Everyone knows Let It Go. The iconic song from Disney’s Frozen that has probably toppled A Whole New World, Circle Of Life and Beauty & The Beast as Disney’s most memorable song attached to an animated film. It helped make Idina Menzel a recognizable name outside of Broadway last year and received all kinds of awards and recognition. Such popularity also helped make it a widely hated song.Read more
December is all about the holidays but for people like me, it’s also all about the year in review and that means year-end lists for music and movies. This list consists of my picks of the top 50 songs that either came out this year or were ones I came across this year. Since most of my favs had aRead more
Idina Menzel had a huge year. From the success of Frozen trickling over into 2014, her latest Broadway show If/Then, which opened a few months into the year, and her propulsion into the mainstream as the famed mistakenly-identified Adele Nazeem. What’s next on the to-do list? Why, a holiday album of course!
Idina’s holiday album Holiday Wishes is her fourth studio record and first in six years. (Fun fact: her last album was produced by Glen Ballard in 2008.) It contains some of the expected familiar classics but it isn’t too predictable nor is the tracklisting too plain. You have the standards like Silent Night, The Christmas Song and Baby It’s Cold Outside, but there’s also some of the under-appreciated titles like Do You Hear What I Hear and Holly Jolly Christmas.Read more
On Friday, the Grammy nominations were unveiled over the early part of the day while the big finale, the reveal for Album of the Year, was done on primetime. Prior to the nominations unveiling, I predicted who I thought would make the Big-4 categories. How did I do? Album of the Year I predicted Beyoncé – Beyoncé Ed Sheeran –Read more