The 100 Best Songs of 2013: Complete!


After a year filled with numerous albums and even more songs, choosing 100 of the best is an incredibly difficult task.  Like with the best albums of 2013, there will be surprises as well as snubs.  Sometimes the snubs are oversights while at other items there are just so many notable songs that some just…

The 100 Best Songs of 2013: Part 3 (#50 – 26)


After a year filled with numerous albums and even more songs, choosing 100 of the best is an incredibly difficult task.  Like with the best albums of 2013, there will be surprises as well as snubs.  Sometimes the snubs are oversights while at other items there are just so many notable songs that some just…

November’s Playlist: The Best of October 2013


I’ll admit that during the month of October I missed out on a couple of albums (Pearl Jam, Scotty McCreery, Korn, Paul McCartney, etc.).  Alas, that is the life of a music journalist and music critic – you can’t listen to ‘em all.  Despite this, from the albums I did partake of, I’ve assembled a…

Chart Moves, Oct. 16, 2013: Miley Is Unstoppable at no. 1


Miley Triumphs Miley Cyrus’s rebelliousness seems to have paid her dividends (sings “…we can’t stop and we won’t stop…”) as Bangerz debuts at no. 1 with an impressive 270,000 copies.  Bangerz definitely puts that album Can’t Be Tamed to shame as far as debut sales… it only moved 102,000 copies and has failed to be…

Review: Panic! at the Disco, ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die’


  Panic’s latest effort packs a sizable punch despite its brevity Panic! At The Disco⎪ Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! ⎪ Fueled By Ramen⎪⎪US Release Date: October 8, 2013 Panic! At The Disco is: Brendon Urie, Spencer Smith & Dallon Weekes Produced by Butch Walker If there is one thing that has…

How Much Musical Experimentation Is Too Much?


Alternative band MGMT recently released their third effort, MGMT rather dismal commercial fortunes.  Three years prior, the buzz surrounding their sophomore effort Congratulations propelled that affair to an impressive number two bow with 76,000 copies on the Billboard albums charts. Despite a quick start particularly for an indie-group, there were many who cried ‘foul’ about…

Playlist: 15 Tracks To Spin Heading Into August


So August 2013 has arrived…ugh! Where did summer go? SMH! Well, whether life is in a state of “earthquake weather” because you were an a-hole to your girl, or you see a hot girl and you just want to ask her out for “dinner and a movie”, well music can help you out with that. …

Progressive Themes Keep Pop Music From Being Post-innovative…


The acceptance of formerly taboo themes in music serves as a contrast to music of the past. An argument could be posed that musically, we live in a ‘post-innovative’ period.  What does  that big, fancy label mean in simple terms? It means that at least a majority of new musical ideas have already occurred and…

Forthcoming Albums To Anticipate (August 2013 Onward)


As we are transitioning into the late summer, the album releases become increasingly more ‘blockbuster’ like.  Face it, the end of the year is always loaded.  We don’t know all of the releases that will materialize yet, but we already have a rich group of new albums we will be spinning beginning in August. 1…