Review: Various Artists, ‘Now 50: That’s What I Call Music’


Now 50 makes better musical choices compared to previous ‘Now’ compilations Various Artists • Now 50 • UMe • US Release Date: May 6, 2014 Another ‘glorious’ Now That’s What I Call Music compilation has graced the music industry – Yippee (*says in a sarcastic voice*)! The series to its credit does a great job…

Playlist: Favorite Songs From March Album Releases


March was a rich month for music releases.  After listening and reviewing multiple albums, it is always fun to pick out one big time standout.  Sometimes it is a difficult choice, while other times it’s the only choice (particularly on a sub-par album).  After looking back through my late-February and March reviews, I’ve compiled a…

March Madness: 16 Songs For The Sweet 16


The first four, second round, and third rounds of the NCAA Tournament are over my friends, and after numerous upsets and the birth of those Cinderella teams looking for another shot to slay the giant, the tournament marches on with the upcoming Sweet 16 and Elite 8.  What better way to celebrate and prepare for…

Review: Aloe Blacc, ‘Lift Your Spirit’


 Aloe Blacc’s third album Lift Your Spirit does just that Aloe Blacc • Lift Your Spirit • Interscope • US Release Date: March 11, 2014 R&B singer Aloe Blacc is not in his first rodeo; he had an outstanding single out in 2010 entitled “I Need A Dollar” that should have foreshadowed what was to…