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Album OTW: Phillip Phillips – Behind the Light

23-year-old Georgia native Phillip Phillips almost didn’t make it through his American Idol run as he endured a bout with kidney stones. But he persevered and went on to win the whole competition. His 2012 debut album “The World From the Side of the Moon” went platinum; now we have his sophomore release. It’s called […]

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Album OTW: Micheal Jackson’s Xscape

It’s hard to believe that the forever-young Michael Jackson would have turned 55 this year. His death in 2009 shocked the world, and audiences still hunger to hear unreleased material from Jackson’s catalog. “Xscape” is the second posthumous compilation of unheard Michael Jackson songs. It was curated by Epic chairman L.A. Reid, and the updated […]

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Album OTW: Storyline from Hunter Hayes

At the ripe old age of 22, Louisiana-born Hunter Hayes has already become a powerful voice in country music. His 2011 debut album spawned two Country Number 1s and three Grammy nominations, all the more impressive considering he played every instrument and sang every vocal track himself. Now he’s back with his second album “Storyline,” […]

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Album OTW: Ray Lamontagne’s Supernova

Singer-songwriter Ray Lamontagne looks back to classic folk artists like Stephen Stills, Nick Drake and Van Morrison for inspiration. His 2004 debut album “Trouble” has been certified gold in the US, and his most recent release, “God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise” won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album last year. His fifth […]

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Album OTW: Neon Trees – Pop Psychology

Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn came out as gay in a recent issue of Rolling Stone, and many of the songs on the band’s brand new album “Pop Psychology” deal with Glenn’s years in the closet and struggle to find self-acceptance. One thing that hasn’t changed is the band’s love for brash, new wave-inspired power pop. […]

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Album OTW: Pulses from Karmin

Boston duo Karmin have truly had a 21st-century path to fame. After gaining a cult following with their quirky YouTube videos, as well as on web sites like Reddit, they landed an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Their first major single “Brokenhearted” was a Top 20 smash back in 2012, and since then anticipation […]

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