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LaKeva Lewis // Contributing writer When the hit single “Trap Queen” made its debut earlier this summer, my first thought wasn’t “this is going to be hit.” But as the song made its way through every radio station, it became evident that Fetty Wap’s signature sound was unavoidable. Selling over 129,000 albums its first week, Fetty Wap’s self-titled freshman album sold …

Brinley Hineman // Contributing writer With the Oct. 2 release of their fourth album, Daybreaker, the Nashville-formed band, Moon Taxi, has come a long way from playing house party shows. They’ve traded their fraternity party performances in favor of sold-out concert venues. Coming up on their tenth year of performing together, Moon Taxi’s newest collection …

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 …