Music other people like: Lily Allen, Jhene Aiko, SZA, Broods


For the latest edition of music other people like, I feature selections recommended by my co-worker, Tim, who has been passing along some awesome selections lately. The choices include a new entry from Lily Allen, who’s been featured here recently, and a few artists of which I was previously unaware. Continue reading

The Bird and the Bee reappear, with help from Matt Berninger


I missed this one initially when it came out in February, but better late than never: While The Bird and the Bee have been working towards an album that may see the light of day this year, a new track surfaced on the “Endless Love” soundtrack, featuring additional vocals from The National’s Matt Berninger. Continue reading

Christmas Present: Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Wrapped in Red’


Kelly Clarkson has been a force in the more than a decade since she first became a star as the first winner of “American Idol.” Her career of course has sustained itself on the power of a continuous string of strong tracks and her beautiful voice (she could sing the phone book).  She didn’t rest in 2013, releasing some new tracks, a greatest hits CD, and a Christmas album, “Wrapped in Red.” Continue reading

Music other people like: Lily Allen’s ‘Hard Out Here’

My friend Nick over at The Littlest Winslow is many times on top of things before it’s even on my radar, and the latest Lily Allen release, “Hard Out Here” is no exception. (Warning: Video’s NSFW.) Continue reading

Required listening: Dido’s “Girl Who Got Away”

I’ve had a bit of a love-hate relationship with Dido ever since she hit the scene in the late 1990’s. She’s had some massive hits, and those are the ones I struggle the most with; I’m not particularly enamored with “White Flag,” for instance, and never really have been. Yet I’ve always loved tracks like “Hunter,” which featured on her debut “No Angel.” Continue reading

Required Listening: Melanie C’s “Think About It”

I’ve got a personal post coming up, but I haven’t had the chance to sit down and finish it, so for now, here’s a fun song from Melanie C from 2011 that probably would’ve had a good chance over here if people hadn’t stopped paying attention to the Spice Girls after their breakup. Continue reading