MGK Keeps It Real on Sophomore Album ‘General Admission’ (Review)


MGK • General Admission • Bad Boy / Interscope • Release Date: October 16, 2015   “Yeah b*tch, yeah b*tch, call me Steve-O…I’m a wild boy, f*ck an eighth I need O’s.” Sigh, those ferocious words gave Cleveland MC Machine Gun Kelly, often referred to as just MGK, a big hit with “Wild Boy”. “Wild Boy”…

X Ambassadors, VHS [Review]


 X Ambassadors Show Incredible Potential on Debut Album ‘VHS’ X Ambassadors • VHS • Interscope • US Release Date: June 30, 2015   The following silly, probably pointless story will make some people quite sad. So, I often peruse iTunes to see what’s new and hot. For the longest time, I see this album from…

Review: Yelawolf Delivers An Eclectic Effort With ‘Love Story’


Yelawolf • Love Story • Interscope • US Release Date: April 21, 2015 It’s no shock that Alabaman rapper Yelawolf’s first major label tanked. If it wasn’t known, Yelawolf makes listeners aware: “One, my last record flopped / two, it wasn’t my time.” Whether 2015 is Yelawolf’s time, only time and sales will tell. Regardless,…

Review: Madonna Sounds Fierce on ‘Rebel Heart’


Madonna • Rebel Heart • Interscope • US Release Date: March 10, 2015 There is and will only ever be one Madonna. Anytime Madonna performs or releases a new album, everybody is interested to see what the cutting-edge pop legend is going to do – specifically how she is going to reinvent herself. While Madonna’s…

4th Quarter Albums Prognostication Scorecard


In September 2014, I penned a post entitled Prognosticating 4th Quarter Albums!, where I gave my predictions for the sales of some notable albums being released in late September and onward.  Now that seven of those albums have sales figures (one going off of official prognostications), let’s see how sound my predicting skills were! 1) Chris…

Keyshia Cole’s ‘Point Of No Return’ Falls Short Of Best Work


Keyshia Cole • Point of No Return • Interscope • US Release Date: October 7, 2014 One of the most frustrating things when one is the ultimate fan of an artist (‘fan boy’ or ‘fan girl’) is when that artist totally lets you down. Keyshia Cole, as sad as it is to report, has committed…

Review: Maroon 5 Deliver A Captivating Effort on ‘V’


  Maroon 5 • V • Interscope • US Release Date: September 2, 2014 Overexposed, Maroon 5’s fourth album marked a change of pace for Maroon 5. After three albums of a clearly established sound with minor tweaks, Overexposed opted for trendier pop. Despite drawing the ire of some critics and fans, it also produced…