Favorites of the year at the midway point – 2022.
The albums that shaped my year.
Though The Balladeer doesn’t necessarily break any new ground for Lori McKenna, the peppier production and presentation style makes it one of her most engaging albums in years
Dragons is an unfortunate setback for Drew Holcomb, and his most generic project to date
Considering The Musical Divide operates mostly as a review outlet, I take a lot of pride in the amount of music covered here. While some may understandably see this extra addition to the albums list as overkill, it’s mostly a testament to how much good music I still couldn’t fit into the actual list no… Continue reading The Musical Divide’s Honorable Mentions For Best Albums Of 2018
The Musical Divide’s third list of five launches today. While crafting an artistic statement in the form of an album is important, crafting an excellent song is arguably harder. Albums give artists an average of half an hour to an hour (typically) to win you over. Meanwhile, songs have to do the same job within… Continue reading The Musical Divide’s Top 50 Songs Of 2018 (Part One)
The short version: ‘The Tree’ is good, and to the right listener, great. But there’s also a frustrating problem with Lori McKenna’s framing at times. The long version: Even if it’s good to have new music from Lori McKenna, it’s our fault for treating her as a newer artist. Then again though, the last few… Continue reading Album Review: Lori McKenna – ‘The Tree’