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Story by Ahmad Thomas / Contributing Writer Wu-Tang Clan’s newest album, “The Saga Continues,” is a sturdy one. They opt not to echo the emerging trends of the new generation of hip-hop and instead remind their audience of what made them so revolutionary. The poetic energy and witty craftiness of this album are testaments to …

Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer The backdrop of Destroyer’s “Ken” is one of refined bliss, just relaxed enough to lull a listener into the ethereal space it creates. Synthesizers breathe and come alive against a carefree beat, and in the distance an errant saxophone can be heard effortlessly riffing away. Amidst this world …

Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer Margo Price somehow manages to fall outside any and all norms of country music. Signed to the famed Third Man Records in Nashville, the 34-year-old singer-songwriter was taken under the wing of the label’s curator and rock-giant, Jack White. On her 2016 debut, “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter,” Price established …

Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer King Krule’s appearance may surprise you. While his music gives the impression of a gruff, commanding presence at the microphone, Archy Marshall, the 23-year-old South London singer-songwriter behind the music, gives the unassuming impression of a scrawny, pallid juvenile with a crimson nest of hair atop his head. …

Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer Annie Clark, the multi-instrumentalist behind the music of St. Vincent, is revered as one of indie-pop’s most enigmatic personalities. Over her decade-long run as a performing artist, the guitar-wielding songwriter has drastically changed her image from the angelic and soft-spoken girl on her 2007 debut “Marry Me,” to …

Story by Wendy Anderson / Contributing Writer Bill Murray recently released an album, “New Worlds,” with cellist Jan Vogler — and yes, it’s the Bill Murray you’re thinking of. Together, Murray and Vogler have worked on the album for years, and it features Vanessa Perez on piano and Mira Wang on violin. The comedic actor …