Playlist: Favorite Songs From March Album Releases


March was a rich month for music releases.  After listening and reviewing multiple albums, it is always fun to pick out one big time standout.  Sometimes it is a difficult choice, while other times it’s the only choice (particularly on a sub-par album).  After looking back through my late-February and March reviews, I’ve compiled a…

Review: Karmin, ‘Pulses’


Karmin’s full-length debut has its moments, and its misses  Karmin • Pulses • Epic • US Release Date: March 25, 2014 Making a viral urban-pop act translate into a commercial recording artist can be a challenge. Duo Karmin (Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan) made a gargantuan splash via YouTube building a notable fan base by…

Can’t Just “Let It Go”: Frozen Soundtrack Is No. 1 Once More


After six non-consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 Albums Charts, the Frozen Soundtrack makes it a seventh week at the penthouse. This week, Frozen rallies to sell a gargantuan 202,000 copies. I guess folks just can’t “Let It Go” – bad joke, I know.  I’d say that the release of the album to DVD/Blu-ray/Digital likely…

Music Shopping List: 8 Albums To Consider on March 25, 2014


As March is nearing its completion, the final release week of the month has numerous album possibilities to add to one’s collection.  A posthumous release from a country legend, one cool pop-duo (with some other styles involved), and a powerhouse, inspirational half of a contemporary gospel-duo. Phew – what a mouthful! Check out the following…