Bilal, In Another Life [Track By Track Review]


Bilal Delivers Killer Throwback Soul Album On ‘In Another Life’ Bilal • In Another Life • eOne • US Release Date: June 30, 2015  When Bilal drops an album, you know it is FIRE. What, excuse me? Why so confident there music reviewer fellow? The confidence is because it’s true. Not everybody may be on…

Five Takeaways from Nick Jonas’ ‘Nick Jonas’


Nick Jonas • Nick Jonas • Island • US Release Date: November 10, 2014  The Jonas Brothers are no more. Neither is Joe Jonas’ solo career – no shade, Joe, no shade. That said, there is a Jonas brother who is ‘doing his thing’ in 2014. Yes, folks, none other than little Nick Jonas. Actually,…

Review – Kai Exos, ‘Telegraph’


Toronto Newcomer Kai Exos Shows Tremendous Promise on Debut ‘Telegraph’ Kai Exos • Telegraph • VMP Group • US Release Date: June 10, 2014 In 2005, R&B singer Leela James sang a song titled “Music”, which had some harsh criticisms towards current music. To quote the “old soul” contemporary R&B singer, “Can’t even turn on…

Note-taking: Robin Thicke, “Get Her Back”


Thicke’s ‘make-up’ single is…umm…underwhelming… Robin Thicke • “Get Her Back” (Single) • Star Trak / Interscope • Single Release Date: May 19, 2014  Robin Thicke has been in the headlines in 2014 for a couple of different reasons, namely his split with wife Paula Patton.  Rumors have swirled the breakup was on old boy, potentially…

Justin Timberlake Wants To “Show You A Few Things” With Single “Suit & Tie”…


Justin Timberlake releases his first single, “Suit & Tie”  from his upcoming album The 20/20 Experience. “Suit & Tie” features nothing less than hip-hop royalty in Jay-Z – hey only the best for pop royalty, right?  What’s most shocking is how quickly the single materialized – I mean Justin must have been ‘so serious’ about it.  Timberlake made his…

I Like A Single By A Boy Band? What?!?


The Wanted have achieve a seal of approval from myself, much to the chagrin of, well me.  “I Found You” from its opening bars sounded like it was poised to become yet another “Glad U Came” or “Chasing The Sun” retread, but managed to show some solid differentiation.  The falsetto on the chorus, some gritty solo vocals during the bridge section,…