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For their fifth album, the long-running Toronto indie rock band got some chill more

Feb 23, 2018 1:41 PM Album reviews


Chelsee Ivan

The Toronto band's impressive debut album is urgent and visceral, but a slow burn more

Feb 20, 2018 12:59 PM Album reviews

She glimpses at what could make her stand out in the dense Toronto hip-hop ecosystem, but often sounds anonymous more

Feb 13, 2018 5:38 PM Album reviews

On their debut album, the Toronto trio channel retro influences into a modern and cohesive mix of hip-hop and electronic production more

Feb 10, 2018 7:32 PM Album reviews

The collection of 31 songs by 100% Silk artists pays tribute to 36 people who died in a warehouse fire while aiming to preserve DIY spaces and make them safer more

Feb 8, 2018 4:08 PM Album reviews

It's unlikely any of these songs will stick with you past Super Bowl Sunday more

Feb 4, 2018 12:44 PM Album reviews

The Blue Rodeo frontman's album is nostalgic and approachable, but just a little too boxed-in and careful more

Feb 2, 2018 1:47 PM Album reviews

Eye To Eye, the first LP from Toronto's Steven Foster and his band, fixes stadium grandiosity onto dense, idiosyncratic guitar pop songs more

Jan 30, 2018 11:20 AM Album reviews

On I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life, Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner confront climate change and white privilege over complex electro rhythms more

Jan 25, 2018 11:09 AM Album reviews


Denée Segall

The California songwriter shows how much you can still do with guitar, bass and drums (and a sizeable dollop of horns) more

Jan 23, 2018 4:20 PM Album reviews

The former Deadly Snakes singer returns with his first album in over a decade. It was worth the wait more

Jan 18, 2018 10:59 AM Album reviews

The rapper explores the travails of systemic injustice and radical self-love in a world that seems bent on self-hate more

Dec 7, 2017 2:36 PM Album reviews

The Vancouver singer/songwriter extends her neo-folk foundation to suit songs about resource extraction and gendered violence more

Dec 1, 2017 4:20 PM Album reviews

The future is feminist (and full of flutes and birdsong) on the Icelandic musician's tenth studio album more

Nov 29, 2017 6:00 AM Album reviews

Toronto singer/songwriter Luke Kuplowsky's third album is a gentle but elaborate exploration of self more

Nov 28, 2017 12:41 PM Album reviews

The Indigenous singer/songwriter legend has re-recorded songs from throughout her catalogue, with mixed results more

Nov 15, 2017 11:21 AM Album reviews

If the old Taylor is dead, we're hoping for a resurrection more

Nov 13, 2017 1:37 PM Album reviews 8 Comments

The Cree/Irish Toronto singer fuses politically charged lyrics about loss, unrest, healing and empowerment into a thoroughly exciting sophomore album more

Nov 8, 2017 1:56 PM Album reviews 1 Comments

The Toronto band has crafted one of the best local debut albums of the year more

Nov 7, 2017 4:38 PM Album reviews

The French-Cuban twins merge tropical rhythms, lush vocals and story-rich lyrics on their soul-searching new album more

Oct 30, 2017 11:03 AM Album reviews