Chart Takeaways: Pentatonix Rises On Billboard 200


A new week, another Billboard 200 chart to analyze – Here it goes – enough said! 1) “Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate,” but Taylor Swift keeps on selling like crazy. 1989 is the ‘second coming’ – of album sales that is. 2) Pentatonix continues to win America’s hearts as That’s Christmas To Me is…

The 2013 Fourth Quarter Music Releases Underwhelm…


2013 has produced many notable albums overall.  Among the many triumphs include an alternative juggernaut (Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City), a soulful return (John Legend’s, Love in the Future), an atheistic Brit-metal reunion (Black Sabbath’s 13),  and an electronic thriller (Daft Punk’s, Random Access Memories).  Those aforementioned titles are just some of the sound…

Review: Kelly Clarkson, ‘Wrapped in Red’


Clarkson delivers a compelling holiday offering with ‘Wrapped in Red’ Kelly Clarkson • Wrapped In Red • RCA• US Release Date: October 29, 2013 It is a moment that every serious artist should seize – the holiday album. Kelly Clarkson has been holding out – like since 2003.  Now 11 years after being crowned the first American Idol and becoming…