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…

Chart Moves, May 1, 2013: Michael Bublé, Fantasia


Chart Rewind Last week on the charts, Fall Out Boy and Kid Cudi saw their new efforts debut at no. 1 and no. 2 respectively.  Fall Out Boy scored a second no. 1 album with Save Rock and Roll with 154,000 copies sold while Kid Cudi’s Indicud scored a career high peak, selling 136,000 copies.  The Yeah Yeah Yeahs saw their album Mosquito bow at no….

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: Phoenix, Bankrupt!


Phoenix ⎜Bankrupt! ⎜Glassnote ⎜US Release Date: April 23, 2013 Members: Thomas Mars; Laurent Brancowitz; Christian Mazzalai; Deck d’Arcy Alt-rock band Phoenix grew substantially in popularity with 2009’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.  Further raising the French band’s stock was a Grammy win for Best Alternative Music album. 2013’s Bankrupt! hence gains some anticipation behind it, even if…

Numbers: February 11 – February 15, 2013


Numbers examines notable numbers (money, sales, percentages, stats, studio album numbers, etc.) within the music industry over the past week. __________________________ 7,000,000 The number of copies Gotye‘s two-time Grammy winning song “Somebody That I Used To Know” has sold since January 2012 according to billboard.com  6,200,000 The number of copies Song of the Year winner Fun.‘s “We Are Young” has sold as…