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Album OTW: 5 Seconds of Summer’s Self-Titled Debut

Judging by the frenzied reaction of young ladies around the world, you might think Australian act 5 Seconds of Summer is just another boy band. But Luke, Michael, Calum and Ashton write their own songs and play their own instruments, and look to the pop punk style of artists like Blink 182 for inspiration. Their […]

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Album OTW: Jason Mraz’s Yes!

Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz got his start playing coffee shops in San Diego’s funky Ocean Beach neighborhood. Since then he’s won two Grammys and was even inducted into the Hal David Songwriters Hall of Fame. His just-released fifth album is unambiguously titled “YES!” and it features his longtime collaborators Raising Jane. You can catch them out […]

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Album OTW: 1000 Forms of Fear From Sia

Australian singer and songwriter Sia isn’t your average star. She started off doing solo work and singing with indie darlings Zero 7 and eventually wrote songs for pop stars from Christina Aguilera to Katy Perry, all while struggling with stage fright and health issues. In the wake of the success of her recent single Chandelier, […]

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Album OTW: Trey Songz – Trigga

Singer and rapper Trey Songz was discovered at a talent show when he was just 15 years old, and he began recording his debut album right out of high school. Now he’s one of the biggest names in the game, and has worked with everyone from Drake to Nicki Minaj. He just released his fourth […]

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Album OTW: Ed Sheeran’s X

Cutie-pie ginger-haired Ed Sheeran is just 23 years old but has already captured America’s hearts with songs like “The A Team” and “Sing.” Following in the footsteps of his first album which used a plus symbol as the title, his second album is called “x,” the symbol for “multiply.” The album features production help from […]

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Album OTW: Hunting Party from Linkin Park

  SoCal combo Linkin Park are known for their sonic adventurousness, combining hard rock, hip hop and electronic styles. But for their sixth album “The Hunting Party” they’ve returned to a more straight-ahead rock sound, bringing in guest musicians from bands like Helmet, System of a Down and Rage Against the Machine. Listen to “The […]

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