Linkin Park Rock Hard on ‘The Hunting Party’


Linkin Park • The Hunting Party • Warner Bros • US Release Date: June 17, 2014 “All you f*cking lames go… careful what you shoot because you might hit what you aim for.” Apparently, that’s how Linkin Park rolls on latest LP, the aggressive The Hunting Party. Don’t get it twisted – Chester Bennington and…

Lana Del Rey & Sam Smith Have Reason to Smile, J. Lo Not so much


Billboard prognosticates that three albums are expected to sell more than 100,000 copies this week.  This is something that the music industry desperately needs to happen, given the slow sales of 2014.  Those three artists and their respective albums expected to accomplish that feat are Lana Del Rey (Ultraviolence), Sam Smith (In the Lonely Hour),…

Jack White’s ‘Lazaretto’ the Bright Spot in Slow Sales Week


In what ended up being a painfully slow sales week, Jack White’s Lazaretto was the only new album to debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 Albums Chart this week.  According to billboard.com, White sold 138,000 copies of Lazaretto, which easily outpaced the second place album – last weeks top debuting LP Platinum (Miranda…

Arcade Fire Launch at No. 1 With Reflektor


Arcade Fire return to a familiar place, the number one spot on the Billboard Album Charts.  The Montreal band’s most recent album, Reflektor moves a respectable 140,000 copies.  Compared to 2010 effort The Suburbs, the most recent figure is just slightly less (The Suburbs moved 156,000 copies).  Arcade Fire knocks Katie Perry off of her…

Katy Perry’s Prism Debuts At No. 1


Katy Perry earns her second consecutive no. 1 album with PRISM, which sold an impressive 286,000 copies.  Just how much swag does my girl Ms. Perry have? A lot as Teenage Dream sold 192,000 copies when it bowed at the penthouse back in 2010.  After Perry’s big week, things suck… badly.  Fifth Harmony’s EP Better…