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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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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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Album review: Weezer, The Teal Album: The surprise all-covers album features proficient yet utterly tone-deaf versions of songs by TLC, Toto, Michael Jackson and more – without controversy, without anything. 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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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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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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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: 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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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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