DIY Discovery | Sis

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Rock Albums

Top Pick: The 1975 | A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships You can swipe through all the British bands you want looking for your perfect match, but in the end,...

Back Stories | My Expanded 2011 Interview with Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready

On Oct. 22 1990, Pearl Jam reportedly played their first show at Seattle's Off Ramp. The 28th anniversary of that gig seems as good a day as any to...

Rewinding March | The 33 Best Albums of The Month

For me, March is when the new year really begins. The Sun is out, the snow is melting, the days are longer, and everyone and everything comes out of...

Back Stories | My 2010 Interview With George Thorogood

Back in 2010, I interviewed George Thorogood to preview his umpteenth Canadian tour. Talking to him was exactly what you might expect from listening to his albums: He was...

Back Stories | My 1999 Interview With Paul Westerberg

What can I say about Replacements singer-guitarist Paul Westerberg that hasn't already been said far more eloquently by far more talented writers than me? Well, I can say this:...

Back Stories | Bruce Springsteen Birthday Quiz

Bruce Springsteen was born on Sept. 23, 1949. Which means The Boss is one year away from turning 70. I don't know about you, but suddenly I feel very...

Rewinding June | The Best Indies

Liverpool oddballs, Colombian spellcasters, paisley-rock dream merchants and more — there was no shortage of essential indie rock to hear in May. Here's the best of the bunch, listed...

Back Stories | My 2009 Interview With Les Claypool

With Les Claypool and Sean Lennon releasing their second Claypool Lennon Delirium album South of Reality this week (look for my review sometime over the weekend), it seemed like...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top DIY Discoveries

The DIY Discovery feature is one of my favourite components of Tinnitist. After sifting and sitting through so much mass-marketed major-label music over the decades, I really love getting...

DIY Discovery | Joi Noir

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there’s nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

The Beatles | The Beatles (White Album) 50th Anniversary Box: 27 Unreleased Gems

"It was great. It sold. It's the bloody Beatles’ White Album. Shut up!" So said Paul McCartney when someone suggested The Beatles’ self-titled magnum opus should have been a...

Rewinding 2019 (So Far) | The Top 158 Albums

When you listen to as much music as I do — not to mention as many different genres — making best-of lists is a nightmare. I mean, how do...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Feb. 5, 1999

Twenty years ago today, new albums from Coldcut, Cassius and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them back then...

Playback Time | Rewinding Tim Curry’s Post-Rocky Road

For many people — maybe most people — Tim Curry's singing career begins and ends with The Rocky Horror Picture Show. That's understandable. Rocky Horror was, after all, more...

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