Music: Favorite Songs and Albums

It’s definitely time for me to round up this month’s favorite songs and albums! I’ve “discovered” a bunch of new music lately – most of it is over three years old, so you might have heard of it before. However, the current chart-topping music hasn’t sparked my interest. I wonder why?


What Else Is There ~ RoyksΓΆpp

Although I’ve never really held any interest in electronic music (as a genre), this particular song hooked me from a video. The band is Norwegian, and the song was released in 2005. 
The guest vocals on this song are done by Karin Dreijer Andersson (from The Knife) – her voice is plaintive, and haunting.
I’ve really become addicted to this song – I’d have to count it as one of my newest favorites. 

Find it here at

Feeling Good ~ Katie Stevens

Ok, so this isn’t a true “single”, but rather a cover. Still, I loved this girl on American Idol. Her big voice won me over instantly, and then knocked me over when she performed Feeling Good. 
It’s amazing how she can go from the soft melody of the first verse to the rocking beat of the chorus. As usual, I think this cover is better then the original. 
From the number of times this has been played on my iPod, this is another favorite. =) 

Listen on Youtube.


My December ~ Kelly Clarkson

I admit, I’m a huge Kelly Clarkson fan. I’d only heard lukewarm opinions about this album of hers, released in 2007, so it was after I’d memorized All I Ever Wanted and Breakaway that I added this one to the collection.
I see why bubble-gum pop lovers would have a hard time stomaching this particular CD. It’s got a rock-ish side to it, with edgier/more depressive lyrics. Of course, if you like that, blended in with the adult pop, then you’ll love this!

Favorite tracks:

My December
Don’t Waste Your Time
How I Feel
Find it here at

Unwritten ~ Natasha Bedingfield

Original songwriters, artists who write their own songs, and a trademark music style. Throw it all in together, and you’ve got British singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield.
You hear her single “Pocketful of Sunshine” in stadiums and malls all the time, but to me, her first album is what really broke ground.
It’s got almost an artsy style to it; like it’s been polished – but with rough edges. Listen to it enough, and you’ll become addicted, like me. πŸ™‚

Favorite Tracks:                

These Words

If You’re Gonna Jump
Peace of Me
The One that Got Away 
Wild Horses
Sojourn (Bonus track)

So that’s it – a quick round-up of my recent favorites in music. What have you been listening to? 

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