Review: Justin Bieber, ‘Journals’


Journals steps in the right direction stylistically, isn’t without flaws.  Justin Bieber • Journals • Island • US Release Date: December 23, 2013 For a brief time via iTunes (beginning December 23), Justin Bieber has compiled his Music Mondays releases into one digital album, Journals.  Over the past two months, I’ve reviewed the previously issued…

Justin Bieber Looks for a Fix on “Change Me”


Justin Bieber – “Change Me” – Single – Label: Island – US Release Date: December 2, 2013 “Girl I’m ready if you’re ready now / oh, as I’m ever gonna be / if you’re with it then I’m with it now / to accept all responsibility…I don’t wanna be the same…” Whoa!  For his most recent installment of…

Review: Celine Dion, ‘Loved Me Back To Life’


Canadian pop powerhouse Celine Dion has ‘still got it’ Celine Dion⎪ Loved Me Back To Life ⎪ Columbia ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 5, 2013 Years ago, the name Celine Dion carried incredible weight.  For comparison, it’s kinda like in basketball when analysts call a player ‘automatic’; Dion used to be an automatic commercial juggernaut,…

Review: The Wanted, ‘Word of Mouth’


The Wanted Keep it conservative for the most part on Word of Mouth The Wanted⎪ Word of Mouth⎪ Island ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 5, 2013 You know, in some respects it sucks to be The Wanted.  Yeah, I know it sounds harsh and incredibly critical, but doesn’t it just seem that Britain’s other boy…

Justin Bieber Has a “Bad Day” (Music Mondays)


Justin Bieber’s “Bad Day” doesn’t ‘derail’ him too badly…  Justin Bieber⎪ “Bad Day” ⎪Island ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 4, 2013 Well, Justin Bieber is at it again… He’s had a “Bad Day” this time apparently, per his latest #MusicMondays single.  As always, there are pros and cons.  Surprisingly, the pros outweigh the cons here,…