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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 …

The eclectic music of Tune-Yards evokes an image of a packed ’80s dance club filled with curiously dressed attendees freely expressing themselves left and right. In looking around this Tune-Yards-themed club, one would be hard-pressed to find two people who appear or act alike, for each individual is basking in their diverse tastes and backgrounds. …

In 2014, country music icon Garth Brooks recorded a love-sick track titled “Tacoma,” which he released on his album “Man Against Machine.” Just a year later, Meghan Trainor and John Legend dropped their popular collaborative tune, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You.” But what do these two tracks — and more than 500 others pumped from the …

Story by LB Rogers / Contributing Writer Chris Stapleton only released “From A Room: Volume 1” in May, but that didn’t stop him from immediately returning with “From A Room: Volume 2” on Friday. “Volume 1” was received exceptionally well, so much so that it was 2017’s CMA Album of the Year and recently received …