Friday, December 30, 2011

Top 15 Favorite Albums of 2011

There is only a few more days left in 2011 and its about time I share my favorite albums released this year. In no particular order (except maybe the first one...):

The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow

Ben Rector - Something Like This 

Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer & Stuart Duncan - The Goat Rodeo Sessions 

Gotye - Making Mirrors 

Boy & Bear - Moonfire 

Adele - 21 

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues 

Mutemath - Odd Soul 

James Vincent McMorrow - Early In The Morning 

Katie Herzig - The Waking Sleep 

Bon Iver - Bon Iver 

City & Colour - Little Hell 

The Head and the Heart - The Head and the Heart 

The Cave Singers - No Witch 

Tapes N' Tapes - Outside 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ingrid Michaelson Covers "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye

I've always loved Ingrid Michaelson but watching this video of her covering one of my current favorite songs takes my admiration of her to another level. She plays all the instruments and keeps the integrity and purity of the song. Love it!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Red Letter Agent - New Christmas EP

Its only 4 days until Christmas and if you are anything like me you've been listening to Christmas music non-stop. You may be tiring of your current Christmas music library and needing something new. Of course if you are listening to my playlist I'm sure you can't get enough... right? Well I have for you a new release from Red Letter Agent! These guys have recording some great Christmas classics for your listening pleasure. Add something a little rockin' to your holidays and support some good Nashville boys with fabulous hair.

Buy the album on iTunes!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's Christmas Time Again!

Here I am sitting on the couch freezing my booty off in southern California watching the Michael Bublé Christmas Special on NBC. Growing up in Los Angeles I remember quite a few Christmases where it was too warm outside to light a fire in our fireplace or wear the new flannel pajamas I received Christmas eve. Now it feels a little more like Christmas all bundled up watching Christmas specials and creating my Christmas music playlist.

If your schedule is anything like mine every weekend is already packed with holiday parties but I hope you can take the time to snuggle up on the couch with some hot chocolate or someone special (or if you are really lucky, both) and listen to some new Christmas music. There are so many great new Christmas albums out this year like Michael Bublé, She & Him, and Mindy Gledhill as well as endless free Christmas and holiday tracks on

This year I tried to choose songs and artists that probably aren't in your regular Christmas music collection. The purpose of this blog is to bring you artists you've never heard of so I hope your find some new favorites. Of course you all probably know Michael Bublé but since I'm watching his program I figured I should add it in to solidify this Christmas feeling I have right now.
Merry Christmas everyone!

For even more music listen to the old playlists too!