A song from your favorite album

Friday, February 18, 2011

I had a tough time with this one, simply because there are so few albums which I think are perfect or wonderful the whole way through.  However, after much brainstorming, I did come up with a few.

Little Things, Toby Lightman
I've written about Toby before, about how all of the songs off of Little Things resonated with me during a period of time.  I recommended the song "Everyday" last time, and now I'm recommending "Running Away", my other album favorite.





Say I Am You, The Weepies
I've also mentioned this album before.  I love, love, love The Weepies, but this 2006 album remains my favorite.  The entire album, from start to finish, defined a 3-month period of my life.  "Living In Twilight" is my absolute favorite, but since I've already written about that song, here is another favorite, "Slow Pony Home".



Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
All of these albums I have spoken previously of.  I pretty much love this album, too, all the way through.  I've already mentioned "Perfect Day" as my favorite off this album, so I will offer you another song: "When You Got A Good Thing".  Haunting guitar, I love it.




Before I go, I just want to give David Archuleta a plug.  I haven't spoken much about him previously -- I think yesterday was the first time.  There are a few artists I am utterly and completely loyal to, people whose albums I will purchase in multiples, people whose tours I try my very best not to miss, people who I will go out of my way to support if they are in town.  David Archuleta is one of them, along with the Backstreet Boys (these days more out of loyalty and nostalgia than for music's sake), and ... that may well be it.

Today, it was announced that Jive Records (also home at one point to the Backstreet Boys) "released" David from his contract.  Oh, the irony after what I said yesterday ... that I believe David to be one of the greatest voices of his/our generation.  At times it seems his talent is boundless.  On top of it all, I have met him several times and can attest to the fact that he is as he appears -- kind, optimistic, generous, gentle and compassionate.

It is a pity that Jive Records didn't seem to know what to do with the talent on their hands.  Publicity for David's music waned after his first single, "Crush", and marketing was always subpar.  I know that many recognize his talent, but I hope that someone is wise and brave enough to take the opportunity to snatch him up and help him become the bright light he is meant to become.

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