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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, …

Country music superstar Brett Eldredge dropped his newest album “Brett Eldredge” at midnight last night, and the self-titled album perfectly blends the met expectations for what an album should contain with a taste of something fans didn’t quite know they needed. Since its release, the country album has already managed to claim the #1 all …

Story by Nick Jones / Contributing Writer Lana Del Rey’s new album is nothing but what we expected: a wonderful emotional roller coaster. “Lust for Life” definitely made the two-year wait from her last album worthwhile. Lana does not stray away from who she has always been: gloomy but glamorous. Each song makes you feel the …

Story by Nick Jones / Contributing Writer Tyler, The Creator’s new album displays Tyler’s unexpected sensitive side. Although Tyler has not lost his crazy and sometimes brutal personality, he decides to take a break from the more savage attitude in place of a more emotional one. His new album “Flower Boy” is an enjoyable album …

Story by Nick Jones / Contributing Writer Formed in 2009, the indie rock trio Foster the People exudes an electronic pop-rock sound. This sound is exhibited in their first two LP’s “Torches” and “Supermodel.” The band is widely known for their 2011 single “Pumped Up Kicks.” With their latest work, Foster the People sticks to …