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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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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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