Best of Music 2015 (So Far) Roundup


Ah, its nearly August my friends and if you were wondering why the Best of 2015 (So Far) roundup articles have been so few and far between, that’s because there have been an assortment of them featured on starpulse.com. The only “best of” features that graced Brent Music Reviews were chart- and sales-oriented posts, which…

Postlude: Watch YouTube Cover Maroon 5 Hit “Summer’s Gonna Hurt”


Recently, yours truly crowned Maroon 5’s latest single, “Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf—–r” as the guilt pleasure of Summer 2015. Here’s a quick look back: Ultimately, Maroon 5 have something with this big pop single. No it won’t supplant their classics, but this just might be one of the better songs of their career….

Evergreen In February – Your Prescription For Coldest Winter


When I’m not fostering the youth of America in the music classroom or cheering on my beloved Kentucky Wildcats, I’m usually somewhere on my MacBook Pro penning blog entries, reviews, and various articles. I love to write and my workaholic nature naturally makes me prolific in the writing realm. One day I aspire to write…

Best Of 2014 Roundup!


Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour and D’Angelo’s Black Messiah were among the albums that truly “tickled my fancy” in 2014. Of course, it takes more than just two exceptional albums to make up the 25 Best Albums of 2014 that yours truly penned for Starpulse.com. Similarly, it takes more than Nick Minaj’s raunchy “Anaconda”…

Nicki Minaj, ‘The Pinkprint’ – A Review


Although Scattered, Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint’ Proves Captivating Nicki Minaj • The Pinkprint • Republic • US Release Date: December 15, 2014  “Oh my gosh, look at her butt!” Yep, that bold phrase managed to dominate the airwaves as one Nicki Minaj managed to one-up her own edginess as an MC. If “Beez In The Trap”…

Rankings: Best R&B Albums of 2014


Ranking things is hard – understatement. So look, there were many sound R&B albums in 2014 – don’t let the abysmal sales dissuade you. That said, there were only a couple of truly great ones – led by one unopposed homerun – that sit atop the standings. Here are the 25 26 Best R&B albums of…

Who Were The Biggest Breakthrough Musicians of 2014?


Ah, it is time for those wonderful compiled year-end lists. Yours truly is hard at work putting some finishing touches on a couple of those time-consuming, yet rewarding things. One of the fruits of my hard labor can be found via Starpulse, entitled Biggest Breakthrough Musicians of 2014. And yes if you’re asking, it’s no…

One Direction Time – Dedicated To Everybody’s Favorite Boy Band


What’s one of the few things that can divert attention away from Taylor Swift? That would be One Direction, those British-Irish twenty-something heartthrobs that have the girls going crazy. Sure, Ms. Swift won’t lose her locked-down position on album sales among other crowns, but these “Steal My Girl” dudes are legit – well as far…