Home Home
This is Carly Rae Jepsen's EP. LISTEN TO IT NOW.

Curiosity (2012) – Carly Rae Jepsen: Catchy at its Finest

March 20, 2012 in Featured, Music

So, there’s this new girl in town. Her name’s Carly Rae Jepsen. She’s Canadian, and she just joined Justin Bieber’s new label…WAIT! COME BACK! I was kidding!

Ok, I wasn’t kidding. She’s really working with Justin Bieber. But don’t let that detract you from her latest album, Curiosity (released 2/14/12…cute, right?). It is not Bieber-influenced. And it is seriously awesome.

Curiosity is actually an EP (extended play, basically not long enough to really call it an album), and comes with six fun-filled tracks:

Call Me Maybe

Just a Step Away

Picture

Curiosity

Both Sides Now

Talk To Me

(if you have FlashBlock running, click on the black bars to show the YouTube player)

So why do I like this album? It’s light, it’s fun, and it’s catchy. Songs like Call Me Maybe (the leadoff single) and Just a Step Away are simple affairs: it’s just a girl, some violins, maybe some small drum beats here and there, and yet – these are songs that’ll be stuck in your head for days. Picture and Curiosity throw some electro-pop into the mix, but fortunately never outshine Carly Rae’s pleasant vocals. Rounding out the EP are Both Sides Now (a cover of an oldschool Joni Mitchell song) and Talk To Me, a song that probably gets my vote for worst song of the bunch (which, honestly, is not that bad, considering how good everything else is). This is an album to be blasted in your car in the middle of summer.

Highly recommended if you like strategically placed violins. Or if you appreciate good catchy female pop.

(And when you’re done listening to Call Me Maybe for the 584th time, be sure to grab Carly Rae Jepsen’s first album, Tug of War (2008). It’s slower, maybe not quite as catchy, but it’s certainly more acoustic. Unfortunately, no violins.)

***

Submit to reddit!  Digg!  Like this on Facebook!  Tweet this!

Tags

,

Comments are closed.


angbox: version 5

Subscribe!

Subscribe!


Subscribe to this blog: RSS, Atom
 
angbox

About angbox


Angbox is the personal blog of Cary Ang, a web developer from New Jersey, and an attempt to write about the random things that move him.
 
php.angbox: now open

php.angbox


An effort to teach practical PHP to programmers and non-programmers alike. Not sure where this is going...

The Blog

7

Development


40

Featured


9

Gaming


3

Music


5

Other


6

Personal Finance


19

Travel


Featured Posts

randomlygifted

New randomlygifted update brings more gift ideas and hopefully...


One of my many side projects is randomlygifted, a random gift idea generator. It's a site that constantly searches through Ama...
 
It's called the Last Express for a reason...

The Last Express: Poignant, entertaining, and just short of a ...


Nestled among some of the more recognizable games of 1997 - a list that included Fallout, Final Fantasy 7, and GoldenEye - was...
 
This is Carly Rae Jepsen's EP. LISTEN TO IT NOW.

Curiosity (2012) - Carly Rae Jepsen: Catchy at its Finest


So, there's this new girl in town. Her name's Carly Rae Jepsen. She's Canadian, and she just joined Justin Bieber's new label....
 
AT&T's data plans. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

Getting Around AT&T's Tiered Smartphone Data Plans


You've probably heard that AT&T's $30 unlimited* data plans have been dead and gone since the middle of last year, replaced wi...
 

Other Fun Angbox Sites

Clear Note Widget

Clear Note Widget


Clear Note Widget is a sticky note and Post-it app for Android phones. Get it now!
 
TubeSpinner

tubespinner


The best of YouTube, shuffled.
 
randomlygifted

randomlygifted


Let randomlygifted find you the perfect (random) gift ideas.
 
The Nokia Phone Blog

The Nokia Phone Blog


My blog covering the latest developments in the wireless industry, Symbian/MeeGo, and Nokia phones.
 
MyDealSpy

MyDealSpy


The greatest deal aggregator that has ever existed. Okay, I'm a little biased here.
 
PhoneMatchup

PhoneMatchup


An eBay cell phone comparison shopping/price monitoring project. Buy your next cell phone through PhoneMatchup and save!