2013 Chart Trends: 5 Underachievers and 5 Overachievers


“You win some and you lose some.” At least, that’s what they say.  That’s the case with numerous albums in 2013.  I have chosen five albums that exceeded sales expectations and five albums that fell short of expectations.  Let’s see who made my list… The Overachievers  Honorable Mention(s): Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience (no. 1…

If The Grammys Were Held in July 2013, [Blank] Would Be Nominated


If the Grammys were held mid-year, July 2013, based on an eligibility period ranging from October 1, 2012 to present, who would be frontrunners for nominations? This particular post deals with the potential heaviest hitters. 1 Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience Could Be Nominated For: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of…

Chart Moves June 12, 2013: The Queens Rule


Chart Rewind Last week, June 5, 2013, Daft Punk continued to ‘rule the roost’ with Random Access Memories adding another 93,000 copies in sales bringing the total to 432,000 copies.  Alice in Chains saw their fifth album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here sell 61,000 copies to bow at no. 2.  Still respectable numbers, the band’s previous album (which happened to be a comeback…

End Of May Playlist: Ten Recommendations To Rock Out Into June!


So, I find myself with several songs on ‘repeat’ on my iPod.  Because of the musical nerd that I am, I often look at the play count to see what I listen to most frequently.  Many of these cuts have been on constant rotation while some are just beginning to ‘tickle my fancy’ and come…

Chart Moves May, 29, 2013: Daft Punk


Chart Rewind Last week, Vampire Weekend notched their second chart topping album with Modern Vampires of the City with 134,000 copies sold. George Strait gave the Ivy Leaguers some competition with Love Is Everything (his millionth album it seems) bowing closely at number two with 125,000 copies sold.  Demi Lovato was in the race for number two initially, but fell short 15,000 copies to bow…

Review: Daft Punk, ‘Random Access Memories’


Daft Punk⎥ Random Access Memories ⎥ Columbia⎥⎥ US Release Date: May 21, 2013 Cutting right to the chase, Random Access Memories must easily be electro act Daft Punk’s most highly anticipated album.  The hype machine went full throttle weeks before Random Access Memories dropped, thanks to one superb single with Pharrell Williams entitled “Get Lucky”. …

Chart Moves, May 22, 2013: The Vampires Rule


Chart Rewind Last week on the charts, Lady Antebellum  managed to sell 167,000 copies of their fourth studio album,  Golden.  The nearest competition came via the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, which debuted at no. 2 with 137,000 copies.  BTW, a review of The Great Gatsby soundtrack will post tomorrow on brentmusicreviews.com. Vampires, A Cowboy, and a Pop Star Vampire…

Music To Be Excited For…


New music is upon us all!  Here’s some highlights: Vampire Weekend are returning! YAY!  Modern Vampires of the City drops May 14. After a 3-year hiatus (since 2010 no. 1 debuting Contra) everybody’s favorite Paul Simon/Peter Gabriel loving Ivy Leaguers have returned.  I mean, who does “give a f*** about an Oxford Comma” right? Jaheim released a new single…

Numbers: January 21 – January 28, 2013


Numbers examines notable numbers (money, sales, percentages, stats, studio album numbers, etc.) within the music industry over the past week. __________________________ 305,000,000 How many dollars Madonna‘s MDNA Tour grossed. $$$!  http://rd.io/x/QUKSLjelHdw 854,000 The number of downloads for A$AP Rocky‘s hit “F**kin Problems” as of Wednesday, January 23. 80,000 Whereabouts of 80,000 – 90,000 is the prognostication for Gary Allan‘s Set You Free on the…