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There are many examples of beautiful works of musical art that fall through the cracks of the mainstream perspective. The soundtrack to the independent film “Once” is a prime example. However, this album won an Academy Award for Best Original …

Even though I’m a guy, I am a huge Miley fan. And for me, her latest album, “The Time of Our Lives,” did not disappoint. That said, the CD is a somewhat rough transition into the rock genre that she …

We’ve all had moments, girls especially, where we hear an absolutely beautiful song that makes our hearts stop. We wish that the song had been written for us and we envy the inspiration of the song. Well, I had one …

This album has been a long time coming. Streetlight Manifesto is known for its ­perfectionism, which explains why this 10-track disk took four years to make. While a bit on the short side, it’s one of the best albums ever …

Power Metal is a dying breed. A genre that was once backed by the forceful styling of artists like Ronnie James Dio and Iron Maiden, is now plagued by uninspired tantamount bands. With the rise of DragonForce due to their …

MewithoutYou has drastically pulled away from their original sound, attempting to distance themselves from comparisons with Brand New and move toward a more indie approach to their music. While many find this change offensive, the more flexible listeners respect mewithoutYou’s …

Lupe Fiasco is well known as one of hip-hop’s most polarizing figures. His fearlessness to speak his mind and share his opinion on varying topics from politics to racism and oppression draws a diverse and attentive audience like no other. …

Back to power metal you see. This time, we’ll be going the more anthemic side of power metal. Sabaton is a power metal band from Sweden that seem to only have one topic in mind; war and war veterans. Though …

The Maryland-based band Sister City is already reaching out to appeal to fans through the free download of their first release, Foma. This band is fairly new to the music industry, and boasts of influences such as Kevin Devine, Brand …

What grabbed my attention the first time I hit play on Dej Loaf’s newest remix, “Me Hennessy & You,” with Lil Wayne was hearing the artist singing a nice slow rhythm over rapping. If you have heard “Try Me” sung …

“I am gonna sit right here; at the edge of this pier and drink a beer”. Now I know what one may think,this is just another song about beer, but that is not entirely true. This song has a lot …

Good Charlotte was created in 1996 by Joel and Benji Madden, Paul Thomas, and Billy Martin. Their first album “Good Charlotte” was released in 2000 and did not propel them into the national spotlight. Their second album “The Young and …

Spring: This piece is the perfect description of spring. The constant repetition of the lively violins almost seems to “show” the blossoming new flowers. There is one point where a violin solos; the music that results suggests to me the …

Some of you are probably thinking that Hoobastank is nothing but a manufactured TRLband with a silly name. If so, you are sadly mistaken. This band has a mellowrock sound that mixes styles throughout their debut album released in November.They …

From the opening notes – well, sounds – of their ethereal rock opera “Amputechture,” one can see that The Mars Volta have not changed the basic formula that underlies their music: surreal soundscapes underlying musical composition that is both completely …

My Chemical Romance is an American punk-rock band formed in 2001 after the occurrence of 9/11.The band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Lero, bassist Mikey Way and keyboardist James Dewees. The Black Parade is …

Staring at the dimly lit stage in the O2 Academy, the ­anticipation rushes through my body in a moment of raging ­excitement. This is, after all, my first Kasabian experience. The stage illuminates, and as the strobe lights begin to …

After having previously bought a couple of The Beatle’s earlier albums, I was itching to buy another, so I purchased “Revolver’, first released in 1966. After reading positive reviews I had high hopes for the album, and I definitely wasn’t …

Here We Go Again-Demi Lovato Well, here we go again! It’s Demi Lovato’s sophomore album, “Here We Go Again”. The “Get Back” singer has returned and left many of her bubble gum rock songs far behind, but don’t worry, she …

You say you understand Michael Jackson. Maybe you do not as well as you think you do. As a child, Michael was forced into the music career by his father into the Jackson Five and forced out of his childhood. …

Sia is no stranger to the music scene. Having written chart-toppers from Rihanna’s “Diamonds” to Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” to three songs in the movie adaptation of the musical “Annie,” the Australian singer-songwriter has proved that penning lyrics is no daunting …

Panic! At the Disco’s new album “Pretty. Odd.” Was a long awaited follow-up to their debut album, “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out” With their dance worthy sound and catchy, clever lyrics, they were an instant hit. With songs such …

Colors, the start of the epic sounds of Between the Buried and Me. The album that the band has considered to be New Wave Polka Grunge(ask them not me) would soon become my favorite album of all time. This album …

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers rolled into Noblesville,Indiana last night to play at the Klipsch Music Center and what a night it was. It was one I certainly won’t forget for years to come. Petty first rose to prominence in …

This album is, simply put, amazing. After hearing it for the first time I had to go back and listen to it at least 20 more times. It has been on repeat since this summer. Many of the songs in …

Gavin Degraw Chariot Those screaming tweens could never get in the way of me singing along with that bluesy folk-style music Gavin Degraw creates. Gavin Degraw live had to be one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The …

O n paper, it would be easy to write off Sadistik as another one of those pretentious “spiritual lyrical miracle” type rappers. Features from several indie pop artists, multisyllabic rhyme schemes with a lot of big words, a rapping style …

“Vice Verses” is all about polar opposites. From the album opener, “Afterlife,” to the poetic “Restless,” from the old school rock feel of “Original,” to the slightly reggae “Blinding Light,” this album is a mix of styles and lyrical messages. …

There are few in this current, modern world who truly understand and communicate music like Yiruma. Starting his phenomenal musical career from the age of five, the Korean Yiruma proves to be a one-of-a-kind pianist. The many unique pieces by …

Do you guys remember that song that would come on the radio, and you’d just switch the station as soon as it came on? “Me plus you….Imma tell you one time…” The pop beat was annoying as heck, but as …

The American indie rock band Young the Giant came on the scene in 2004, taking the public by surprise with their mellow tunes. Lead singer Sameer Gadhia, guitarists Jacob Tilley and Eric Cannata, bass guitarist Payam Doostazadeh, and drummer Francois …

As I arrived in Boston, I was only beginning to get excited about the night ahead. By the time I saw the masses of people outside of the Orpheum Theatre and the name of the band in lights, the realization …