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The album artwork for Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" (FILE)

By Brad Belemjian& John Connor Coulston // Staff Writers Cage the Elephant – Melophobia Cage the Elephant’s third album takes several listens to sink in. While its predecessor bled ’90s alternative, Melophobia combines sounds from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s into an ambitious full length. Even though it isn’t as accessible as their previous work, …

As with all music festivals, there are your lesser-known acts and your well-known headliners. Music in the Middle was no different, with their version of a headlining act being Manchester indie rock group The 1975. Their festival stop in Woodbury, Tenn. was their first performance on their American tour supporting their self-titled debut album. If …

Going into Music in the Middle, I was excited to discover tons of new artists from the area and independent acts from across the globe. On top of excellent sets from The 1975, SWIMM, Motive and more, here’s a few of the best acts I saw at the festival. Goodbye June Goodbye June’s set was …

The album artwork for Kings of Leon's "Mechanical Bull" (FILE)

By Darcy Threet // Staff Writer The best album of the fall was released on Tuesday. Nashville’s own is back in a very big way. The Kings of Leon have made musical magic with their highly anticipated sixth album, Mechanical Bull. After their fourth Grammy-winning album, Only By The Night, everyone had high expectations for …

The album artwork for the standard and deluxe edition of Drakes album, "Nothing Was the Same." (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Staff Writer First off, I’ve always had mixed feelings towards Drake. I’ve never been a fan of his “sensitive douchebag” persona, but I have to admit that his last release, Take Care, was one of the best releases of 2011. He seemed to find the balance in rapping about wealth and fame and writing songs about love …

Nicole Beharie, left, and Tom Mison, right, star in FOX's new supernatural series "Sleepy Hollow." (FILE)

Going into FOX’s latest drama series “Sleepy Hollow,” I was a bit skeptical. While I love the original tale of Ichabod Crane, I’m not fond of modern retellings of classics—especially when they involve time travel. After seeing the result, however, “Sleepy Hollow” uses the right balance of fantasy, mystery, and allusions to make it one of the best supernatural themed …