25 Chart Takeaways: Twenty One Pilots Take ‘Blurryface’ to #1


Tyler Joseph (of Twenty One Pilots) may be “Stressed Out” but he shouldn’t be – new album Blurryface easily commands that number one spot on the Billboard 200. That and 24 more fascinating chart takeaways! 1) Nothing is blurred about the #1 album this week. Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface easily tops the Billboard 200. Vessel…

Playlists For All Occasions!


Are you getting bored of listening to music the same way? Well, there’s a playlist for that – well most likely there is! This year, yours truly has penned all sorts of playlist evergreen posts, some of which appeared on the brentmusicreviews.com and some that appeared on Starpulse.com. Since the brentmusicreviews.com playlists posts are, well…

25 Chart Takeaways: It’s “All About That Bass” 


It takes a big album to knock off Taylor Swift, and that’s exactly what Meghan Trainor did. It also takes a special R&B album to debut within the Billboard 200 top 10, and Jazmine Sullivan’s superb Reality Show was unable to do so. The aforementioned observations and more make up this week’s 25 chart takeaways….

Chart Takeaways: Mary J. Blige’s Underwhelming Debut


“Same sh*t, different day,” the profane saying goes. Adapted to the Billboard Charts, “Another week, a different chart.” Okay, okay it doesn’t quite work, but you can’t blame me for trying. As has been the trend every Monday, here’s analysis of the latest Billboard 200 chart. There is some more of the “same sh*t” of…

7 Songs That ‘Get Your Blood Boiling’ in 2014


 Sometimes, you just have to get down and dirty – get the blood boiling with filth. Yes, that filth is sex, fantasies, and metaphors for sex. Some artists have a knack for nastiness. These seven songs definitely have the bedroom in mind. One artist even makes an appearance twice – can you guess whom? Here…

Does Anyone Believe in the Album Anymore?


  Ample number of times, I have preached about the dismal sales for R&B music specifically. Kem‘s latest album, Promise To Love confirmed this, recently debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200 with a modest 52,000 copies. Such numbers have become the new normal of R&B. But, there is also a larger issue than R&B…

Review: Maroon 5 Deliver A Captivating Effort on ‘V’


  Maroon 5 • V • Interscope • US Release Date: September 2, 2014 Overexposed, Maroon 5’s fourth album marked a change of pace for Maroon 5. After three albums of a clearly established sound with minor tweaks, Overexposed opted for trendier pop. Despite drawing the ire of some critics and fans, it also produced…

Maroon 5 Love…


On September 2 – this guy’s birthday – Maroon 5 dropped their fifth studio album, V. Heading up to the release of V, I composed a couple of different articles centering around a personal favorite band. Yeah, yeah, Maroon 5 got some criticism from yours truly in regards to their Overexposed album, but that never…

Music Spotlight: Ranking Maroon 5’s Albums


My love for Maroon 5 stands tall. Songs About Jane will always be one of my favorite albums – period. That said Overexposed was a ‘weaker cup of coffee’ where Hands All Over was brewed incredibly strong. But enough about coffee, with their fifth studio album V arriving September 2 (my birthday, holla!), here is…

MTV VMAs: A Reflection


View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:01am PDT So on Sunday night, that famous (or infamous) show known as the VMAs took place on MTV. It’s sort of funny you know? At one time, MTV actually played true to its name – music television. Not…