Highlights: Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’


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Kendrick Lamar delivers his best album yet with ‘DAMN.’ The profane title is the best way to characterize the spirited, deep new project.

58th Annual Grammys Miss Bigger Statement With Album Of The Year


Ah another Grammys has come to a close. Overall, the 58th Annual Grammys were pretty predictable without many questionable awards. That said the biggest quibble comes with the album of the year (AGAIN) with Taylor Swift winning her second AOTY with 1989. Wait a minute – hold up? Why is a big, popular album like…

8 ‘Genesis’ Songs 


No not the band silly – but rather “in the beginning!” Honestly, some of these songs have little to do with beginning, but whatever. “It is what it is” as the old saying goes. 1) Eminem, “We Made You” (Relapse, 2009) “We Made You” really has nothing to do with “the beginning” – just Eminem…

Chart Takeaways: One Direction’s Goes Four for Four With ‘Four’


Analyzing chart trends – one by one! In this week’s edition, it starts at the top. Not with Taylor Swift, but One Direction. Get ready, get set, GO! 1) One Direction earn their fourth number one album on the Billboard 200. While Four was less triumphant than Take Me Home or Midnight Memories, the numbers…

Chart Takeaways from Billboard 200 (Released October 23, 2014)


The Billboard 200 Albums Chart has become the spawn of Satan – to many of its artists… Here’s some chart takeaways from last week’s chart, released October 23, 2014. 1) Unsurprisingly, Florida Georgia Line score their first #1 album with excellent sales – 197,000 copies of Anything Goes.  2) Sam Smith is back home –…

U2 Lack Vintage Magic on ‘Songs of Innocence’ 


U2 • Songs of Innocence • INTErscope • US Release Date: October 14, 2014 U2 is easily one of the most popular rock bands, easily. Led by ubiquitous front man Bono, the Grammy-winning collective have played a gargantuan role in shaping rock music. Since their last big Grammy-winning album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, the…

Reactions: 86th Academy Awards Recognize Music In A Big Way


The Academy Awards was filled with a lot of predictability ultimately, but there were some interesting moments as well.  For the music world itself, there was plenty to rejoice about.  Jared Leto, who’s been more associated as the front man of 30 Seconds To Mars as opposed to acting as of late, won the Academy…