November’s Playlist: The Best of October 2013


I’ll admit that during the month of October I missed out on a couple of albums (Pearl Jam, Scotty McCreery, Korn, Paul McCartney, etc.).  Alas, that is the life of a music journalist and music critic – you can’t listen to ‘em all.  Despite this, from the albums I did partake of, I’ve assembled a…

Playlist: Bangers That Get It Poppin’ At The Club… (Part 1)


Who says that a twenty seven year old trained musician with a masters degree in music theory/composition can’t throw down to a banger? Nobody, so don’t judge me!  I have compiled a list of  twenty club bangers (not BANGERZ) and have divided it into two parts.  See you at the club snitches! 1 Wale featuring…

Review: Rich Gang, ‘Rich Gang’


Is ‘Rich Gang’ wealth without substance?  Rich Gang⎪ Rich Gang ⎪Cash Money⎪⎪ US Release Date: July 23, 2013 Featured artists include: Ace Hood; Birdman; Busta Rhymes; Chris Brown; Cory Gunz; Detail; Flo Rida; French Montana; Future; Gudda Gudda; Jae Millz; Lil Wayne; Limp Bizkit; Mack Maine; Mystikal; Nicki Minaj; R. Kelly; Rick Ross; Tyga “Something…

Chart Moves, June 6, 2013: Daft Punk Still Tops


Chart Rewind Last week, Daft Punk debuted loftily at no. 1 with Random Access Memories selling a strong 339,000 copies.  Darius Rucker found himself in the runner-up slot with True Believers, outperforming expectations with 83,000 copies sold.  The National confirmed their indie-darling status by bowing at no. 3 with 75,000 copies sold of Trouble Will Find Me. French Montana did better than expected, even if…

Chart Moves May, 29, 2013: Daft Punk


Chart Rewind Last week, Vampire Weekend notched their second chart topping album with Modern Vampires of the City with 134,000 copies sold. George Strait gave the Ivy Leaguers some competition with Love Is Everything (his millionth album it seems) bowing closely at number two with 125,000 copies sold.  Demi Lovato was in the race for number two initially, but fell short 15,000 copies to bow…

Review: French Montana, ‘Excuse My French’


French Montana ⎪ Excuse My French⎪Bad Boy / Interscope ⎪⎪ US Release Date: April 21, 2013 Intro Bad Boy was once a flourishing, vivacious label.  Since those illustrious ‘glory years’, success hasn’t had the same sustainability for Sean “Diddy” Combs.  Once again the ‘10s brings a resurgence of the label, with MGK’s 2012 effort Lace…

Chart Moves, May 22, 2013: The Vampires Rule


Chart Rewind Last week on the charts, Lady Antebellum  managed to sell 167,000 copies of their fourth studio album,  Golden.  The nearest competition came via the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, which debuted at no. 2 with 137,000 copies.  BTW, a review of The Great Gatsby soundtrack will post tomorrow on brentmusicreviews.com. Vampires, A Cowboy, and a Pop Star Vampire…