25 Chart Takeaways: Tyrese’s ‘Black Rose’ Takes Top Honors


Finally, “There’s A Bright Side Somewhere”… for R&B. Thanks to Tyrese, delivering one/if not the best album of his career, gave R&B that elusive #1 album after a year of struggles. But that’s not the only takeaway on the latest edition of the Billboard 200 – there are 24 more where that came from! 1)…

25 Chart Takeaways: Meek Mill Lands First No. 1 Album  


Unsurprisingly, Maybach Music came through – Meek Mill debuted in the top spot with his highly anticipated, delayed sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money. Also unsurprising, Miguel debuted in the top two. Interestingly, within the last week, TWO Billboard 200 charts were released, as the music industry has embraced a new global music release…

X Ambassadors, VHS [Review]


 X Ambassadors Show Incredible Potential on Debut Album ‘VHS’ X Ambassadors • VHS • Interscope • US Release Date: June 30, 2015   The following silly, probably pointless story will make some people quite sad. So, I often peruse iTunes to see what’s new and hot. For the longest time, I see this album from…

Review: Zedd Delivers Pleasant Sophomore Album With ‘True Colors’


Zedd • True Colors • Interscope • US Release Date: May 18, 2015 Cutting straight to the chase, Zedd’s sophomore album True Colors is an enjoyable, pleasant listening experience. The pleasantry that it is, that characterization alone doesn’t necessarily make True Colors particularly distinctive per se; many songs run into one another. That isn’t to…