John Mayer vs. Beyonce who did it better?

Today, John Mayer leaked his studio version of Beyonce’s XO. Let me know your thoughts. 

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Michael Jackson’s Xscape– Review

Michael Jackson's Xscape Deluxe Album Cover, 2014I understand that many people will not agree with my opinion and I am OK with that.  I think when artists release posthumous albums there is a time limit.  I always will enjoy a re-release or a live album, but when it has been many years since they have passed away, it is a little creepy.  

Michael Jackson is, without question, one of the greats. The creepy factor not withstanding this album was mediocre Michael.  Yes, it has its gems.  I think Slave to the Rhythm could have easily fit onto one of his previous “Best of” albums. The title track Xscape sounds like it is trying to hard. Michael Jackson doesn’t need to try to be Michael Jackson. IF they sped this song up a little bit it would be better, but its a weird mid-tempo song that just doesn’t work for me.  This all being said. mediocre Michael Jackson is still better than a lot of the stuff out there today.

New Music Tuesday 5/20/2014

This was a good week for new music! There is a little bit for everyone.  The playlist below has some of my favorites for the week.

Country: Carrie and Miranda‘s duet “Somethin’ Bad” is fun and a perfect summer country song. Bad ass and catchy works for me!

Singer/Songwriter: Ed Sheeren‘s “One” is a great follow-up to his last single “Sing”. It is raw and heartfelt which is what I love about Ed. The lyrics are amazing.

All my senses come to life
While I’m stumbling home as drunk as I
Have ever been and I’ll never leave again
Cause you are the only one

Pop/rock: To be honest, I don’t really know how to characterize White Sea. Definitely, singer/Songwriter-y, but also has a cool rock vibe. Take a listen below and use the comments to tell me what you think.