Thoughts On The 2015 AMA Winners


On Sunday evening, the American Music Awards occurred. Yes, those are the awards where it helps to be popular. That’s not shade (or at least not much), but judging by the winners, it’s obvious which fan bases vote for their favorite artists. While having a choice to vote for an award show is great, particularly…

25 Chart Takeaways: Big Sean Scores His First #1 


The Detroit rapper got it done – Big Sean scores his first #1 album. That takeaway and 24 more! 1) Big Sean finally landed at the top. After two albums debuted at #3, the MC’s third album Dark Sky Paradise debuted at #1. 2) Kid Rock settles for the runner-up spot, but First Kiss sells…

Into July Playlist: 20 Tracks from June 2013


What better way to live it up in July than to relive some of the musical highlights that characterized June? Most of these 20 tracks are taken from album releases in June, with the exception of one standout single without an album and a few tracks from May 28th albums.  Regardless, if you have nothing…

New Music and Review: Indidginus, ‘Ruff Tuff EP’


Indidginus⎟ Ruff Tuff – EP⎟ High Chai Recordings⎟ Release Date: April 15, 2013 All music lovers have genres of music in which we possess a particular affinity for.  Being a ‘multidimensional’ music lover,  my personal affinity encompasses many sub-styles and sub-genres of music. Like everyone else, I began to really dig the who electronic/EDM movement…

Grammy Dissection, Part 5: All The Rest… (Country, Gospel, Producer…)


Introduction So here is the last category analysis for the grammy nominations. Yeah, leftovers.  We are all more concerned about the other categories. Country is blasé this year (and inconsistent nominations), Gospel is not driving many people’s interest and the producer of the year unveils some album of the year clues. Best Country Solo Performance…

No Doubt, Push & Shove: Album Impression


Introduction Gwen Stefani hung up her pop shoes in 2006 with The Sweet Escape, which spawned bona fide hits in the clunky “Wind Up” and more noticeable “The Sweet Escape” with Akon. No Doubt hadn’t released a proper studio effort since 2001’s Rock Steady. Do the math and folks with the materialization of 2012’s Push & Shove , that is an 11-year hiatus.  Lots of stuff goes…