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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 …

Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 is the singer’s first official venture into pop music. The 13-track release shows no hint of her country roots, with synthesizer melodies and a deeper sound to her normally high-pitched voice. The first single to be released was “Shake it Off,” the most upbeat song on the album.  The song …