An Album a Day: Speak Now (Deluxe Edition)

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)

An Album a Day: Fearless (Platinum Edition)

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 Songs you might know: – “Fifteen” – “Love Story” – “White Horse” – “You Belong With Me” My prior relationship with the album: Fearless was one of those albums that I probably wouldn’t have hated as much as I did … Continue reading An Album a Day: Fearless (Platinum Edition)

An Album a Day: Taylor Swift (Deluxe Edition)

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 edition, 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 relationship … Continue reading An Album a Day: Taylor Swift (Deluxe Edition)

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