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…

Music Shopping List: 13 Albums to Consider May 6, 2014


April left a lot to be desired as far as the number of ‘blockbuster’ album releases that graced the music industry. Hopefully, the first official releases of May 2014 adds some spark to an incredibly slow music market in 2014. Tuesday May 6 is a big release day filled with a number of options. Again,…

Impressions: Taylor Swift, Red


Introduction Taylor Swift‘s Red is undoubtedly on its way to be 2012’s biggest album, regardless of genre.  This go around, Ms. Swift opted to create and album with more pop sensibility, as evidenced by singles “We  Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.,” which both happen to be produced by pop hit makers Max Martin and Shellback. The results…

Mumford & Sons, Babel: Album Analysis


Introduction Mumford & Sons are likely to capitalize greatly from their 2009 debut effort Sigh No More, which more than surpassed expectations. 2012’s Babel is easily one of the year’s most anticipated efforts – be it in confined to the alt-rock/folk genre or any specific style for that matter. While the resurgence in folk music…