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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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? 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. 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 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. 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. 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. more

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Anxiety, humour and determination go hand in hand on the Montreal electronic producer's fourth album more

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Le Pigeon

Review: on her new album The Ballad Of A Runaway Girl, Salluit-born, Montreal-based singer Elisapie presents a mix of Indigenous folk covers and rich, genre-bending celebration of self. more

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Justin Broadbent

Album review: on Metric's seventh album Art Of Doubt, the long-running indie rock band shows familiarity doesn't have to be a curse. more

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On Lou Phelps's new album, 002/LOVE ME, executive produced by his brother Kaytranada, the Montreal rapper is comfortable revelling within the crevices of beats rather than lording over them more

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Album review: Clips, the first album billed to the Brodie West Quintet, is a testament to the versatility that can be found in a jazz group with a ton of chemistry. more

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Lil Berete, the current pride of Regent Park, could stand to personalize his northern trap style on his debut mixtape Icebreaker, but the potential here is vast. more

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Vanessa Heins

Dundas, Ontario trio The Dirty Nil exist more for the primal act of rock music than its culture, and their delightful, precise new album Master Volume hints at why. more

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Maisie Cousins

Album review: Singer/guitar shredder Anna Calvi is in a new era of openness, and it's pushed her to new heights on this third album, Hunter. more

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Album review: the eponymous album from Toronto hard rockers Diemonds acts as a defining statement for the band. more

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