Super, super, super late and I'm sorry...catching up on journal entries while I watch and tweet the VMAs live. Such a procrastinator. Anywhoo...
So by far, my biggest music-artist-band for summer vacation was the incredible Ed Sheeran, of 'Team A' fame. I had heard things about him but after checking out and liking his music a little bit beforehand this vacation solidified his geniusness. I love everything about it, from the previously mentioned 'A Team', 'Drunk', 'U.N.I.', 'Wake me Up, 'Small Bump', 'The City' and 'Lego House'. Along with the usual suspects of Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, Dashboard Confessional, Britney Spears and Brand New there were some noteable up and coming favorites found in both vet turned trio fave ('Celebrate', 'Elle me Dit' and 'Wanna make you Happy') Mika and longtime UK solo artist Cheryl Cole with her breakout (at least for me) single 'Call my Name'.
Also of note up and coming new (to me at least) faves:
The Avett Brothers