Music Spotlight: Ranking Maroon 5’s Albums

Music Spotlight: Ranking Maroon 5’s Albums

Maroon 5, It Won't Be Soon Before Long © A&M / Octone

Maroon 5, V © InterscopeMy love for Maroon 5 stands tall. Songs About Jane will always be one of my favorite albums – period. That said Overexposed was a ‘weaker cup of coffee’ where Hands All Over was brewed incredibly strong. But enough about coffee, with their fifth studio album V arriving September 2 (my birthday, holla!), here is how this guy would rank Maroon 5’s four studio albums.

Maroon 5, Songs About Jane © J Records / Octone

1) Songs About Jane (2002)

Maroon 5, It Won't Be Soon Before Long © A&M / Octone

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Check Out The Review for Ariana Grande, ‘My Everything’…

Check Out The Review for Ariana Grande, ‘My Everything’…

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Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj, "Bang Bang" © Lava Music/Republic Records

If you haven’t checked out my thoughts on Ms. Ariana Grande‘s sophomore album My Everything on starpulse.com, well you totally should.  A fan of Grande’s – yes definitely!  That doesn’t mean that my inner music critic doesn’t have some constructive criticism either, but face it, everyone knows Grande can sing her butt off.  Read my commentary –“Pretty please with sugar on top?”

Review: Ariana…

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The R&B Malaise Continues: Sales Continue to Sag

The R&B Malaise Continues: Sales Continue to Sag

Tank, Stronger © Atlantic

Marsha Ambrosius, Friends & Lovers

R&B sales just aren’t what they once were – there’s just no other way to state it. When a major label R&B album is released these days, the expectation – save for a select few artists – is that it’s not going to sell. Sure, that’s a hella pessimistic view, but what has dissuaded such a viewpoint as of late? Certainly, R&B album sales in 2014, and the last couple of years as a whole, have done…

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Review: Kem Shows Consistency, Little New on ‘Promise To Love’

Review: Kem Shows Consistency, Little New on ‘Promise To Love’

Kem, Promise To Love © Motown

Kem, Promise To Love © MotownKem • Promise To Love – Album IV • Motown • US Release Date: August 25, 2014

As the old saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” On his fourth album Promise To Love – subtitled ‘Album IV’ – Kem makes few changes to his formula. Four albums in, the adult contemporary R&B singer is as refined and classy as always, yet also predictable.

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MTV VMAs: A Reflection

MTV VMAs: A Reflection

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So on Sunday night, that famous (or infamous) show known as the VMAstook place on MTV. It’s sort of funny you know? At one time, MTV actually played true to its name – music television. Not that music videos aren’t broadcast at all, but for a network whose platform seemed to be based in music, it sure has changed over the years. Regardless, that’s besides the point, this is about the 2014…

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Looking Ahead to September: 10 Most Anticipated Albums

Looking Ahead to September: 10 Most Anticipated Albums

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August is nearly done – thank goodness? Why ‘thank goodness’ you ask – well because the release weeks at times left much to be desired.   September 2014 is definitely promising with a number of new releases. After examining a whole list via amazon.com, here are my 10 most Anticipated albums for September 2014!

1) Maroon 5, V (Interscope) September 2

81wKk1GFETL._SL1500_ I haven’t exactly ‘hearted’ Maroon 5 as…

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