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Jorja Smith Lost & Found album review: The 21-year-old British R&B singer has gotten co-signs from Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Stormzy and more, but she wisely resists calling in her famous friends here. more

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Tona's syllable-cramming delivery and gritty beats go against the melodic vocal delivery and smoothed out ambient soundscapes that some would immediately associate with a Toronto hip-hop sound in 2018, but that doesn't mean he should be overlooked. more

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Kanye West - Ye album review: Do the rapper/producer's raw honesty and still-fascinating artistry justify overlooking his more reprehensible traits? more

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Bernice's new Arts & Crafts album Puff LP: In The Air Without A Shape finds the ever-evolving Toronto band bottling their eclectic energy for seven songs. more

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Album review: The new record from Toronto singer/songwriter L Con (aka Lisa Conway), Insecurities In Being, is moody and complex, and it arrives fully on its own terms. more

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The adventurous Harlem rapper gets introspective on his third album, but style eclipses substance more

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Album Review: Pusha T's seven-song Kanye West produced Daytona just dropped. The stripped-down and sombre new record mostly sidesteps Kanye's exhausting recent devil's advocacy... aside from a couple of things more

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After singing backup vocals of Lido Pimienta and Jennifer Castle, Toronto electronic producer Victoria Cheong, better known as New Chance, releases her own debut EP, a five song . more

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Album review: Witch Prophet's The Golden Octave – the Toronto alt-R&B singer/songwriter's long-awaited debut album – is fully realized, empowering and so gratifying. more

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Canadian singer/songwriter Michael Rault brings confidence and swagger to 60s/70s psych-rock sounds on It's A New Day Tonight. more

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On Courtney Barnett's new album Tell Me How You Really Feel, the witty Australian singer/songwriter articulates the anxiety in her own mind and of the current cultural moment. more

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Underground star Cody Critcheloe's latest collection of songs is witty, personal and joyously referential more

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Iceage's intoxicating fourth album refines their brooding intensity into something both measured and chaotic. The Danish punks take another step forward on Beyondless. more

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The Toronto-based composer and vocal artist pays homage to his Wolastoq First Nation roots more

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J. Cole's KOD, the rapper's fifth album, cycles through the ups and downs of addiction, throwing a few shots at trendy trap-rappers along the way. more

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Toronto electronic music producer Cameron Findlay, better known as Kontravoid, follows his 2012 self-titled debut with Undone, a five-song EP with an ominous, all-encompassing dark take on house and tecnno. more

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With precise and assured vocal delivery, = Montreal-via-Toronto singer Tess Roby explores how the past resonates with the present. Here debut album Beacons is out on Italians Do It Better. more

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Kuné – Canada’s Global Orchestra is made up of a disparate group of world-class musicians – 12 from abroad and one Métis – all of whom call Canada home. Read our review of their self-titled debut album here. more

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Unlike artists who bring a karaoke approach to cover songs, Meshell Ndegeocello reinvents them. On her new album Ventriloquism, she cracks open well-known songs by TLC, Prince and Tina Turner and releases their edge and grit. more

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