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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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Toronto R&B superstar The Weeknd (mostly) trades misanthropy for vulnerability on the six-track EP My Dear Melancholy, more

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Album review of Frankie Cosmos' new album Vessel on Sub Pop: the songs on the New York indie pop band's new album are perceptive, self-aware and deeply felt. It’s not totally flawless, but neither is falling in love. more

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DAVID JAMES SWANSON

Jack White's third solo album Boarding House Reach is not a record for the past and it's not one that fits exactly in the present. It's ambitious, fuzzy, and futuristic. Not exactly bad by our review, but weird. Very weird. more

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The Toronto producer seamlessly blends drips of hip-hop, waves of ambience and distorted echoes of soul into something otherworldly more

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The Jersey punk band’s fifth album employs their infrequently used weapon: ballistic folk with traditional arrangements. more

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The Welsh musician mixes mythology and modernity on her second solo album more

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On Art of the Uncarved Block's new cassette, bands like Triples, Humanities and Low Sun bring pre-internet aesthetics into the urgent, noisy present more

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The Toronto-based singer/songwriter has created mobilized many of the city's most underrated musicians to create a stunning, detail-rich album about violence more

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

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Chelsee Ivan

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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