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Up-and-coming Welsh artist Marina Diamandis of Marina and the Diamonds released her third album, “FROOT,” just about a year ago. With “The Family Jewels” (2010), Diamandis started off as an independent artist. She described the album’s style as indiepop, glam-disco, …

Madonna is probably best known for her enormously successful dance acts and smooth R&B beats, but her most recent CD, “Something to Remember,” provides the listener with an entirely different auditory experience. This is a collection of Madonna’s greatest ballads, …

On his highly anticipated sophomore album, Method Man, the rugged andcharismatic member of the Wu-Tang Clan, more than exceedsexpectations. I like to think of this album as an ice creamsundae. Many times rap albums can seem extremely monotonous. One of …

Just days before leaving on his LDS mission, David Archuleta released his new OPM album in the Philippines titled Forevermore. This love ballad cover album is something David Archuleta fans have been waiting for since the second he stepped off …

It doesn’t take a music connoisseur to realize that this album has little redeeming value. Bonham is Jason Bonham, son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, and a cast of relative unknowns. Son Jason has very big shoes to …

When I first heard that Madonna was releasing a collection of her best ballads, I was overjoyed. I remembered falling in puppy love for the first time with “Crazy for You,” and falling out of love during the release of …

Led by Zack De La Rocha, Rage Against the Machine has been pumpingout powerful songs for over a decade. Their lyrics pierce through aheavy blend of body-rocking bass, warm drums and distorted guitar tocarry the band’s politically charged message. They …

Myfriends and I walked to the entrance to be searched for weapons and soda. When atlast we made it in, we were greeted by a blast of white noise and knew for surewe had arrived at Ozzfest. After purchasing a …

So, you’re at the Renaissance Faire. You’ve looked at all the cute outfits, checked out the old-time CDs, and then you notice music coming from the next tent. What would you do if you saw a group dressed in renaissance …

To date, Josh Turner’s biggest exposure was his first single, “Long Black Train,” written and played in the Grand Ole Opry in 2001, when he was just out of college. Since most can relate to those hard times when the …

Greyson Chance’s “Waiting Outside the Lines” Greyson Chance, who is well known for his version of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi,” has released an album that you’ll sure to fall in love with! Chance has much more talent than the average thirteen-year-old, …

When “My Everything” by Ariana Grande was released online, I grabbed all the songs like an eager little girl in a candy store. An evolution from her previous album, “Yours Truly,” it is a delightful mix of dancey club tracks, …

Listening to Hasley’s debut album “Badlands is like listening to young adult angst in a pastel colored package. Hasley, anagrammed from the first name of New York Native Ashley Frangipane, has the haunting dark pop, hip-hop sounds that accurately describes …

Yep, I’ve gone here into the rap territory once again with the same guy but a different album. As we all know this guy is one of few rappers that was able to revolutionize rap and hip hop not only …

Off to Finland with the folk metal scene. Tyr is a progressive folk metal band that is eye deep in Norse folklore. In fact the band name is named after the Norse god of war, Tyr. They constantly make references …

The lights were dim, the air warm, and the room was so silent you could hear a pin drop. Then he came out of the shadowy darkness with his inspirational lyrics and music, and shone a radiant light on all …

In October, I went to a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert with a friend and her parents. Beinga hip-hop fan, I was not surprised to not know many of the songs. I do enjoyLynard Skynyrd, but most of what I know is …

Last December, Dave Matthews Band released its seventh in the Live Trax series. This is a collection of selected concert recordings only available through the mail or by download. This concert was recorded at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia, during …

And Swift has spoken again. With Speak Now, her latest album, Taylor Swift has struck all the right chords in the hearts of her listeners. This album has not only kept her fan base satisfied, but also attracted people who …

When I was first getting into the Midwestern rapper Tech N9ne, I got my hands on everything I could find to do with him. I listened to every of his albums and his label, Strange Music. “Celcius” was one of …

Everyone knows what I’m talking about (and certainly everyone has one of their own): a band you know you probably shouldn’t like. One that you never admit to listening to and one you are afraid to confess your admiration for, …

Well, this is the second time in a row that we’ve talked about something related to Monstercat. Last time it was the company and community itself. Stonebank is an electronic artist currently with Monstercat and is often a maker of …

Green Day released their first album in July of 1991. And now, after releasing ten studio albums over the past twenty years, Green Day has released their new live album and DVD, Awesome As F**k. This CD/DVD combo features 23 …

Alternative rock encompasses many subgenres blurring into one another, making rock sensation the Spill Canvas hard to classify. Do the heart wrenching ballads on their debut, Sunsets and Car Crashes, make them emo? Or are the sardonically splendid rock tunes …

Summer is here once again. The sun is shining, and the beaches are calling. Once again, radio stations will start putting your summer jams in repeat. But when you get tired of all of those replays, be sure to turn …

Anti is Rihanna’s 8th album. It released on January 28th and has already gone Platinum. With much wait over the last couple years from her Navy which is her fan base, she has finally released it. From all that wait …

Months before the release of “American Doll Posse,” Tori Amos’s ninth studio album, she described it as an opportunity to showcase her “warrior woman” persona. After years of radio-friendly singles with mature but easy-to-grasp lyrics, fans were more than ready …

The pop singer, Katy Perry recently released her sophomore album entitled “Teenage Dream”. To recall a bit of her history, she had her first break into the music business was with her single that took a stab at a self-absorbed …

The most recent full album by Belgian artist Paul Van Haver, or Stromae. Racine Carree. Square root. And in the mathematical fashion of a genius, Stromae delivers his latest collection with biting precision, cohesion, and a little bit of madness. …

He’s a cool kid from California with an equally cool voice to match. Ryan Beatty is an Internet sensation, high school student, and accomplished singer. Because of his musical origin on YouTube, adorable hairstyle and amazing voice, Beatty is often …

Many of the teens now have-or still watch- Disney Channel. I can say for myself that I have spent many hours of my childhood watching Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, and Demi Lovato. The last of that list has been appearing …

This song, called Window by The Album Leaf is an alternative song and does not feature any type of singing; the whole song is instrumental. It is one of my favorite songs of all time. It provides a sense of …