Songs I Want to Talk About “Since You Been Gone” by Rainbow (1979) The first half of January had me in a pretty intense ’70s rock phase. The song I played the most in this phase (and maybe all of January) might’ve been “Since You Been Gone” by Rainbow. This was a legitimate hit in its day, but I didn’t learn of it until around … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About – January 2021
Welcome back to the third installment of my Top 20 albums of 2020. You can find Part 1: #20-#16 Part 1: #20-#16 here and Part 2: #15-#11 here. Here’s a quick refresher on what I look for in albums as I’m building the list: Specialness:Is the album special? Is it making interesting choices that set it apart from other 2020 releases or music in general? … Continue reading Top 20 Albums of 2020: #10-#6
At the end of ever year, Spotify makes you a playlist with the songs you listened to the most. That’s nice of them. However, I can’t help but wonder… are the songs you listened to the most often really the same as your actual favorite songs? I know in some cases I listen to an album more if I plan on reviewing it, and I … Continue reading Spotify says these were my top 100 songs of 2020. Were they really?
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
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
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
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?
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
August 21, 1989 (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift Genre: Synthpop Year: 2014Runtime: 68:37Total 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”– “Wildest Dreams”– “New Romantics” (deluxe edition exclusive) My prior relationship … Continue reading An Album a Day: 1989 (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Edition
August 20, Red (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift Genre: A hodgepodge of different sorts of pop. Not quite as synth-focused as Taylor’s more recent pop, but certainly not a country album either save for 2 or 3 tracks. Year: 2012Runtime: 90:27Total 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 … Continue reading An Album a Day: Red (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift