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Abel Tesfaye, the creative voice behind the moniker The Weeknd, has the innate ability to embody the vices of party culture to an unflinching and sometimes harrowing degree. In his ever-developing career as a pop icon of today, Tesfaye’s top hits have spanned themes of a romantic relationship with cocaine on “I Can’t Feel My …

There’s no denying that Jack White has been one of the most influential forces in keeping the genre of classic blues-rock relevant to modern ears through his work with The White Stripes and, more recently, his personal catalog. White also carries a strong presence in the Nashville music scene, with his Third Man Records label …

“I sing to you,” Phil Elverum intones in the opening line of his second album since the death of his wife, Geneviève Castrée. While last year’s Mount Eerie record, “A Crow Looked at Me,” was written in the immediate weeks following Geneviève’s untimely death at 35 to pancreatic cancer, Phil’s second effort at translating his crushing …

Story by Mamie Lomax / Contributing Writer It’s been a solid two year wait for Turnstile to drop a new LP, but this pulverizing assault of hardcore acme and integration of musical elements from circumambient genres was well worth the wait. The inclusive quintet from Baltimore, alongside producer Will Yip—who also produced hardcore albums with …

At the release of MGMT’s debut album “Oracular Spectacular” in 2007, the duo consisting of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser achieved almost immediate acclaim for a number of invigorating hits on the record, including “Kids,” “Electric Feel” and “Time to Pretend.” While these tracks became staple hits for the group, a problem arose when MGMT, …

Kendrick Lamar has delivered national hits once again with the hip-hop soundtrack to “Black Panther.” This album is not only for the highly anticipated Marvel film Black Panther but also the album and mood for the rest of Black History Month. The album had people scrambling to download and finally listen to it when Lamar …