Mac Demarco, ‘Another One’ – Review


Following up the exceptionalness of Salad Days is a tall task, but Demarco manages well on Another One Mac Demarco • Another One • Captured Tracks • Release Date: August 7, 2015  Canadian singer/songwriter Mac Demarco has returned with his mini album Another One. Last year Demarco had everybody going gaga over Salad Days, which…

Thoughts: Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”


 Sam Smith sets the tone for highly anticipated debut In The Lonely Hour Sam Smith • “Stay With Me” • In The Lonely Hour • Capitol • US Release Date: June 17, 2014 (album) Okay, let’s get this out of the way first; Sam Smith seems to be pop music’s next big thing. The 22-year…

Review: Coldplay, ‘Ghost Stories’


On sixth album Ghost Stories, Coldplay opt for subtlety, mysteriousness, and restraint. Coldplay • Ghost Stories • Parlophone • US Release Date: May 19, 2014  “I’m kind of a big deal”. That quote perfectly describes any album released by British alt-rock band Coldplay. Anytime the collective releases a new single or new album, you just…

Playlist: A ‘Relationship’ Soundtrack for 2013 (Or Something Like That)


Love songs can be so touching and certainly can propel any relationship (and in some cases hookups…).  I have constructed a list of 12 ‘love’ songs that have the emotional and physical connection between lovers in mind… or something like that!  I attempted to make some narrative, but like most soundtracks, they’re all over the…

The End…Of Taylor/Styles… But Really Only More Fuel For The Fire


So the inevitable happened – another power couple has fallen by the wayside. Sigh. The union of Taylor Swift and One Direction member Harry Styles has ended. And to think in my last blog post I questioned where Taylor Swift was in One Direction’s “Kiss You” video. SMH.  May it rest in peace. Such a sad day to see another Taylor…