My Top 100 Albums of 2015: Honorable Mentions and EPs

Here we are in mid-May, and after much delay, I’ll slip in one last piece of the Top 100 Albums of 2015 project puzzle without much ado. Since this post comes so late, I’ll just include album covers and a list, along with a playlist for my 12 favorite EPs of 2015. (I may create…

My Top 100 Albums of 2015, Part IV

It’s finally time. This list has been all kinds of delayed in coming out (and full disclosure, there will still be one more¬†quick post after this), but here it is–the fourth and final part of my Top 100 Albums list. These 25 albums are my absolute favorites from last year, the cream of the crop….

My Top 100 Albums of 2015, Part III

Only two more parts to go! Thankfully, the gap between this post and the last one was much shorter than the previous gap. Let’s get right to it. These next 25 albums are top-notch. The Weepies — Sirens “Sirens” feels like the most personal album yet by husband-wife duo the Weepies. That probably owes in…

Music Video of the Day: “Unstoppable”

I haven’t done two Music Videos of the Day in a row in quite some time, but there’s a really terrific one I’ve been anxious to share… “Unstoppable” by Lianne La Havas. Lianne La Havas, a British pop/folk/soul singer-songwriter (you know me and my love for music from the UK), released her debut album “Is…

Song Sampler of the Day: “Sirens” & “Never Let You Down”

Today’s kind of a special post, for reasons you’ll see in a moment. Plus, I’m sharing not just one song for this Song of the Day post, but two! Two for the price of one, as they say… “Sirens” & “Never Let You Down” by the Weepies! The Weepies are an incredible pair of singer/songwriters…

Song of the Day: “FourFiveSeconds”

Long time, no post. It happens from time to time, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. It’s kind of late posting, but it’s a Friday (well, now technically Saturday), so why not? Without much more delay, a terrific Song of the Day from a very, very unexpected source. This one definitely took me quite by surprise……

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…

Play List: More of My Favorite Christmas Albums

Remember when I said that I would get a new favorite Christmas albums post out before it got too late to enjoy it before Christmas came? So that didn’t quite happen…it’s Christmas Eve. But you still have a day or two (or more, if you’re the kind of person that keeps listening to holiday music…

Song of the Day: “Little Lovin'”

A new Song of the Day (back to its old spot in the late evening…guess some things never change?), coming right up. Via the a’ight remake of “Footloose,” it’s the captivating tune… “Little Lovin’” by Lissie! So I didn’t think much of the “Footloose” remake (then again, years ago when I watched bits and pieces…

Cover Stories: Bob Dylan

It’s time to revive a feature I haven’t done in a while…in fact, besides the Christmas-themed edition a few months ago, there’s only been one Cover Stories post in this blog’s history (on a few terrific covers of Bonnie Raitt’s heartbreaking classic “I Can’t Make You Love Me”). This post is a little different from…

Song of the Day: “Robots”

Alas, aside from the last lingering remnants of my “Sing-Off” recaps, I haven’t posted much else lately. Here’s a Song of the Day to whet your whistle (and for those of you who feel a bit oversaturated with holiday tunes, it’s a normal one this time around), and coming hopefully today or tomorrow, I’ll be…

Artist Spotlight: Laura Marling

That’s my extremely low-budget attempt at trying to make these anniversary week posts all shiny. Anyways, here is the first of four (maybe more, but probably four, and what the heck am I rhyming for?) commemorative posts, all with some type of connection to music or artists I shared in my first month of blogging…