Playlist: 12 Songs to Jam into June


Can you believe that it is June already (Circa June 4th specifically by the time this posts)? My, oh my how time flies these days! What better way to celebrate being a month older – and maybe more importantly summertime – than a playlist, right (do you feel me)? Here are 12 songs that made…

Ranking 50 Cent’s Discography: 2003 – 2009


  On July 3rd, Curtis Jackson – best known as East Coast rapper 50 Cent – will release his highly anticipated fifth studio album, Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win.   Animal Ambition arrives just shy of five years after 50 Cent dropped the oft-delayed Before I Self Destruct. Before I Self Destruct was no…

Review: Michael Jackson, ‘Xscape’


Xscape proves to be a ‘much better than expected’ posthumous MJ album Michael Jackson • Xscape • Epic • US Release Date: May 13, 2014 “Couldn’t have said it better myself!” – my thoughts on another new Michael Jackson album that is, as excerpted from a previous post:  “Let’s not kid ourselves at all here…

Playlist: Five Jams You Should TOTALLY Be Spinning


Ah, sometimes there’s nothing like good music to atone for a bad day  – or make good day even better for that matter.  Many great tunes have graced my playlist lately.  While I’d love to share and analyze them all, that’s like TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE.  But, here are five jams you should like totally be spinning…

November’s Playlist: The Best of October 2013


I’ll admit that during the month of October I missed out on a couple of albums (Pearl Jam, Scotty McCreery, Korn, Paul McCartney, etc.).  Alas, that is the life of a music journalist and music critic – you can’t listen to ‘em all.  Despite this, from the albums I did partake of, I’ve assembled a…

Review: Justin Timberlake, ‘The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2’


Despite lacking cohesion, Timberlake’s second installment of ‘perfect vision’ still captivates  Justin Timberlake⎪The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 ⎪ RCA ⎪⎪ US Release Date: September 30, 2013 So I’ve been given the tall task of describing Justin Timberlake’s second album of 2013, The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2. Oh these are the albums that make…

Album Review: Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience


Background Justin Timberlake dominated the music industry both as a member of boy band ‘NSync and as a solo artist.  Focusing on Timberlake’s solo career, both 2002’s Justified and 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds were gargantuan affairs. The success garnered commercially also paid off critically, as both efforts received multiple Grammy nominations and were also victorious within the…