The Case Against Miley…


To say I have never been critical or judgmental of Miley Cyrus in the past would be a flat out lie – I’ve stated strong opinions towards Cyrus. Yes, that popular song about climbing a mountain (“The Climb”) irked me like no other, and don’t get me started about “Can’t Be Tamed” – Lordy, Lord!…

Matt Peterson’s Viral Video Plea To Miley Seems Appropriate…


The power of love (for Miley Cyrus)? Perhaps! This viral video from Matt Peterson (from January 31, 2014),  caught my attention via Ryan Seacrest.  Take a look for yourself… Peterson did this video up in true Miley fashion – nudity, foam finger, and tongue.  Think back to the VMAs and of course the infamous “Wrecking Ball” video. Sigh, Miley…

The Frozen Soundtrack Remains Atop the Albums Chart


Beyoncé tried to reclaim the glory of being number one – something that she did for three consecutive weeks, but Disney’s popular Frozen film has also taken the music world a storm remaining atop the Billboard 200.  The numbers are ugly, but a number one album is a number one album right? Well, sort of……

Miley Cyrus’ “Adore You” Continues Down The Provocative Path


Is it just I, or does Miley Cyrus keep milking this risqué, unapologetic thing to the excess?  SMH, in fact SMFH!  Miley Cyrus got that “fifteen minutes of fame” with her shocking artistic makeover and now that the buzz has cooled/settled off a bit, she keeps on seeking more and more attention.  Ole girl said…

One Direction Claim Yet Another No. 1 With ‘Midnight Memories’


One Direction do the predictable – debut at no. 1 and move lots of albums.  Midnight Memories managed to sell 546,000 copies, giving the Brit-Irish boy band its largest sales week ever.  2012 sophomore album Take Me Home moved 540,000 copies to give the band a second no. 1 in the US.  It was history…

November’s Playlist: The Best of October 2013


I’ll admit that during the month of October I missed out on a couple of albums (Pearl Jam, Scotty McCreery, Korn, Paul McCartney, etc.).  Alas, that is the life of a music journalist and music critic – you can’t listen to ‘em all.  Despite this, from the albums I did partake of, I’ve assembled a…

Chart Moves, Oct. 16, 2013: Miley Is Unstoppable at no. 1


Miley Triumphs Miley Cyrus’s rebelliousness seems to have paid her dividends (sings “…we can’t stop and we won’t stop…”) as Bangerz debuts at no. 1 with an impressive 270,000 copies.  Bangerz definitely puts that album Can’t Be Tamed to shame as far as debut sales… it only moved 102,000 copies and has failed to be…

Review: Miley Cyrus, ‘Bangerz’


Bangerz is both flawed and lacking in cohesion, but ‘captivating’ nonetheless…  Miley Cyrus⎪ Bangerz ⎪ RCA ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 8, 2013 Somewhere between embracing the most irresponsible aspects of hip-hop culture and completely destroying  her formerly wholesome image,  Miley Cyrus has recreated herself just as she envisioned it… a cutting-edge, pop artist unafraid…

Miley’s ‘Means To Ends’ Is Questionable


Justin Bieber lately you get a temporary pass from me buddy… at least until the Miley Cyrus phenomenon, machine or whatever it is ends. I’m hoping it ends soon, for all of our sakes.  My new favorite person to scrutinize for irresponsible actions is Billy Ray’s daughter, and rightfully so. Basically, all the criticism and…

Miley Cyrus Continues Her Risqué Makeover With “Wrecking Ball”


First and foremost, let me clearly state that I, Brent Faulkner, was never a fan of the ‘old’ Miley Cyrus.  I have been incredibly annoyed by the former teen star more times than not and that’s real talk. #Trill to the fullest.  “The Climb” drove me up the wall with that singing about that mountain…