Today, John Mayer leaked his studio version of Beyonce’s XO. Let me know your thoughts.
This Weekend kicks off the summer. What’s on your summer playlist? Lana is definitely on mine.
This has been almost twenty years in the making. For the first time since 1996, all four original members of Veruca Salt played together live. They will not only be writing and recording new music, but the will also be touring starting June 22nd. I will definitely try to see them here in DC 7/21. Check out their website to see if they are coming to a city near you.
Show business is a money-making joke. And I’ve just always liked telling jokes. 🙂 — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) May 16, 2014
I understand that many people will not agree with my opinion and I am OK with that. I think when artists release posthumous albums there is a time limit. I always will enjoy a re-release or a live album, but when it has been many years since they have passed away, it is a little creepy.
Michael Jackson is, without question, one of the greats. The creepy factor not withstanding this album was mediocre Michael. Yes, it has its gems. I think Slave to the Rhythm could have easily fit onto one of his previous “Best of” albums. The title track Xscape sounds like it is trying to hard. Michael Jackson doesn’t need to try to be Michael Jackson. IF they sped this song up a little bit it would be better, but its a weird mid-tempo song that just doesn’t work for me. This all being said. mediocre Michael Jackson is still better than a lot of the stuff out there today.
This is why my spotify is on private more than it is on public. #notsorry
This was a good week for new music! There is a little bit for everyone. The playlist below has some of my favorites for the week.
Country: Carrie and Miranda‘s duet “Somethin’ Bad” is fun and a perfect summer country song. Bad ass and catchy works for me!
Singer/Songwriter: Ed Sheeren‘s “One” is a great follow-up to his last single “Sing”. It is raw and heartfelt which is what I love about Ed. The lyrics are amazing.
All my senses come to life
While I’m stumbling home as drunk as I
Have ever been and I’ll never leave again
Cause you are the only one
Pop/rock: To be honest, I don’t really know how to characterize White Sea. Definitely, singer/Songwriter-y, but also has a cool rock vibe. Take a listen below and use the comments to tell me what you think.