The 100 Best Songs of 2013: Complete!


After a year filled with numerous albums and even more songs, choosing 100 of the best is an incredibly difficult task.  Like with the best albums of 2013, there will be surprises as well as snubs.  Sometimes the snubs are oversights while at other items there are just so many notable songs that some just…

The 100 Best Songs of 2013: Part 2 (#75 – 51)


After a year filled with numerous albums and even more songs, choosing 100 of the best is an incredibly difficult task.  Like with the best albums of 2013, there will be surprises as well as snubs.  Sometimes the snubs are oversights while at other items there are just so many notable songs that some just…

The 50 (+1) Best Albums of 2013


Ranking the very best albums of any year is incredibly difficult; there are always misses.  2013 was filled with some triumphant musical moments, though not all of their parent albums were necessarily ‘worthy’ of being considered the best of the year. Because of various factors, this list has its surprises and like any album reviewed,…

Ten Random Songs I’m ‘Thankful For’ From 2013


Okay, I’m thankful for plenty in my young life.  One thing I’m most thankful for besides those traditional things like God, family, friends, employment, etc. is of course music.  Previously, I issued a playlist of  “Songs of Thanks” which featured titles that all had the words “Thank” included within them.  This ten song playlist is…

End Of May Playlist: Ten Recommendations To Rock Out Into June!


So, I find myself with several songs on ‘repeat’ on my iPod.  Because of the musical nerd that I am, I often look at the play count to see what I listen to most frequently.  Many of these cuts have been on constant rotation while some are just beginning to ‘tickle my fancy’ and come…

Chart Moves: Paramore, Brad Paisley


Paramore & Paisley Rule The Charts Paramore seem to be adapting to the post-Farro brothers life (Paramore Split Gets Nasty: Josh Farro Calls Former Band – MTV.com) better than expected as according to billboard.com the band’s latest effort, Paramore dethrones Justin Timberlake for no. 1 (Paramore Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart). Paramore, now consisting of Hayley Williams (vocals),…