By the way, pictured are all the albums I liked. Frequently the text that appears beside them has nothing to do with the album shown. I wanted to get the covers out there, so sorry for any confusion.
Visions – Grimes: Still more shimmering beauty – sort of the album I had hoped Passion Pit would have made
New and Number Ones - Kristine W: What can I say? I love this woman’s stuff. Her voice is amazing. She works hard. Her heart is in the right place. I think she needs to come up with some big dough and bring in a few high-powered hired guns to breathe new life into her career.
Fanatic - Heart: I actually enjoyed this. However, Red Velvet Car preceded it, and you can’t help but compare. There are too many ballads on this one that don’t really work or say anything. Heart seems to get stuck in this mid-tempo crap. When they ROCK! OMG. They deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, no doubt about it. But, if they should decide to create something more – they need to forget that they are middle-aged women and remember that they are rock goddesses! Don’t tread water – shred your amps!
Let’s Go - Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo: I love warming up before a work out to this song
Nothing really blew me away this year. I found all of these engaging and likable. Now that dance is such a part of the pop scene? I was hoping dance artists would up the ante a little.