Shakira Settles For No. 2 as ‘Frozen’ Keeps The Top Spot Warm


On the Billboard 200 Albums Chart this week, multiple new albums graced the top ten.  Unfortunately for them, not were able to take down reigning champ Frozen Soundtrack, which once more sells six figures (161,000 copies) according to Billboard.  The new releases underperformed where numbers are concerned, keeping Frozen easily ahead of them. Frozen, led…

Playlist: Favorite Songs From March Album Releases


March was a rich month for music releases.  After listening and reviewing multiple albums, it is always fun to pick out one big time standout.  Sometimes it is a difficult choice, while other times it’s the only choice (particularly on a sub-par album).  After looking back through my late-February and March reviews, I’ve compiled a…

Review: Johnny Cash, ‘Out Among the Stars’


Among the Stars doesn’t supplant Cash’s best, but serves reminder of his legendary status Johnny Cash • Out Among the Stars • Columbia Nashville Legacy • US Release Date: March 25, 2014 Usually, the words ‘lost albums’ signal nothing short of a personal sentiment of ‘don’t waste your time’. However, when a legend posthumously releases…

Music Shopping List: 8 Albums To Consider on March 25, 2014


As March is nearing its completion, the final release week of the month has numerous album possibilities to add to one’s collection.  A posthumous release from a country legend, one cool pop-duo (with some other styles involved), and a powerhouse, inspirational half of a contemporary gospel-duo. Phew – what a mouthful! Check out the following…