Review – Now 51 Gets It Right? It Couldn’t Be!


Various Artists • Now 51 • Legacy • US Release Date: August 5, 2014 Breaking News: Now 51 may have actually gotten the contemporary music compilation, right. Yes, it’s shocking, but Now 51 may be the ‘breakthrough’ for the ever-popular series in recent times. No, Now 51 is not perfect – there are still a…

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 1 (#100 – 76)


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…

Chart Moves, 4.24.13: Fall Out Boy, Kid Cudi, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Michael Bublé


Chart Rewind Last week (April 17), Paramore crowned the Billboard Albums chart with 106,000 copies sold of Paramore.  Settling for the runner-up spot was Brad Paisley, who sold 100,000 copies of Wheelhouse.  Outside of the top ten, there was some action I’d like to highlight. On last Thursday (April 18) when the full chart materialized, some newbies saw their efforts bow….

Review: Paramore, Paramore


Paramore ⎪ Paramore ⎪ Fueled By Ramen (Island) ⎪⎪ US Release Date: April 09, 2013 Background When Paramore’s name is raised post Brand New Eyes (released in 2009), there is an elephant in the room that must be addressed, period.  The ‘elephant’ being what would the former quintet, now a trio, sound like without the presence of…

Chart Moves: Paramore, Brad Paisley


Paramore & Paisley Rule The Charts Paramore seem to be adapting to the post-Farro brothers life (Paramore Split Gets Nasty: Josh Farro Calls Former Band – MTV.com) better than expected as according to billboard.com the band’s latest effort, Paramore dethrones Justin Timberlake for no. 1 (Paramore Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart). Paramore, now consisting of Hayley Williams (vocals),…

Chart Moves: Justin Timberlake, The Band Perry, Bruno Mars


Justin Timberlake Is the ‘Justin’ To Beat As of Late Who the man? JT the man! Justin Timberlake spends his third consecutive week at no. 1 with The 20/20 Experience selling another 139,000 copies.  Add up the numbers, and ole boy has sold more than 1.4 million copies in 3 weeks! Believe it or not, there used to be…