Thoughts: Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

 Sam Smith sets the tone for highly anticipated debut In The Lonely Hour Sam Smith • “Stay With Me” • In The Lonely Hour • Capitol • US Release Date: June 17, 2014 (album) Okay, let’s get this out of the way first; Sam Smith seems to be pop music’s next big thing. The 22-year…

Review: Mariah Carey, ‘Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’

 After a five year hiatus, Carey ‘brings the heat’ on comeback LP Me. I Am Mariah… Mariah Carey • Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse • Def Jam • US Release Date: May 27, 2014 Nearly five years ago, Mariah Carey released a solid, if not necessarily flashy album in Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel….