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Ab-Soul’s These Days… a New Meaning to Hip-Hop

by Delaney McMillan July 25th, 2014
If you are looking for the perfect album to relax to this summer, Ab-Soul's These Days... will help you do just that. This is an authentic hip-hop album that almost has a psychedelic sound to it. Instead of being like any old hip-hop album, Ab-Soul's lyrics are intelligent and completely original. These Days... does not contain a bunch of typical rap lyrics with cussing and talking about the gangster life. Actually, it is a lot about world issues and smart topics. This album just makes you want to lay around in a pool, soak in the sun, and digest
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Al Yankovic: Weird Music

by Ronald A. Rowe July 21st, 2014 | Featured Artist
Weird Al Yankovic is the best-selling comedy recording artist of all time.  Over the past two weeks we have reviewed his career chronologically (with the occasional detour along the way) here and here.  This week we take a look at the surprisingly diverse and accomplished body of work that Yankovic has produced over the years.

Weird Al’s music can be separated into two categories: direct parodies such as Like a Surgeon and Eat It, and original songs like One More
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  • Sia:1000 Forms of Fear
  • Soundtrack:Frozen
  • Sam Smith:In the Lonely Hour
  • Trey Songz:Trigga
  • Ed Sheeran:X
  • Judas Priest:Redeemer of Souls
  • Various Artists:Now 50
  • Dirty Heads:Sound of Change
  • Miranda Lambert:Platinum
  • Lana Del Rey:Ultraviolence
  • Don’t Kill The Magic Review

    by Sam Tiscia July 24th, 2014 | Artist Review
    When the summer months hit, the days become longer, and trails of sand get caught in my pockets, I get an undeniable need for acoustic covers and reggae jams.  Something about driving with the windows rolled down, dodging long boarders and joggers while simultaneously appreciating the waves crashing on the shore leaves me craving Pepper and Bob Marley Pandora.  While seeking to satisfy my summer thirst, I stumbled across the band Magic! in the early months of April.  Their single, Rude, was inescapably on every beach and sunshine 8-tracks playlist I could find.  As many people are, I am
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  • Judas Priest — Redeemer of Souls

    by Jason Lightner July 23rd, 2014 | Album Review
    Judas Priest has been a heavy metal mainstay now for over four decades. An English metal group who made their name known in 1969, Judas Priest is known the world over for their no-nonsense riffs and straightforward style. These guys are (and have always been, if we're being honest) the real deal in barroom metal. Smoky, sweaty, and dimly lit dive bars with tattered billiard tables would play some Priest until 4 in the morning, so long as drink were still being ordered — and no one was starting a brawl.

    Released on July 8, Judas Priest's newest album, Redeemer
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