A$AP Rocky, AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP © RCA

Rap 2015, By The Numbers (So Far)


Last week, Brent Music Reviews was ‘blessed’ with R&B in 2015, By The Numbers (So Far). This week, enjoy the more fruitful Rap 2015, By the Numbers (So Far). The differences in the streaming and sales impact of rap in 2015 are dramatic. That said everyone knows that hip-hop has been one/if not the most successful genre of the year on the Billboard 200 this … Continue reading Rap 2015, By The Numbers (So Far)

Florence + The Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful © Island

25 Chart Takeaways: Florence + The Machine Debuts At No. 1


Florence Welch (and her Machine) returned in a big way with her rather blue, yet beautiful new album, which sits in the penthouse this week on the Billboard 200. But guess what folks – there’s more than Florence at work? How about those 24 other chart takeaways to pass the time? 1) Florence + The Machine scores its first #1 album with How Big, How … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Florence + The Machine Debuts At No. 1

Pitch Perfect 2 © UMe

25 Chart Takeaways: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Takes #1  


Pitch Perfect 2 has taken over the world – or at least this week’s Billboard 200! That takeaway and 24 more! 1) The soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2 unsurprisingly takes the #1 spot on the Billboard 200. 2) Though Mumford & Sons’ Wilder Mind falls just one spot to #2, the percentage drop in overall sales/impact is steeper than such a minimal drop in chart … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Takes #1  

Zac Brown Band, JEKYLL + HYDE © Republic

25 Chart Takeaways: Zac Brown Band Land Third #1 Album


Are Zac Brown Band unstoppable? Of course not, but they are on a run for #1 albums. That takeaway and 24 others worth reading! 1) Zac Brown Band scores its third consecutive #1 album with Jekyll + Hyde. The band’s previous two chart toppers are You Get What You Give and Uncaged. 2) Josh Groban had a solid week, but missed out on landing what … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Zac Brown Band Land Third #1 Album

Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color © ATO Records

25 Chart Takeaways: Alabama Shakes Top The Billboard 200


It was a good week for Alabama this week – both Alabama Shakes and Yelawolf came to play on the Billboard 200. Shawn Mendes downgraded while Sam Hunt upgraded. All those takeaways (and more) here for your partaking! 1) Alabama Shakes debut at #1 with its sophomore album, Sound & Color. 2) Furious 7 continues to dominate all facets of pop culture. The soundtrack remains … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Alabama Shakes Top The Billboard 200

Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell © Asthmatic Kitty

10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions


Some songs are “empty,” while others are “full” – or something like that! The 10 songs compiled on this list are all “full” of emotion and depth. Each song has a deeper meaning or larger purpose which makes it truly unique, special, and memorable. Here are 10 songs that possess overwhelming emotions. 1) Father John Misty, “Holy S**t” (I Love You, Honeybear, 2015) Despite the … Continue reading 10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions

Yelawolf, Love Story © Interscope

Review: Yelawolf Delivers An Eclectic Effort With ‘Love Story’


Yelawolf • Love Story • Interscope • US Release Date: April 21, 2015 It’s no shock that Alabaman rapper Yelawolf’s first major label tanked. If it wasn’t known, Yelawolf makes listeners aware: “One, my last record flopped / two, it wasn’t my time.” Whether 2015 is Yelawolf’s time, only time and sales will tell. Regardless, if Yelawolf was aiming for a commercial album, Love Story … Continue reading Review: Yelawolf Delivers An Eclectic Effort With ‘Love Story’

Iggy Azalea, The New Classic © Def Jam

Playlist: 45 Songs With the F-Bomb in Their Title


Don’t call this list profound, call it profane! Corny yes, but true! All of the songs on this list feature every college guy’s (and probably girl’s) favorite expletive in some form – that would be the f-word if you were confused. So, here goes the list! 1) 2Pac, “F*ck The World” (Me Against The World) 2) A$AP Ferg featuring A$ton Matthews, B-Real, Fredo Starr, Onyx … Continue reading Playlist: 45 Songs With the F-Bomb in Their Title

A$AP Rocky Propels 2013 Off To A Quick Start


Big Release January Strategy (…It Sounded Cool) Rarely does January do very much for music commercially.  2010 found newbie Ke$ha making the most of a bad release date (January 5th) and turning it around into a no. 1 album that eventually went platinum.  Animal did have the help of a mega hit in “Tik Tok” in which the trashy-pop star rocked famous lyric “Wake up in the morning feeling like … Continue reading A$AP Rocky Propels 2013 Off To A Quick Start