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All you can think about while listening to the Toronto noise-punks debut album is how you want to start a band – though it will not be as good more

Jun 15, 2017 5:27 PM Album reviews

The French band's sixth album comes stocked with deck-shoegaze, nu-yacht rock and disco jams more

Jun 7, 2017 11:42 AM Album reviews

At a time when DIY sometimes suggests the heedless jettisoning of any frills, the Montrealers are refreshingly fussy overachievers more

May 31, 2017 2:29 PM Album reviews

It's hard to believe that this is the same Toronto band that made 2010's self-titled album more

May 19, 2017 1:02 PM Album reviews

First album in seven years finds the Montreal-based musician renewed rather than defeated or regretful more

May 17, 2017 5:14 PM Album reviews

Singer/songwriter Mike Hadreas's beautiful fourth album is his most vivid and joyous release to date more

May 10, 2017 12:22 PM Album reviews

The Compton rapper's fourth album explores the microcosm of his personal struggles through the macrocosm of society’s ills more

Apr 16, 2017 12:21 PM Album reviews

The supergroup gets unusually experimental while keeping their bubblegum pop hooks intact more

Apr 6, 2017 12:48 PM Album reviews

The folk musician tackles politics, celebrity obsession, social media and the environment on his third album more

Apr 5, 2017 2:32 PM Album reviews

Meanwhile, the dark absurdity of American politics provides a suitably grim backdrop for the group's fourth album more

Apr 5, 2017 1:40 PM Album reviews

Singer/songwriter Phil Elverum's eighth album as Mount Eerie is an intimate chronicle of the weeks and months after his wife died of cancer more

Mar 27, 2017 5:43 PM Album reviews

The folk rock legend takes on more classic American songs, a little more obscure this time around and perfectly executed more

Mar 27, 2017 5:03 PM Album reviews

But the Toronto hip-hop superstar also reimagines raw mixtapes as artfully curated playlists more

Mar 21, 2017 11:49 AM Album reviews

An ex-boyfriend’s account of a public separation isn't what the world needs in 2017, but fortunately this is not a typical breakup album more

Mar 1, 2017 12:04 PM Album reviews

The Vancouver duo's first album in five years is full of songs that wouldn’t have previously fit into their charged-up canon more

Feb 7, 2017 12:33 PM Album reviews

The London trio sound cautiously optimistic on their sample-driven third album more

Jan 13, 2017 11:15 AM Album reviews

Killer Mike and El-P's latest collaboration takes on the politics of the day with relentless energy and biting wordplay more

Jan 12, 2017 4:41 PM Album reviews

>>> The Brampton hip-hop/R&B star proves Drake right more

Jan 5, 2017 2:12 PM Album reviews

The English rapper's second album takes inspiration from Alice's Adventures In Wonderland more

Dec 29, 2016 10:39 AM Album reviews

The Toronto band formerly known as Boys Who Say No fine-tune their indie rock in Banff and L.A. more

Dec 1, 2016 4:37 PM Album reviews

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