Review: Joe Keeps Things Grown & Sexy on ‘Bridges’


Joe, Bridges – a review  Joe • Bridges • Plaid Lover / BMG • US Release Date: June 23, 2014 R&B singer Joe is incredibly prolific in his output, particularly as of late. Once an extremely successful multiplatinum major label artist, following 2007 album Ain’t Nothin’ Like Me, Joe has released new albums, independently distributed,…

Summing Up J. Lo’s ‘A.K.A.’


Jennifer Lopez • A.K.A. • Capitol • US Release Date: June 17, 2014 “Just want you to know my name by the time we exit / wanna feel like I’m brand new.” Ooh la la – J. Lo, we already know your name, girl! After a three-year hiatus, Jennifer Lopez returns fiercely with new studio…

Review: Meshell Ndegeocello, ‘Comet, Come to Me’


An underrated gem, Meshell Ndegeocello shines on Comet, Come to Me Meshell Ndegeocello • Comet, Come to Me • Naïve • US Release Date: June 3, 2014 Sometimes it is the most underrated artist who truly captivates the listener. So many talented musicians can lay claim to the characterization of being ‘underrated’, despite possessing magnificent skills….

Kai Exos Shows Great Promise on Single “Vigilante”


 Kai Exos • “Vigilante” (Single) • KAEM • Single Release Date: March 31, 2014 Upcoming album: Telegraph (June 10, 2014) “Oh vigilante, will you protect me?” The term vigilante is being incorporated in popular music – HUH? What is wrong with this picture? Could it be that pop/R&B has a new song by a burgeoning…