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5 Female Artists You Need to Hear in 2017

It might be too early to say with the year just starting up, but with what we’ve heard for the past 12 months, 2017 is gearing up to be a great musical chapter ahead. With plenty of promising up and comers slowly making their way to the forefront of the music scene, there is a long […]

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Our Top Picks for the Best Albums of 2016

In what might be a major sigh of relief around the world, 2016 is finally wrapping up. But one of the better things to come out of this past year was its amazing release of albums every single week. With a year of surprising headlines and shock came along with it a trend of musical releases from […]

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The Hudsucker’s Quintessential Fall Playlist

As we dive head first into a new season, it’s no secret that fall is certainly here. With the leaves changing color and pumpkin spice in the crisp autumn air, there’s much to love about this beautiful and colorful season. But between all the baking for the upcoming holiday season, wearing our favorite sweaters and […]

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Album Review: James Durbin Leads the ‘Riot on Sunset’

One of the most exciting parts of being a music fan is following a band or singer’s career and hearing the ways their sound and lyrics evolve from album to album. When James Durbin rocked the Idol stage back in Season 10, he was known for his slogan “Keep Metal Alive,” having brought songs by […]

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Switchfoot’s Fading West Is an Anthem-Heavy on Par Effort

Last year was a busy one for the guys in Switchfoot. In December they released their first documentary, Fading West, a film following them around the world as they searched for inspiration and more waves to surf. Throughout the filming they wrote their ninth studio album, also titled Fading West, which served as the documentary’s […]

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The State of the Album

Albums are the musician’s artistic statement to the world as well as the soundtracks to our lives. But is the album nearing the end of its relevancy in today’s music market? According to an article from The Guardian, it is only a matter of time before the album is rendered a relic of music culture. […]

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The Killers Give A “Shot At The Night”, Targeting Fans With “Direct Hits”

This time last year, the Las Vegas rock band The Killers released their fourth studio album entitled Battle Born. The album received much acclaim from critics and fans, and was voted by readers as the second best album of 2012 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s year-end countdown. Today The Killers mark their return with a brand new […]

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The Year of Mumford

2012 brought with it many hip new trends for the music industry. The diverse range of nominees in this month’s Grammy awards proved just that. From the mellow smooth R&B beats of Frank Ocean to the quirky rock-pop jingles of Fun., new music certainly gave us a lot to talk about. But one genre rising […]

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2012: A Musical Countdown

A new year brings with it many signs of transition and reflection. Celebrations, resolutions, and, of course, “best of” lists. Thousands of music lovers across the country spend the months of December and January contemplating their better audial experiences of the past 365 days, which can be a daunting task. Typically this provides a great […]

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Kathleen’s Top Albums of 2012

5. Mumford & Sons – Babel Following the success of 2009’s Sigh No More, Mumford & Sons didn’t fall to the curse of the sophomore slump. While the album wasn’t particularly innovative or experimental, indie-folk Babel showcased speedy banjo-plucking, feverish mandolin, and haunting cello. Is this album the greatest album of the year? No, but it’s a […]

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Seeing “Red” with Taylor Swift’s New Album

Everyone’s favorite guitar-strumming sweetheart who loves to sing about boys, fairy tales, and hanging out in the passenger seat at 2:30AM is back. Well, she could possibly also be your least favorite too, but at least there are two things Taylor Swift is undeniably excellent at: generating buzz and creating some damn catchy tunes. The award-winning music […]

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