Quickie: Three Sound Pieces of Advice For Your Comeback, Justin Bieber


In a recent Billboard article, Jason Lipshutz laid out a compelling list of considerations that Justin Bieber should make, given the ‘belief’ that the embattled artist will make a comeback in 2015. Through and through, the author makes thoughtful points that the ever-rebellious pop singer is sure to ignore. That said, after reading the list,…

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 Enjoys a “Confident” Lady on Music Monday’s Latest


Justin Bieber • “Confident” – Single • Island • US Release Date: December 9, 2013  Justin Biebers’ Music Mondays is the gift that keeps on giving to Beliebers, pop-cultural buffs, and music journalists alike.  I mean, I thought Kanye West had something good going with Good Fridays back-when, but my boy Biebz just keeps on…

Justin Bieber Keeps Music Mondays On an Upswing with “Roller Coaster”


Justin Bieber⎪ “Roller Coaster” – Single⎪ Island ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 25, 2013 Is it just me, or did “PYD” possibly light a fire under Justin Bieber’s saggy pants? LOL (I couldn’t resist). For the second week in a row, Bieber impresses with his Music Mondays offering.  That should evoke mouths falling agape, really….

Sound Advice For Five Teen-Pop Acts


I, the Brent Faulkner,  love my teen-pop acts, even if often times I’m critical and skeptical of them.  Maybe it’s fair and then again maybe it’s not and I’m just a ‘hater’, but nothing fuels my pen more than writing about the young-uns and their musical endeavors or lack there of.  Sometimes those endeavors are…

10 Memorable Tracks from November


Need ten jams to spin? Here’s my list of ten of November 2013’s hottest joints! 1)  Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly, “Do What U Want” (ARTPOP) “Applause” may have been a bust of sorts, but Gaga got herself together with the help of one of R&B’s most salacious presences, R. Kelly.  Playing on words, “Do What…

Bieber Strikes Gold on Surprising “PYD”


Justin Bieber featuring R. Kelly⎪ “PYD” ⎪ Island ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 18, 2013 Yep, I can’t believe the title myself.  Have I lost my mind? Nope, just read on… Well, Justin Bieber’s thrilling Music Mondays grows its most enthralling with an acronym… “PYD”.  What does this “PYD” mean exactly? It means “Put you…