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Album review: Zac Brown Band becomes musically ‘Uncaged’

“Uncaged,” the latest album from the Zac Brown Band, is currently the number one album on Billboard.com, and it’s easy to see why.

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Album review: John Mayer — ‘Born and Raised’

This ain’t rock. This ain’t country. This is John Mayer. And, yes, he did it again. John Mayer, notorious for his egotistical brashness and profoundly crude words and acknowledgements, is seen through a different scope.

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Album review: “Born and Raised” redeems Mayer of his darker days

Since the release of his first album in 2001, John Mayer has earned a reputation as a singer-songwriter who produces quality music and continuously impresses live audiences with his mesmerizing guitar licks.

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Movie review: Norah Jones delivers heart-breaking hit

Movie review: Norah Jones delivers heart-breaking hit

The title of Norah Jones’ new album says it all. “Little Broken Hearts” is Jones’ fifth studio album and an clearly breakup album.

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Album review: B.o.B’s latest puts listeners on cloud nine

Album review: B.o.B’s latest puts listeners on cloud nine

B.o.B’s “Strange Clouds” takes the rapper to new heights with a more developed sound.

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Album review: Jason Mraz loses creativity on bland concept album

Jason Mraz has fallen in love. Or so he claims on his new album, “Love is a Four Letter Word,” in which the theme of love is runs through all 12 tracks.

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Album review: Madonna does little to justify larger-than-life status with atrocious release

Album review: Madonna does little to justify larger-than-life status with atrocious release

Madonna has been getting a lot of attention lately. Her Super Bowl halftime show conjured up controversy, though mostly about M.I.A’s scandalous antics. But it’s undeniable that the paparazzi are back in full force patrolling Madonna’s every move.

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Album review: Dr. Dog fills two-year void for fans by releasing new album, ‘Be the Void’

Album review: Dr. Dog fills two-year void for fans by releasing new album, ‘Be the Void’

Welcome to the Dr. Dog show. Enter the quintet from Pennsylvania that has made its mark through energetic live shows and quirky lyrics. Hipster hip-shaking and rhythmic beats shall ensue.

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Album review: Of Montreal reinvents itself

Album review: Of Montreal reinvents itself

The band known as Of Montreal has existed since 1996, which makes it over 15 years old at the time of its latest release, “Paralytic Stalks.”

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Album review: Van Halen tells no lies on ‘A Different Kind of Truth’

Album review: Van Halen tells no lies on ‘A Different Kind of Truth’

In the 1980′s, “hair metal” was king. As a record label, if you had a band with big hair, makeup and a sappy power ballad, chances are you were going to have at least moderate success.

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