25 Chart Takeaways: Taylor Swift Spends A Second Week At The Penthouse


The title says it all. Here are 25 Chart Takeaways, led by one ubiquitous Taylor Swift – she’s everywhere, she’s everywhere! 1) Taylor Swift had another fantastic week on the Billboard 200, selling 402,000 copies – 343,000 copies more than the runner-up, Now 52. Also, Swift won’t be budging next week as another 300,000 copies…

10 Most Anticipated October Music Releases


October is among us my friends and fellow music enthusiasts. There is no shortage of new albums being released. That said, some project stick out more than others, and that doesn’t necessarily mean every ‘bandwagon’ act necessarily stands out (at least to this guy right here). That said, here are 10 of my personal, most…

Aretha Franklin Tackles Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”


Aretha Franklin • “Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version)” • RCA • Single Release: September 29, 2014 Who better to cover a diva than a diva herself? Makes logical sense right? On her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics, Aretha Franklin covers the ‘great’ Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.” A piece…

Retrospective Review: Kanye West, ‘The College Dropout’


The College Dropout sounds as fresh as ever, ten years later.  Kanye West • The College Dropout • Roc-A-Fella • US Release Date: February 10, 2004 “Sometimes I feel no one in this world understands us / but we don’t care what people say.”  True that, true that.  The aforementioned quote from “We Don’t Care”…