Posts Tagged ‘rihanna’

2016 in music was a year with a strangely high number of prominent musicians dying (David Bowie, Prince, and Leonard Cohen in the same year?!) and also a year with some fun new trends in Top 40 radio. The easiest way to identify sweeping trends in the music world is to look at pop music, […]


Here we go. Four simple categories, 41 albums, one amazing song. This is how CK’s year-end analysis begins. HONORABLE MENTION: Number 11 through 15 on my top ten list, in alphabetical order. These albums are given the same full review as the top ten (coming soon!). This year, you get a bonus 16th record! WORTH NOTICING: […]


It’s the end of 2011 already? Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday I was listing the best of 2010, when in reality, it was closer to 366 days ago. Even though it’s only been a year since year-end list time, it has still been a year. So, just to refresh your […]


The music industry is a battlefield. I realize that’s an easy metaphor to pull out of your back pocket, but it’s more true than ever. However, it’s no longer the sort of battlefield where two opposing armies walk toward each other until they are close enough to swing swords. No, this battlefield is the kind […]