Review: Rickstar Captivates With His Funk-Pop on ‘Under The Influence’


Rickstar • Under The Influence • Release Date: August 4, 2014 In the entertainment world, there’s always talent that hasn’t received the attention it deserves. It’s sad of course, but the music industry is a beast – even more so given the enhanced competitiveness and cooling album sales. Even so, “when you got it, you…

The Killers, Battle Born: Album Analysis


Introduction It has been four long years since Brandon Flowers and company (Ronnie Vannucci, Mark Stoermer, David Keuning) released 2008’s Day & Age, an album the found the quartet focused and ‘stepping up their game.’ Sure their debut album Hot Fuss yielded some alt-rock classics in “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me,” and “All These Things I’ve…