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,...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Alternative Albums

Top Pick: Tropical Fuck Storm | A Laughing Death in Meatspace Just like Smucker's, Monkey Pus and Painful Rectal Itch, Tropical Fuck Storm have a name so awful they've got...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Pop & Dance Albums

Top Pick: Robyn | Honey Life turns a lot of folks hard and bitter. It does not make most people soft and sweet. Good thing Robyn is not like most...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Singer-Songwriter Albums

Top Pick: Van Morrison | The Prophet Speaks With Van Morrison, you take what you get. And you can like it or lump it; he doesn't give a good goddamn...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Most Overlooked Canadian Albums

Top Pick: Eamon McGrath | Tantramar There is no shortcut to greatness. There is only the long haul. Eamon McGrath knows. Or at least he should; it's clearly the path...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Roots Albums

Top Pick: Richard Thompson | 13 Rivers Richard Thompson is at his best when he's at his worst. That's patently obvious to anyone who's spent quality time with Shoot Out...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Alt-Roots Albums

Top Pick: Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis | Wild! Wild! Wild! I don't know who introduced Linda Gail Lewis and Robbie Fulks, but they deserve a Grammy. If not...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Rap | Hip-Hop | R&B | Soul Albums

Top Pick: Noname | Room 205 Too many rappers talk too much and say too little. This is not a problem that Fatimah Nyeema Warner (aka Noname) is ever likely...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Box Sets

Top Pick: The Beatles | The Beatles (White Album) 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition "It was great. It sold. It's the bloody Beatles’ White Album. Shut up!" So said Paul...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Punk & Metal Albums

Top Pick: Fucked Up | Dose Your Dreams Hey, remember when Fucked Up were just a punk band? Those were the days. Except they weren't. Because really, Fucked Up were...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Live Albums

Top Pick: Bruce Springsteen | Springsteen on Broadway TRACKS: 30 (16 songs + 14 introductions) LENGTH: 148 minutes YEARS COVERED: 1972-2012 THE STORY: Recorded during Bruce's recent New York theatre residency and released...

Next Week In Music | Dec. 24-30

Here are the album releases, TV appearances, anniversaries and other events coming up in the next seven days. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t blame...
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2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Videos

When musicians ask me what they should do to get more people to check out their work, I always say the same thing: Make a video. Because if there's...

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 | McGuff & The Dumpster Fires

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...

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