Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Getaway © Warner Bros

Red Hot Chili Peppers Nail It on ‘The Getaway’


Starting a new self-hosted music site called themusicalhype, which will feature reviews, evergreen, opinion pieces, etc. My review of one of my favorite bands, Red Hot Chili Pepper‘s latest album appears there.  Here is the link to read the review.  The new site is still a work-in-progress, but this post and many others already appear. Red Hot Chili Peppers Nail It On ‘The Getaway’ Continue reading Red Hot Chili Peppers Nail It on ‘The Getaway’

Jon Bellion, The Human Condition © Capitol

Jon Bellion vs Nick Jonas: Who Has the Best Pop Album?


On Friday, June 10, 2016, a number of artists released new albums.  June 10 was sort of a big deal in the music world, even if sales for the new albums is expected to be a disappointment despite the quantity, sigh.  Two pop artists dropped their new LPs: Long Island’s Jon Bellion and former teen-pop standout, Nick Jonas.  Jon Bellion exceeds pop parameters, but we’ll … Continue reading Jon Bellion vs Nick Jonas: Who Has the Best Pop Album?

Kygo, Cloud Nine © RCA

Kygo Delivers Enjoyable Debut With ‘Cloud Nine’


It’s safe to say that the profile of electronic music has grown over recent years. Yep, everybody loves a bass drop, not to mention the ability to groove to an electrifyingly, sick, minimalist groove – what a mouthful! Anyways, a newbie has joined the electronic music ranks – 24-year old Norwegian pianist/DJ/producer Kygo. Kygo is the next electronic star to watch, and his enjoyable debut … Continue reading Kygo Delivers Enjoyable Debut With ‘Cloud Nine’

Andy Black, The Shadow Side © Republic

Whose New Album Is Better – Mike Posner Or Andy Black?


So on Monday, we dove into country headfirst and pitted two country albums released May 6, 2016, against each other. Today, May 7, 2016, we pit two unlike artists against one another – Mike Posner and Andy Black (Andy Biersack, frontman of Black Veil Brides). So the burning question is WHYYYYY? Just because – that’s why! Pop against alternative/rock/pop – LEGGO! So let’s be fair … Continue reading Whose New Album Is Better – Mike Posner Or Andy Black?