Monthly Archives: October 2016

Gaga’s Back, With A Twist

Seven years after entering spotlight, Lady Gaga has released her fourth full-length solo album, Joanne, beginning a new era of her musicianship.  Following years of controversy over music videos, religious imagery in her lyrics, and bold fashion choices like the infamous meat dress, this era is a shift, and that’s immediately evident from the simplistic album […]

A Farewell to Yellowcard

On September 30th, Yellowcard released an eponymous album, which they had announced would be their last.  It’s a sad thing for Yellowcard fans everywhere—myself being one of those—but it’s understandable; as their note to their fans says, they have other parts of their lives to be thinking about, and they want to end on a […]

Song Recommendation: “The Last Time” by Taylor Swift

I’ve previously talked a bit about my love for Taylor Swift’s 2012 album, Red; in spite of the colossal popularity she achieved with 1989, I still find Red to be her most emotionally effective and musically enjoyable album, emanating passion, pain, and sometimes both in every track.  Ironically enough, on my first listen, only a few songs actually clicked with […]

Song Recommendation: “Summertime” by Michelle Branch

Michelle Branch is well-known for some of her classic pop-rock hits, such as “Goodbye To You,” which she even performed live on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed, but I think lesser-known is her foray into country music through her side project The Wreckers with Jessica Harp and her country-pop EP, Everything Comes and Goes.  […]