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By Jordan Trice/ Contributing writer Photo courtesy of Atlantic Records After a four-year absence since his 2012 album “Unorthodox Jukebox,” pop sensation Bruno Mars is back at it again with “24K Magic.” Mars, one of the best-selling artists of all time, has accomplished many feats during his career, including winning four Grammys, topping the Forbes 30 …

Photo courtesy of Top Dawg Entertainment Chattanooga rapper and former MTSU student Isaiah Rashad’s debut LP was released on Friday. The album, “The Sun’s Tirade,” was released through Top Dawg Entertainment, home of modern hip-hop icons including Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q. It’s no secret that Kendrick Lamar’s rise to the top of rap mountain …

Aside from composing soundtracks for a Tom Cruise sci-fi flick about clones/aliens/clone aliens/Morgan Freeman and a French erotic drama, electronic band M83 has remained fairly silent in the four years following the release of 2011’s critically acclaimed Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. With a few changes to the lineup and a wealth of new sounds, M83 …

Alternative rock legends Weezer released their tenth studio album Friday. This record is Weezer’s fourth self-titled release and has been aptly subtitled White Album in a similar fashion to its blue, green and red predecessors. I will be one of the first to admit that I have lost an eagerness I once expressed to hear new …

The 1975

After months of patiently waiting, The 1975 fans can finally rest easy with the release of their newest album with a mouth-full of a title, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. Jumping from genre to genre with each song paired with an ’80s vibe, lead vocalist Matt …

Sia This is Acting

By Lewis Lockridge // Contributing Writer Sia Furler’s path to a solo career is anything but uninteresting, and her latest album, This is Acting, reinforces this. The Australian singer-songwriter began her career in the ’90s, originally joining Australian-based acid jazz  band Crisp, and eventually going on to join British electronic group Zero 7. Known for her …