News
So Much (Good) New Music This Week!

So Much (Good) New Music This Week!

A ton of great new music out in the past few days includes songs from Zo!, Justin Timberlake, De La Soul and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Guess What? Tevin Campbell Is Back!

Guess What? Tevin Campbell Is Back!

17 years is way too long, but we’re glad Tevin’s back.

Dance On...

Dance On…

Nothing compares 2 him.

Things I Do When I Can't Think Of Anything To Post: Hall & Oates Edition

Things I Do When I Can’t Think Of Anything To Post: Hall & Oates Edition

Daryl and John have been on my mind a lot these past few days…

This Week's New Music: Maxwell & Paul Simon

This Week’s New Music: Maxwell & Paul Simon

I give a listen to new songs by Maxwell & Paul Simon.

And Now, For A Few Book Recommendations...

And Now, For A Few Book Recommendations…

Here’s a peek at some stuff I’ve been reading lately.

Blerd Radio Presents: The Constant Conversations Podcast (Episode 2/Seth Werkheiser)

Blerd Radio Presents: The Constant Conversations Podcast (Episode 2/Seth Werkheiser)

That may or may not be Seth’s real hair.

It Is Kind Of A Funny Story, Actually...

It Is Kind Of A Funny Story, Actually…

Popblerd author Mike Joseph details a lengthy struggle with depression that temporarily put him in a mental hospital.

The Viewfinder: Check Out Babyface's "We've Got Love"

The Viewfinder: Check Out Babyface’s “We’ve Got Love”

Babyface is still making music for the cool in you.

Popblerd Premiere: JJ Adrian's "Right Now"

Popblerd Premiere: JJ Adrian’s “Right Now”

Canadian singer-songwriter JJ Adrian premieres his new track “Right Now” exclusively on Popblerd.

A My Morning Jacket Song You Can Dance To?

A My Morning Jacket Song You Can Dance To?

The legendary Giorgio Moroder sets his sights on rock band My Morning Jacket. Check out the “Compound Fracture” remix.

It's Hall Of Fame Time Again: Chicago, Chaka and Janet On List Of Nominees

It’s Hall Of Fame Time Again: Chicago, Chaka and Janet On List Of Nominees

Nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have been announced; with contenders including Chicago, Chaka Khan, NWA, Nine Inch Nails and Janet Jackson.

Reviews
Hot Take Alert: Alicia Keys Ends Her Silence With "In Common"

Hot Take Alert: Alicia Keys Ends Her Silence With “In Common”

Pop/R&B superstar Alicia Keys returns with her first new music in over 3 years, “In Common”.

Blerd's Notes: A Guide To The Music Of Prince (Part 1)

Blerd’s Notes: A Guide To The Music Of Prince (Part 1)

Six years ago, I decided to take a deep dive into Prince’s discography. Here are the original articles.

Hey, What's Chris Collingwood Been Up To?

Hey, What’s Chris Collingwood Been Up To?

Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne has a brand new project out, and you should listen to it.

Ray LaMontagne Returns With "Hey, No Pressure"; Announces New Album

Ray LaMontagne Returns With “Hey, No Pressure”; Announces New Album

Singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne announces a new project with the bluesy single “Hey, No Pressure”.

Guess What? I Have Something To Say About Adele's 25, Too!

Guess What? I Have Something To Say About Adele’s 25, Too!

A review of the biggest musical event of 2015, Adele’s “25”.

Go On An "Adventure" With The New Coldplay Single

Go On An “Adventure” With The New Coldplay Single

Coldplay returns with a disco-influenced sound on their new single “Adventure Of A Lifetime”

"Hello" Again, Adele

“Hello” Again, Adele

Multi-million selling superstar Adele returns with the song and video “Hello”.

Hey Everyone: It's Time To Meet Cool Uncle

Hey Everyone: It’s Time To Meet Cool Uncle

Legendary crooner Bobby Caldwell & producer Jack Splash have teamed up for a project they call Cool Uncle. Check out their first single “Break Away”.

The Black Eagle Soars Once Again: Janet Jackson's Triumphant Return

The Black Eagle Soars Once Again: Janet Jackson’s Triumphant Return

Pop icon Janet Jackson returns with “Unbreakable”, her first album of new material in seven years. How does Miss Janet fare? Check out the review.

Gotta Have Some Faith In The Sound: Prejudice Is Still Worth A Listen, 25 Years Later

Gotta Have Some Faith In The Sound: Prejudice Is Still Worth A Listen, 25 Years Later

An appreciation of George Michael’s “Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1”, 25 years (or so) after its release.

Welcome To The Land Of Milk And Honey Courtesy Of The Foreign Exchange

Welcome To The Land Of Milk And Honey Courtesy Of The Foreign Exchange

The Foreign Exchange give you that good grown-folks soul music on their new album, “Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey”.

Andre Cymone Reworks A Timeless Message: "Give Peace A Chance"

Andre Cymone Reworks A Timeless Message: “Give Peace A Chance”

Andre Cymone delivers a timeless message with a new song: “Give Peace A Chance”.

Features
Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles Podcast (Episode 3)

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles Podcast (Episode 3)

Episode 3 of the Jheri Curl Chronicles is up, and we’re going from Jamaica (the island) to Jamaica (NY), with a stop to pick up George Benson.

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles Podcast (Episode 2)

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles Podcast (Episode 2)

Miss Ross is just one of the featured artists in the second edition of the Jheri Curl Chronicles podcast.

Blerd Radio 2016 | Episode 5: The Princecast 2.0

Blerd Radio 2016 | Episode 5: The Princecast 2.0

The Blerd Radio team discusses the life, music and legacy of legendary musician Prince in their latest podcast.

40 (Or So) Playlists For 40 Years: 1984

40 (Or So) Playlists For 40 Years: 1984

Greatest year in pop music history? Perhaps!

Blerd Radio Presents: The Constant Conversations Podcast (Episode 6)

Blerd Radio Presents: The Constant Conversations Podcast (Episode 6)

Episode 6 of the Constant Conversations podcast features a conversation with film critic/blogger/fellow podcaster Tristan More.

40 (Or So) Playlists For 40 Years: 1983

40 (Or So) Playlists For 40 Years: 1983

“If 1983 wasn’t the year of Michael Jackson, it wasn’t the year of anybody.”

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles Podcast, Episode 1

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles Podcast, Episode 1

Mike Joseph and Thomas Inskeep discuss #1 R&B hits from Michael Jackson, Shalamar and The Brothers Johnson in the first Jheri Curl Chronicles podcast.

Hot Take Alert: Janet Jackson Glows In New Clip For "Dammn Baby"

Hot Take Alert: Janet Jackson Glows In New Clip For “Dammn Baby”

Amid swelling rumors of pregnancy, Janet Jackson releases new visuals for the song “Dammn Baby”.

40 (Or So) Playlists For 40 Years: 1982

40 (Or So) Playlists For 40 Years: 1982

Damn, there was a lot of good music made in 1982.

40 (Or So) Playlists For 40 Years: 1981

40 (Or So) Playlists For 40 Years: 1981

Fisher-Price record player, why have you forsaken me?

bLISTerd: 10 Excellent (And Underrated) Prince Songs From The '90s & '00s

bLISTerd: 10 Excellent (And Underrated) Prince Songs From The ’90s & ’00s

How about some late period (Royal) Badness?

The Top 20 Prince Songs (Written/Composed for Others) of All Time Part 2

The Top 20 Prince Songs (Written/Composed for Others) of All Time Part 2

I wonder if Prince will sue us for this list.