PLAYLIST: Weekly Rotation, Episode 3

Soooo…it took only two weeks for me to fall off the bandwagon. It has been a little over a month since my last weekly rotation, but it has been on my mind if that counts. Now, let’s start again, and this time, I’m going to try my hardest to keep up.

As I have stated before, there is no real structure to The Weekly Rotation. It’s basically my thoughts on music that is new to me. Sometimes it entails new releases, sometimes it’s vintage albums I’ve just discovered, etc. Let’s get on with the show…


  1. John Paul White, The Hurting Kind
Courtesy of Band Camp

The Hurting Kind was released about a month ago and I have had it on constant rotation. I had been a fan of White’s for a bit and of course, knew his work with Joy Williams as The Civil Wars. This album literally has me jumping with excitement. White sticks to his true folk and Americana roots, but in the process makes a near perfect country album. Not that pop country, real country. This album is definitely staying in the rotation for a while.

Favorite Tracks: “The Good Old Days,” “This Isn’t Gonna End Well” feat. Lee Ann Womack, “James”

2. Beyonce, Lemonade

Courtesy of Wikipedia

Lemonade is one of my top ten favorite albums. This album touches on every emotion not only through a romantic relationship turmoil but relationships in general. Lemonade empowers you to gather up everything that makes you who you are and wear it like armor. We all slay in our own special way.

Favorite Tracks: “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” “Sandcastles,” “Freedom”

3. David Berkeley, The Faded Red And Blue

Courtesy of David Berkeley

It’s a little soon to already feature an artist twice on my weekly rotation, but David Berkeley’s latest EP The Faded Red and Blue is everything this country needs to hear right now. It’s not combative or decisive, it’s simply the tale of a country with a steady foundation that seems to have lost itself. This EP is the state of the union.

Favorite Tracks: “The Faded Red And Blue,” “Throw Down A Line”

4. Wynonna, What The World Needs Now Is Love

Courtesy of Amazon

Wynonna and I go way back. We actually go further back than any other artist. She sang my first favorite song, “Tell Me Why,” when I was just 3 years old. I have not stopped listening to her since. What The World Needs Now is one of my favorite albums she has ever released. I remember the day it came out, 10 years after Tell Me Why, and purchasing a copy at K-Mart. I think this album contains some of Wynonna’s best vocals while showing off her breadth as an artist.

Favorite Tracks: “Sometimes I Feel Like Elvis,” “Flies On The Butter” Duet with Naomi Judd, “I Want To Know What Love Is”

5. Michael Jackson, Bad

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I have to round out my weekly rotation with a classic. I have been listening to each album I own to judge condition, what I really want to keep, etc. This album is not going anywhere, but I had forgotten just how much I loved it. Bad hits Jackson right at his prime, and, I’m going rogue here, I actually like it better than Thriller.

Favorite Tracks: “Bad,” “Just Another Part Of Me,” “Dirty Diana”


This is the conclusion of Episode 3 of The Weekly Rotation and hopefully the beginning of a newly disciplined me. I’d love to know what you have been listening too! I always need some pointers. COMMENT BELOW!!

Keep your eye open for an exclusive interview later this week!

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Spiritual. Thinker. Music fanatic. Vinyl enthusiast.

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