25 Chart Takeaways: Florence + The Machine Debuts At No. 1


Florence Welch (and her Machine) returned in a big way with her rather blue, yet beautiful new album, which sits in the penthouse this week on the Billboard 200. But guess what folks – there’s more than Florence at work? How about those 24 other chart takeaways to pass the time? 1) Florence + The…

25 Chart Takeaways: A$AP Rocky Makes It Two Straight #1 Albums


A$AP Rocky surprised everybody by releasing his sophomore album one week early. It’s a good thing – it earned him another #1 album. That and 24 more exceptional chart takeaways – you don’t wanna miss ‘em folks!!! 1) A$AP Rocky scores his second career #1 album with At.Long.Last.A$AP. Had A$AP Rocky NOT dropped his new…

Review: A$AP Rocky Aims Bigger on Sophomore Album ‘AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP’


 A$AP Rocky • AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP • RCA • US Release Date: May 26, 2015  After crashing onto the scene with a mixtape in 2011 and his major label debut in 2013, New York MC A$AP Rocky returns with his sophomore album, AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP. While A$AP Rocky isn’t necessarily the deepest MC in the game (particularly referencing girls),…

12 Hellish Songs


Nick Jonas said it best: “It’s my right to be hellish / I still get jealous.” Yes, “Jealousy” is certainly sinful and can land you in, well Hell. But this playlist-driven post really isn’t about jealousy, Biblical matters, or even as much about hell itself other than each song title features ‘hell’ in it (or…

Playlist: 45 Songs With the F-Bomb in Their Title


Don’t call this list profound, call it profane! Corny yes, but true! All of the songs on this list feature every college guy’s (and probably girl’s) favorite expletive in some form – that would be the f-word if you were confused. So, here goes the list! 1) 2Pac, “F*ck The World” (Me Against The World)…

Tinashe Delivers A Solid Contemporary R&B Debut On ‘Aquarius’


Tinashe • Aquarius • RCA • US Release Date: October 7, 2014  Breaking through as a new R&B artist seems like a cruel joke these days…just keeping it real. That said, Tinashe definitely has something to offer to the urban music world. Sure, the eagerness to purchase and wholeheartedly promote R&B is incredibly ‘cool’ as…

Review: Lykke Li, ‘I Never Learn’


 Lykke Li third album, I Never Learn, brilliantly captures heartbreak  Lykke Li • I Never Learn • Atlantic • US Release Date: May 6, 2014 Love and heartbreak are a universal topic, regardless of what place or walk of life you come from. Crafting the perfect or near-perfect heartbreak album, then, shouldn’t be a difficult…

Playlist: Five Jams You Should TOTALLY Be Spinning


Ah, sometimes there’s nothing like good music to atone for a bad day  – or make good day even better for that matter.  Many great tunes have graced my playlist lately.  While I’d love to share and analyze them all, that’s like TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE.  But, here are five jams you should like totally be spinning…

The 100 Best Songs of 2013: Complete!


After a year filled with numerous albums and even more songs, choosing 100 of the best is an incredibly difficult task.  Like with the best albums of 2013, there will be surprises as well as snubs.  Sometimes the snubs are oversights while at other items there are just so many notable songs that some just…

The 100 Best Songs of 2013: Part 4 (#25 – 1)


After a year filled with numerous albums and even more songs, choosing 100 of the best is an incredibly difficult task.  Like with the best albums of 2013, there will be surprises as well as snubs.  Sometimes the snubs are oversights while at other items there are just so many notable songs that some just…