Monthly Archives: June 2013

Top 5 Songs: The Week of 6/28/13

I’ve decided, as an effective way of writing about and recommending songs, every week I’ll do a brief post on my top five songs of the week and just a little bit about why I enjoy them so much.  Note that “the week” I’m looking at starts on Saturday and ends on Friday, even if […]

The Value of Reflecting On Music

A little less than three years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to the idea of personal music charts.  At its most basic level, personal music charts are just your personal version of the Billboard music charts.  Every week, you think about which song goes first, second, third, etc.  The exact criteria for how […]

It Was Good, Then It Was Gone

Jimmy Eat World has been around for quite some time now – 20 years, to be exact – and they’re showing no signs of stopping.  To this day, they still have many dedicated fans of their 1999 album, Clarity, which has had a profound impact on emo music. Despite their long-running career, giving them great […]

Initial Reactions to Jimmy Eat World’s “Damage”

This is a first as far as what I’ve written on here so far, but I’m a huge Jimmy Eat World fan, so I thought I’d do a more informal analysis of my personal feelings about the album shortly after release. Granted, “initial reactions” is a bit of a deceiving term, since I took advantage […]

Music Nostalgia

When it comes to a discussion of anything, I feel like a very common argument used against those who prefer older movies, games, etc. is that they are “blinded by the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia.” As a whole, I disagree with that mindset.  Not only does it often rule out the chance that somebody legitimately […]

Song Recommendation: “The Moment I Said It” by Imogen Heap

If there’s any artist I can go off talking about for ages, it’s Imogen Heap.  While she was also part of the electronica duo Frou Frou (whose sole album I talked about here), she’s also released three solo albums to date and is working on a third, and I’m pretty crazy about each one. In […]