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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 …

Story by Isong Maro / Contributing Writer Justin Timberlake has started off 2018 with an early year release, “Man of the Woods,” a project which has been marketed as the Memphis-born artist’s return to his roots. It’s his first full-length project since 2013’s double release, “The 20/20 Experience” and “The 20/20 Experience — 2 of …

As young and lively a musician as he is, Kyle Craft is undoubtedly a man of the past. Since his bombastic Sub Pop-backed debut, “Dolls of Highland,” in 2016, Craft has worn his glam-rock inspired musical slant like a cape. Though his music draws heavily from the past, it manages to avoid sounding derivative, as …

Story by Jonathan Sasser / Contributing Writer Death metal has an interesting reputation to those who don’t regularly listen to it. The growling vocals and the heavy metal sounds could turn people away from an album that has those in spades, yet if you take the time to listen to it, you could find something …

Story by Mamie Lomax / Contributing Writer The Minnesotan family trio, Tiny Moving Parts, released their fourth full-length album, “Swell,” on Friday, sending hopeless, emo-romantics like myself into a frenzy. Tiny Moving Parts is known for their consistent music approach; emo-revival with undertones of math-rock, alternative, indie rock, and, something that past albums “Pleasant Living” …

Those who want to make the argument that rock music is dead will have a hard time proving it upon listening to Ty Segall’s colossal testament to the ’70s most iconic sounds, “Freedom’s Goblin.” In past years, Segall established himself as the face of the modern garage-rock scene with a plethora of independent releases churned …