Ranking 20 R&B Albums: January – April 2014


It’s near the end of April, and as a music journalist, I have been privy to listen to a number of albums in differing genres. Even so, I have a soft spot for R&B, but am also very hard on it. Despite my criticisms, R&B and I have a relationship like a Whitney Houston song…

March Madness: Best Album Tournament for the 1st Quarter, 2014


  Ah, there is no better time of the year than March Madness… well maybe except for Christmas, LOL! It is a time where brackets continue to be devastated by college basketball teams many haven’t heard of upsetting highly favored giants.  As disappointing (when my John Wall-led UK Wildcats lost to WVU in 2010 in…

Ranking Seven Reviewed Albums From January 2014


In January 2014, I reviewed seven new album releases.  Sure, there were some other reviews thrown in the mix, including the Arctic Monkey’s AM that I’d slept on previously in September, a Pitbull EP from last November (Meltdown) housing a former number one hit called “Timber”, and a P!nk live tour DVD, but none apply…

Review: Algebra Blessett, ‘Recovery’


 Algebra superbly delivers the ups and downs of the recovery of the brokenhearted Algebra Blessett • Recovery • eOne • US Release Date: January 28, 2014 Stating that R&B has cooled considerably in recent times would be an gigantic understatement.  When Beyoncé shocked the world in December 2013 with her surprise fifth LP, she definitely…

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 #MusicMonday: “Recovery”


“Recovery” atones for last Monday’s less enthralling “Hold Tight” Justin Bieber⎪“Recovery” (Single)⎪Island Def Jam ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 28, 2013 So here comes another edition of let’s analyze every career move that today’s most ‘overexposed’ teen-pop star  Justin Bieber makes, LOL.  It is #MusicMonday after all (well #MusicTuesday since you’re reading this post on…