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Album review: Snotty Nose Rez Kids' Trapline. On their new album, the Haisla Nation duo build on the biting and celebratory sound of their first two mixtapes, but this time louder and prouder. Read more

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Album review: Protruders, Poison Future. The punk band, formed from the ashes of Sackville's beloved Kappa Chow, offer an artistic antidote to modern malaise. Read more

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Jonny Pierce delivers his sharpest and poppiest album yet Read more

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EP review: Just John x Dom Dias, Don III – The rapper/producer duo cover a ton of ground in the third of their EP trilogy, all with a thrilling unpredictability. Read more

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Richmond Lam

Broken Social Scene's swelling, emotionally vibrant new Let's Try The After Vol. 2 EP will be packaged with the first EP for an exclusive Record Store Day vinyl release. Read more

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With some new resources for Titanic Rising, her first Weyes Blood album on Sub Pop, Natalie Mering reveals herself as an arranging genius, a master of atmosphere and an even stronger singer than we’d realized. Read more

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The new album from L.A.-based Canadian singer and Solange collaborator AKUA is unsparing, beautiful and cathartic. Read more

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Adrian MacLeod

Mint Records-signed band's delightful debut is full of 80s college rock and 90s indie rock feel-goodness Read more

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Farah Nosh

The Berlin-based Canadian producer and DJ's debut album is a record for the moment about being in the moment Read more

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Rebecca Wood

Album review: Tanya Tagaq's Toothsayer. The "polar score," which Tagaq originally created for the National Maritime Museum, is a violent current you have no choice but to lose yourself in. Read more

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Album review: Solange, When I Get Home – with her dreamy tribute to her Houston roots, the R&B/soul auteur shows the South has still got something to say. Read more

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On Crushing, Aussie singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin explores autonomy, as well as power dynamics between lovers, while elevating the drama of longing and resentment. Read more

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Richmond Lam

Album review: Broken Social Scene's Let's Try The After Vol. 1 is dense, clanking, triumphant and nostalgic – and it leaves us hungry for more. Read more

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A comic concert review of Poppy's Toronto show at Danforth Music Hall: An illustrated take on the internet's meta pop star in the making. Read more

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Writing with vulnerability and introspection, Ariana Grande mines her public heartache and shows she has nothing to hide. Read more

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The singer/songwriter brings glamour and depth to love and heartbreak, sidestepping hackneyed lyrics and bringing magic to the mundane Read more

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Album review: Clairmont The Second, Do You Drive? The 20-year-old Weston rapper stays on his own path, regardless of current trends, and it's totally transporting. Read more

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Nik Freitas

Album review: Better Oblivion Community Center from Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers. The new emo-folk superduo complement each other, yet contrast just enough to suggest a subtle hint of discord. Read more

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Ryan Russell

Album review: Pedro The Lion, Phoenix. David Bazan has revived the band for their first album in 15 years, and it's full of affecting personal-yet-relatable narrative songs. Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

Concert review: King Princess at Danforth Music Hall. The 20-year-old rising Brooklyn pop star invited the audience to get sad with her – and Toronto fans were eating it up. Read more

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