That’s how I react when we are out of milk or tea.
She & Him | Volume 3
Okay, we all know a certain person in this duo went through something difficult in their life, but those personal matters contributed a major part of this album. Lyrically, you feel as if someone you loved has left you with your heart in your hands. Not only do the lyrics inflict some sort of pain while you’re listening to the album, but it also shows how far Zooey’s come, regarding the songwriting process. However, the album is not a complete downer. Matt does a marvelous job balancing out the sadness, with that sunny, retro-pop that we’re all used to. Now, top it off with three covers (including Blondie’s “Sunday Girl” done partially in French) and you’ve got yourself another She & Him gem.
Track worth listening to: “I Could’ve Been Your Girl”
It’s been 26 years since No Doubt’s first show! Let me go ahead and celebrate by listening to all their unreleased material, while I cry my eyes out with pure joy.
Youth Lagoon | Wondrous Bughouse
In 2011, Trevor Powers released the incredibly successful The Year of Hibernation, which was centered around the state of anxiety and mental distress. Wondrous Bughouse, however, is more of a spiritual ride through the physical world. It makes the listener feel more freely about life, and the wonders that it brings. Hence, the album name. To top it all off, Powers still keeps that Americana/experimental music charm. A great sophomore release from a really underrated artist.
Track worth listening to: “Dropla”