Review: Justin Bieber, ‘Journals’


Journals steps in the right direction stylistically, isn’t without flaws.  Justin Bieber • Journals • Island • US Release Date: December 23, 2013 For a brief time via iTunes (beginning December 23), Justin Bieber has compiled his Music Mondays releases into one digital album, Journals.  Over the past two months, I’ve reviewed the previously issued…

Justin Bieber Enjoys a “Confident” Lady on Music Monday’s Latest


Justin Bieber • “Confident” – Single • Island • US Release Date: December 9, 2013  Justin Biebers’ Music Mondays is the gift that keeps on giving to Beliebers, pop-cultural buffs, and music journalists alike.  I mean, I thought Kanye West had something good going with Good Fridays back-when, but my boy Biebz just keeps on…

Justin Bieber Looks for a Fix on “Change Me”


Justin Bieber – “Change Me” – Single – Label: Island – US Release Date: December 2, 2013 “Girl I’m ready if you’re ready now / oh, as I’m ever gonna be / if you’re with it then I’m with it now / to accept all responsibility…I don’t wanna be the same…” Whoa!  For his most recent installment of…

Justin Bieber Keeps Music Mondays On an Upswing with “Roller Coaster”


Justin Bieber⎪ “Roller Coaster” – Single⎪ Island ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 25, 2013 Is it just me, or did “PYD” possibly light a fire under Justin Bieber’s saggy pants? LOL (I couldn’t resist). For the second week in a row, Bieber impresses with his Music Mondays offering.  That should evoke mouths falling agape, really….

Bieber Strikes Gold on Surprising “PYD”


Justin Bieber featuring R. Kelly⎪ “PYD” ⎪ Island ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 18, 2013 Yep, I can’t believe the title myself.  Have I lost my mind? Nope, just read on… Well, Justin Bieber’s thrilling Music Mondays grows its most enthralling with an acronym… “PYD”.  What does this “PYD” mean exactly? It means “Put you…

According To Justin Bieber, He Ain’t “All Bad”


Justin Bieber⎪ “All Bad” – Single ⎪ Island ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 11, 2013 I’ll say this for Justin Bieber, his Music Mondays singles are growing more and more interesting.  Yeah, I know, it’s really difficult to compliment Bieber given his attitude and immature behavior, but I do at least like the concept behind…

Justin Bieber Has a “Bad Day” (Music Mondays)


Justin Bieber’s “Bad Day” doesn’t ‘derail’ him too badly…  Justin Bieber⎪ “Bad Day” ⎪Island ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 4, 2013 Well, Justin Bieber is at it again… He’s had a “Bad Day” this time apparently, per his latest #MusicMondays single.  As always, there are pros and cons.  Surprisingly, the pros outweigh the cons here,…

Justin Bieber’s “Heartbreaker”: Hit or Miss?


Bieber’s first ‘Music Mondays’ release is a slow jam  Justin Bieber⎪“Heartbreaker”⎪Island⎪⎪ Single Release Date: October 7, 2013 Is it safe to say that Justin Bieber truly wants to be on the ‘urban’ side of music? I think the aforementioned question is quite the understatement, judging by the company Bieber keeps and his most recent music. …