Category Song Recommendations

Heavy Mettle

I have a bit of a weird relationship with heavier music.  On the one hand, from relatively early on in my musical exploration, I sought to listen to as much heavy music as possible.  (Admittedly, I think a lot of that was brought on by a desire to be edgy and cool, but I’ve never […]

Rising From the Ashes

If you’ve kept up with music news well enough over the past few years, you’ve probably heard about Kesha’s legal woes, fighting a legal battle against her producer and alleged rapist Dr. Luke and looking to be released from her contract with him.  This, in addition to the “TiK ToK” singer’s time spent in rehab, has […]

Structured Strife

I’m a sucker for non-traditional song structures.  You’ll never find me listening to a standard verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge/chorus structure and criticizing it for lack of inventiveness or being too boring, but when an artist does break the mold, it gives a song an extra special something that I find compelling. I’ve recently found this in “Sometime Around […]

Cut To The Feeling

There’s something so unspeakably fantastic about jamming out to a catchy pop song, and few artists can do that type of music quite as well as Carly Rae Jepsen.  The extreme popularity of “Call Me Maybe” at one point overshadowed her career, but the release of 2015’s E•MO•TION has clearly shown that she’s no one-hit […]

Nocturnal Introspect

One of my favorite feelings is finding the perfect song for a car ride, long or short, day or night, alone or with company.  In general, I find that accompanying the right music with the right drive is one of the most satisfying and complete musical experiences one can have.  I have numerous driving playlists […]

The Closer I Get To You

Despite being aware of their existence and lengthy career, I can’t claim to be very familiar with most of the band Asia’s work.  While something that I intend to mend at some point in time, it’s not my focus here; rather, I want to discuss the fact that a chance encounter with their most recently released album, […]

In Defense of Love

Music is filled with a plethora of testaments to the enduring power of love, whether in the form of a specifically dedicated love song, a composition professing the fire of love in spite of hard circumstances, and many pieces that argue with the undervaluing of a certain love. “Who’s To Say” by Vanessa Carlton, a song […]