Album 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.

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”.

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”.

25 Years Of Fear Of A Black Planet

25 Years Of Fear Of A Black Planet

If you were to ask me to list my favorite rap albums of all time (hey, there’s an idea for a future list), ¬†Public Enemy’s Fear Of A Black Planet would be near the top of that list. The album¬†broke new ground sonically and lyrically, and should be an essential part of any hip-hop fan’s collection. As a 13 year old who was already knee deep in hip-hop when Fear came out, the album was a watershed moment in my […]

Some Way Out Funk Courtesy Of The Legendary Steve Arrington

Some Way Out Funk Courtesy Of The Legendary Steve Arrington

Have you had your funk today?

Jennifer Hudson Establishes Identity; Sings Her Ass Off on JHud

Jennifer Hudson Establishes Identity; Sings Her Ass Off on JHud

Jennifer Hudson gets delightfully retro on a surprisingly good new album.

A Diva Disaster: The Queen Of Soul Stumbles With Covers Collection

A Diva Disaster: The Queen Of Soul Stumbles With Covers Collection

No, Aretha. Just…no.

Lenny Kravitz Struts To A Dancier Beat On New Album

Lenny Kravitz Struts To A Dancier Beat On New Album

Lenny celebrates 25 years of being Lenny by…being Lenny.