Ellie Goulding Delivers Well-Rounded Pop on Third Album ‘Delirium’ 


Ellie Goulding • Delirium • Interscope • Release Date: November 6, 2015 Ellie Goulding’s star has elevated stateside – to some extent. After having hits with “Lights,” “Anything Could Happen,” and “Love Me Like You Do,” you’d think that the eclectic British pop singer would have totally blown up. That’s not the case, particularly considering so-so…

November 6, 2015 Music Releases Set To Flop Commercially


Sigh, so much for the hype of the first week of a jam-packed November. According to Billboard’s early prognostications for next week, Chris Stapleton maybe having the second best week of his career. While we are happy for Stapleton’s “come up,” the prognosticated 100,000 units for Traveller are trouble…for the newbies that is. Billboard broke…

Review: Various Artists, ‘Now 47’


Ultimately Now 47 is a compilation…yep.   Various Artists⎪ Now 47 ⎪ UMe ⎪⎪US Release Date: August 6, 2013 Assembling a compilation of pop hits should be easy and painless, but the problem is that usually by the time given hits arrive on a compilation, they’ve come and passed.  Now 47 (yes, it’s really the 47th…

Chart Moves: Macklemore at no. 2, Maroon 5 Stay Put, Jason Aldean’s Got Next


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Garner Biggest Debut Mumford Close to Platinum Certification Three Weeks In So yeah, Mumford & Sons continue their little folk exploration thingy by ruling the Billboard Album chart for a third straight week.  Expected to sell about 90,000 copies, they sold 96,000 – Overachievers. They are expected to concede next week to country’s…

Genre Series: 30 Pop Songs To Rock Your Sox off!


There were lots of intriguing pop songs this year, as there are every year.  I have assembled a list of 25 that struck me. I’ll even go as far to say some of these may have not been ‘favorites,’ but did stand out.  There are ‘hits’, favorites (in no particular order) included on this list….

Chart Moves: Muse at No. 2, 1D Debut Big, and Macklemore’s ‘Got Next’


Muse, Miguel Make Splashes, Mumford Still Tops Mumford & Sons remain at no. 1 with Babel, though the album sells 431,000 copies less than it bowed with (it sold 169,000 copies this week, a 72% slide).  Big slides usually occur with every blockbuster.  Surprisingly, Mumford outsells a projected 75% slide, which would have kept the album firmly at no….

New Releases 10.9.12: MGK, Ellie Goulding, All Time Low Released among others…


Tuesday, October 9, 2012 features a couple of new album releases.  None of the releases gracing the music world this week are say humongous ‘blockbusters,’ but there are some interesting ones.  Kiss releases the follow-up to their comeback album, MGK ‘laces up,’ while Ellie Goulding claims “Anything Could Happen.”  MGK, Lace Up (Bad Boy/Interscope) MGK’s full-length debut materializes after hitting hard with “Wild Boy” featuring Waka…