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Story by Hadley Schelton / Contributing Writer After walking away from his record deal with Atlantic Records in 2014, Cody Simpson was thought to have gone off-radar.  However, he surprised everyone in 2015 when he released his first album as an independent artist.  He titled it “Free” in honor of finally being able to create …

Story by Jarron Parker / Contributing Writer Almost 11 years to the day after her highly successful debut solo album, Fergie released her sophomore effort “Double Dutchess” on Friday. The record incorporates both hip-hop and pop over 13 tracks. With features from rappers Nicki Minaj, YG and Rick Ross, Fergie attempts to recreate the infectious magic …

Story by Erin Alexander / Contributing Writer The Killers released their long-awaited fifth studio album “Wonderful Wonderful” on Friday, marking their first release since 2012’s “Battle Born.” The Las Vegas-based indie/alternative rock band has been a mainstream staple since 2001, boasting many hits that can often be heard on many radio stations.  However, the eleven …

Story by Isong Maro / Contributing Writer Macklemore has gone solo with “Gemini,” his first solo work since his debut album, “The Language of My World,” in 2005 and his first release since “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” in February of last year with Ryan Lewis. Notably, Lewis, his producer on “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” and …

Story by Daniel Scroggins / Contributing Writer The sentiment that rock is dead is a falsehood for up-and-coming rock band Nothing More and their fans. The American rock/metal band released their fifth studio album on September 15. Their previous self-titled album was an overwhelming success for the band, and many publications deemed them a “band …

Story by Nick Jones / Contributing Writer Lana Del Rey’s new album is nothing but what we expected: a wonderful emotional roller coaster. “Lust for Life” definitely made the two-year wait from her last album worthwhile. Lana does not stray away from who she has always been: gloomy but glamorous. Each song makes you feel the …