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Album OTW: Ariana Grande’s My Everything

Ariana Grande may be only 21 years old, but with the release of her most recent singles “Problem” and “Break Free,” she’s suddenly become one of the biggest pop stars in the world. Her second album is called “My Everything” and it features both those singles as well as guests like A$AP Ferg, The Weeknd […]

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Album OTW: The Gaslight Anthem- Get Hurt

New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem came up from the New Jersey punk rock scene in the mid 2000s, but their songwriting encompassed influences as diverse as Bruce Springsteen and Wilson Pickett. Lead singer Brian Fallon has said their new album “Get Hurt” is “completely different from anything they’ve ever done before.” Judge for yourselves, listen […]

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Album OTW: They Want My Soul From Spoon

Spoon is one of the most successful and acclaimed bands to come out of the ‘90s Austin indie rock scene. Inspired by artists like the Pixies and Wire (and named after a song by Krautrockers Can), the band are experimentalists at heart, but their music found a wider audience in the 2000s with unlikely placements […]

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Album OTW: Bob Marley’s Legend

There are few artists as influential and as beloved as Bob Marley. Born into poverty 69 years ago in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, Marley eventually became an ambassador of reggae and Rastafarianism, as well as an international icon of peace and social justice. While his album “Legend” is a compilation that came out three years […]

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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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