Archive for the ‘Year In Review’ Category

2016 in music was a year with a strangely high number of prominent musicians dying (David Bowie, Prince, and Leonard Cohen in the same year?!) and also a year with some fun new trends in Top 40 radio. The easiest way to identify sweeping trends in the music world is to look at pop music, […]


Seeing as I was raised on a healthy diet of early-90’s Amy Grant (thank you, Mom), I feel like my entire childhood was preparing me for the year 2015 in music: The Year of Girl Pop. Pop music delivered by strong female leads has been very prevalent in mainstream music for decades. However, never have […]


My Top 10 list for 2014 features some emerging artists that I had not heard until this year (#2, 3, 4, 7, and 10) and some established artists that have released their best album to date (#1, 5, 6, 8, and 9). While I feel passionate about my #1 choice (and will still be listening […]


2014 was the year that I listened to the most new music in my life (Spotify + lesson planning a lot as a teacher) but have the fewest words to say about it. The music world seemed settled this year–bands content to build upon their successes with straight-forward, solid releases. Not an especially edgy year for […]


Greetings Music Lovers, It’s that time again, when I get the pleasure of summing up my favorite musical moments of the year.  I just wanted to take a moment to thank CKTK for letting me voice my opinions!  In this same moment I thought I would take the time to explain where I’m coming from.  […]


I’ll be completely honest, most of the music I listened to in 2012 was not from 2012. I enjoyed a ton of great new (to me) music from past years, but when it came to constructing an end of year list, I drew a bit of a blank… However, after a great deal of investigating […]