until a year and a half ago when AJR released their sophomore album, The Click. After that album stole my heart, I went back and listened to Living … Continue reading An Album a Day: Living Room

An Album a Day: Neotheater

April 28, Neotheater by AJR Genre: Pop Year: 2019 Runtime: 44:28 Total Number of Tracks: 12 Songs you might know: – “Birthday Party” – “100 Bad Days” – “Dear Winter”  My prior relationship with the album: AJR’s preceding album, The Click, might just be my favorite album. Ever. I know, I know. You’re supposed to say it’s something like Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours or The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. But if I remove all cultural norms … Continue reading An Album a Day: Neotheater

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