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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. 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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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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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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Bao Ngo

Indie singer/songwriter Mitski takes risks on her new genre-defying album Be The Cowboy and it pays off in a big way. more

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Bernice's new Arts & Crafts album Puff LP: In The Air Without A Shape finds the ever-evolving Toronto band bottling their eclectic energy for seven songs. more

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Arden Wray

Album review: The new record from Toronto singer/songwriter L Con (aka Lisa Conway), Insecurities In Being, is moody and complex, and it arrives fully on its own terms. 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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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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The Jersey punk band’s fifth album employs their infrequently used weapon: ballistic folk with traditional arrangements. 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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Chelsee Ivan

The Toronto band's impressive debut album is urgent and visceral, but a slow burn more

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Eye To Eye, the first LP from Toronto's Steven Foster and his band, fixes stadium grandiosity onto dense, idiosyncratic guitar pop songs more

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On I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life, Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner confront climate change and white privilege over complex electro rhythms more

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The Toronto band has crafted one of the best local debut albums of the year more

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The French-Cuban twins merge tropical rhythms, lush vocals and story-rich lyrics on their soul-searching new album more

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The Toronto trio's fourth full-length elevates its nostalgic, longing songs with outstanding musicianship more

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With an incisive take on the complexity of desire, anxiety and confusion, Annie Clark captures what it's like to live in this present more

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