The Hamilton Mixtape © Atlantic

25 Chart Takeaways: The Hamilton Mixtape Rules at No. 1


The Hamilton Mixtape steals the show debuting at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. The Rolling Stones earn the next highest debut, at no. 4. Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: The Hamilton Mixtape Rules at No. 1

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Panic! At The Disco, Death Of A Bachelor © Fueled By Ramen

New Playlist: 14 ‘House’ Songs


Rather than having the traditional social life that a late twenty-something should on a Friday night (July 1st was the time of this unfortunate happening), I composed and compiled a new playlist entitled 14 ‘House’ Songs More Thrilling Than Chilling at the House. Continue reading New Playlist: 14 ‘House’ Songs

Kanye West, The Life Of Pablo © G.O.O.D./Def Jam

Albums That Are ‘On’ and Albums That Are ‘Off’ Two Months Into 2016


After two-months (and a week in March), we’ve had some ferocious new albums in 2016 as well as some that aren’t nearly as beastly. To help you sort out the brilliance from the BS, here’s a brief list of albums that are ON…FIRE that is and albums that are OFF…this needs no explanation. Continue reading Albums That Are ‘On’ and Albums That Are ‘Off’ Two Months Into 2016

Adele, 25 © Columbia

25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Reclaims Her Crown


After taking two weeks off, Queen Adele reclaimed her crown, topping the Billboard 200 for an eighth nonconsecutive week. Along with that takeaway there are 24 more to check out! 1) Adele’s 25 moves back to #1 on the Billboard 200. It was inevitable. 2) Justin Bieber likewise sees his Purpose ascend up one spot to #2, trailing the chart queen for the umpteenth week. … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Reclaims Her Crown

Panic! At The Disco, Death Of A Bachelor © Fueled By Ramen

25 Chart Takeaways: Panic! At The Disco Top The Billboard 200


Panic! At The Disco accomplish the previously unaccomplished – a number one album on the Billboard 200, five albums in! That’s the big news of the Billboard 200 this week, but of course there’s more – 24 more takeaways to go along with this one! Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Panic! At The Disco Top The Billboard 200

Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell © Asthmatic Kitty

10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions


Some songs are “empty,” while others are “full” – or something like that! The 10 songs compiled on this list are all “full” of emotion and depth. Each song has a deeper meaning or larger purpose which makes it truly unique, special, and memorable. Here are 10 songs that possess overwhelming emotions. 1) Father John Misty, “Holy S**t” (I Love You, Honeybear, 2015) Despite the … Continue reading 10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions

Panic! At The Disco, Hallelujah © Fueled By Ramen

Panic! At The Disco’s “Hallelujah” Ranks Among The Band’s Deepest Songs


On inspired, triumphant new single “Hallelujah,” Panic! At The Disco front man Brendon Urie asks “All you sinners stand up, sing hallelujah!” Yes, on the ‘sanctified’ chorus, Urie is all about sinners everywhere allowing the spirit to move through them: “And if you can’t stop shaking, lean back / let it move through ya.” Finally, he caps the hook off with “Say your prayers.” Everything … Continue reading Panic! At The Disco’s “Hallelujah” Ranks Among The Band’s Deepest Songs

Chase Rice, Ignite the Night © Columbia Nashville

10 Random and Ridiculous Songs 


Not every song is eloquently penned with substantial or outward depth – this is definitely true in modern musical times. Some songs are born from a random place and because of little context or the idiosyncratic artists/songwriters; the final product sometimes comes over, well ridiculously. Sometimes ridiculous isn’t even the appropriate word – sometimes the results show great ambitiousness, uniqueness or maybe even misunderstood genius. … Continue reading 10 Random and Ridiculous Songs