Music I Want to Talk About – January 2021

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

Album Anne-alaysis: Gaslighter by The Chicks

Genre: Country with tasteful dashes of pop Year: 2020Runtime: 46:54Total Number of Tracks: 12Songs you might know:– “Gaslighter”– “Sleep at Night”– “March March”– “Julianna Calm Down” My prior relationship with the album and artist: I freaking love The Chicks (still getting used to the new name). When I first got a boombox when I was 6 years old Fly was THE album I couldn’t stop playing … Continue reading Album Anne-alaysis: Gaslighter by The Chicks

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: Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa

Genre: Pop  Year: 2020 Runtime: 37:17 Total Number of Tracks: 11 Songs you might know: – “Don’t Start Now” – “Physical” – “Break My Heart” My prior relationship with the album and artist: I remember really liking Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut, though I have trouble remembering specific songs from it. While she makes relatively generic pop music capitalizing on all the same trends as the … Continue reading Album Anne-alysis: Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa

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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

Album Anne-alaysis: My Name is Michael Holbrook by MIKA

Note: Prior iterations of these blog posts were known as “Album a Day” in reference to my 2019 pledge to listen to an album every day of 2019. Such posts have been re-branded as “Album Anne-alysis” because I usually don’t end up writing a blog post until long after my initial listen for that project. I’m also not putting any pressure on myself to review … Continue reading Album Anne-alaysis: My Name is Michael Holbrook by MIKA

An Album a Day: LM5

January 28, LM5 – Little Mix Genre: Pop Year: 2018 Runtime: 44:15 Total tracks: 14, including a 29-second a capella intro Songs you might know:  – “Woman Like Me” (ft. Nicki Minaj) – “Think About Us” – “Strip” (ft. Sharaya J) My prior relationship with this album: I’ve been stanning Little Mix for several albums now. The group is everything that a true group act should … Continue reading An Album a Day: LM5