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…

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 2 (#75 – 51)


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 2013 Fourth Quarter Music Releases Underwhelm…


2013 has produced many notable albums overall.  Among the many triumphs include an alternative juggernaut (Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City), a soulful return (John Legend’s, Love in the Future), an atheistic Brit-metal reunion (Black Sabbath’s 13),  and an electronic thriller (Daft Punk’s, Random Access Memories).  Those aforementioned titles are just some of the sound…

Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Debuts Big


Eminem unsurprisingly debuts at the penthouse with The Marshall Mathers LP 2. And yes, the numbers are gargantuan.  While Eminem was unable to beat the 968,000 copies that Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, he did sell 792,000 copies.  The former second-largest debut of 2013 was Drake’s Nothing Was The Same (658,000 copies), which now settles…

Review: Avril Lavigne, ‘Avril Lavigne’


Avril Lavigne redeems herself on self-titled fourth album Avril Lavigne⎪ Avril Lavigne ⎪ Epic ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 5, 2013 “I’mma keep it real from the jump,” as Drake would rap.  Avril Lavigne’s previous effort, 2011’s Goodbye Lullaby was not her crowning achievement, no questions asked.  Goodbye Lullaby had its moments, specifically with brash…

Arcade Fire Launch at No. 1 With Reflektor


Arcade Fire return to a familiar place, the number one spot on the Billboard Album Charts.  The Montreal band’s most recent album, Reflektor moves a respectable 140,000 copies.  Compared to 2010 effort The Suburbs, the most recent figure is just slightly less (The Suburbs moved 156,000 copies).  Arcade Fire knocks Katie Perry off of her…

Mrs. Avril Lavigne Kroeger?


So Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger of Nickelback are getting hitched? You mean there is the possibility for offspring from the union of these two? I mean when I saw it, I just sort of brushed it off as the biggest joke of the year. Seriously? Wonder what Lavigne’s ex Deryck Whibley (of Sum 41) is thinking? I think “Complicated” is appropriate at this time….