It’s been 19 years since Jeff Buckley left this planet and went to (hopefully) a much better place. I still cannot fathom that someone so wonderful and talented and gifted even graced this planet for 30 years, let alone in my lifetime.
When she first came out, I was a huge fan of Lily Allen. I thought her brand of Brit pop/punk music was clever and refreshing, and I devoured her debut album. In fact, I remember my best friend and I listening to “Alright, Still” the whole time during an 8-hour road trip from Reno to Los Angeles- that’s how much I liked it. I thought her second album was just as good, though I probably didn’t listen to it as much. Still, I enjoyed it quite a bit, and definitely considered myself a big Lily Allen fan. Then, she just sort of faded away.
I have Netflix to thank for getting me into Nashville. Initially, I didn’t really think it’d be my kind of show. I’m not a huge fan of country music in general, though I’m tolerant of a few songs and artists. Still, the concept of the show was a tiny bit intriguing, and I’m a fan of both Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton. Let’s just say that it’s been a few weeks since I started the first episode and I’ve been obsessively catching up with all the seasons since then.
It’s hard for me to say this, but: I am now a Taylor Swift fan. A reluctant fan, but still a fan, nonetheless. What else can I call myself when I downloaded her latest album the same day it was released? What else am if I actually enjoyed said album and listened to it on repeat for weeks after its debut?
Seeing Sufjan Stevens in concert has been a dream of mine for a long, long time.
I’ve been a fan of his music for nearly a decade, and though I’ve loved all his albums and watched countless live performances on YouTube, I’ve never had the opportunity to see him perform live. He doesn’t tour incredibly often, and whenever he did, it was always in places too far from home. However, when it was announced that he was performing live at Sydney Opera House this May (for the annual Vivid Festival), I
lost my shit, signed up for pre-sale and bought the most expensive/closest tickets to the stage I could find calmly went to my computer and purchased a ticket.
I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to review Beyoncé’s eponymous album. Like millions of people, I downloaded the disc as soon as I found out it had been dropped in the middle of the night in December 2013. I listened to it pretty heavily through the end of 2013/beginning of 2014, and still listen to it on occasion. In fact, I’d say it’s my favourite Beyoncé album- not that there are many, but I digress. At any rate, for some reason I’ve forgotten to review the album, but hey, I’m here now.
In what has already become the most talked about musical moment of the Oscars this year, Lady Gaga performed a tribute/medley to songs from The Sound of Music. Stripped from her usual eccentric attire and over-produced vocals, Gaga appeared on stage wearing a stunning white gown, simple hair and make-up, and simply…sang her heart out.
I came across Ásgeir’s music by chance; I was scrolling through Twitter, when I happened upon the page of singer, Vanessa Carlton, who was recommending his music by comparing him to a mix between “Phil Collins and Bon Iver.” The description intrigued me, since I’m a fan of both of those artists, and soon I found myself falling in love with Ásgeir’s Spotify page.
I started watching How I Met Your Mother because I had to get my tonsils out. That sounds strange, but it’s true; I had a tonsillectomy in 2010 and needed a show to watch during my recovery time. Friends had been going on about HIMYM for a while, so I decided to finally check it out. I binge-watched the first season within a day, and from then I was hooked.
***MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD***
I’m a big fan of English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran’s debut album, “+.” When it came out in 2011, I listened to it repeatedly and it became a soundtrack to my life at the time. In fact, I can scarcely hear those songs without thinking about my life then; many fond memories are attached to that album, and it always makes me feel nostalgic.