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Off the 'Beaten' Tracks

It seems like every three months is the “best three months of music,” but these past Summer months have certainly been the greatest “best three months of music” in recent memory, for both mainstream and lesser known artists.


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Mayer's newest album provides a little bit of 'Paradise'

Let’s forget for a minute that John Mayer spent his early career as a brooding ladies’ man, that he has dated every vapid starlet in Hollywood from Jessica Simpson to Taylor Swift and that his early singing style was so breathy he might have in fact swallowed several microphones.


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Locked on Lock'n

Looking to get a little taste of the music festival experience, but missed out on such big name festivals as Bonnaroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza?


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Miley Cyrus 'Can't Stop'

Miley Cyrus ‘Can’t Stop’ By Katie Cole Arts and Entertainment Editor Miley Cyrus has been a household name since Hannah Montana aired on Disney channel.


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C-Ville arts make impressions

Anyone who has spent a summer in Charlottesville knows that the city, though it may quiet down when students leave, continues on and provides residents with a multitude of fun activities: peach picking, wine tasting, and outdoor events on the downtown mall are only a few things that make spending a summer in Charlottesville a unique and memorable experience.


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Aca-awesome Wahoos

Long before Pitch Perfect, Glee, and The Sing-Off brought national attention to the wacky world of a cappella, this unique musical style had already amassed a dedicated fanbase at Mr. Jefferson’s University.


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Uh-oh, those summer nights

With looming finals dampening everyone’s spirits, it seems to be the perfect time to look ahead to a sunnier, more melodic season.


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Heads will roll ... again

Believe it or not, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been around for a decade now. While most bands would have faded into obscurity since then, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs prove that they are more than capable of producing fresh, new music with the release of their new album, Mosquito, last Tuesday.


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Killswitch Engage offers 'disarming' metal record

If you’re a true metal fan, you’ve likely been spending the last few weeks biting your fingernails with your Monthly Metal Allowance crinkling in your pocket while you anxiously scan The Cavalier Daily for my judgment of Killswitch Engage’s (KSE’s) latest album, ‘Disarm the Descent.’


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XCX marks the spot

The low-profile Charlotte Aitchison, who performs under the moniker Charli XCX and gained international popularity as the featured artist of Icona Pop’s anthemic “I Love It,” recently released her own studio debut, ‘True Romance,’ an album full of songs about love, relationships and partying.


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Phoenix rises

From garage band kids to “kings of Coachella”, the members of Phoenix have come a long way since the turn of the millennium.


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Cold War Kids pack heat on latest album

After the release of the thoroughly disappointing 2011 album ‘Mine is Yours’ and a subsequent two-year hiatus, Cold War Kids have finally returned with the release of their fourth studio album ‘Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.’ When the group debuted in 2004 they mesmerized fans powerful, yet fun singles like “Hang Me Up to Dry” and “Hospital Beds,” but efforts by the band since then have certainly tapered off. Fortunately, ‘Dear Miss Lonelyhearts’ helps build hope for what I had deemed to be a lost cause. Still, while the Long Beach, California based band seem to channel their best work on most of the record’s tracks, others seem as long and drawn-out as the Cold War itself.


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Songs of summer

Every summer needs a playlist to fit the mood of your long road trips, cramped plane flights, pool parties, and meadow picnics.


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Spinning me round (like a record)

It’s April 20th and I am a deep sea diver. Instead of exploring the ocean for coins, I’m scouring an endless tangle of milk crates and dust-caked paper for a perfect find. I’m not blazed, but I am blazing a new trail at the sweet speed of 33 1/3 RPM. After all, it’s Record Store Day, an audiophile’s second Christmas.


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Paisley turns the 'Wheelhouse'

‘Wheelhouse’ is Brad Paisley’s ninth studio album, but even after more than a decade of success in the country music world, Paisley is far from slowing down or stalling out.


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No huzzah for 'Heza'

The Generationals’ new album, ‘Heza,’ is easy on the ears, but maybe for that very reason falls somewhat short of expectations.