While I am speaking in thirds…
There are three new albums I am totally loving lately. Girly albums. Because nothing makes me less stressed when I am trying to get a million (and one) things done at the office than listening to pretty girl pop music. I have all three of these albums pulled together into an iTunes playlist that has been on repeat all week.
1. COLBIE CAILLAT – COCO
Her “Bubbly” is the free iTunes single of the week till Monday night if you hurry. I had downloaded it a while ago (non-free, dangit). Not sure where I heard of her, but when the full album was released last week I immediately downloaded it and fell in love. It’s as if Jack Johnson and India Arie had a baby. And while I have always liked Jack Johnson, Colbie’s voice is absolutely stellar addition to that summer-chill vibe Jack’s got going on. And India is one of my all-time faves, so anyone who reminds me of her pushes high on my list as well.
= Songs I love the mostest: Oxygen, One Fine Wire, The Little Things, Magic
2. MANDY MOORE – WILD HOPE
You read that right. Mandy. Moore. Bubblegum pop girl. But I have always kind of liked her, especially since she dated Zach Braff… and I heard she worked hard to break out of the Pop Princess mold with this album. Mission accomplished. This album sounds more like Tori Amos than Britney Spears. It’s not as strong overall as the other two ladies in this post, but obviously I loved enough of the songs to listen to it all week. Good job little Mandy.
= Songs I love the mostest: Few Days Down, Gardenia, Extraordinary, All Good Things
3. SARA BAREILLES – LITTLE VOICE
Another gorgeous vibrant voice, with surprising compositions that still just flow and make me chill out. The whole album is just amazing. Amazing. I need to go in search of her previous stuff because iTunes does not have it. And apparently she is opening for Maroon 5 on this tour, but not on the date we are seeing them – dammit!
= Songs I love the mostest: Love Song, Vegas, Morningside, Love On The Rocks
Trust me, if you haven’t already – check these albums out.
Let me know what you think!
Oh, I love Sara’s album!
Thanks for these. I may check out these.
While in a girly frame of mind, you might want to check out Cat Power too. Love her.
Okay, I take your musical recommendations very seriously as you named your child Declan. But Mandy Moore? Really?
Nat nailed one of my new favorites – Cat Power is amazing.
I’ve met Sara B! I first saw her in LA when she opened for a friend of mine. I am SO proud of how far she’s come. If you want, I can burn you all the stuff I have of hers that isn’t on the album. I’m a fan from way back. I am SO glad people are buying her album!!
I have a secret girl crush on Mandy Moore. How effen cute is she!?
I am now going to iTunes to get that free song of the week. Thanks for the tips. 😉
Meg, go listen to the samples of Wild Hope on iTunes. Let me know what you think. I’m interested to hear.
And I just checked out Cat Power, definitely awesome. What a sultry voice. Actually a bit more mellow than the mood I needed this week but definitely awesome and I am sure I will download a ton. Thanks for the recommendation, Nat!
And Sizzle, yes yes yes!
Oh, and while we are talking other girly pop….another newish girl I love is Tristan Prettyman… she is like the female Jason Mraz (and they have a song together too!)
Thanks EWBL, more to check out, thanks! (And welcome!)
Colbie was featured in the Houston Chronicle last week favorably comparing her to Tristan Prettyman, who I love!
My little known favorite female singers right now?
Alexa Wilkinson. Also, Blame Sally, and my long-time favorite, Jonatha Brooke.
One more to check out – Toby Lightman. Love Sara & Colbie. Cat Power is awesome, too!
YES! I love Toby Lightman too!
ALready love Mandy. I downloaded the Colbie Caillat song at your recommendation and I love it, too! Thanks!
My brother got me hooked on Colbie. Checked her out on Myspace and loved her music.