Music Matters Media

Music Matters Media

Music Matters Media covers all genres of music from Pop, R&B, and Hip-Hop to EDM, Pop-Punk, Alternative Rock, and more! Listen as we discuss music news, album reviews, concert reviews, discover up-and-coming artists, and talk about all things music. You can now stream the #MusicMattersMedia podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, Audible, Pandora, and any other platform podcasts are hosted. Make sure to subscribe to catch up on old episodes and stay tuned for more episodes to come!🎙🎧🎶🔊 Visit our website at: https://MusicMattersMedia.com All Music Matters Media related content here: https://linktr.ee/musicmattersmedia

Episodes

March 28, 2023 45 min
Tune in to our latest podcast episode where we explore Paramore's long-awaited sixth studio album, 'This Is Why'. After nearly six years since their last album, 'After Laughter', the band is back with their original lineup and a fresh, new sound. Join us as we take a deep dive into the album, sharing our thoughts on the band's new sonic direction and analyzing our favorite and least favorite tracks. And that's not all! We also rank...
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For our latest installment of the Music Matters Media Podcast, we commemorate our show’s 5th anniversary by circling back to where it all began: Fall Out Boy. Listen as we discuss our predictions for the band’s upcoming record ‘So Much (for) Stardust’, we reminisce about the recording of our debut episode centered on their previous album MANIA, and we share updated rankings of our personal favorites from their discography. Don't mi...
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On February 12, 2023, the Super Bowl LVII halftime show took place at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, featuring Rihanna as the headliner. It was Rihanna's first live performance in over five years and attracted a staggering 118.7 million viewers across TV and digital platforms. In this episode, we share our impressions of her performance, compare it to past halftime shows, and share our personal favorites and least fav...
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On February 5th, the 65th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony took place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. In our discussion, we provide our reactions to the nominations and winners in the main categories, reflect on the tribute to 50 years of hip-hop, and highlight our top performances of the night. Additionally, we delve into whether the Grammys continue to stay out-of-touch or if they are making strides towards truly understandi...
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Today we go through our lists for our most anticipated releases of 2023. Listen as we discuss confirmed releases and the big returns from some of our favorite artists like Metallica, Blink-182, Paramore, and Fall Out Boy. We also talk about our wishlist of bands and musicians that we hope will release some new material in 2023! Visit Our Website: MusicMattersMedia.com All Music Matters Media Links: linktr.ee/musicmattersmedia Buy ...
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Before we dive into a whole new year with plenty of new music on the horizon, on this episode, we talk about our favorite projects of 2022. Listen as we discuss our honorable mentions list, and of course, our official top ten picks of the year. Find out who ultimately stole our hearts to take each of our number-one spots of 2022, and stay tuned for our next episode on our most anticipated albums of 2023! Visit Our Website: MusicMa...
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November 29, 2022 46 min
Drake shocked the world with his surprise-released seventh studio album 'Honestly, Nevermind' to kick off the summer of 2022. Along with the surprise-release came the rapper/singer's left turn into the genre of electronic dance music. Listen as we discuss our thoughts on Drake's attempt at making house music on 'Honestly, Nevermind,' we pick our top five favorite songs from the project, and find out if we ultimately believe that Dr...
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For our 90th episode of the Music Matters Media show, we discuss the long-awaited and highly anticipated fifth studio album, 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers' by Kendrick Lamar. Listen as we dive into Side A and Side B of this double album, we give an in-depth analysis of the major themes throughout the record, and we talk about why this project might be the most divisive one of Kendrick Lamar's career yet. Visit Our Website: MusicM...
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Record Store Day 2022 announced Taylor Swift as its first-ever global ambassador, for its 15th anniversary celebrations that took place on April 23rd. Another Record Store Day will take place on June 18th, 2022 to release items that were either delayed in production or could not be made in time for Record Store Day in April. Jack White has addressed this issue by calling out major labels who are overloading the pressing plants to i...
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This year the 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Listen as we react live to the nominations and winners of each category, we talk about our favorite and least favorite performances of the night, and find out if we think the Grammys continue to stay out-of-touch or if they are on the path of truly understanding the current state of music. Visit Our Website: MusicMattersMedia.com ...
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The 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on March 22, 2022, and were hosted by LL Cool J. Listen as we give a breakdown of the performances we enjoyed and we go through the list of nominations, even those that weren’t shown on TV. Do you agree with the winners? Find out our thoughts on each category and stay tuned to the end for our tribute to the longtime drummer for the mega-platinum ban...
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March 22, 2022 58 min
Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne is tapping back into her pop-punk era with her newly released album titled 'Love Sux', the seventh studio record of the alternative rocker's career. Listen as we discuss Avril's impact in the music industry, we talk about her being a part of the pop-punk resurgence, the 20th anniversary of her debut album 'Let Go', and we know that her album might be titled 'Love Sux' but find out if we feel...
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Today we are discussing the first part of the documentary film about the life of the artist, record producer, businessman, and fashion designer, Kanye West. 'Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy', directed by Coodie and Chike, follows an up-and-coming Ye on his journey to superstardom. Listen as we discuss the early stages of him being recognized for his music production and despite his success as a producer, his ultimate aspiration to becom...
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The Super Bowl LVI halftime show took place on February 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. It featured performances by hip-hop legends Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and R&B legend Mary J. Blige, with special appearances by 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak. Listen as we discuss our thoughts on each of their performances throughout the show, we talk about the overall production of this show compared to forme...
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On November 5, 2021, a fatal crowd crush occurred during Astroworld Festival, a music event founded by rapper Travis Scott that was held at NRG Park in Houston, Texas. Eight people died on the night of the concert, and two more died in the hospital over the following days. The cause of death for all ten was ruled to be accidental compressive asphyxiation. Twenty-five people were hospitalized, and more than 300 people were treated f...
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February 8, 2022 66 min
The Weeknd kicked off 2022 with the release of his 5th studio album 'Dawn FM', and after a month of listening, we're ready to give our thoughts! Listen as we discuss the progression of The Weeknd's discography throughout his career, we talk about the concept of 'Dawn FM' along with Jim Carrey's narration, we pick our favorite tracks, and we debate whether this record holds up to some of The Weeknd's most beloved work such as the tr...
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We have officially caught up to speed on the Music Matters Media podcast, and in today's episode, we go through our lists for our Most Anticipated Releases of 2022. Listen as we discuss confirmed releases from some of our favorite artists like Paramore, Jack White, and the return of Avril Lavigne. We also talk about our wishlist of bands and musicians that we hope will release some new material in 2022! Visit Our Website: MusicMat...
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We are celebrating our 80th episode of the Music Matters Media podcast by discussing our Top Ten Albums of 2021! Listen as we discuss our most disappointing albums of the year, our honorable mentions list, and of course, our official top ten picks of the year. Find out who ultimately stole our hearts to take the number one spot of 2021, and make sure to stay tuned for our next episode on our Most Anticipated Albums of 2022! Visit ...
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Since the Music Matters Media podcast went on a hiatus during the lockdown in 2020, it's only fair that we travel back in time to talk about some of the amazing music that was released that year. For our first episode of 2022, we discuss our Top Ten Albums of 2020 where we finally get to cover our favorites. Now that we've had some time to revisit music releases from two years ago, find out if they still hold up today. Listen for w...
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2021 is coming to an end but before we say goodbye and welcome in the new year, I wanted to give the Music Matters Media listeners a special episode based on a new segment where I call my friends and put them on the spot where they have to answer a music-related question. In today's episode, I asked them, "what was your favorite album of 2021 and why?" Listen and find out what their picks were! Special guests include: Jedi (the fir...
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