Jun 4, 2014 9:05 AM
If we could, we'd want British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding's synth-laden and catchy music for the soundtrack of our lives. It would certainly make mundane activities like folding laundry a lot more entertaining. With her second album, Halcyon ($12), Goulding demonstrates her impressive range as a vocalist. Quieter tracks like "I Know You Care" and "JOY" are beautiful, haunting ballads with her and her piano. But what we love most are her catchy summer anthems like "Burn" and "Lights."