Just realized we never got Naimah’s Top 5 list up, so here it is. Better late than never.
5. Adele – 19
This lady has so much soul! Enough that I feel as though I could croon just as well as she does, even if it’s just in the car. Of course what I do pales in comparison to her lovely voice, but you can’t blame me for trying.
4. John Mayer – Where the Light Is: Live in Los Angeles
With this release John Mayer allows fans new and old to experience every aspect of his sound. From his days of solo acoustic shows in Atlanta, his pop music that got him into the public eye, the jazz outlet of the John Mayer Trio, and lastly the full band sound of his singer/songwriter style.
3. Panic at the Disco – Pretty Odd
This was a total surprise to me. The theatrics of what PATD do is still present. What they’ve done is to round out their sound to make the focus be not so much what happens around them, but what it is they have to say. Their lyrics are still as strong and as confident as ever.
2. Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs
I’ll admit that I was late to the Death Cab party and yet I can hear a change occurring for their last album to Narrow Stairs. This is their most cohesive work to date. Each song relates perfectly to the next, a thirty-somethings life.
1. Forgive Durden – Razia’s Shadow: A Musical
I ADORE this album… and band! Now repeat that 1,000 times fast. This album is a story of love, passion, and fate. I listened to this 6 times in a row after opening it… did I mention that I ADORE this album?