I mentioned a few weeks ago that my latest celebrity crush is Charlie Puth – and he still is. I borrowed his debut album, “Nine Track Mind” from the library and listened to it for a solid month before purchasing it on my own. It’s delightful, in a traditional pop music way, and there are a few songs I cannot get enough of.
The album features the hits we’ve heard from Charlie such as, “One Call Away” and “We Don’t Talk Anymore”. But there are also some others that I like – “Left Right Left” being an upbeat, cheery tune that’s good to listen to on the way to work.
My favorite is “Suffer”, which is shockingly suggestive… and catchy. I have never seen Mr. Puth live in concert, but I hope he brings a girl on stage for this song, because I would D-I-E if it was me. Here’s the tune:
I also borrowed some other albums from the library when I had to rent a car while my Jeep was in the shop (finally), and I’d love to share them with you, just in case you’re looking for new music.
I got James Bay’s album, “Chaos and the Calm“…wow. I really liked the single off the album, “Let it Go”, and I didn’t expect to like the rest of it. I was wrong. Every single song is good, and it’s one of those albums you can listen to in its entirety.
This is Bay’s debut album, which came out in March of 2015. He co-wrote all of the songs, and I cannot wait to see what’s next for this guy.
I also got “Attack and Release” by the Black Keys. I had the HONOR of seeing them several years ago at Hangout Fest, and it was really the first time I’d listeened to them… and they rocked the joint.
“Attack and Release” is the 5th studio album from the Keys, and was released in 2008 – so hey, I’m pretty behind on the game here, but this is some good stuff!
I’ll be honest here, I am not well-versed in rock music, but the Keys’ sound is perfection in the way it sounds gravelly and cool all at once. I have really enjoyed cranking this one up in the car and crusing through Austin.
Finally, I also got “The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac” – a 2 CD set, which was quite well-loved (the case was broken), but obviously the CDs weren’t affected. I hadn’t heard many of the songs – I’m a recent Fleetwood Mac fan, but I enjoyed hearing the new-to-me stuff, and of course, blasting “Gyspy” as loud as I possibly could.
So, there you have it! I’d love to know what you’ve been listening to lately – I’m always on the hunt for new music!