Selena Gomez’s “Good For You” Is ‘Average for You’ At Best


Should Gomez leave the whole music thing along? Methinks. Selena Gomez • “Good For You” (feat. A$AP Rocky) • Interscope • Release Date: June 22, 2015 There are many times when being an objective music critic/journalist is tough – let’s keep it totally real people! Going into a new Selena Gomez single/song/album is particularly arduous,…

Review: Zedd Delivers Pleasant Sophomore Album With ‘True Colors’


Zedd • True Colors • Interscope • US Release Date: May 18, 2015 Cutting straight to the chase, Zedd’s sophomore album True Colors is an enjoyable, pleasant listening experience. The pleasantry that it is, that characterization alone doesn’t necessarily make True Colors particularly distinctive per se; many songs run into one another. That isn’t to…

Chart Takeaways: Pentatonix Rises On Billboard 200


A new week, another Billboard 200 chart to analyze – Here it goes – enough said! 1) “Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate,” but Taylor Swift keeps on selling like crazy. 1989 is the ‘second coming’ – of album sales that is. 2) Pentatonix continues to win America’s hearts as That’s Christmas To Me is…

The ‘Birthday’ Album: Celebration Playlist


So… two years ago, I composed a post that was titled Three Songs With The Word “Birthday” In Them To Celebrate My Birthday. Now two years later, also on my birthday, I’m celebrating with an expansion of that brief playlist. Call this the ‘Birthday’ Album – a playlist comprised of 14 songs celebrating my birthday. Some…

Thoughts On The 2014 People’s Choice Award Music Winners


 On Wednesday, January 8th, the 2014 ‘awards’ season went underway with the ‘prestigious’ People’s Choice Awards.  Not partaking of the event personally (college basketball takes precedent, sorry), being the pop cultural junkie that I am, I naturally watched the buzz afterwards.  As interesting as the film and TV categories are themselves, this particular post will…

Weekend Music News Round-up, December 5th – 8th, 2013


So some things went down in music this past weekend, as they always do.  But being December, it’s naturally busier within the holiday season, with more ‘hustle and bustling’ happening.  Some of the hustling and bustling was just too colorful not to mention, so watch me ‘go to work’ folks!     #1 Selena Gomez’s Bad…

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….

‘NOW 48’ Epitomizes Both the Pros and Cons of the ‘Compilation Album’


Various Artists • NOW That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 48 • UMG • US Release Date: November 11, 2013 In some respects, the term ‘compilation’ is synonymous to a swear word.  Maybe it’s not quite as obscene as the f-word itself, but it’s at least worthy of a baby-curse word, LOL.  Why? Because compilations – particularly music compilations –…

Chart Moves, August 7, 2013: Robin Thicke Tops


Chart Rewind Selena Gomez debuted at number one with 97,000 copies sold of Stars Dance. Additional debuts including Marc Anthony’s 3.0 (39,000, number five), We Came As Romans’ Tracing Back Roots (26,000, number 8), and Rich Gang’s self-titled album (24,0000, number 9). Robin Thicke Tops Billboard Albums & Songs  Robin Thicke did something few would’ve…