Highlights: Gorillaz, ‘Humanz’


Alternative virtual band Gorillaz returns with an ambitious and quirky, yet enjoyable fifth studio album, ‘Humanz.’ ‘Humanz’ is star-studded.

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,…

November’s Playlist: The Best of October 2013


I’ll admit that during the month of October I missed out on a couple of albums (Pearl Jam, Scotty McCreery, Korn, Paul McCartney, etc.).  Alas, that is the life of a music journalist and music critic – you can’t listen to ‘em all.  Despite this, from the albums I did partake of, I’ve assembled a…

Playlist: Bangers That Get It Poppin’ At The Club… (Part 2)


Who says that a twenty seven year old trained musician with a masters degree in music theory/composition can’t throw down to a banger? Nobody, so don’t judge me!  I have compiled a list of  twenty club bangers (not BANGERZ) and have divided it into two parts.  See you at the club snitches! 11 August Alsina…

Review: Danny Brown, ‘Old’


Danny Brown delivers one of the year’s most intriguing rap albums  Danny Brown⎪ Old ⎪ Fool’s Gold ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 8, 2013 How does one describe Old, the new album release courtesy from one of rap’s brightest up-and- comers, Danny Brown?  My ideal adjective for Old would be intriguing.  Just how ‘intriguing’? Brown…

A$AP Rocky Propels 2013 Off To A Quick Start


Big Release January Strategy (…It Sounded Cool) Rarely does January do very much for music commercially.  2010 found newbie Ke$ha making the most of a bad release date (January 5th) and turning it around into a no. 1 album that eventually went platinum.  Animal did have the help of a mega hit in “Tik Tok” in which the trashy-pop star…