5 Takeaways from 5 Seconds of Summer’s Self-titled debut


5 Seconds of Summer are the next One Direction breakthrough boy band big thing. Four teens from Australia have girls’ hearts pitter-pattering. Something that seems universal are heartthrobs and 5SOS seem to have that on lock down – watch out 1D!  After listening and reviewing their debut album, 5 Seconds of Summer (Capitol), here are…

Review: Shakira, ‘Shakira.’


Shakira. is a sound, enjoyable effort, misses a “Hips Don’t Lie” caliber hit Shakira • Shakira • RCA • US Release Date: March 25, 2014 Latin-pop star Shakira returns following a five-year hiatus between English-language albums (she released Spanish album Sale el Sol in October 2010).  2009 LP She Wolf was Shakira’s previous album of…

Austin Mahone Is An Artist Trending Up


Teen pop is something that has truly irked me over the years – badly! Something about young, cocky, good-looking heartthrobs being proclaimed to be the ‘second coming’ of music just doesn’t appeal nor sit well with me.  Yeah, maybe I’m just jealous I couldn’t get the attention all the girls give to these guys, but honestly…

Review: A Great Big World, ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’


 A Great Big World Showcase Both Classicism and Creativity on its debut album  A Great Big World • Is There Anybody Out There? • Epic • US Release Date: January 21, 2014 As the wise, old saying goes, “Two heads are better than one.”  Indeed, new singer/songwriter duo A Great Big World is the epitome…