5 Seconds of Summer Settle For No. 2


  5 Seconds of Summer, the new Australian teen band, has nothing to hang their heads about; debuting at no. 2 with 143,000 copies of a four-song EP (She Looks So Perfect) is definitely notable.  Settling for that no. 2 spot behind the unstoppable Frozen Soundtrack (149,000 copies sold) – well that should boost confidence even more considering no one can end Frozen’s run.  After … Continue reading 5 Seconds of Summer Settle For No. 2

R&B: The Good & Bad Takeaways So Far in 2014


2014 has been a mixed year for R&B.  There’s been some good and there has also been so bad.  Even though R&B is still struggling, 2014 has allowed for R&B to have its moments.  Then again, it’s also had its bombs…big time bombs.  The Good 🙂 Beyoncé gave R&B a shot in the… well she gave it a shot of commercial relevance with her ‘visual … Continue reading R&B: The Good & Bad Takeaways So Far in 2014

56th Annual Grammy Award Predictions: Other Notable Categories


The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Broadcast takes place on Sunday, January 26th.   Previously, following the announcements of the nominations, I made predictions in regards to who I thought would walk out with statues.  After sitting on it a while, it is time to make one last set of predictions before Sunday’s broadcast.  Here goes nothing!  Picks are in bold. First things first, let’s recap my … Continue reading 56th Annual Grammy Award Predictions: Other Notable Categories

Ranking John Legend’s Five Albums


Unfortunately for John Legend, the same sales bug that has plagued other artists also plagued Legend as his fourth studio album (excluding Wake Up!) sold only 68,000 copies upon its debut.  Sure that’s respectable compared with many of his contemporaries (including Jaheim who sold only 58,000 copies of Appreciation Day), but for such a talented singer/songwriter, it seemed underwhelming.  Regardless of commercial fare, Legend has … Continue reading Ranking John Legend’s Five Albums

Playlist: 5 Favorite September 2013 Albums


September 2013 yielded a number of notable new music releases. As a blogger, music journalist and critic, I found it incredibly difficult to make the time to listen to the over abundance of music provided. That said, I am so glad for there to be an over abundance as opposed to an under-abundance. While all of the albums I listened to left me with something … Continue reading Playlist: 5 Favorite September 2013 Albums

Review: John Legend, ‘Love In The Future’


John Legend Makes Genuine Love Sound Both Respectable and Desirable on Love In The Future  John Legend⎪ Love In The Future ⎪ Columbia ⎪⎪ US Release Date: September 3, 2013 The gap between John Legend‘s solo albums has been a staggering five years! UGH! Sure, we haven’t been without those soulful pipes completely, but Evolver was the last ‘Legend’ album itself.  And arguably on that effort, … Continue reading Review: John Legend, ‘Love In The Future’