Top Songs of 2012 – #11
I haven’t gotten around to reviewing or ranking Pink’s latest album, The Truth About Love, but when I do it will rank right up there with the best records I heard this year.
I’m relatively new to Pink — 2008’s Funhouse was the first of her albums I heard, and the only one before picking up The Truth About Love. Both of these records reveal a confident, talented, brazen woman with a powerhouse voice and great songwriting chops.
John Mayer is often dismissed (sometimes rightly) as a mellow soft rock artist aimed a little too squarely at the Starbucks crowd.
But anybody who doubts Mayer’s considerable guitar chops, or his affinity for the blues rock of his idols Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, should check out his 2005 release Try!, recorded live with stdio stalwarts Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino as the John Mayer Trio.