Jennifer Lopez, Ain't Your Mama © Epic

Thoughts On Jennifer Lopez’s “Ain’t Your Mama”


During the American Idol Series Finale Jennifer Lopez unveiled her newest single to the world, “Ain’t Your Mama.” What’s the Brent Music Reviews verdict? Continue reading Thoughts On Jennifer Lopez’s “Ain’t Your Mama”

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Panic! At The Disco, Hallelujah © Fueled By Ramen

Panic! At The Disco’s “Hallelujah” Ranks Among The Band’s Deepest Songs


On inspired, triumphant new single “Hallelujah,” Panic! At The Disco front man Brendon Urie asks “All you sinners stand up, sing hallelujah!” Yes, on the ‘sanctified’ chorus, Urie is all about sinners everywhere allowing the spirit to move through them: “And if you can’t stop shaking, lean back / let it move through ya.” Finally, he caps the hook off with “Say your prayers.” Everything … Continue reading Panic! At The Disco’s “Hallelujah” Ranks Among The Band’s Deepest Songs

Breezy Malone, Starts With Love EP © Soulful Child Records

Breezy Malone Keeps It Soulful on Single “Everything”


Breezy Malone • “Everything” (from upcoming Chanteuse EP) • Soulful Child Records  Don’t let people lead you to believe that soul is dead – IT’S NOT!!! Sure, sales have cooled of considerably (bummer), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t supremely talented and viable soul artists doing their ‘thang.’ One such artist who definitely has the goods and vocal prowess to blow away many of her … Continue reading Breezy Malone Keeps It Soulful on Single “Everything”

Usher, Good Kisser © RCA

Single Review: Usher, “Good Kisser”


Usher’s on ‘autopilot’ on his suggestive, alluring single “Good Kisser” Usher • “Good Kisser” • RCA • Single Release Date: May 5, 2014 Usher’s new single “Good Kisser” makes this super fan excited for the contemporary R&B male’s upcoming album.  Don’t get me wrong, Looking 4 Myself wasn’t a bad album, but it also wasn’t his best album.  Perhaps part of the issue was it … Continue reading Single Review: Usher, “Good Kisser”

Kai Exos Shows Great Promise on Single “Vigilante”


 Kai Exos • “Vigilante” (Single) • KAEM • Single Release Date: March 31, 2014 Upcoming album: Telegraph (June 10, 2014) “Oh vigilante, will you protect me?” The term vigilante is being incorporated in popular music – HUH? What is wrong with this picture? Could it be that pop/R&B has a new song by a burgeoning artist that doesn’t merely rely on physical pleasure for its … Continue reading Kai Exos Shows Great Promise on Single “Vigilante”

Thoughts: Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly, “Do What U Want”


Gaga strikes gold on ARTPOP’s second single “Do What U Want”  Lady Gaga (featuring R. Kelly)⎪ “Do What U Want” ⎪Streamline / Interscope ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 21, 2013 I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t applauding too much over Lady Gaga’s first single “Applause” from her upcoming studio album ARTPOP due November 11.  It was merely ‘good’ in my opinion, but … Continue reading Thoughts: Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly, “Do What U Want”

Ranking Ten New Singles (From Week of May 20, 2013)


So, I chose ten singles of varying genres to review and rank, released mostly from the week of May 20, 2013 (give or take, etc.)  The rank is “10” being my least favorite and “1” being my champion single… or something like that. no. 10  The-Dream, “High Art” featuring Jay-Z (from upcoming album IV Play) [Island] “I make love to my girl, then I get high with … Continue reading Ranking Ten New Singles (From Week of May 20, 2013)

Single Review: Candice Glover, “I Am Beautiful”


Candice Glover⎟ “I Am Beautiful”⎟ from upcoming album Music Speaks⎟ 19 (Interscope) Candice Glover is doing something no American Idol winner has done previously – releasing her debut album in July (Music Speaks). My guess would be that producers want to push the product while Glover is still hot OR ‘hot as she can be’ given unexceptional viewership.  While Music Speaks is not the hottest album … Continue reading Single Review: Candice Glover, “I Am Beautiful”

Single Review: Selena Gomez, “Come & Get It”


Selena Gomez⎟ “Come & Get It” [Single]⎟ Hollywood⎟ US Release Date: April 7, 2013 Selena Gomez has been quietly releasing albums for a couple of years.  Something about her latest single “Come & Get It” screams that she doesn’t want to quietly do anything any more.  Overall, “Come & Get It” is your typical, enjoyable, infectious pop single. There is more than enough gimmickry to go … Continue reading Single Review: Selena Gomez, “Come & Get It”