Broken by Desire to be Heavenly Sent by Lewis Capaldi
Published May 28, 2023
Published May 28, 2023
Published May 21, 2023
Some of the Jonas Brothers previous work has been right up my street and some hasn’t, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one. In all honestly, it was utterly forgettable, and not the normal ’this was fun while I was listening but won’t stay with me’. It barely registered while I was listening either. I don’t want to sound harsh, because it’s not bad or offensive in any way, just regular run of the mill easy listening move along next.
Published May 14, 2023
This is such a chill album, you really have to be in the right mood to listen to it because if you’re not careful, it will completely zone you out and leave you snoring. It’s not really my cup of tea, as a whole, but I did sort of enjoy listening to it because it’s not the kind of music I listen to very much. So it won’t be making any of my end of year lists but it was ok!
Published May 7, 2023
This was a really good album, lots of good disco and pop fun, with a great mix of different genres along the way. Jessie has a great voice and you can tell she puts a lot of thought and time into producing the best tracks possible. The only complaint, really, is that it’s occasionally a bit too reminiscent of other songs. The Madonna one is a bit too blatant to be just ‘similar music’. But overall a great listen.
Published April 30, 2023
I always liked Florida Georgia Line so it was a bit of a shame to see them disband and go their separate ways. But having said that, Tyler Hubbard has kept a similar style on his debut solo album and it’s a pretty good one. There’s potentially a bit too much religion on there for my tastes, but there are also some great tunes, so it balances out.
Published April 23, 2023
This is a properly good pop album, stacked full of tunes that grab you and, in true Ava Max style, don’t let you go until the end. Each is catchy and distinguishable from the other, and it’s just a bit of a joy to experience, to be honest. It feels unfair to compare to Ellie Goulding, as they are different artists, but where that album was pretty forgettable, this one was more memorable fun. A good job.
Published April 16, 2023
I wouldn’t call myself an enormous Ellie fan but I like some of her songs and was curious what direction this new album would take. It was good, pretty standard pop, reminded me quite a lot of Dua Lipa, fun while you’re listening but nothing hugely special or memorable. Maybe a few more listens would help but ultimately, a good album, nice to listen to.
Published April 9, 2023
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this album so it was a pleasant surprise, pretty good from start to finish, although quite hard to describe. Some fabulous guest vocalists, including the incredible Stevie Nicks! Each song is quite different but it works together as a whole, it’s probably not something I would seek out but I quite enjoyed the process of listening.
Published April 2, 2023
First listen through on this, I didn’t like it. I don’t know if it was because I was in a bad mood (I didn’t like either of this week’s albums first time through), or if this is a bit of a grower, but definitely it was the second listen that really started to open it up. It’s a different kind of mood to the Depeche Mode of old, they’ve been through a lot recently! I’ll have to listen a few more times and perhaps report back!
Published March 26, 2023
Ah, this is a great album. I feel like I didn’t even know who Jordan Davis was but I did know a couple of the songs and they’re great. Next Thing You Know just drags you along with it, through a well-lived life, and of course Buy Dirt gets stuck right inside your head. But all the other tracks follow the same pattern: great country songs, traditional themes of drinking and looking for love, and ultimately making the most of what you’ve got.