R & B

How Good Is Miguel's 'Wildheart'?

June 29th, 2015 9:59am EDT
Review: Miguel Delivers A Homerun On 'Wildheart'
In recent times, it seems that R&B needs an IV – intravenous fluids. 2015 hasn’t been very respectable from a commercial standpoint and in some regards critically for a once fiery genre. Miguel seeks to change the perceptions of R&B on his highly anticipated third album Wildheart, which follows his Grammy-winning sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream (Best R&B song for “Adorn”). Miguel’s eclectic brand of R&B – contemporary, alternative, dashes of rock and pop – makes Wildheart and album no one should sleep on.

Wildheart commences with “A Beautiful Exit,” a sound record showcasing pop sensi...

2015's Most Underrated Songs

June 28th, 2015 3:00pm EDT
25 Most Underrated Songs Of 2015 (So Far)
Not every record ends up being a hit. In fact if you think about it, only a select few songs end up with the distinction of hit status. The songs featured on this list are terrific, but none of them have been profound in the commercial department. Arguably, the best way to describe these songs are ‘underrated’ – they are the ‘unsung heroes’ of the year as well as their artist’s respective album. All deserve the same respect if not more than the hits, but they can always bask in their critical acclaim. These are the most underrated songs of 2015…so far.

The underrated songs chosen are ...

New Music This Week: Lots Of New Faces And Some Familiar Ones

June 23rd, 2015 8:30am EDT
Breaking Benjamin And Kacey Musgraves Among Albums To Check Out
Last week, the music release world was graced with new albums from James Taylor, Adam Lambert, and the return of Hilary Duff – not to mention others. This week, music listeners everywhere have their most choice of who and what they want to purchase beginning Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The best way to describe this music release week is STACKED. No, Kanye West hasn’t dropped his new album, but a lot of new faces and some familiar ones make this week a captivating one.

1) Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood Records)

Fifteen years in the game, rockers Breaking Benjamin return w...

Listen To Janet Jackson's New Single!

June 22nd, 2015 1:52pm EDT
Janet Jackson's 'No Sleeep': Listen To Singer's Comeback Single!
Ready to hear Janet Jackson's new single? According to Billboard, Janet just released the first single off her upcoming album and comeback tour, titled "No Sleeep" (yes, with three E's). The song's available on Janet Jackson's Twitter- give it a listen below.

I dedicate this to My Love. #NoSL333P #ConversationsInACafe

— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) June 22, 2015

Catchy, right? "No Sleeep" is a super-sensual slow jam (those organ riffs are killer) , produced with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the R&B producer/songwriters who've worked with Janet Jackson for yea...

We Find These Music Videos To Be The Best So Far This Year

June 20th, 2015 9:00am EDT
The Best Music Videos Of 2015 (So Far)
What does every good music single need? A stunning visual – a gripping music video – to accentuate and accompany the music of course! While music videos on television seem to be a thing of the past, they are still incredibly popular online. All of the videos that grace this list have racked up millions of views on YouTube alone. Choosing just 20 out of a beaucoup of videos is arduous, but here are some of the standouts as of yet in 2015.

Some of the songs actually bowed in 2014, but they weren’t released as a single until 2015 or the video arrived in 2015.

1) Taylor Swift featuring K...

Janet Jackson Is Back! – See Details

June 15th, 2015 6:40pm EDT
Janet Jackson News: Singer Announces 'Unbreakable World Tour' Da
Finally, after four years of a break from the concert circuit, Janet Jackson is firmly back in control. The “Nasty” singer’s camp announced dates for the upcoming North American leg of her Unbreakable World Tour.

If you’re like many Jackson fans, it’s been a long time coming for Janet to release music; the last studio album was in 2008 (Discipline). Moreover, it’s been since 2011 (Number Ones greatest hits tour) that she’s graced the United States with musical performances, citing a Billboard report.

One fan had grown so impatient with Janet Jackson’s M.I.A. status; she hatched a novel id...

These Songs Have No Filter

June 14th, 2015 7:00pm EDT
To Put It Bluntly – 12 Songs With No Filter
Have you ever heard the old saying the he or she “has no filter?” Well, that same saying can be applied to songs as well. To put it bluntly, some songs have no filter, and it all starts with a shocking title. All 12 of the songs that grace this list fit the billing – no filter whatsoever. Surprisingly, despite their explicit, ‘tactless’ nature, many of these songs are both enjoyable and ultimately, excellent.

1) Maroon 5, “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf----r” (V – Deluxe, 2015)

Maroon 5 couldn’t leave the song as merely “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” – they had to add in “moth...

Band Scores Its First No. 1 Album

June 11th, 2015 8:15am EDT
Florence + The Machine Debuts At No. 1 On The Billboard 200
Men, women, and children everywhere, get ready for a total shocker on the albums chart this week. Florence + The Machine scores its first #1 album of its career with How Big, How Big, How Beautiful. Total shocker right? – Totally NOT as all indications suggested that front woman Florence Welch and company was about to “come up.” Kudos, as the alternative band impacted to the tune of 137,000 units, most of which were sales themselves. Compared to the opening performance of previous album Ceremonials, how does the sales of How Big… compare? In sales alone, How Big… wins, with about a 25,00...

New Album Releases To Check Out This Week

June 9th, 2015 9:10am EDT
Muse Leads Albums To Check Out
Ah, call this music release week “the calm before the storm.” After a busy week the first week in June, and a stacked upcoming week June 16, this week is relatively calm. Sure anytime Muse drops a new album as of late it’s “kind of a big deal,” but overall this week is clearly understated in its rollout. Still, there are six interesting projects to check out this week.

1) Muse, Drones (Warner Bros)

Following a three-year hiatus, Grammy-winning, British alternative band Muse returns with its seventh studio album, Drones. It follows The 2nd Law, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 20...

'Everything Is 4' Jason Derulo’s Fourth Album -- A Review

June 8th, 2015 11:15am EDT
Review: Jason Derulo Continues To Roll Out Singles On 'Everythin
Some artists record albums with songs that possess immense depth and are memorable because of their thoughtfulness and conception. Other artists release records that all have the potential to be big hits without necessarily building an album that’s cohesive or ‘deep.’ In the case of urban-pop artist Jason Derulo, he is known more for the success and catchiness of his records than his albums themselves. That perception of Derulo doesn’t change on Everything Is 4, Derulo’s fourth album.

Derulo kicks off Everything Is 4 in an electrifying fashion with infectious, upbeat single “Want To W...