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MMM Staff Picks: DeShonna Watson’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of the 2010s

As we move into a new decade, we felt it’s only right that we select a project that represents each year and made it POP! In whichever way possible. So without further delay, here we go! Drake – ‘Scorpion’ (2018) He said he was top 3! Then top 2. Aubrey Graham had a chokehold on… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: DeShonna Watson’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2019

#10. Kanye West – ‘Jesus Is King’ Love him or hate him! As controversial as they come, West’s 9th official LP had so much anticipation around it alone, he made you wonder just exactly what he was going to deliver this time around. With his new found faith and all! But hey, it just wouldn’t… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Carlton Rolle’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of the 2010s

Music has changed so much over the last 10 years. Many have heard and watched the degradation of genres fade away while other artists breathe new life in an overstuffed industry. Great albums come rarely, especially ones that became statements for the era or for the people living through that time. These are all albums… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Carlton Rolle’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2019

#10. Smif N Wessun – ‘The All’ Smif-N-Wessun comes back on the map with their sixth album, The All. This album brings a deep sense of nostalgia while listeners enjoy solid, soulful sounds. The Brooklyn duo dive into hip-hop to leave listeners feeling invigorated by the energy. The All is a well-rounded album that brings… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Richard John Cummins’ Top Ten Favorite Albums of the 2010s

#10. Foster The People – ‘Torches’ (2011) Briefly it looked as though bands like Foster The People might help bring songs that were fun, catchy and instantly memorable back to the rock mainstream. It didn’t turn out quite that way, but Torches still shines bright and holds up.  #9. Foo Fighters – ‘Wasting Light’ (2011)… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Richard John Cummins’ Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2019

#10. Sports Team – ‘Making Hay’ (EP) Following the playbook of bands like the Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand and the Kaiser Chiefs, these rookie rockers from Cambridge, England are almost as exciting as their name is boring.    #9. Lana Del Rey – ‘Norman F*cking Rockwell’ Giving her sixth album a title which can’t actually be said or posted on… Read more

Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Dedicated’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Getty Images Carly Rae Jepsen is still the poster child for pop fanatics everywhere! After competing on Canadian Idol in 2007 and placing a respectable 3rd place in the finals, the fresh-faced phenom discovered by entertainment mogul Scooter Braun (who launched the careers of other stars like Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson, The Wanted… Read more

Bryce Vine: A Rising Chart-Topping Star

Photo Credit: Lindsey Byrnes Born as Bryce Ross-Johnson, Bryce Vine is sharing with the world his ideas on life and music. Known as a singer and rapper, this young artist is generating faithful fans with his good looks, personal charm, and smashing vocals. Bryce Vine was born in New York City to Tracey Ross and… Read more

Queens County Roots 2019

Queens County Roots at Shrine World Music Venue 5/25/19 New York City, New York Jesse Perez (lead vocals), Marlon Hurt (guitar/vocals),  Chris Glover (drums) & Hope Johnson (keyboard) Website: www.queenscountyroots.com Photography By: Lisa Holahan