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Album review: Maggie Rogers' Heard It In A Past Life. The singer/songwriter, who notably moved Pharrell Williams to tears, mixes major label pop aspiration with a studious folk-indie sound. Read more

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Album review: James Blake's Assume Form: With his darkness and paranoia balanced by lovesick optimism, music's favourite sad boy sounds like he's finally ready to be happy – or at least try to be. Read more

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Ryan Pfluger

Album review: Sharon Van Etten's Remind Me Tomorrow. On her fifth album, the singer/songwriter has grown – simultaneously more open, experimental, optimistic and sharp. Read more

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Nabil

The moody pop star's second solo album reminds us that sometimes life's lows help us appreciate love's highs Read more

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Chris Graham

Album review: Foxwarren. Wallflower indie pop songwriter Andy Shauf is back in a collaborative mode, and it feels natural and cohesive. Read more

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Album review: Alessia Cara's The Pains Of Growing. The Brampton singer’s sophomore release is wholly dedicated – in a wonderfully genuine way – to the challenging, gratifying and unpredictable world of adulting. Read more

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Steven Taylor

Review: Earl Sweatshirt's Some Rap Songs: The album could be a blueprint for the future sound of hip-hop, but for now, it’s unlikely the avant-garde lyricism will dominate RapCaviar anytime soon. Read more

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Album review: In This Year: Ten Of Swords by Praises. The debut full-length solo album by Toronto's Jesse Crowe (also of Beliefs) is melancholic but also meditative, lost in a haze but fully present to it. Read more

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Album review: Doug Paisley's Starter Home: The Toronto singer/songwriter's new album is nine simple-but-deep tales about life and love. Read more

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Album review: Echolocation, Toronto R&B/soul artist Chloe Charles's first album under her new name, ECHLO, unleashes the full range of her voice and style. Read more

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Album review: Vince Staples's FM! While many new hip-hop albums are full of bloat, Staples packs blunt, clever verses, elastic flows and two solid guest appearances into just 22 minutes. Read more

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Album review: Tory Lanez's Love Me Now: The Toronto singer/rapper cuts straight to the bone of his strengths – a concise collection of party anthems that demand heavy club play. Read more

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Raez Argulla

Album review: on Kaia Kater's Grenades, the Toronto-based singer/songwriter puts the history of folk music into dialogue with her own family history, specifically her father's immigration from Grenada. Read more

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Album review: Wrld On Drugs, the inter-generational collaboration between Future & Juice WRLD, seems like a match made in drug-rap heaven, but it sounds more like a cash-in than the masterpiece it could have been. Read more

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Album review: Arkells' Rally Cry: the Hamilton, Ontario band aim for stadium rock status without sacrificing the underdog spirit that makes you root for them. But is that still possible? Read more

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An album review of Art d'Ecco's Trespasser. Whether it revitalizes interest in the genre, it's the sort of rock album we need now, one that asks for inclusivity and acceptance. Read more

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Annika Henderson-fronted post-punk trio's second album has a familiar sound that clicks with the current mood of anxiety Read more

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A review of Revocation's new album The Outer Ones. H.P. Lovecraft is fitting source material for the Boston band, who revel in the confrontation between man and the vastness of the universe. Read more

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On their new album Electric Messiah, High On Fire feel like a heavy metal band in the purest sense without stooping to the self-conscious “old metal” revivalism of some of their contemporaries. Read more

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Album review: On Lil Wayne's long-awaited The Carter V, he shows he can still hang with contemporary rap flows and sometimes improve on them. Read more

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