Heart-snagging jingle-jangle fuzz pop absolutely worthy of its buzz.
A transient, conversational peek into the brain of an old-soul, stream-of-consciousness, blues-folk storyteller.
We Loved Her Dearly
An electro bubblegum take on political anthems and personal poetry, with melodies that lodge in your soul.
4. Doug Paisley
Minimalist, downtempo alt-country full of quiet satisfactions.
5. Tre Mission
Dubstep, drum 'n' bass, industrial electro and R&B tied together with the grime star's throaty, staccato flow.
A thunderous, spacious heavy rock debut full-length from former members of NOW cover boys the Illuminati and Sebastien Grainger's Mountains.
The T.O.-via-Halifax power pop band get more ambitious with age, as this hugely varied double album attests.
Bahamas Is Afie
Afie Jurvanen got personal on his third album as Bahamas, bringing an intimate touch to his melancholic country soul tunes.
Taylor Kirk allowed a bit more romance and soul to infiltrate the spooky blues ballads on his fifth album, but the mood was as dark as ever.
10. Cold Specks
An unexpected psychedelic rock energy put Cold Specks' gospel folk ballads in a whole new light.