You guys, I’m having a hard time with winter over here. I feel like about two hours after I wake up, the sun starts to set and all I can think about is how long I have to go until I can put my pajamas back on and crawl into bed. By the by, I’ve found that a great way to get you through the winter blues is to listen to this hilarious Chick Habit podcast. (Disclaimer: Trish and I do the podcast.)
Let’s see what goodies we’ve got to listen to this week.
ABBA — ABBA Gold – Greatest Hits Special Edition (Polar Music International)
The top spot this week goes to an oldie but always goodie. The Swedish pop sensations gave us “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” “Take A Chance On Me,” and, my favorite, “Mamma Mia” — because I’m narcissistic like that. This disc comes with a documentary DVD as well as all 19 of their videos. It’s time to make like Muriel and celebrate all things ABBA.
Duffy — Endlessly (Mercury)
Some people are up in the air about Duffy, others have chosen to throw some hate her way – not me. I love her bluesy soulful vibe and when she funks it up I am ready to get down with the get down. I think she’s cute as a button and if this album is anything like Rockferry, I’ll be playing the heck out of it.
Natasha Bedingfield — Strip Me (Sony)
One of these days I’m hoping be able to listen to Ms. Bedingfield without thinking of MTV’s: The Hills. She’s totally pop and ready for the remix dance floor but Natasha also excels at injecting some R&B soul into her songs.
Flyleaf — Remember to Live (A&M Records)
The Flyleaf crew has put out an EP that shows the gentle side of rock balladry. The non-practicing Jew in me is a little uncomfortable with all of the God talk, but just like with Evanescence, the heavy bass lines and frontwoman Lacey Mosley’s gorgeous voice is front and center. Amen.
Honorable Mentions: Daft Punk, Hedley, Hinder, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Plain White Ts, Redman, T.I. and Charlie Wilson.
Did I miss anything this week? Let us know in the comments.