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Heavy is the Head That Wears the Crown

How does a poor American kid from California become one of the most influential kingpins in England? Guy Ritchie takes us into the world of London’s crime life in a fascinating movie, “The Gentlemen.”

When you think of gangster movies, you might not automatically think of the setting being Jolly Old England, but London is where Matthew McConaughey shines as an American West Coaster in a UK landscape that proves to be ripe for the picking.      Photo by Eva Dang

The Lumineers Strike at the Heart with “III”

The Lumineers released their third studio album, “III,” in September 2019, adding another release to their catalog of stripped back folk rock the band is known for. The record itself is an emotional journey through the story of a family and its generational battles with addiction and familial neglect.

The Lumineers perform at Brixton Academy in London, England, in April 2016. The band’s debut self-titled release, “The Lumineers,” is a certified triple platinum in the U.S. and Canada, and their sophomore record, “Cleopatra,” is certified platinum in the U.S. as well.      Photo by Drew de F Fawkes.

Taking a Trip To “Astroworld,” One of the Best Albums of the Decade

Whether you’re a fan of Travis Scott’s rap or not, “Astroworld” is 100% an album worth listening to. The extensive 17 track record appeals to many different hip-hop and rap tastes since one of your favorite musicians is likely among the 18 guest artists who make an appearance.

Travis Scott performs at Openair Frauenfeld, considered one of the largest annual hip-hop festivals in Europe, in 2019 in Switzerland.     Photo by Frank Schwichtenberg.

Music Written for Every Personality Type

Sleeping At Last’s album “Atlas: Enneagram” is a brilliant collection of songs based around the nine different Enneagram personality types. Featuring a diversity in sound, composition and theme that mirrors the vast differences in personality, there is something for every listener to enjoy.

Sleeping At Last, the alias singer-songwriter Ryan O’Neal produces music under, was formed in 1999 and has produced three full-length albums and EP projects like “Yearbook” and “Atlas” as part of its extensive discography.     Photo provided by Sleeping At Last

Ben Rector Works His “Magic” in Reflective Record

Ben Rector’s album, “Magic,” takes listeners on a close and intimate journey through the phases of life from the dreams of youth to the struggles of adulthood, reflecting on lessons learned along the way. The release focuses on the magic human beings possess and how relationships can shape the course of our lives.

“Magic,” Rector’s seventh studio album, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart in 2018 and rose to No. 2 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart. Rector was slated to headline “The Old Friends Acoustic Tour” before it was postponed due to coronavirus and presented as a livestream.     Photo by Kris Hanson

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*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
   
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
   
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