March Madness: Best Album Tournament for the 1st Quarter, 2014


  Ah, there is no better time of the year than March Madness… well maybe except for Christmas, LOL! It is a time where brackets continue to be devastated by college basketball teams many haven’t heard of upsetting highly favored giants.  As disappointing (when my John Wall-led UK Wildcats lost to WVU in 2010 in…

Ranking Seven Reviewed Albums From January 2014


In January 2014, I reviewed seven new album releases.  Sure, there were some other reviews thrown in the mix, including the Arctic Monkey’s AM that I’d slept on previously in September, a Pitbull EP from last November (Meltdown) housing a former number one hit called “Timber”, and a P!nk live tour DVD, but none apply…

Bruce Springsteen Is Tops With High Hopes


Bruce Springsteen lands at a familiar position, no.1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.  High Hopes didn’t exactly deliver killer numbers, but the 99,000 copies it moved was enough to give The Boss another notch in his belt… err another no. 1 album.   Perhaps the more negative view of Springsteen’s latest number one is the…

Review: A Great Big World, ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’


 A Great Big World Showcase Both Classicism and Creativity on its debut album  A Great Big World • Is There Anybody Out There? • Epic • US Release Date: January 21, 2014 As the wise, old saying goes, “Two heads are better than one.”  Indeed, new singer/songwriter duo A Great Big World is the epitome…

Music Shopping List: What Albums To Buy January 21, 2014


Last week, the music industry was infused with some life with several high profile releases, led by Bruce Springsteen (High Hopes). Things aren’t quite as exciting this Tuesday, January 21, 2014, but there are some newbies to check out and prepare one’s budget accordingly. 1 The U.S. Albums, The Beatles (Box) Label: Capitol This one…