Charli XCX, ‘Boys’ | Single


★★★★ – Charli XCX has ‘boys’ on her mind on her infectious, fun new single, “Boys.” Sweetening the deal is a music video filled with famous boys. Source: Charli XCX, ‘Boys’ | Track Review (The Musical Hype) Photo Credits: Atlantic

BØRNS Captivates on Spirited Debut ‘Dopamine’ (Review)


BØRNS • Dopamine • Interscope • Release Date: October 16, 2015 It’s difficult to breakthrough in 2015. That’s not an excuse, but it is the truth. Who can’t release an album these days with the power of recording right in the hands of a computer at home? Because prospective artists have increased and sales have…

U2 Lack Vintage Magic on ‘Songs of Innocence’ 


U2 • Songs of Innocence • INTErscope • US Release Date: October 14, 2014 U2 is easily one of the most popular rock bands, easily. Led by ubiquitous front man Bono, the Grammy-winning collective have played a gargantuan role in shaping rock music. Since their last big Grammy-winning album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, the…

Leela James’ Soulful Tour de Force


If you need to be ‘soul-a-fied,’ then  you need to look no further than Leela James‘ new album, Fall For You.  A true proponent of soul, regardless of its popularity or lack thereof,  James ‘stays in her lane’ and owns it.  Strike that –  she’s in full-on ‘beast’ mode. Make sure to check put the reviewed I…

Review – José James, ‘While You Were Sleeping’


James’ Artistic Restlessness is a Virtue on While You Were Sleeping Among 2013’s ‘best kept secrets’ was an album titled No Beginning, No End, released via storied jazz label Blue Note. The LP fused jazz sensibilities with soulful execution. The exceptional affair was released by versatile, if underrated singer/songwriter named José James. James has proven…

Review: St. Vincent, ‘St. Vincent’


Singer/songwriter Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) delivers big-time on St. Vincent  St. Vincent • St. Vincent • Loma Vista/Republic • US Release Date: February 25, 2014 After several albums, St. Vincent (Annie Clark) still isn’t what you’d call a household name.  It’s a shame given the singer/songwriter’s most recent self-titled effort is nothing short of…

Review: Pusha T, ‘My Name Is My Name’


Pusha T captures a darker portrait of life exceptionally on his ‘official’ solo debut Pusha T⎪ My Name Is My Name ⎪Def Jam ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 8, 2013 To call ‘street life’ captivating would probably be an incredibly irresponsible statement to make.  What isn’t an irresponsible description is that Pusha T delivers and…