Is Carrie Underwood Fading?  


On October 23, 2015, Pop/Country superstar Carrie Underwood released her fifth studio album, Storyteller. Storyteller represented Underwood’s first new album of originals in three years, following no. 1 bowing Blown Away (2012). It would seem that the return of Carrie Underwood would usher in yet another no. 1 album, marking her fourth to debut atop…

Best of Music 2015 (So Far) Roundup


Ah, its nearly August my friends and if you were wondering why the Best of 2015 (So Far) roundup articles have been so few and far between, that’s because there have been an assortment of them featured on starpulse.com. The only “best of” features that graced Brent Music Reviews were chart- and sales-oriented posts, which…

Lil Mama Has Lost Her Mind on “Sausage”


Has Lil Mama lost her mind? After hearing “Sausage,” the answer is a resounding, indisputable YES SHE’s LOST HER MIND – throw in the “hell” for emphasis and intensifying purposes if you wish. The first thought that came to mind was WTF – what is the “Lip Gloss,” “Shawty Get Loose” rapper aiming for? More…

Most Forgettable Albums of 2015 (So Far)


Not every album is memorable – in fact many albums can be like “watching paint dry.” Yeah that’s harsh, but true. Some of the albums on this list have earned their title as the most forgettable albums of 2015, while others are forgettable with some redeeming qualities. Regardless, these albums could’ve stood to have stepped…

25 Chart Takeaways: Mumford & Sons Score Second No. 1 Album


Shocking news: Mumford & Sons score their second #1 album! Of course they do – who expected otherwise? That totally predictable news and 24 other takeaways – some of which are much less predictable! 1) Mumford & Sons take their third album Wilder Mind to the penthouse aka #1. The numbers aren’t nearly as triumphant…

The ‘Middle Ground’ Of Censorship In Music


For many on the youthful side of the fence called life, we consider censorship to be complete and total f**king bulls**t – hey that’s the explicit ‘speak’ of new generation. That viewpoint, hence, characterizes the younger generation as a group of liberal rebels – nothing but heathens to the ‘old guard.’ Maybe unfairly the young…

25 Chart Takeaways: Wale Lands Second #1 Album


It feels so good to be Wale and take a second album to the top of the charts! It’s not so bad being the Furious 7 soundtrack or Ludacris – just not as a good as being Wale! Those chart takeaways and many more in this week’ 25 awesome chart takeaways! 1) Wale may have…

2015’s Most Eyebrow-Raising Lyrics, Vol. 1


So much time is spent examining entire albums or merely analyzing singles or songs off of those albums. A lot can be gained from being more analytical and isolating key lyrics from a song. Sure, this is micromanagement – total music nerd shit – but there’s greatness that can be unveiled. Throughout 2015, there have…