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Stories For Monday – The Summer Set

Nostalgia is marketable, as every band that released an album in 2005 learned last year as they embarked on 10-year anniversary tours. But on Stories For Monday, The Summer Set’s fourth album, Brian Dales, the band’s primary lyricist, digs up the past for new material in a way that feels organic, necessary and most importantly… Read more »

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Mind of Mine – Zayn

When most people think of boybands, they picture a processed group of pretty boys who make processed pop music for prepubescent girls. That stigma itself is sometimes enough to deter people from even giving their music a chance, and is certainly an oppressive idea to members who wish to stay true to their creativity. In… Read more »

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Taking One For The Team – Simple Plan

With their fifth studio album, Taking One for the Team, Simple Plan fuses their signature pop punk sounds with R&B influences to create a masterpiece that evokes both nostalgia and novelty with every track. The French Canadian band collaborated with electronic music group 3OH!3 to craft the unique sounds of their latest tracks. The album… Read more »

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Drive North – SWMRS

SWMRS were bred in the heart of the San Francisco Bay punk scene. In fact, drummer Joey’s father is none other than Green Day front man, Billie Joe Armstrong. With that kind of lineage, there was a lot expected from the quartet on their debut. Drive North is a mixture of surf-punk angst and sleek… Read more »

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My Wild West – Lissie

Lissie’s My Wild West is a very admirable, cute, and powerful mix of pop and soulful vocals while throwing in country twang. Right from the first listen of the instrumental that begins this album, you are hooked. As it picks up the pace, you know that there is a story to be told, which sets the tone… Read more »

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This Is Acting – Sia

Sia Furler has been a powerhouse in the game for years, both with co-writing and with her own music. When she wasn’t lending her pipes as a feature artist or writing for some of the biggest pop acts around, she was solidifying her place as her own solo entity — most notably with 2014’s monster… Read more »

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Death of a Bachelor – Panic! at the Disco

Brendon Urie may be the only member remaining in Panic! At The Disco, but his band has never sounded as complete as it does now. With Panic! At The Disco’s fifth full-length, Death of a Bachelor, Urie is firing off every weapon in his sonic arsenal that he has acquired since his debut, A Fever… Read more »

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Eyes Wide Open – Sabrina Carpenter

It’d be easy to write Sabrina Carpenter off as just another Disney girl with a voice, but that would be denying yourself the beautiful songs this upcoming indie-pop songstresses has collected over the past year. Her debut album, Eyes Wide Open, is as innocent as it is edgy, and worth every penny. The album opener, “Eyes Wide… Read more »