5 Seconds Of Summer

UK Top 10 Albums 10-7-22 – 10-13-22

By Iman Lababedi | October 8, 2022

fifth in five weeks

UK Top 10 Albums 9-30-22 – 10-6-22

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2022

5 Seconds Of Summer is the fourth # 1 in four weeks

Songwriters Wrote An Open Letter Asking For More Fairness

By Alyson Camus | April 2, 2021

‘The most successful songwriters in the world can’t pay their rent’

Live Events May Resume Before The End Of The Year In New Zealand/Australia?

By Alyson Camus | May 20, 2020

Live Nation has effectively announced a weekly series of socially distanced events

UK Top Ten Albums 4-3-20 – 4-9-20

By Iman Lababedi | April 4, 2020

the album charts are useless anyway  

L. A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, November 25th To December 1st 2019

By Alyson Camus | November 23, 2019

Bauhaus have a last show at the Palladium


By Alyson Camus | May 25, 2019

Wavves are at The Lodge Room on Friday & Saturday


By Alyson Camus | October 7, 2018

Desert Daze 2018 is happening this weekend at Moreno Beach at Lake Perris

US Top 10 Albums For The Week Ending June 28th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | July 2, 2018

relatively impressive

US Top 10 Albums For The Week Ending June 21st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | June 25, 2018

The Carters did not reach # 1 with their latest album

UK Top 10 Albums 6-22-18 – 6-28-18

By Iman Lababedi | June 22, 2018

completely pathetic

US Top 10 Albums 11-14-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 2, 2015

Every dog album from two weeks ago is here, starting with the poor man’s Good Charlotte (if that isn’t an oxymoron) and going downhill from there. One surprise: Fetty Wap is still there? 42,000 units (whatever that means -nobody has any idea) for the #4 position

5 Seconds Of Penis

By Iman Lababedi | August 30, 2014

Poor wee Calum (I haven’t seen the vid so I am assuming the wee portion of that statement) has learnt what children understand, and what all of us understand in this post-everything moment where the only privacy that remains lies somewhere in the wrinkles of you brain and are activated through thought

12 Months To Summer For 5 Seconds Of Summer, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | August 10, 2014

we already almost nearing the end of NEXT SUMMER… well, I guess you’d consider that smart planning ahead of nothing else. The band and management gains interest on the money for 13 months and the fickle tweens who might easily loose interest in the band have a vested interest in still following them. Sounds like an awful awful good idea to me

US Top 10 Albums 8-9-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2014

I know I prefer 5SOS to common but the reason they have the same grade is a question of ambition, both of these albums have one absolute ambition: the former to be a worldwide smash for teen girls, the other to seriously wory what is happening in Chicago, Ill. Common may fail but I applaud the attempt.

10 Songs: Monday, July 28th, 2014 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 28, 2014

Endless Sleeper – The Raveonettes – If I ever ran into this band I would apologize for mistaking them for a tasty movie treat and ignoring their body of work, which like this randomly chosen track off their new album, is uniformly excellent.

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 7-22-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 21, 2014

While I was a little disappointed by La Roux’s performance at Governors Ball, I never believed for an instant she was no bigger than “Bulletproof” and the songs I’ve heard off Trouble In Paradise have remained uniformly excellent. Plus, what? You expected Yes to be my pick of the week?

10 Songs: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 16, 2014

White Gardenias – Justin Townes Earle – In which Steve’s little boy completes the transformation into a major country songwriter with this slide guitar haunted melodic stroke which promises that his 2012 rock nyc album of the year was no fluke – A

10 Songs: Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 9, 2014

Somewhere In My Car – Keith Urban – Thumps a little hard for country rock and pops a little too much for country or rock, this is the sound of country music running down the drain and as spectacularly bad a song as “American Kids” if not worse – D+

UK Top 10 Albums 7-12-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 7, 2014

If I had more time to offer it the Ed Sheeran might prove to have depths that are lost on me right this moment, maybe three good song doesn’t not an album make. 5 Seconds of Summer got held off the top spot by Ed, so I’m shocked.And David Grant? Didn’t realize he was that big and this is a good album that might be great if I had the time to offer it

UK Top 10 Singles 6-29-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 23, 2014

The question is, are 5 Seconds Of Summer the next One Direction or the next the Wanted. The Australian boy band was not the world beater we expected, the EP didn’t stiff but you don’t hear much about it either and while a # 1 song in Ground Zero for 1D matters, 5SOS are not getting where they want to go.

US Top 10 Albums May 3rd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | April 24, 2014

I am enough of a pop fan to give big props to DeRulo and Pharrell, two of the best albums of the years may only have girls on the mind but who doesn’t only have girls on the mind and if all you want is to give props to the playas, do it this well and you’ll get no kick from me.

10 Songs, Monday, April 21st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | April 21, 2014

Let Me Down Easy – Betty Lavette – I had my doubts about this soul icon till I saw her at Summerstage last year where I found myself completely impressed. This soulful r&b sounds classic to these ears – A-

US Top 10 Albums 4-19-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 10, 2014

5 seconds Of Summer moved 130K units, not bad but under industry expectations and, it is an EP! I am not sure about the EP stratergy at all. It’s been around a year the band have playing hide and seek with their tween fans and at some point soon their tween fans will give up on them.

UK Top 10 Singles 4-14-14

By Iman Lababedi | April 7, 2014

Take a look at # 4, John Martin. An EDM songwriter from Sweden who has worked with the likes of Swedish House Mafia and Tinie Tempeh before hitting it big with SHM’s “Don’t You Worry Child”. Both “Child” and “Anywhere For You” are EDM by name, they sound like MOR 21st century style.

UK Top 10 Singles 4-5-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 31, 2014

The Duke Dumont remixing of Whitney famous Parton track is excellent but 5 Seconds Of Summer are the most perfect case of product management ever. Social media savvy beyond belief, the Aussie boy band opened for 1D last year and have been poised to break through the moment they release their debut EP. OnDuke Dumont Tuesday here.