2015’s Most Eyebrow-Raising Lyrics, Vol. 1


So much time is spent examining entire albums or merely analyzing singles or songs off of those albums. A lot can be gained from being more analytical and isolating key lyrics from a song. Sure, this is micromanagement – total music nerd shit – but there’s greatness that can be unveiled. Throughout 2015, there have…

If The Grammys Were in May, Who Might Be Nominated?


“It’s never too early”, is the old saying, whether it’s in sports, political campaigns, or the Grammy field. It is May, and at this point, some possibilities for Grammy contenders have began to rear their heads. The field isn’t complete mind you – still plenty of time to go – but some potential darlings have…

March Madness: Best Album Tournament for the 1st Quarter, 2014


  Ah, there is no better time of the year than March Madness… well maybe except for Christmas, LOL! It is a time where brackets continue to be devastated by college basketball teams many haven’t heard of upsetting highly favored giants.  As disappointing (when my John Wall-led UK Wildcats lost to WVU in 2010 in…

Ranking Seven Reviewed Albums From January 2014


In January 2014, I reviewed seven new album releases.  Sure, there were some other reviews thrown in the mix, including the Arctic Monkey’s AM that I’d slept on previously in September, a Pitbull EP from last November (Meltdown) housing a former number one hit called “Timber”, and a P!nk live tour DVD, but none apply…

Bruce Springsteen Is Tops With High Hopes


Bruce Springsteen lands at a familiar position, no.1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.  High Hopes didn’t exactly deliver killer numbers, but the 99,000 copies it moved was enough to give The Boss another notch in his belt… err another no. 1 album.   Perhaps the more negative view of Springsteen’s latest number one is the…

Review: Bruce Springsteen, ‘High Hopes’


High Hopes May Not Be The Boss’ Best, But It’s Still Pretty Doggone Good Bruce Springsteen • High Hopes • Columbia • US Release Date: January 14, 2014 When the word ‘unreleased’ gets thrown around alongside ‘new album’, often critics and fans alike find themselves prejudging the album release.  Frequently, it seems that albums featuring…

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……

Eight New Album Releases To Consider Buying – Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Are you suffering from the January blues? Has your music collection become mundane and hella boring? Well, there’s nothing to fear as there are several new albums arriving Tuesday, January 14 – sigh!  If Kid Ink’s My Own Lane didn’t suit your sensibilities in an incredibly quiet week, or you’ve spun Beyoncé’s surprise album as…

Grammy Dissection, Part 2: Rock Categories


Best Rock Performance “Hold On,” Alabama Shakes (Boys & Girls) “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys (El Camino) “Charlie Brown,” Coldplay “I Will Wait,” Mumford & Sons (Babel) “We Take Care Of Our Own,” Bruce Springsteen (Wrecking Ball) Commentary: “Lonely Boy” seems to be the favorite here. Had “I Will Wait” been nominated in the larger…