Review: Various Artists, Now 49: That’s What I Call Music


Now 49 is an improvement over previous compilations Various Artists • Now 49: That’s What I Call Music • UMe • US Release Date: February 4, 2014 Compilation efforts have great intentions, but also can possess their respective flaws as well.  The Now Series is a superb way to give music lovers some of the…

Frozen Soundtrack Returns To A Familiar Spot – No. 1


The Frozen soundtrack ascends back to no. 1, selling 93,000 copies.  For a soundtrack, the sales have been quite impressive.  The next closest album, 2014 Grammy Nominees is nowhere near Frozen’s sales, landing at no. 2 selling 59,000 copies.  Next week, however, billboard.com prognosticates the compilation could rise to no. 1, with 85,000 copies sold. …

Bruce Springsteen Is Tops With High Hopes


Bruce Springsteen lands at a familiar position, no.1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.  High Hopes didn’t exactly deliver killer numbers, but the 99,000 copies it moved was enough to give The Boss another notch in his belt… err another no. 1 album.   Perhaps the more negative view of Springsteen’s latest number one is the…

The Frozen Soundtrack Dethrones Queen Bey for No. 1


Beyoncé couldn’t get it done for a fourth consecutive week…sigh. She gives up her throne this week to the Frozen soundtrack.  Between Frozen and Beyoncé – albums nos. 1 and 2 – they’re the only albums to sell over 100,000 copies this week.  Christmas has come and gone folks! Frozen grows in sales moving 165,000…