5 Overplayed, Overvalued, and Annoying Songs


New year, new life, new things! Out with the old of 2014 and in with the new of 2015. 2014 had plenty of great music. It didn’t sell mind you, but there was plenty of great music. In a time that is dominated by songs, specifically the record, there were plenty of greats records. There…

Chart Takeaways: Mary J. Blige’s Underwhelming Debut


“Same sh*t, different day,” the profane saying goes. Adapted to the Billboard Charts, “Another week, a different chart.” Okay, okay it doesn’t quite work, but you can’t blame me for trying. As has been the trend every Monday, here’s analysis of the latest Billboard 200 chart. There is some more of the “same sh*t” of…

Reactions: 86th Academy Awards Recognize Music In A Big Way


The Academy Awards was filled with a lot of predictability ultimately, but there were some interesting moments as well.  For the music world itself, there was plenty to rejoice about.  Jared Leto, who’s been more associated as the front man of 30 Seconds To Mars as opposed to acting as of late, won the Academy…

Into July Playlist: 20 Tracks from June 2013


What better way to live it up in July than to relive some of the musical highlights that characterized June? Most of these 20 tracks are taken from album releases in June, with the exception of one standout single without an album and a few tracks from May 28th albums.  Regardless, if you have nothing…

Capsule: George Benson, ‘Inspiration – A Tribute to Nat King Cole’


George Benson⎪ Inspiration – A Tribute to Nat King Cole⎪ Concord ⎪⎪US Release Date: June 4, 2013 Featured guests: Wynton Marsalis; Idina Menzel; Till Brönner; Judith Hill Musicians: Randy Waldman, Tim May, Chuck Berghofer, and Gregg Field (rhythm section); The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami Producer:…