SoMo, ‘My Life II’ – Review


SoMo showcases potential, but needs to take a step forward SoMo • My Life II • Republic • Release Date: September 11, 2015 After dropping his self-titled album back in 2014, R&B singer SoMo returns with his latest project, the nine-track mixtape My Life II. SoMo’s previous album was ultimately an undercooked effort that showed…

Watch YouTube Cover The Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’  


The Weeknd has been covered A LOT lately on brentmusicreviews.com. Why so much you ask? Well, he has three top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, and has the top three R&B songs in the country. It’s no secret R&B has limped along in 2015, but maybe The Weeknd’s success can be a step…

The Numbers Don’t Lie – The R&B Album Is Dead (Commercially) 


As they say, “the proof is in the pudding.” What pudding you ask – R&B album sales ladies and gentlemen. It’s one thing that album sales are down across all genres, but if you examine R&B albums themselves, you’ll see that R&B sales are nothing short of abysmal. Basically, the commercially successful R&B album seems…

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…

“Where Is the Love” in R&B Music? 


Contemporary R&B music has explicit physical pleasure covered, but what about genuine emotion and relationships? An up and coming voice in R&B by the name of August Alsina released his full-length debut album entitled Testimony. Testimony is street-savvy, sporting titles including “Porn Star”, “Fml”, “Ghetto”, and “I Luv This Sh*t”. Rightfully, Alsina, a rough-and-tumble artist with…

Frozen Proves to be the Shining Moment on an ‘Ice Cold’ Albums Chart


Well, another week and another chart and guess who’s on top – yep you guessed it, the Frozen Soundtrack. While sales aren’t exactly hot across the board, the additional 133,000 copies that the unstoppable soundtrack sold are solid, particularly compared to the rest of the albums.   How sound is 133,000 copies? Well according to Billboard,…

5 Seconds of Summer Settle For No. 2


  5 Seconds of Summer, the new Australian teen band, has nothing to hang their heads about; debuting at no. 2 with 143,000 copies of a four-song EP (She Looks So Perfect) is definitely notable.  Settling for that no. 2 spot behind the unstoppable Frozen Soundtrack (149,000 copies sold) – well that should boost confidence…

Review: SoMo, ‘SoMo’


SoMo’s major label debut leaves the listener underwhelmed  SoMo • SoMo • Republic • US Release Date: April 8, 2014 YouTube has become the ‘it’ means of being discovered as an artist these days. Honestly, the art of self-promotion is truly savvy, aggressive gameplay personally. Where so many talented artists don’t have the confidence or…

Music Shopping List: What To Consider Buying April 8, 2014


Ah new release Tuesday, where dreams come true and are broken for many artists who hope their album will sell these days.  This Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the releases aren’t exactly star-studded – that would be an understatement.  That said, there are some possibilities to choose from, whether you’re looking to go vintage, be spiritually…