Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell © Asthmatic Kitty

10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions


Some songs are “empty,” while others are “full” – or something like that! The 10 songs compiled on this list are all “full” of emotion and depth. Each song has a deeper meaning or larger purpose which makes it truly unique, special, and memorable. Here are 10 songs that possess overwhelming emotions. 1) Father John Misty, “Holy S**t” (I Love You, Honeybear, 2015) Despite the … Continue reading 10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions

Chase Rice, Ignite the Night © Columbia Nashville

10 Random and Ridiculous Songs 


Not every song is eloquently penned with substantial or outward depth – this is definitely true in modern musical times. Some songs are born from a random place and because of little context or the idiosyncratic artists/songwriters; the final product sometimes comes over, well ridiculously. Sometimes ridiculous isn’t even the appropriate word – sometimes the results show great ambitiousness, uniqueness or maybe even misunderstood genius. … Continue reading 10 Random and Ridiculous Songs 

Madonna, Rebel Heart © Interscope

Why The ‘F Word’ Matters Little In Music Anymore


Honestly, nobody (few) cares about the ‘f-word’ anymore when it comes to music anymore. The sentiment is one of “f**k it!” who cares if “For Under Consent of the King” is used or not? In the past, using the most obscene of obscenities wouldn’t come close to being acceptable, but at this point, the word has grown to be more permissible as opposed to taboo. … Continue reading Why The ‘F Word’ Matters Little In Music Anymore

Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear © Subpop

The Best Albums of 2015 – End of 1st Quarter Update


It is now April 2015 and the first quarter of the year has elapsed? How many big-time albums have been dropped between January 2015 and the end of March? The answer is several notable albums, with the top five definitely producing the heat. Here are 14 of the best albums of 2015 as of the conclusion of the first quarter!  1) Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp … Continue reading The Best Albums of 2015 – End of 1st Quarter Update

Kelly Clarkson, Piece By Piece © RCA

25 Chart Takeaways: Kelly Clarkson Earns Third #1 Album 


The first American Idol victor has been able to establish a career beyond the show. This week, Kelly Clarkson lands her third number one album. That and many more chart takeaways worth examining! 1) Kelly Clarkson scores her third number one album with Piece By Piece. The numbers – sales and overall impact – are down significantly from previous efforts. 2) Fifty Shades of Grey … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Kelly Clarkson Earns Third #1 Album 

Big Sean, Dark Sky Paradise © Def Jam

25 Chart Takeaways: Big Sean Scores His First #1 


The Detroit rapper got it done – Big Sean scores his first #1 album. That takeaway and 24 more! 1) Big Sean finally landed at the top. After two albums debuted at #3, the MC’s third album Dark Sky Paradise debuted at #1. 2) Kid Rock settles for the runner-up spot, but First Kiss sells only slightly less than Rock’s previous album did. 3) Fifty … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Big Sean Scores His First #1 

Imagine Dragons, Smoke + Mirrors © Interscope

25 Chart Takeaways: Imagine Dragons Take ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ To The Top


Some fiery dragons take over the top spot on the Billboard 200. Don’t worry about Drake or the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack – they are still doing big things!  1) Imagine Dragons fire their way to the top – Smoke + Mirrors hits #1 on the Billboard 200. 2) “If you’re reading this, then Drake no longer has the #1 album in the US.” … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Imagine Dragons Take ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ To The Top

Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear © Subpop

The Best Albums of 2015 – Late February Update 


As February 2015 becomes March, more albums have been released and you know what that means: my analytical ears get busy and my pen (keyboard) begins publishing my thoughts. Ultimately, 2015 has been a solid year for music as of yet and all of the albums that grace this early ‘best of’ list are worth the listen. As for albums released the final week of … Continue reading The Best Albums of 2015 – Late February Update 

Drake, If You're Reading This You're Too Late © Cash Money

25 Chart Takeaways: Drake Scores Fourth Number One Album 


Taylor Swift slipped to #5 on the Billboard 200! Isn’t that fact enough to make you want to read these chart takeaways? It should BE!  1) Drake hit the big time for the fourth time in his career. Surprise album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late debuts commandingly atop the Billboard 200. Was there any doubt? Nothing Was The Same also sees a bump … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Drake Scores Fourth Number One Album 

Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear © Subpop

Review: Father John Misty Crafts a Contemporary Masterpiece on ‘I Love You, Honeybear’


 Father John Misty • I Love You, Honeybear • Subpop • US Release Date: February 10, 2015 Lush, bold, and brutally honest, Father John Misty’s sophomore album I Love You, Honeybear is nothing short of a contemporary masterpiece. Unlike anything else released in 2015, listening to I Love You, Honeybear, it sounds as if Father John Misty – aka Josh Tillman – ‘put his foot’ into … Continue reading Review: Father John Misty Crafts a Contemporary Masterpiece on ‘I Love You, Honeybear’