March Madness: 16 Songs For The Sweet 16


The first four, second round, and third rounds of the NCAA Tournament are over my friends, and after numerous upsets and the birth of those Cinderella teams looking for another shot to slay the giant, the tournament marches on with the upcoming Sweet 16 and Elite 8.  What better way to celebrate and prepare for…

Review: Various Artists, Now 49: That’s What I Call Music


Now 49 is an improvement over previous compilations Various Artists • Now 49: That’s What I Call Music • UMe • US Release Date: February 4, 2014 Compilation efforts have great intentions, but also can possess their respective flaws as well.  The Now Series is a superb way to give music lovers some of the…

Frozen Soundtrack Returns To A Familiar Spot – No. 1


The Frozen soundtrack ascends back to no. 1, selling 93,000 copies.  For a soundtrack, the sales have been quite impressive.  The next closest album, 2014 Grammy Nominees is nowhere near Frozen’s sales, landing at no. 2 selling 59,000 copies.  Next week, however, billboard.com prognosticates the compilation could rise to no. 1, with 85,000 copies sold. …

Review: A Great Big World, ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’


 A Great Big World Showcase Both Classicism and Creativity on its debut album  A Great Big World • Is There Anybody Out There? • Epic • US Release Date: January 21, 2014 As the wise, old saying goes, “Two heads are better than one.”  Indeed, new singer/songwriter duo A Great Big World is the epitome…

Thoughts: Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly, “Do What U Want”


Gaga strikes gold on ARTPOP’s second single “Do What U Want”  Lady Gaga (featuring R. Kelly)⎪ “Do What U Want” ⎪Streamline / Interscope ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 21, 2013 I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t applauding too much over Lady Gaga’s first single “Applause” from her upcoming studio album ARTPOP due…

Beyoncé’s Promotional Blunder? Can She Rebound?


Since Monday, MLK Jr. Day and the Second inauguration of President Barack Obama, the  focus of the historical event at had shifted from history to a pop cultural icon, Beyoncé. Why? Well Beyoncé supposedly lip-synced the near flawless performance of The National Anthem.  Controversy was heard ’round the world after a member of the military band let out…

Impressions: Christina Aguilera, Lotus


Introduction I have no doubt that Christina Aguilera would take back 2010’s Bionic if she could. It was her weakest selling album to date, failing to go gold.  I was one of few people who liked parts of the album, but most critics were quick to chastise and pan it. Aguilera’s voice was not enough to get past the…