New Review at Suite101: Colbie Caillat’s “All Of You”

My latest CD review was posted at Suite101 tonight! One of my favorite mainstream artists is acoustic pop singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat, and the review is on her latest album All Of You. In some ways, All Of You isn’t much different than Colbie’s two previous studio albums (2007’s Coco and 2009’s Breakthrough). It’s still mellow, optimistic, romantic in a youthful way, and reminiscent of summer days  on the beach. However, Colbie starts to play with her sound on All Of You. How does she fair with this next step in her musical evolution? Well, if I told you that here, that would ruin all the fun, wouldn’t it? 😉

Click here to read my review of “All Of You.”

Top 10 Previously Released Albums I Bought in 2009

It’s almost the end of the year… which means only one thing: It’s top 10 list time!

2009 was a big music year for me.  I bought or received more albums this year than I did any other year.  And while there were a lot of good or great releases from this year, there were also some good or great albums from years past that made an impression on me.  So, before I reveal my list of my favorite albums from this year, here is my list of my favorite previously released albums that I bought in ’09. Continue reading