The Top 25 Songs of 2015

2016 may already be upon us, but it’s never too late to look back on 2015 and the musical treasures it gave us. Today starts a brief but jam-packed series of posts celebrating a glorious year in music, culminating of course with my annual Top Albums list. In my earliest years on the blog, I…

Music Video of the Day: “Everything You Didn’t Do”

I’m still working on catching up on the music I wasn’t able to check out in the past 2 years or so, and one of the first artists I searched out again was one of my absolute favorites, British jazz-pop wonder Jamie Cullum, who has been spotlighted on this blog before. He released an outstanding…

Reprise: More Music From Lucy, Jamie, and Sondre!

Hey, a post that’s not about “The Sing-Off”! Those are becoming increasingly rare on this blog. My apologies to the non-“Sing-Off”-initiated. Anyways, here’s a new feature I’ve kind of spontaneously decided to introduce, called “Reprise.” I’m not sure if it will be recurring too often or not, but basically it’s an opportunity for me to…

Artist Spotlight: Jamie Cullum

Apparently now “tomorrow” means “many days later, while Brandon is slowly recovering from wisdom teeth removal surgery.” Anyways, here’s my long-promised new Artist Spotlight, on… Jamie Cullum! Jamie is a singer-pianist from the UK with a very unique angle. His music is very grounded in jazz (not just influenced by jazz, like straight-up jazz-driven music)…but…

Song of the Day: “To Build A Home”

So…16 days have passed by. Without a post. For shame, Brandon, for shame. This tonight, and an Artist Spotlight tomorrow. Plus I still have a lot of interesting things cooked up for later. For now…today’s/tonight’s Song of the Day? How about… “To Build A Home” by the Cinematic Orchestra (feat. Patrick Watson)! This is a…

My Best Songs of 2010

Like I presume most of you do, I enjoy looking at end-of-the-year “best-of” lists (of which there are countless numbers, all across the Internets). They’re just interesting and fun, and when they’re written by someone with good taste, they’re especially great to read. That said…I’m not good at ranking things…or choosing a specific, small number…