Review: Phillip Phillips, ‘Behind the Light’


Phillips takes a step forward on his sophomore LP, though nothing supplants “Home” Phillip Phillips • Behind the Light • 19 / Interscope • US Release Date: May 19, 2014 “Searchlight” opens Behind the Light abruptly and somewhat indistinctly.  The folk rumination kicks off the track, instantly channeling Phillips’ “Home”and of course one ubiquitous Mumford…

Chart Moves: DMB, Maroon 5, P!nk and G.O.O.D Music…


Dave Matthews Band Debut For Sixth Consecutive #1 Album As expected, Dave Matthews Band‘s latest release Away From The World  tops the Billboard 200chart with 266,000 copies sold.  While Away From The World outsold initial projects (250K), it undersold 2009’s Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King by 158,000 copies.  Oh well, good numbers nonetheless in the music economy that is 2012. In other…

Chart Moves: Matchbox Twenty Top, DMB on Deck


Matchbox Twenty ‘North’ Gets It Done at no. 1 Matchbox Twenty‘s North tops the Billboard 200 this week, bowing a no. 1 with 95,000. That total was shy of the 110,000 copies estimated Rob Thomas and company would move. With a bowing that ‘small,’ North‘s chart tenure looks to be unremarkable.  Remarkable about the debut is that the band…

Dave Matthews Band, Away From The World: Extended Album Analysis


Introduction Dave Matthews Band is one the most popular rock bands on the music scene.  More often than not, the band lands atop the penthouse on the Billboard 200.  I will be the first to admit that I personally have not been a dedicated fan to the band, but many of my friends are gargantuan fans….