November Album Reviews

Absolutely Love & Adore:

Sons of Anarchy: Shelter EP – Yup, another EP from my favorite TV show. Katey Sagal covers “Ruby Tuesday” in a beautiful, heartbreaking rendition. The other songs are good too but that’s the one I can’t stop listening to.

Matt Hires “Take Us to the Start” – YAY I have been waiting for this album since the first time I heard “Honey, Let Me Sing You a Song” (which yay is also on here). He’s definitely someone you would expect me to like, a singer/songwriter-y dude with sort of acoustic, mostly cheery songs. What my cousin calls “WB Music” (i.e., something that would have been used in the background on Dawson’s Creek or Everwood). That doesn’t bother me at all. Other fave song: “A Perfect Day” (LOVE!)

Favorite Singles (not on any of the above albums):

  • “Mary” Patty Griffin – so so so beautiful.
  • “Fly Me Away” Annie Little – a freebie from Amazon but I still like it!
  • “Sumatra” Katie Herzig – the second song of hers to become a serious repeat play for me. I should probably check out her albums at this point.

Other Albums I Liked:

  • Shwayze “Let It Beat” – I have no idea why I dig these weird Shwayze albums so much. But you know what? I DO. And that’s all there is to it. They make me wanna dance.

Not really for me / but maybe for you!: Nada!!

Shamefully have either not listened to at all, or not all the way through, or so few times that I can’t legitimately offer an opinion:

Mos Def “The Ecstatic” – I dug this dude’s acting in both “16 Blocks” and “Be Kind, Rewind,” and then Rolling Stone gave this album a really enthusiastic review…but I’ve barely listened to it yet. Hey! November was a TOUGH month school-wise.

Company of Thieves “Ordinary Riches” – another victim of my inability to listen to music at the end of last semester when I was writing, writing, writing for weeks (my semester was very back-end-heavy in terms of assignments). Cant’ remember what made me buy it, but I don’t think I’ve made it through twice yet. I will say, the lead female really sounds like Rachael Yamagata. And you know, someday I’ll find time to listen and check it out more!!

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