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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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Album OTW: Jack White’s Lazaretto

Detroit native Jack White is a true renaissance man. As half of the White Stripes, he helped change the face of American rock music, and at only 38 years old he ranks among history’s most innovative guitarists. Lately he’s released material as part of the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather, but now we have his […]

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Album OTW: Platinum from Miranda Lambert

30-year-old Texas native Miranda Lambert only finished third on the show “Nashville Star” but since then she’s proven to be a real winner, grabbing the Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year award 5 years running. Her fifth studio album is called “Platinum” and it features eight songs written by Lambert, plus collaborations […]

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Album OTW: Mariah Carey’s Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse

If you look up Mariah Carey on Wikipedia, they don’t even know her age, it’s listed as either 44 or 45. It’s kind of amazing that after selling over 200 million records worldwide, Mariah still manages to retain an air of mystery. She nods to this in the title of her fourteenth studio album, “Me. […]

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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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