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Dec 28, 2010

Put This on Your iPod: She & Him Volume 1

The non-stop Elf marathons last week made me realize just how much I love Zooey Deschanel movies. She's just so...cute! She also happens to be multi-talented.

Dec 22, 2010

Put This on Your iPod: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

With Christmas being just a few days away, I figured I'd go through my parents' CDs to get into the holiday spirit. I'd already listened to my own Christmas music collection (Mariah, Glee, NSYNC) and needed something different. Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas was a major find.

Nov 11, 2009

Let it Rock: Same Thing, Different Album

I often ignore live and "best of" albums. Even from artists I love. What's the point, right? I have all their music already - how many different versions do I need? But this week I decided to live on the edge a little bit and listened to both a live album and a "best of" album. And ZOMG, I'm so happy I did!

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Oct 28, 2009

Let It Rock: Do You Like Surprises?

The great thing about new music is that you never really know what you're gonna get. Sorta like life. And a box of chocolates (thanks, Forrest!). Sometimes albums totally and completely surprise you. And sometimes they don't at all. Sometimes surprises are good, and sometimes they're a huge letdown. Sometimes all you want is your favorite band just the same as always, and sometimes a little change makes them all the better.

Let It Rock: Music Makes Me Happy

All the artists this week make me happy. Even when the songs are sad, I'm happy. And I think that's a sign of a truly great artist; they can sing about the saddest things in love and still put a smile on my face. And sometimes you just need music to comfort you and make you feel good. Like during midterms after spending 6 straight hours at the library and you're only a third of the way through your reading.

Let It Rock: More Like, Let Me Down

Wow, this week was a bit of a bummer. So much anticipation and a whole lot of disappointment. You're probably thinking I deserve it. After all, I got my hopes all up about Mariah Carey and Selena Gomez, so what did I really deserve, right?

Let It Rock: Flashback!

I feel like I'm having a major flashback this week. Like Wayne and Garth are running by me in my bedroom waving their hands in the air screaming "Do do do do. Do do do do." And then everything gets all jumbled and I'm ten years younger and wearing something completely ridiculous.

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Sep 16, 2009

Let It Rock: Off Again, On Again

This has been a crazy week. Jay-Z came back! Scarlett Johansson came out with an album with Pete Yorn. (Hey, it's gotta be better than The Hoff's singing, right?) Oh, and Mason Jennings came out with something new..though everything he does is new to me.

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Sep 9, 2009

Let It Rock: They’re Back!

None of the artists with new releases are new to me this week. I've loved them all in the past and now I'm coming back for more. Actually, they're coming back to give me more and I'm taking it all with wide open arms. And I'm pretty psyched to hear some new stuff from some of my old favorites. It makes me feel at home and right where I belong. I'm so happy to have my old friends back again!

Sep 2, 2009

Let It Rock: Something Old, Something New, Something Blue

My sister is getting married and I've had weddings on the brain, so this week I'm dedicating this review to her and doin' the something old, something new, and something blue routine. It doesn't just apply to brides, you know. I didn't borrow any of my music this week (I'm not good at giving back), so I had to leave that one out.

Aug 19, 2009

Let It Rock: I’ve Been Waiting For You

Sometimes I love a band so much, I just sit and wait for them to come out with something new. Well, I don't literally sit and wait, but I do get really excited when I know a release date is near. And this week, my long and painful wait was over.

Aug 12, 2009

Let It Rock: Pleasant Surprises

This week's new releases left me pleasantly surprised. From an album by an artist I had never heard of, to one I thought I knew very well, to one I resisted listening to for oh so long. Sometimes you need to open up a bit and take a few risks in order to find joy, and that goes for music, too.

Aug 5, 2009

Let It Rock: Sometimes I Surprise Myself

This week might be the most random mix of reviews ever. Seriously, ever. I even surprised myself a bit. I was ready to love who I already loved and hate who I wanted to hate, but that's not at all what happened. The one album I was most excited for fell flat. And the one I barely even wanted to listen to, well, I kinda liked.

Jul 8, 2009

Let It Rock: Loving The Men

This week was all about men and, what can I say? I love me some men. With guitars. Who make good music. (That last one is key.) Yup, I had a big, beautiful music orgy this week and I just want more. Bring on the boys!

May 27, 2009

Chris Brown = Fail

We haven't heard much from Chris Brown since "the incident" before the Grammy's, but if this new video is anything, it's his (shady) attempt to get back into our hearts and minds. Because he's got a new album dropping. And a new single coming out this summer! And because he likes to bowl and he's not a "monster."

May 27, 2009

Let it Rock: Make New Friends But Keep the Old

This week was all about utilizing what I learned in Girl Scouts all those years ago. No, not building a fire or navigating my way out of a forest, but that whole "make new friends but keep the old" adage.

May 20, 2009

Let it Rock: I Almost Forgot About You

You know those artists that just seem to disappear all of the sudden? One minute they're in your life (and in your head) and the next, you don't really know where they are and you spend your days wondering if they took some office job somewhere.

Apr 29, 2009

Let it Rock: Music I Can Sing Along To

I like music I can sing along to. Even better is music I only have to listen to once before I start singing along. Sometimes I find myself singing along before I even know the lyrics. Other people get annoyed at my mixture of mumbles and hums, but I can't help myself.

Apr 15, 2009

Let it Rock: I Listen to Whatever the Internet Tells me to Listen to

When the Internets talk, I listen. Really. Think about how easy the Internet makes it to discover new music. Almost as easy as it is to find porn. Sometimes when I’m bored, I just browse the Internet to discover new bands and I’m constantly shocked by how many artists and bands I’ve never heard of until I see or hear them online.

Apr 1, 2009

Let it Rock: I’m Back For More

Ooh, the anticipation! Some of my most-liked bands are back with new releases this week. And considering I’m already a fan of them, they all have a lot to live up to. So, will they make me remember why I love them so much or will they crush my hopes?

Mar 25, 2009

Let it Rock: A Little Bit of Everything

I have pretty eclectic tastes when it comes to music. I’ll give most anything a chance and find myself loving everything from Kings of Leon to Escape the Fate to Rascal Flatts to Kelly Clarkson. You get the point. So, I was especially excited this week when I saw how crazy different each of the new releases were.

Feb 25, 2009

Let it Rock: Pack Your Bags, We’re Traveling

This week we’re going to do some traveling. Whether it’s back in time, to another country, or just down South;...

Feb 11, 2009

Let it Rock: Music to Get You Through Valentine’s Day. Laughing All the Way.

One thing this week’s new music releases have in common is that they’re engaging. Seriously engaging. I laughed. I cried....

Feb 4, 2009

Let it Rock: An Idol Debut as Two Return for More

I’m not gonna lie: I was super excited for this week’s latest releases. Not because I love The Fray (though...

Jan 21, 2009

Let it Rock: Winter Warm-Up Music

I’m especially excited about this week’s new music releases because it’s January and I’m cold. And all three of this...

Jan 14, 2009

Let it Rock: The Year For New Music Discoveries

The year is getting off to a slow start music-wise, that doesn’t mean there’s not tons and tons to look...

Dec 17, 2008

Let it Rock: My Rockin’ Wish List

2008 was a fabulous year in music. Which means it will also be a fabulous Christmas (or Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivous)...

Dec 10, 2008

Let it Rock: No Car Crashes With This Week’s New Releases

Maroon 5- Call and Response (The Remix Album) While we anxiously await the release of some new music from Maroon...

Dec 3, 2008

Let It Rock: This Week’s New Releases Feel Like a Circus

Britney Spears- Circus: “There’s only two types of people in the world. The ones that entertain, and the ones that...

Oct 2, 2008

Candy Dish: Muscles, Motorcycles and Modern Feminism

Is Palin a “Muscular Feminist“? Find out who is googling you Oh no, Angie depressed? Famous people say VOTE Oh...

Jul 23, 2008

Can I Get Your Number? Nah, Just Facebook Me

Seriously, who gives out their number anymore? I remember having a drunken bonding moment with a really cool guy in...

Jun 30, 2008

Living Lohan Ep 6: What Happens in Vegas, Pisses Me OFF!

In this episode, the Lohans FINALLY get to Vegas! They didn’t fly there in a private jet though, which I’m...

Jun 13, 2008

CollegeCandy Meets The Ting Tings

Most people’s first encounter with the ultra hip, uber talented band, The Ting Tings can be attributed to Steve Jobs...