Posts Tagged: Billboard Top 200

SLAYER’s “Repentless” SLAYS Through The Charts


Who here remembers that time a fan spray painted, “God Listens to Slayer” onto a religious billboard? Slayer fans conform to no rules, and neither does the band itself. Here at The Orchard, the first time I ever heard Metal music was through Slayer’s Spotify page, and it was definitely an eye-opening experience! As I’ve become more acquainted with their sound, I’ve… Read more »

Focus, Focus, Focus… Tracks


Listening trends in music can best be described as cyclical. In the 1950s, the single is king. By the 1970s, the popularity of the “concept album” reaches its peak. In the 80s and 90s with the rise of cassettes, and later the birth of iTunes, singles are back. Around the turn of the millennium, a return to… Read more »

The Orchard Chart Toppers: October 2014


October was a month for the Hard Rockers and Metalheads of The Orchard, with some top positions for Relapse Records, Pure Noise Records, Nuclear Blast and Ipecac Recordings with Obituary, State Champs, Exodus and the Melvins, respectively. That doesn’t mean other genres did get their say: Soul got a good rep there with The Budos Band,… Read more »

Daily News and Highlights: Friday, July 12, 2013


Rap’s History-Making Week on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart Amazon Battles European Tax Levy on Blank CDs Boinc returns, in Venezuela Pros and Cons: If ‘Daisy’ Music Service Is Bundled with AT&T From the Magazine: The New DIY — Your Music Career in Your Hands

Pitbull and The Raveonettes: How To Keep Killin’ It Year After Year After Year


I’ve had the rare opportunity to watch unknowns develop and blossom into superstars many times in my music career. Among those is Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull, who we remember as a hungry young rapper out of Miami. Back then, the Cuban-American rapper originally known as Armando Cristian Pérez was ID’d as Mr. 305, having built… Read more »