25 Chart Takeaways: Zac Brown Band Land Third #1 Album


Are Zac Brown Band unstoppable? Of course not, but they are on a run for #1 albums. That takeaway and 24 others worth reading! 1) Zac Brown Band scores its third consecutive #1 album with Jekyll + Hyde. The band’s previous two chart toppers are You Get What You Give and Uncaged. 2) Josh Groban…

Review: Passion Pit Delivers A Radiant Third Album With ‘Kindred’


Passion Pit • Kindred • Columbia • US Release Date: April 21, 2015 How can one band be so dang positive? Ask Passion Pit, who seem to master jubilance within their music, album after album. The latest LP, Kindred is no different, finding strife, grief, and tribulation to be non-factors. Even though it’s no secret…

Predicting The Grammy Nominees…Best New Artist Possibilities


This wouldn’t surprise me as far as the field of five Grammy nominees for Best New Artist: Frank Ocean (R&B) Justification: the new alternative soul movement; cult-like following to propel channel Orange to no. 2 Carly Rae Jepsen (Pop) Justification: “Call Me Maybe” Gotye(Alternative/Pop) Justification: “Somebody That I Used To Know” fun. (Alternative/Pop) Justification: It’s…