Ingrid Michaelson -- Fire
A big sweeping epic orchestral pop love song, what could be a better way to say "welcome back" to the blog!
Stars -- Hold on When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It
Not only the message but the song itself is fantastic, it just once again proves why Stars has held a special place in my heart for awhile. I can't wait for more new music from this indie canadian band. And I take the song seriously when the band implores "if you like it sing along," and you should too!
fun. -- Some Nights
A little more mainstream than I usually go but this became the theme song for my recent vacation with my family. I love the surprise African/tribal vibe in the song, which always makes me think of Simba & Nala, and anything that evokes the Lion King gets three stars in my book.
Alt-J -- Dissolve Me
A nice, happy, relaxing, song about a breakup, drugs, insomnia and a white-noise machine? See, "She makes the sound, the sound the sea makes to calm me down." Give it a listen and tell me if you think you've found anything in here I might've missed