Album of the Day – June 2nd, 2017

Whitney - Whitney Houston

Whitney – Whitney Houston

  • June 2nd, 1987. Whitney Houston’s second album works better if you think of it as a collection of songs rather than as an album. Still the songs on this album are great, and are made so because of Houston’s incredible singing. It also starts off with I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me), one of the best pop songs of the 80’s.

Worth Listening To:

Gone Now - Bleachers.jpg

Gone Now – Bleachers

  • June 2nd, 2017. An album filled with potential anthems. There are definitely things to like about Gone Now and the way it attempts to swing for the fences on every song. Some of the songs are the hits that they are expected to be, but when every attempt is as grandiose as the songs on Gone Now are there are bound to be some stumbles. Still worth listening to if you haven’t yet.

Timeless - Sarah Brightman

Timeless – Sarah Brightman

  • June 2nd, 1997. If you are a fan of classical/operatic style singing then this the album for you. Not much else to say other than the singing is wonderful, and the music is relaxing and invigorating at the same time.

Skip These:

Dark Days in Paradise - Gary Moore

Dark Days in Paradise – Gary Moore

  • June 2nd, 1997. I’m not exactly sure what I was expecting from this album but it ended up being a 90’s style hard rock album. I had never heard of Gary Moore before but I hope his other albums are more exciting because I found myself continuously bored by what was happening on here. I’m sure there are people out there that really like this album, so it might be worth listening to, but for the vast majority of people I’d say skip it.

Whitney – Whitney Houston

Whitney - Whitney Houston

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Released: June 2nd, 1987

                Whitney Houston’s second studio album is known for the hit singles it produced and the records it broke for and achievements it accomplished as the product of a female solo artist. As far as albums go Whitney is not a great one. It doesn’t do anything different from a musical standpoint that would allow it to stand out, nor does it push the limits of album production to new interesting places. Whitney is put together like a random collection of love songs that were being performed by Houston at the time. With all of that being said what makes Whitney stand out amongst other albums from the 80’s is that this collection of love songs is particularly great. From the first moments of I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) to the final moments of the duet performance Houston gives with her mother Cissi Houston on I Know Him So Well listeners are given great music to listen to. Continue reading “Whitney – Whitney Houston”