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 4 (#25 – 1)


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 3 (#50 – 26)


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,…

Five Music Takeaways from 2013…


Ah, there is always plenty to write about the music industry and the number of trends that come and go, as well as those remaining constant.  2013 was another interesting year, whether merely for its pleasant surprises or its disappointments.  Many observations will and can be made of the year musically and pop-culturally in regards…

Thoughts on the 56th Annual Grammy Nominations


The Grammys are like a musician’s Super Bowl, even if the nominations and victorious artists are flawed.  I won’t lie to you, I complain every year that someone won a Grammy that didn’t deserve it while someone else was snubbed. Just last year, during the 55th Annual Grammys, I lobbied hard for Frank Ocean (looking…

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…

If The Grammys Were Held in July 2013, [Blank] Would Be Nominated


If the Grammys were held mid-year, July 2013, based on an eligibility period ranging from October 1, 2012 to present, who would be frontrunners for nominations? This particular post deals with the potential heaviest hitters. 1 Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience Could Be Nominated For: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of…

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, May 22, 2013: The Vampires Rule


Chart Rewind Last week on the charts, Lady Antebellum  managed to sell 167,000 copies of their fourth studio album,  Golden.  The nearest competition came via the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, which debuted at no. 2 with 137,000 copies.  BTW, a review of The Great Gatsby soundtrack will post tomorrow on brentmusicreviews.com. Vampires, A Cowboy, and a Pop Star Vampire…