Mayer has yet to put out a bad album, and this one continues the streak. It’s a bit lean at ten tracks, especially given that three of them were released prior to this year. I had hoped for more material after a four-year wait. But what we’ve gotten is quite good, so I can’t complain too much.
Followers of this blog will likely guess correctly that I bought this little oddity due to the presence of Folds, one of my favorite artists. I was not at all familiar with Kweller or Lee, nor have I become so since.
Released just six months after Underwood won the fourth season of American Idol, Some Hearts was an absolute juggernaut. It became 2006’s best-selling album in any genre, and was the best-selling country album in both 2006 and 2007.
I consider Normani’s 2019 ‘Motivation’ possibly the greatest video of all time. As I wrote in a post after first seeing it, it is a “mesmerizing display of grace and athleticism.”
If you choose to read that as code for “Normani is a goddess, and this video depicts her writhing seductively in various states of undress,” that is up to you.