An Album a Day: Salute

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

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: 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: 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

An Album a Day: Penguin Prison

April 13, Penguin Prison by Penguin Prison Genre: That ’80s synthpop stuff that was not actually made in the ’80s Year: 2011 Runtime: 46:17 Total tracks: 11 Songs you might know: – “Don’t Fuck With My Money” – “Golden Train” – “Something I’m Not” – “The Worse It Gets” – “Fair Warning” My prior relationship with this album: I was first introduced to this album on a mini … Continue reading An Album a Day: Penguin Prison

An Album a Day: I Love You Like a Brother

April 11, I Love You Like a Brother by Alex Lahey Genre: Pop punk. I mean, Wikipedia says “alternative rock” but I feel like if it had been made 10 years ago it would’ve been pop punk. Year: 2017 Runtime: 35:52 Total tracks: 10 Songs you might know: – “Every Day’s the Weekend” – “I Love You Like a Brother” – “I Haven’t Been Taking Care of … Continue reading An Album a Day: I Love You Like a Brother

An Album a Day: Melodrama

April 9, Melodrama by Lorde Genre: Pop Year: 2017 Runtime: 40:58 Total tracks: 11, including a reprise of an earlier track. Songs you might know: – “Green Light” – “Perfect Places” – “Homemade Dynamite” My prior relationship with this album: I had listened to Melodrama before but had never really fallen in love with it. I remember it as respectable, but nothing that resonated with me on a deep level, though … Continue reading An Album a Day: Melodrama

An Album a Day: Gone Now

April 4, Gone Now by Bleachers Genre: That ’80s-ish Synthpop new wave stuff that wasn’t actually made in the ’80s. Year: 2017 Runtime: 40:34 Total tracks: 12 (though one track “Goodbye” is somewhat of a reprise of an earlier track) Songs you might know: – “Hate That You Know Me” – “Don’t Take the Money” – “I Miss Those Days” My prior relationship with this album: I’ve actually seen … Continue reading An Album a Day: Gone Now

An Album a Day: Something to Tell You

April 1, Something to Tell You by HAIM Genre: That synthpop they play at H&M Year: 2017 Runtime: 42:34 Total tracks: 11 Songs you might know: – “Want You Back” – “Little of Your Love” – “Nothing’s Wrong” – “Walking Away” My prior relationship with this album: HAIM is one of those artists that seemed to be around for years without me actually knowing any of … Continue reading An Album a Day: Something to Tell You