If you listen to a lot of music, it’s likely that you have plenty of artists that you end up falling in love with and following with dedication.  But I find that there’s a specific kind of “favorite artist” that you start to listen to and they instantly click with you, whether through a perfect, poetic composition of […]

It’s been a handful of years since a friend introduced me to Emilie Autumn’s music and I first heard her album Enchant, but all this time later, I still find myself blown away by the power within her song “Ever.”  The soft, piano-driven piece is calm on its surface, but beneath the flowing strings and soothing vocals […]

Colin Hay started his career with fame as the frontman of Men At Work, but his solo career since the band’s dissolution has spanned thirty years.  Yet with his thirteenth solo album, he’s still creating music that’s full of so much fresh feeling and life that his latest release may well be his best one to […]

Music can be a significant mood determinant.  When I’m feeling down, more often than not, I wind up listening to music that accompanies that feeling.  This can be cathartic, and I’m the last person who would ever swear off the habit; in the wrong mood, optimistic pieces are unable to bring about any reparation.  Still, I’ve come […]

Musical artists shifting to a new style can be an incredibly controversial move.  I feel it is pretty safe to say that most artists end up doing so—no matter how significantly—over the course of their careers, just because it comes naturally from making music for a long enough period of time.  Often, such an action […]

Today marks Vanessa Carlton’s second live release and the follow-up to October’s Liberman Live, this one entitled Earlier Things Live.  As the name would suggest, the EP includes live recordings of songs prior to her most recent studio release, 2015’s Liberman. The 6-track EP, clocking in at about 26 minutes, includes her first two albums’ […]

I listen to a lot of music in a lot of genres, and you’d be hard-pressed to pull a “favorite” out of me.  But there are a few very specific genres that I’m particularly fond of, one of which being the early-2000s female-vocalist pop-rock in the style of artists like Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch.  […]