Review: ‘Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film: The Great Gatsby’


Various Artists ⎢Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film: The Great Gatsby ⎢Water Tower / Interscope ⎢US Release Date: May 7, 2013 Constructing a soundtrack that not only creates a solid musical backdrop for the film as well as doubling as an enjoyable compilation is no easy task.  Because of this, soundtracks themselves often get mixed reviews,…

Chart Moves, May 8, 2013: It’s All About Kenny


Chart Rewind: May 1,2013 Last week, Michael Bublé was certainly ‘loved’ as To Be Loved debuted at no. 1 with 195,000 copies.  Fantasia may have had her lowest numbers of her career (91,000 copies), but she managed a no. 2 debut, not too shabby for an R&B effort these days, believe it or not. Phoenix debuted at no. 5 with Bankrupt! selling…

Chart Moves, May 1, 2013: Michael Bublé, Fantasia


Chart Rewind Last week on the charts, Fall Out Boy and Kid Cudi saw their new efforts debut at no. 1 and no. 2 respectively.  Fall Out Boy scored a second no. 1 album with Save Rock and Roll with 154,000 copies sold while Kid Cudi’s Indicud scored a career high peak, selling 136,000 copies.  The Yeah Yeah Yeahs saw their album Mosquito bow at no….

Album Capsules: Snoop Lion, will.i.am and Brad Paisley


Snoop Lion, Reincarnated Snoop Lion ⎪ Reincarnated ⎪ RCA⎪⎪ US Release Date: April 23, 2013 Snoop Lion released his first (and to many hopefully only) reggae album Reincarnated via RCA on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.  Having personally listened analytically, the good news is that it is a better than expected album from the weed-loving gangsta.  The bad news is…

Chart Moves, 4.24.13: Fall Out Boy, Kid Cudi, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Michael Bublé


Chart Rewind Last week (April 17), Paramore crowned the Billboard Albums chart with 106,000 copies sold of Paramore.  Settling for the runner-up spot was Brad Paisley, who sold 100,000 copies of Wheelhouse.  Outside of the top ten, there was some action I’d like to highlight. On last Thursday (April 18) when the full chart materialized, some newbies saw their efforts bow….

Chart Moves: Bieber, Macklemore, Numerous New Releases…


Chart Moves details the bestselling music of every given week. Believe Acoustic Hits No. 1 Unsurprisingly, Justin Bieber has his fifth no. 1 album with Believe Acoustic.  Equally unsurprising is the fact that the set moved more copies than expected, 211,000 copies.  Forecasts has prognosticated the effort initially somewhere between 180,000 and 190,000, then upgraded that number to 200,000 copies….