Category Archive: Lyricists

First Aid Kit


With ’60s allure and old-school country twang, these songs are beautify melodic and lyrically poignant.

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Born Ruffians


Angsty, new age punk with introspective lyrics and pop rhythms.

The Lumineers – Stubborn Love


If you decide to just sit down and really listen to a song, this would be it. Kill me with sorrow, and then lift me from the ashes. The Lumineers, Stubborn Love (2012).

Grizzly Bear


Magical, fantastical, orchestral rock. Poignant lyrics subdued by powerful music.

Jeff Buckley


When Buckley sings, your spirit lightens. If you care to know anything about music, you’ve got to know about him.

Bon Iver – I Can’t Make You Love Me/Nick of Time


Simply a beautiful rendition. I love his voice, so full of emotion and vulnerability– a haunting, echoing, shell of a voice.  I Can’t Make You Love Me/Nick of Time, (2011).

Vampire Weekend


It’s funny how sometimes a name really describes a band, and then others it just doesn’t… at all? You’d think Vampire Weekend alludes to gothic, pale kids that like to cut themselves, but… Continue reading

Ray Lamontagne


Like honey on a sore throat, Ray LaMontagne is soothing to the soul. When you just need to chill, or you’re looking for inspiration, Ray is the perfect choice.  With four full-length albums… Continue reading

The Twilight Singers


Talk about a time warp; whenever I hear this band I am immediately transported back to the first time I heard each song. Some bands have the ability to make a permanent mark… Continue reading

Passion Pit


I had a friend–who’s advice on music I’ve since learned to ignore– tell me that Passion Pit was a garbage band with no substance. Considering I was a pretty big fan of his… Continue reading

Leona Naess


Naess captures the spectrum of femininity in her songs.