My Top 100 Albums of 2015, Part II

This is coming out way late. I know. And there’s still 2 more parts and an EP/honorable mention post to go. But this list is my (blogging) baby, and I’m going to get it out into the world, one way or another, dang it. So without further ado, here we go into the next 25…

Holiday Song of the Day: “Home for Christmas”

Us being ten days into December already, it’s definitely time to kick off the Christmas music season here at Harmony Avenue, with a beautiful holiday tune by my favorite band. Take a listen to “Home For Christmas” by The Family Crest. I’ve gone on record previously about how much I love The Family Crest and how they…

Throwback Thursday: Pentatonix

A little more than 4 years ago, on the second third-season episode of a cappella competition “The Sing-Off,” a group called Pentatonix stepped on stage for the first time. One of 8 groups making their debut that night, they sang a cover of “ET” by Katy Perry. Back then, I was doing regular recaps of the…

Artist Spotlight: The Family Crest

“What’s your favorite band?” I’ve been asked that question a lot. (I’m sure all of us have.) As with any “favorite” question, my response usually takes the form of a long list of groups, with me apologizing for not being sure which one is at the absolute top of my list. That, however, may have…

Sketches: O Canada

It’s Canada Day today, where Canadians across the world celebrate the unification of three colonies into the nation we know today as Canada, back on July 1, 1867. Although I’m not a Canadian myself, I’ve always been fascinated with, as they say, our “neighbors to the north,” and over the years I’ve gathered a few…

Artist Spotlight: Lucius

Long time, no post. Even longer time, no Artist Spotlight. Let’s change that now (I’ve been wanting to get this one up for a while)… While on my 2-year mission in Peru, I had the chance to work with many different fellow missionaries, and being together all the time, we had many different conversations. Quite…

Play List: 4 Great EPs From 2014 (and Best Album Honorable Mentions)

On Twitter yesterday, I excitedly noted that my best albums of 2014 project was finally complete. Well, it is. But I wanted to get out a few more odds/ends/recommendations/whatever you’ll call them. The last time I did a “best of” list in 2011, I included a few honorable mentions that I wasn’t able to include…

Throwback Thursday: “Christmas Lights”

This blog has become very British as of late. Laura Mvula, Sam Smith, Kate Bush…I mean, I knew I was an Anglophile, but this trend is interesting. And it will continue with a Throwback Thursday post harking back to a song I highlighted 4 years ago this week. I’ve found it a bit uncharacteristically rocky…

Song of the Day: “The Draw”

Now that I’m (finally, hopefully) back to posting regularly again, and I just made my 100th post, it’s time to return to a regular Harmony Avenue feature…the Song of the Day. Like I explained before, I won’t necessarily be featuring a Song of the Day each day (though that would be the ideal…I’ll see if…

Song of the Day: “The Daily Mail”

It’s the first post of 2012! And after a barrage of list-based posts at the end of last year, I’m returning to one of this blog’s classic features…the Song of the Day. (As usual, it’s posted at night. I really need to get to doing these in the morning…then they’ll actually be a true Song…

My Favorite Albums of 2011, Part II

I’m back! Seeing as is the list about, y’know, 2011, I had to make sure to get this posted before the year is out. Also, I’ve made an executive decision and increased the number of albums on my list to 20. (There was a late-breaking addition.) This means that this post will be even longer…