Review: Michael Jackson, ‘Xscape’


Xscape proves to be a ‘much better than expected’ posthumous MJ album Michael Jackson • Xscape • Epic • US Release Date: May 13, 2014 “Couldn’t have said it better myself!” – my thoughts on another new Michael Jackson album that is, as excerpted from a previous post:  “Let’s not kid ourselves at all here…

Review: Lily Allen, ‘Sheezus’


 Allen’s third album Sheezus proves to be an artistic statement, even at its most flawed Lily Allen • Sheezus • Parlophone • US Release Date: May 6, 2014 Sometimes, even music critics find themselves confused or ‘on the fence’ about an album. Several listens can endear that confounding album to the respective critic, or make them further…

Review: Hunter Hayes, ‘Storyline’


Storyline is an enjoyable listen that highlights Hayes’ strengths more often than not  Hunter Hayes • Storyline • Atlantic • US Release Date: May 6, 2014 With all the talk of “blurred lines” these days, young country singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes very much exemplifies that sentiment throughout his albums. His latest album, Storyline, is no different….