Monthly Archives: May 2013

Song Recommendation: “Paris” by Faith Hill

I’d like to preface this by saying that, despite Faith Hill’s notoriety as a country singer, I wouldn’t even consider this song to be country-pop, but rather a sort of straight pop style.  I say that mostly in hopes that anybody who is not a fan of country music will not be instantly turned off, […]

Album Review: “Details” by Frou Frou

Frou Frou was an electronic duo, consisting of singer-songwriter Imogen Heap and producer and songwriter Guy Sigsworth.  Both of them wrote, produced, and played, while Heap provided the vocals.  The two separated back in 2003 to go do other things musically, leaving Heap to her own solo work. Usually, electronic music is a bit hit-or-miss […]

Song Recommendation: “Barlights” by fun.

The majority of the population has heard – or at least heard of – Fun by this point in time, with their singles “We Are Young” and “Some Nights” both reaching the top 10 on the Billboard charts. What far fewer people are familiar with is their debut album, “Aim and Ignite.”  While their most […]

Song Recommendation: “Summertime” by Michelle Branch

I suppose it’s technically about a month early for talking about “summer” songs, but it’s been so hot recently, at least where I live, that I’m in the summer mood. Michelle Branch is known pretty widely as a pop artist, but she had a country side-project called The Wreckers with Jessica Harp, and her most […]

Album Review: “Ex-Sensitive” by Ben Jelen

Ben Jelen’s a very interesting artist to me.  I actually discovered him rather accidentally while playing with iTunes’s recommendations one day, and ended up getting his debut album, “Give It All Away,” shortly thereafter.  While initially unimpressed, it grew on me significantly over time, and I decided to seek out his only other full-length album, […]

Song Recommendation: “Hang You Up” by Yellowcard

I’ve been listening to this song today, and my love for it came flooding back to me all of a sudden, so I figured I’d share it. Although it’s a few years old now, every time I across it in my music library, I remember all over again how emotional the lyrics are.  The sort […]

Album Review: “Save Rock and Roll” by Fall Out Boy

I want to preface this review by saying that I’ve never listened to Fall Out Boy before – aside from hearing their singles – and I wouldn’t really have considered myself a fan before. However, I’ve been thoroughly impressed by the band’s most recent endeavor. The first album after a three-year hiatus, “Save Rock and […]