Chart Takeaways: Foo Fighters Settle For #2


Chart positions can be very telling, aka who’s selling and who’s not! There’s not many people moving lots of albums, but there is some hope – at the top at least. 1) Foo Fighters settle for second place this week, as Taylor Swift sells another 312,000 copies of 1989. Sonic Highways by no means underperformed…

Best Rap Albums of 2014 – November 2014


With the year winding down, opinions –lists – begin being assembled detailing the year’s best albums. Rap hasn’t had the same kind of years it has had previously, but there have been some noteworthy releases. Consider the top of this best rap albums list to be truly top-heavy. Here are the best rap albums of…

Who Will Be Nominated for Best New Artist at Grammys 2015?


Recently, Billboard published an article where they weighed in on potential Best New Artist nominees at the upcoming Grammys. The list was interesting and eclectic, but being quite opinionated, some of the choices didn’t tickle my fancy. Sure I’m a powerless music journalist/blogger who doesn’t have a say in the Grammy nods, but I have…

Heartbreak City: It’s The End For Robin Thicke and Paula Patton


Speaking from the perspective of a bachelor, being single isn’t too bad.  Sure, you get lonely sometimes, and you may not have someone to share your innermost secrets with but – yeah being single can suck! For those who have found their soul mate (cue the late-great Gerald LeVert’s song “Soul Mate” please), better yet…

The 50 (+1) Best Albums of 2013


Ranking the very best albums of any year is incredibly difficult; there are always misses.  2013 was filled with some triumphant musical moments, though not all of their parent albums were necessarily ‘worthy’ of being considered the best of the year. Because of various factors, this list has its surprises and like any album reviewed,…

Garth Brooks Kills Britney’s ‘Vibe’: Ascends to No. 1


You know, after ‘working’ so hard, Britney Spears had the most lackadaisical sales week of her lengthy career.  Sure, there are artists who would salivate over the 107,000 copies Ms. Spears moved with Britney Jean, but if you look contextually, you’ll see ole girl had a tepid showing on the sales front. 107,000 copies in…

Review: Childish Gambino, ‘Because the Internet’


Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet is one of 2013’s most ambitious albums  Childish Gambino • Because The Internet • Glassnote • US Release Date: December 10, 2013 The saying in basketball is “you live by the three, you die by the three.” What does a basketball saying have to do with a hip-hop you ask?…

Review: Jhene Aiko, ‘Sail Out (EP)’


Jhene Aiko’s cool, calm, and collected approach to R&B is quite alluring Jhene Aiko⎪ Sail Out (EP)⎪ Def Jam ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 11, 2013 It’s too bad that a certain song named “Beware” from Big Sean’s commercially bombing sophomore album Hall of Fame (ironic title right?) didn’t blow up.  Not soley for Big…