Updated (2021)! It’s been five years since I compiled this list and some of the links were broken, a few new songs have come out and I decided to re-work it a little bit. I don’t know when the new album will come out (hopefully this year), so it may get revised again. Back in 2016, Hanson asked fan club members to select their Top 25 favorite songs in honor of the 20th anniversary (and […]
Halsey – Manic Every time Halsey releases a new album, it ends up on my favorite of the year list. Manic is no exception. Halsey continues churning out radio friendly pop hits, but mixes in some 90s and country influences this time around. I especially like the collaboration with Alanis Morissette and before realizing she made a guest appearance, thought the song sounded like something Morissette would have released on Jagged Little Pill. You’ll have […]
Jessica Simpson rode the wave of teen pop singers during the late 90s/early 00s when the likes of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera were dominating the charts. She never quite found the same musical success that Spears and Aguilera did, but became a household name after her marriage to 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey led to the hit MTV series Newlyweds. In “Open Book,” Simpson recounts her struggles in the music business, relationships with her […]
As usual, my “Best Albums of 2019” list is dominated by the female artists: Maren, Taylor, Miranda and P!nk all put out stellar efforts this year. Sara Barellies returned from a long musical hiatus to drop another gorgeous lyric and piano driven masterpiece and the Jonas Brothers make a comeback I didn’t know I needed. Here are my favorite albums of 2019, in no particular order! GIRL – Maren Morris In her follow up to […]
To me, 2018 wasn’t a stellar year for music. Artists I normally love like Fall Out Boy, Ashley Monroe, and Mumford & Sons disappointed me with their albums and with the exception of the few on this list, I continued to listen to last year’s favorites instead. My list is country heavy, features a new-ish album from my favorite band and an EP from their little brother. What were you listening to and loving in […]
Christmas is only 20 days away – do you have your shopping done yet? I don’t know about you but Christmas music is one of my favorite things about the holidays and I love listening to it when driving to/from work, wrapping presents or baking goodies for the office holiday pitch-in.