Album Anne-alysis: Kid Krow by Conan Gray

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

Album Anne-alysis: C A L M by 5 Seconds of Summer

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

Album Anne-alysis: kelsea by Kelsea Ballerini

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

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: 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