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Sara Snoddy // Contributing writer Since the birth of her noirish single “Video Games,” Lana Del Rey’s pouty persona has besought and beguiled listeners, who are more than willing to buy the fake Hollywood glamour she sells. “We both know that it’s not fashionable to love me,” a flower-crowned Rey moans on the title track …

Kyra Walton // Contributing writer The Nashville-based band Earl Burrows set the bar high with their debut album, No Love For the Drowning. Filled with action-packed guitar licks, soulful piano and other instrumental combinations, Burrows’ first album is one of a kind. Earl Burrows consists of brothers Mark and Joel Watrous, Carson Medders and James Freshwater. Their debut album gives us a view into …

Kintsugi, Death Cab for Cutie’s eighth studio album, not only showcases a more guitar-driven sound in comparison to the group’s previous albums, but is also packed with in-your-face emotion and layers of synth. The album seems both familiar and new, with typical melodic, melancholy sounds and personalized-yet-relatable lyrics. The album gets its name from the Japanese …

By Ethan Clark // Staff Writer Ever since I discovered the insane music video to Action Bronson’s song “Easy Rider,” I’ve been waiting for his second studio album Mr. Wonderful. Produced with the help of Vice-affiliate Noisey, the video is a modern-day western that has Bronson riding through the California desert while rapping about his adventures with women …

The album artwork for Gucci Mane's "Dessert" (FILE)

When infamous Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane went to prison on a slew of charges ranging from parole violations to disorderly conduct in late 2013, many thought we would barely hear a peep from the president of 1017 Records for the remainder of the decade. However, that’s been the opposite of the case, as 23 albums, mixtapes and EPs have …

It’s been a great couple weeks for the anticipated follow-up and the confounding album title. First, Kendrick Lamar’s good kid m.A.A.d city sequel To Pimp a Butterfly, Earl Sweatshirt’s grunge-rap nugget I Don’t Like S—, I Don’t Go Outside and now post-rock titans Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s second post-reformation outing Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress. Due for release on March …