Disclosure, Caracal © Island

Best of the Rest: 50 Songs That Just Missed The ’40 Best Songs Of 2015′


With main attraction ’40 BEST SONGS OF 2015′ appearing on Starpulse.com, here’s my list of the best of the rest (in no particular order). Continue reading Best of the Rest: 50 Songs That Just Missed The ’40 Best Songs Of 2015′

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Chris Stapleton, Traveller © Mercury

25 Chart Takeaways: Chris Stapleton Spends Second Week At No. 1  


It’s a good week to be Chris Stapleton…again. It’s a bad week to be Cee Lo Green – see why at #25. 25 Chart Takeaways, you know the drill! 1) Chris Stapleton spends a second week atop the Billboard 200 with his lauded debut album, Traveller. 2) Eric Church moves up one spot from #3 to #2, despite Mr. Misunderstood losing support as opposed to … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Chris Stapleton Spends Second Week At No. 1  

Disclosure, Caracal © Island

Disclosure, ‘Caracal’ – Review


Disclosure Nails It on ‘Caracal’ Disclosure • Caracal • Capitol • Release Date: September 25, 2015 In recent times, electronic music has seen its profile greatly elevated. In a time where all genres seem to blend with others, electronic music has fit right in without a hitch. Don’t get it twisted – the music has its skeptics and pitfalls. Sustaining listener’s interests through predominately minimalist … Continue reading Disclosure, ‘Caracal’ – Review

Liam Payne on Attitude Magazine, Issue No. 262 © Attitude

Pop Trash: Memorable Tweets By Musicians That Make For Interesting Headlines


What better way to start off the week than some pop trash? No, we’re not talking about a song that totally blows, but rather some pop cultural gold that ultimately has little to do with the music. Well maybe “little” is an overstatement as two of the three have some connection to music, even if it’s not the focal point. Yeah this may not be … Continue reading Pop Trash: Memorable Tweets By Musicians That Make For Interesting Headlines

Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour © Capitol

Playlists For All Occasions!


Are you getting bored of listening to music the same way? Well, there’s a playlist for that – well most likely there is! This year, yours truly has penned all sorts of playlist evergreen posts, some of which appeared on the brentmusicreviews.com and some that appeared on Starpulse.com. Since the brentmusicreviews.com playlists posts are, well right here, here are the playlist post that have appeared … Continue reading Playlists For All Occasions!

Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell © Asthmatic Kitty

10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions


Some songs are “empty,” while others are “full” – or something like that! The 10 songs compiled on this list are all “full” of emotion and depth. Each song has a deeper meaning or larger purpose which makes it truly unique, special, and memorable. Here are 10 songs that possess overwhelming emotions. 1) Father John Misty, “Holy S**t” (I Love You, Honeybear, 2015) Despite the … Continue reading 10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions

Drake, If You're Reading This You're Too Late © Cash Money

25 Chart Takeaways: Drake Scores Fourth Number One Album 


Taylor Swift slipped to #5 on the Billboard 200! Isn’t that fact enough to make you want to read these chart takeaways? It should BE!  1) Drake hit the big time for the fourth time in his career. Surprise album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late debuts commandingly atop the Billboard 200. Was there any doubt? Nothing Was The Same also sees a bump … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Drake Scores Fourth Number One Album 

Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour © Capitol

57th Annual Grammy Notes


So, I spent the better part of my Sunday night watching the 57th annual Grammys – better known as wasting my time. Why do I indulge in music’s Super Bowl every year when I know that there’s always going to be Grammys given to the wrong folks? I guess it’s the hunger to see how the Recording Academy votes, even if I know the album … Continue reading 57th Annual Grammy Notes

Beyoncé, Beyoncé © Sony

Reasons Why Each 57th Grammy Nominee for Album of the Year Might Win


Sunday night marks music’s grandest occasion – the Grammy Awards! While there are four big categories, none is more coveted than album of the year. Not only is it the most highly desired, it almost always ranks among the most questionable. Save for a few homeruns (OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below and Adele’s 21), one could question the voting. Below are rationales for why each album … Continue reading Reasons Why Each 57th Grammy Nominee for Album of the Year Might Win

One Direction, Four © Columbia

25 Chart Takeaways: “No New Friends”


The theme of this week’s chart takeaways – “No New Friends.” Why “No New Friends” you ask? Because there are no new debuts of note on the Billboard 200 – it was a quiet week. 1) Taylor Swift and Nick Minaj remain atop the Billboard 200. This marks Swift’s eighth nonconsecutive week atop the Billboard 200 and Minaj’s third consecutive week at #2. 2) Ed … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: “No New Friends”