My Second Annual Divas Playlist

2021 has been a busy year. I spent a large chunk of free time searching out new-to-me divas to follow like Babygirl, Taylor Alxndr, Girl In Red, and Litany. A few of my prolific divas like Donna De Lory, Paula Cole, Natalie Imbruglia and Tori Amos dropped highly-anticipated (by me) albums. Most surprising, Debbie Gibson…

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Wild Fire’s Phases

Let me start this post with two disclaimers. #1: I think Facebook is totally evil and Mark Zuckerberg would sell his grandma to make a buck. However, all my divas use it so I need an account (not tied to me personal) to keep track of new music. #2: This is the first time I’m…

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Holigay 2021

Well, it’s that magical time of the year again when divas feel festive and spread some choral cheer. This year Santa wasn’t overly generous but he did stuff my stocking with one new album and a few singles. Kristin Chenoweth’s new holiday album might be titled “Happiness Is…Christmas” but, in my gay opinion, happiness is…

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Zuzu’s Queensway Tunnel

New-to-me diva Zuzu’s album Queensway Tunnel doesn’t have the pop sound that I typically seek out, however her style is so unique and honest, there was no way I couldn’t be drawn in. Zuzu is a solid singer-songwriter who can fluctuate between eternal love (“Endlessly Yours”) to storing an ex’s bones in her closet (“Never…

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Susanna Hoffs’ Bright Lights

“Walk Like An Egyptian!” “Manic Monday!” “Hazy Shade Of Winter!” “Eternal Flame!” I love me The Bangles. However, in 1991 when I heard Susanna Hoffs’ solo song “My Side Of The Bed” for the first time, I was like “The Bangles who?” Her first solo album When You’re A Boy is one of my favorite…

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Tori Amos’ Ocean To Ocean

Ocean To Ocean is the prodigal return of the pop-sounding Tori Amos who has been in hiding for far too many years, I was getting ready to file a missing diva report. I feel like her song “29 Years” is speaking to that part of me that’s been longing (for 29 years, I’ve been searching…

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Natalie Imbruglia’s Firebird

In my gay opinion, Natalie Imbruglia is pop personified. She knows what she does well, without feeling the need to branch out into other genres, and she brings it on every album. Her new album Firebird is no different, it’s jam-packed with feel-good, finger-snapping, dancing around the living room goodness. For those who only know…

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Donna De Lory’s Gone Beyond

The morning one of my divas releases a new album, I buy it and download it to my USB so I can listen to it in my car to and from work. This past Friday was no different when Donna De Lory released her new album, Gone Beyond. I popped it in my car and…

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Madi Diaz’s History Of A Feeling

Madi Diaz is one of the more diverse divas that I follow, with a varied catalog of musical stylings. Her newest album, History Of A Feeling, is very stripped down and gives a whole new meaning to modern folk. There isn’t any other diva that I follow that has quite the same sound or style…

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Debbie Gibson’s The Body Remembers

Debbie Does Dance…and does it amazingly well. It’s been eleven years since Debbie Gibson released a cover album of male Japanese artists, Ms. Vocalist, for the Japanese market. Before that, in 2003 she released an album of her favorite showtunes called Colored Lights: The Broadway Album. So saying I’ve been thirsty for a Debbie Gibson…

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