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Jessie Ware avoids sophomore slump with 'Tough Love'

PMR Records

BY MELINA GLUSAC

Tired, familiar, boring — that’s the sophomore slump. Many artists fall into it and can’t get back up. But that stigmatic phrase is nonexistent for British techno diva Jessie Ware, as if she’s never heard of those words strung together.

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'Pain Killer' a great record for any hoedown

Capitol Nashville

BY CHRISTIAN KENNEDY

Coming from someone with a fresh tattoo and rook piercing, country group Little Big Town’s sixth studio album, Pain Killer lived up to its name. It certainly numbed my pain.

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P!nk, City and Colour take a trip down 'rose ave.'

RCA

BY CHRISTIAN KENNEDY

Many would not consider themselves a fan of folk, but after listening to Moore and Green’s harmonious duets, music fans will be begging for less bass and auto-tune and more banjos.

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Schoolboy Q Delivers Hell of a Night

McKenzie Berezin/Daily

BY NICK BOYD

Prior to Schoolboy’s entrance, Hill Auditorium was teetering on the border of mellow, but when he took the stage and opened with “Fuck LA,” Q had the audience in the palm of his hand from beginning to end, delivering the show everyone wanted to see and electrifying the auditorium.

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Music Video Review: Ashanti and French Montana's collaboration is just plain awkward

Written

BY CHRISTIAN KENNEDY

Moving from uncomfortably staged to desperately confused, Ashanti and French’s video leaves viewers with one thought: I didn’t realize strippers hugged their clients.

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Single Review: Taylor Swift shakes off country roots with 'Out of the Woods'

Big Machine

BY MIMI ZAK

Of course, the song is catchy. So catchy that you awake the morning after buying it on iTunes with a fuzzy mental hangover that can only be a result of an intense pop music binge — 30 listens in 4 hours. Proceed with caution.

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Seger ages gracefully with soul-soothing 'Ride Out'

Capitol Records

BY MELINA GLUSAC

Ride Out has slid into the laps of classic rock fanatics everywhere, much more gracefully than Tom Cruise flouncing in his white socks and paper-thin shirt dress.

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The B-side

Herb David: Crafting Ann Arbor's musical legacy

He's made guitars for Eric Clapton, Sonic Youth, the Byrds and Jerry Garcia, hung out with Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Iggy Pop and Jimi Hendrix and lived near the center of Ann Arbor's once-blossoming countercultural music scene. He's also one of the country's best instrument maker and he lives right around the corner.

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The Cypher: Keeping hip hop real

The Cypher is a student hip-hop collective dedicated to perfecting the art of both spoken and written word. It is bringing hip hop back to its roots.

Join us

The Daily is always looking for students interested in writing, journalism, photography, multimedia, business or Web development to join its staff. Everyone is welcome.

Click here to learn more or to contact an editor.


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