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Best Of The Rest: 45 Albums That Missed ‘25 Best Albums of 2015’


Here are 45 albums that missed my ’25 Best Albums of 2015’ list. Continue reading Best Of The Rest: 45 Albums That Missed ‘25 Best Albums of 2015’

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25 Chart Takeaways: 5SOS Best Carrie Underwood for No. 1  


  Number one belongs to 5 Seconds of Summer – surprise? No. What if you throw Carrie Underwood’s name in the mix for no. 1, does that make it more of a surprise. Yes. Ultimately, 5SOS Bests Carrie Underwood for top honors on the Billboard 200. That and 24 more takeaways from this week’s chart! 1) 5 Seconds of Summer make it two #1 albums … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: 5SOS Best Carrie Underwood for No. 1  

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25 Chart Takeaways: Pentatonix Beats Demi Lovato For Top Spot


  Ah, there was quite a fight for the top spot on the Billboard 200 this week. Ultimately, the a cappella darlings bested the former Disney pop diva, though neither album exactly set a new precedent for album impact or sales. Those takeaways and more! 1) Pentatonix’s self-titled album of originals won the battle to top the Billboard 200, meaning Demi Lovato’s Confident settled for … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Pentatonix Beats Demi Lovato For Top Spot

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25 Chart Takeaways: Janet Jackson Takes ‘Unbreakable’ To No. 1  


  Was there ever any doubt that Janet Jackson would debut atop the Billboard 200 with her comeback album? Nah! Janet Jackson is the main attraction, but there are more takeaways to be taken from this week’s chart! Here goes nothing! 1) Janet Jackson scored a seventh number one album with Unbreakable. Sure, the numbers don’t compare to her past triumphs, but Jackson still sold … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Janet Jackson Takes ‘Unbreakable’ To No. 1  

R. Kelly, Black Panties

30 Simply Filthy R&B Songs!


Janet Jackson, Damita Jo

Love hasn’t faded from R&B completely, believe it or not. That said sex is definitely in its trendiest position ever within the genre. Folks, parental advisory labels are popping up everywhere these days and for good reason. Basically, “Darling Nikki” would barely qualify the explicit label these days. Some R&B songs are just simply filthy. Here are 30 simply filthy R&B songs that indulge into the physical as opposed to emotional.

 

1) Usher, “Good Kisser” (2014)  

“Good Kisser” definitely is “not that innocent.” Think kissing a banana… or don’t.

 

2) Marsha Ambrosius, “69” (Friends & Lovers, 2014)

The 2 Live Crew sample confirms the song title is accurate: “Face down, a$$ up / that’s the way we like to…” Catch the drift?

 

3) R. Kelly, “Cookie” (Black Panties, 2013)

Oreos will never taste the same in the hands of R. Kelly. “How many licks does it…” – sorry that’s a Tootsie Roll.

 

4) Rihanna, “Cockiness (Love It)” (Talk That Talk, 2011) 

Can you say double entendre? The key words that stand out are suck, cockiness, lick, eat, swallow, and come. Rihanna – you so nasty girl!

 

5) Trey Songz “Love Faces” (Passion, Pain & Pleasure, 2010)

The only thing the song title leaves to the imagination are the facial expressions Trey and his girl make as they do it. Yep, that’s it in a nutshell.

 

6) Kelly Rowland, “Kisses Down Low” (Talk A Good Game, 2013)

Any time the word “arch” is used in an R&B song, it’s definitely not referring to the foot.

 

7) R. Kelly featuring Ludacris, “Legs Shakin’” (Black Panties, 2013)

There’s no restless leg syndrome going on here… Need clarification: “I’m goin’ down, down, down / and do it ‘til your legs shakin’.” There it is.

 

8) Tweet, “Oops Oh My” (Southern Hummingbird. 2002)

Self-love may be a common occurrence, but it’s doesn’t commonly occur via the pop song. Well, ‘cept for Tweet’s “Oops Oh My.”

 

9) Jeremih, “Birthday Sex” (Jeremih, 2009)

Few would deny this would be a fantastic birthday gift. The even better gift would be if everyday could be your birthday. Think about it.

 

10) Estelle, “Make Her Say (Beat It Up)” (2014)

Imagination is a thing of he past apparently. Estelle keeps it 100. In fact, she keeps its 150.

 

11) Janet Jackson, “Sexhibition” (Damita Jo , 2004)

So basically Janet and company combined the words “sex” and “exhibition.” It is what it is, though it seems kind of redundant – particularly at the end when Janet says, “relax, it’s just sex.”

 

12) Kelly Rowland, “Motivation” (Here I Am, 2011)

Well at least Kelly found a different way to sing about sex – her plan is to “be your motivation.” And to add, “And when we’re done, I don’t wanna feel my legs…” Whoa – “oh lover” is right!

 

13) Beyoncé, “Rocket” (Beyoncé, 2013)

The opening lines let the listener know they’re in for a ride: “Let me sit this a$$ on you…”

 

14) Jaheim, “P**** Appreciation Day” (Appreciation Day, 2013)

Talk about being dramatic: “So warm it’s so soft, it’s so tight, it’s the greatest / so I laid in it, played in it / stayed their ‘til daybreak…” Freaky, freaky, freaky!

 

15) T-Pain, “Put It Down” (Epiphany, 2007)

Wonder what Teddy Pain means when he says, “I’mma stick, stick, stick, stick, ooh?”

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Review: Panic! at the Disco, ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die’


  Panic’s latest effort packs a sizable punch despite its brevity Panic! At The Disco⎪ Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! ⎪ Fueled By Ramen⎪⎪US Release Date: October 8, 2013 Panic! At The Disco is: Brendon Urie, Spencer Smith & Dallon Weekes Produced by Butch Walker If there is one thing that has to irk Panic! At The Disco, it’s being in the … Continue reading Review: Panic! at the Disco, ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die’

Panic! At The Disco Return With “Miss Jackson” and Upcoming Album


Something that I’ve always loved about Panic! At The Disco is the fact that you never know exactly which direction the band is going to go. The band’s first album,  A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (2005) was highlighted by a little hit by the name of “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” whose hook still shines eight years later: “I chime in, ‘Haven’t you people … Continue reading Panic! At The Disco Return With “Miss Jackson” and Upcoming Album

Kelly Rowland, Talk A Good Game

Opinion: Is Kelly Rowland Overdoing ‘The Do’ (If Ya Catch my Drift)?


Kelly Rowland is absolutely stunning – few would deny this.  Rowland also has lovely voice – some may dispute this given the type of records Destiny’s Child made as well as Rowland’s own, but I think some would agree.  Rowland does have the ‘package’ to be an R&B star, BUT she has yet to breakthrough.  There are several reasons for this, and yes among the biggest has been … Continue reading Opinion: Is Kelly Rowland Overdoing ‘The Do’ (If Ya Catch my Drift)?

Opinion: Advice To 10 R&B Artists


Sometimes, I like to give advice… quite often actually.  Today, the victims, err…benefactors of my advice are some R&B artists. Usher Usher, your album Looking 4 Myself was a good album. BUT, I’d love to hear you return to your roots for your next album.  It is hard to recapture Confessions, your diamond-selling juggernaut, but I think your fans would love some of that contemporary R&B swag … Continue reading Opinion: Advice To 10 R&B Artists

Will “Blurred Lines” Reinvigorate Interest in Robin Thicke?


Robin Thicke had some tough luck with 2011’s Love After War. How tough? Well the album debuted at no. 22 on the albums chart, which is a good sign the album is headed NOWHERE.  Gone now are Thicke’s glory days where “Lost Without You” made people everywhere believers in blue-eyed soul and The Evolution of Robin Thicke broke through.  He didn’t fare as well with the successive releases of Something … Continue reading Will “Blurred Lines” Reinvigorate Interest in Robin Thicke?