Month: December 2015
The Best Albums of 2015, Part Two: #10-#1
The upper half of our albums list reflects the revitalization of country music in 2015, courtesy of mostly younger artists with fresh perspectives in their lyrics and arrangements. There is still a legend or two in the mix, but if this year has proven anything, it’s that the genre’s future is in good hands.
The Best Albums of 2015, Part One: #20-#11
Sunday Selections: December 20, 2015
The Best Singles of 2015, Part Two: #20-#1
The Best Singles of 2015, Part One: #40-#21
Year-End Rodeo 2015: The Master Lists
Sunday Selections: December 13, 2015
Single Review: Carrie Underwood, “Heartbeat”
“Heartbeat” has been stuck in my head for days, which isn’t surprising, really. It has a solid hook that Underwood delivers with charm and sincerity, two qualities that I always find abundant in her work.
It’s a beautiful song, too. Romantic, heartfelt, and chock full of the specific details that make a song with a well-tread theme sound fresh and interesting.