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Album reviews, my favourite artists, and the things I have to say about the music industry.

Top 21 Most Played Songs of 2021

At the end of every year, it had been customary on this blog that I publish the top songs that I listened to during the travel. That is, until last year, when the word “travel” was completely obliterated from my calendar, and to a certain extent, my overall mindset. Overcome by a nagging fear of…

Reconnecting with Mimi

Soooo I re-listened to Mariah Carey’s entire discography (because whyyyy notttt?!), and I can definitively say that these four are my favorite albums (in order):

Top 19 Songs I Listened to During Travel in 2019

Year after year, when I travel, I listen to music less and less. I don’t know if it’s terrific or terrible. Unlike the past years, I seem to no longer enjoy constantly and actively seeking new releases. If anything, I often find myself playing tracks from decades ago.

Top 10 Songs I Listened to During Travel in 2018

I was humming a completely different tune before my flight to Australia, but upon the recommendation of a friend, I watched The Greatest Showman onboard. The musical’s soundtrack got stuck in my head for several days since the flight. In fact, while we were in Brisbane, my friends and I would randomly burst into song,…


It’s easy to underplay Christina Aguilera as a singer or an artist. To many, she’s just a pop star or a former The Voice coach, or that overly sexual, dirrty ice princess from the early 2000s.

Top 16 Songs I Listened to During Travel in 2016

This year has been the strangest, to say the least. When I was in Chiang Mai in 2012, the monks told me to be mindful of whatever it is I’m doing. When you walk, don’t listen to music; just walk and appreciate the walk. When you’re traveling by train, stop the music and appreciate the…

Top 20 Songs I Listened to During Travel in 2015

Nothing proves just how important music is to me than travel. I can’t imagine 12-hour bus rides and 5-hour airport layovers without it. Music makes trips more enjoyable, moments more memorable, and transfers more tolerable. It’s been a great year in music. From Taylor Swift’s surprising 1989 to Justin Bieber’s even more surprising Purpose to…