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Where It All Began – Dan+Shay

Parachute meets The Damnwells would probably the best way to describe country duo, Dan+Shay’s new record, Where It All Began. Set to release on April 1st this year, fans can expect catchy alt-rock/country melodies and heartwarming lyrics from these Tennessee natives. Pleasantly captivating opening track, “Show You Off” sounds like a song off of a… Read more »

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Weekly Album Roundup (October 12, 2013)

Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! – Panic! at the Disco It’s all lasers and lights on Panic! at the Disco’s latest album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! The band has evolved through waves over the years, with this effort emanating a slew of Top 40, radio friendly songs. Singer and face of… Read more »

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Weekly Album Roundup: October 4, 2013

The 20/20 Experience – Part 2 – Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake described the second installment of The 20/20 Experience as “slutty,” but sexy is a better word. The record is everything a pop record could be, filled with dance beats and catchy lyrics. The President of Pop has officially returned. – Catherine Powell Check Out: “Murder” Pure Heroine… Read more »

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Weekly Album Roundup – September 28, 2013

Louder – R5 Pop rock quintet, R5, are getting much louder than their debut EP, Loud. That pun is indeed intentional, as their debut album is titled Louder — and you’ll hear why. With their single, “Pass Me By,” starting off the record, you can tell R5 has definitely stepped up their musical and lyrical game from the EP. The… Read more »

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Weekly Album Roundup – September 20, 2013

In Rolling Waves – The Naked and Famous The Naked and Famous tone it down for their new album, In Rolling Waves. The mellow, but beat-filled tracks filter into one another creating a wonderful arrangement of synths and smooth vocals. Compared to their hit single, “Young Blood,” the songs on In Rolling Waves are calm and quiet, much… Read more »

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Weekly Album Roundup – September 14, 2013

Moving Mountains – Moving Mountains With Fall right around the corner, the boys of Moving Mountains usher in the new season with emotionally charged post-rock that reverberates through color-changing leaves and soddy ground. Moving from heavier rockers like “Swing Set” to more acoustically-driven bits like “Eastern Leaves,” Moving Mountains covers all facets of seasonal awakening,… Read more »

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Weekly Album Roundup (September 7, 2013)

Strangers Only – My Ticket Home The self-dubbed “puke rock” Columbus, Ohio, group, Strangers Only, up the ante with a barrage of early 2000s nu-metal, with comparisons to Slipknot and Korn taking hold. With vocals that are more of an urgent salivary spray to the face than any subdued lyricism, Strangers Only are angry and they… Read more »

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Weekly Album Roundup: August 30, 2013

Harmony – Serena Ryder Serena Ryder’s Harmony puts me in a good mood. The lyrics, though a bit clichéd and overplayed, instantaneously put a smile on my face. The musical diversity between tracks is evident — upbeat “What I Wouldn’t Do” and catchy “Fated To Love” are on a completely different map in comparison to ballad “Please,… Read more »