Charlie Puth, Some Kind Of Love EP (Review)


Charlie Puth delivers solid introduction to the world with Some Kind Of Love Charlie Puth • Some Kind Of Love (EP) • Atlantic • Release Date: May 1, 2015 Few musicians have had a better year than Charlie Puth. Why? The pop/blue-eyed soul newcomer was the guest artist on one of the year’s biggest hits…

Maroon 5 Love…


On September 2 – this guy’s birthday – Maroon 5 dropped their fifth studio album, V. Heading up to the release of V, I composed a couple of different articles centering around a personal favorite band. Yeah, yeah, Maroon 5 got some criticism from yours truly in regards to their Overexposed album, but that never…

Review: Michael Jackson, ‘Xscape’


Xscape proves to be a ‘much better than expected’ posthumous MJ album Michael Jackson • Xscape • Epic • US Release Date: May 13, 2014 “Couldn’t have said it better myself!” – my thoughts on another new Michael Jackson album that is, as excerpted from a previous post:  “Let’s not kid ourselves at all here…

Kai Exos Shows Great Promise on Single “Vigilante”


 Kai Exos • “Vigilante” (Single) • KAEM • Single Release Date: March 31, 2014 Upcoming album: Telegraph (June 10, 2014) “Oh vigilante, will you protect me?” The term vigilante is being incorporated in popular music – HUH? What is wrong with this picture? Could it be that pop/R&B has a new song by a burgeoning…

Review: Pharrell Williams, ‘G I R L’


G I R L easily one-ups Williams’ 2006 debut, In My Mind Pharrell Williams • G I R L • Columbia • US Release Date: March 3, 2014 Arguably, no one had a better year in 2013 than Pharrell Williams.  A longtime veteran of the music game in a numerous capacities, things had become considerably…

Quick Thoughts: Olly Murs, Right Place Right Time


Olly Murs ⎪ Right Place Right Time ⎪ Columbia ⎪⎪ US Release Date: April 16, 2013 Pop star Olly Murs joins a bevy of Brit-stars in search of broadening their audience within the United States.  Murs’s Right Place Right Time provides the US with their first taste of British X-Factor runner-up. Murs’s sound is a…