New Music Friday: Natalia Lafourcade, Jamiroquai, & More

This blog is back in business, yet again, with my first New Music Friday post in quite some time. I’ve been really jonesing to share the things I’ve been listening to these past few months, but life got in the way. I’m pushing it out of the way now for a few minutes so I…

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…

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…

Jueves de antaño (Throwback Thursday): “Rompecorazones”

Es hora de compartir más música en español en este blog, y esta vez, voy a hacer algo para el “Throwback Thursday,” o sea, “jueves de antaño,” una tradición del Internet que se lleva a cabo cada jueves. (La gente pone fotos, música, etc. para recordar a los tiempos pasados.) Es la primera vez que…

La canción del día: “Hasta la raíz”

Es hora de compartir más música en español, algo que yo descubrí hoy día, de hecho. Comparto con todos Uds. la canción… “Hasta la raíz” por Natalia Lafourcade! Natalia Lafourcade, una cantautora mexicana, es una de mis artistas preferidas. (Ella ha trabajado mucho con Ximena Sarinaña, una cantante de que he hablado en este blog,…

Best Albums of 2014 — Part II

Bet you didn’t think I’d be back with Part II this fast, did you? OK, maybe you did. Perhaps it was just me doubting. (I actually did them both in the same week! Hallelujah.) At any rate…let’s just carry on, why don’t we? Here are my other 20 picks for the best 40 albums of…

Best Albums of 2014 — Part I

This is a project I’ve been excited to unveil for quite some time now. (Of course, as is typical with me, it’s a bit late getting out. We’re already well into 2015. All the best-of-2014 lists have come and gone, but I’ve always been a bit of a…rebel? Sure, let’s go with that.) 3 years…

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…

La canción navideña del día: “Te deseo muy felices fiestas”

Ha pasado mucho tiempo desde que yo haya hecho algo en español en este blog, y ya vienen las fiestas navideñas, así que les compartiré algo de la Navidad ahorita. Hoy estaba buscando canciones navideñas en español, y encontré un álbum que Luis Miguel, el cantante de México bastante conocido, grabó en 2006. De eso…

La canción del día: “Universos paralelos”

He querido lanzar esta parte de mi blog por mucho tiempo ya. Por años, me ha gustado mucho la música latina, pero mi tiempo en Perú hizo que ese amor creció bastante. Entonces, de vez en cuando, voy a destacar una canción en español (quizás voy a expandir en el futuro con artistas, álbumes y…

Song of the Day: “Estupida”

Here comes a Song of the Day…and this time around, it’s in Spanish! Take a look at this great salsa jam (yes, I just used the word “jam”)… “Estupida” by India! As is the case with a lot of songs I have, I found out about this one by a curious iTunes search. However, iTunes…

Album Review: Hu Hu Hu

New album review coming right up, without further ado. Album: Hu Hu Hu Artist: Natalia LaFourcade Released: May 2009 Latin music can be a minefield for the English-speaking listener. There are a mountain of stereotypes; the language is foreign; the styles potentially hard to navigate. That’s not to say it’s difficult for someone who doesn’t…