As a music junkie, I tend to stumble across artists that somehow fly under the radar despite having absolutely amazing musical talent. I’d like to spread the talent of those amazing artists by telling you that you need to check them out!

Here’s the first of many lists of 10 must-have albums, in no particular order…

10. Simple Times – Joshua Radin

Joshua Radin is a phenomenal artist. He has a soothing voice, beautiful harmonies, and heartfelt lyrics. His music constantly amazes, and he has a very strong following that proudly supports him.

Simple Times is packed with incredible songs, some of which are radio hits like ‘I’d Rather Be With You’ and ‘Brand New Day’. The entire album is solid, with excellent vocals and consistent yet unique sounds that make Mr. Radin stand out from other singer/songwriters.

Mr. Radin has such a distinct voice that soothes the mind. There is an obvious sense of calmness in all of his songs, but somehow he sparks a sort of excitement in the listener – not putting them to sleep, but rather cheering them up. Mr. Radin understands how music works, and he uses that understanding to his advantage in creating some of the best love songs and sweetest tunes.

If you haven’t already, check out Simple Times. Here’s one of the songs on the album, ‘We Are Okay.’

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This article was first posted on November 17, 2012