Category Song Recommendations

Daring To Differ

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 […]

Tuesday Mourning

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.  […]

Nighttime Listening

From the moment Anchor & Braille announced the title of their most recent effort—the 2016 album Songs For The Late Night Drive Home—I was incredibly eager for its release.  Truthfully, I would’ve been eager regardless, given my love for all of their work, but the concept put forth within the title drew me in further. […]

Chance Musical Encounters

It’s astounding how you often find new music to listen to in the most unusual places.  With music surrounding us on a daily basis, between being in commercials, in TV and movies, in other people’s MP3 players or car radios, and on social media, there’s so much that you tune out.  Yet, one of those […]

A Nontraditional Holiday Approach

When it comes to Christmas music, the population seems to have varying reactions.  There are people who love it and think it embodies a good time of year.  But there are also people who (understandably) get tired of hearing some of the same songs over and over again.  For the most part, I consider myself […]

The Power of Discomfort

When it comes to music, I find it incredibly difficult (and mostly pointless) to forcibly remove emotions from the picture. That isn’t to say that I don’t try to objectively view music at all, particularly when trying to convey my thoughts and feelings to others, but in the end, acknowledging that a song is derivative or […]

Soothing Sounds

I don’t talk about much instrumental music on here.  Mostly, that’s because I don’t hone in on instrumental music much in my personal listening, since a significant piece of music for me is attaching to the lyrics and relating to them or finding some emotion in the story that’s being told.  That’s not to understate […]