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Story by Jessica Knoble / Contributing Writer One of the primary factors that truly separates one band from the rest is their versatility — a continuous strive for a fluctuation in style and ability to push beyond their own musical boundaries. And in “Concrete and Gold,” Foo Fighters have done just that. Since their release …

Story by Gabrielle Brunner / Contributing Writer 2017 ACM Male Vocalist Thomas Rhett released his third album, “Life Changes,” Friday, and the highly anticipated album includes both country and pop influences, centered around the singer-songwriter’s life experiences. Leading up to the release, Rhett first dropped his single “Craving You,” which features country music favorite Maren …

Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer We see it all the time: Artists who reach the latter end of their career suddenly alter their already-established sound as a way to introduce fresh musicality, but in doing so, they run the risk of repelling long-time fans and placing themselves in the dreaded “washed out rocker” …

Story by LB Rogers / Contributing Writer Singer-songwriter Kip Moore released his third studio album, “Slowheart,” Friday via MCA Nashville. Prior to the release, Moore dropped the album’s leading single “More Girls Like You” in February, and the love-focused track only gave fans more to look forward to in his full album. Derived from a …

North Carolina-native Sam Ervin Beam, better known for his stage name of Iron & Wine, dropped his highly anticipated sixth album “Beast Epic” Friday, breaking four long years of silence. Fans flocked to Beam’s latest work, which proves he has yet to lose his musical touch, even after being in the business for 15 years. …

From the very first track, Kesha’s comeback album “Rainbow” is clearly different from anything she’s made before. At first glance, one might assume that intro track “Bastards” will be some punchy, confident song about boys, self-love or all-nighters like “Your Love Is My Drug,” “Cannibal” and “Warrior,” the songs that introduced her last three releases, …