Rewinding 2019 | The Most Powerful Supergroups

Look! At the top of your playlist! It's a pop star! It's a rock god! No, it's a supergroup! And no wonder: In a year when nearly every hit...

Rewinding 2019 | The Dynamic Duos

Three might be the magic number, but in music, as you may have heard, it takes two to make a thing go right — and make an album that's...

Rewinding 2019 | The Collaborative Efforts

We could all use a little help now and then. And these artists know how to make the most of it. From star-studded jams to posthumous productions, here are...

Rewinding 2019 | The Devastating Truth

Some people enjoy a good cry. I am not one of them — hell, I'm depressed enough most of the time as it is. But every year, I get...

Rewinding 2019 | The Greatest Comebacks

Let's face it: Everybody loves a comeback story. And a comeback album. This year, there were plenty of both, from artists of all stripes, styles and genres — including...

Rewinding 2019 | The Coolest Covers

Cover tunes are an essential cornerstone of music. I don't know of a musician or a singer who didn't start off playing other people's songs. And I can't name...

Rewinding 2019 | The Wonderfully Weird

Some people like their music to drive straight down the middle of the road. I can dig that — but I can also get behind something that comes straight...

Rewinding 2019 | The Most Exotic Sounds

As Steven Wright says: 'It's a small world ... but I wouldn't want to paint it.' Fair enough. Though I might reconsider if it allowed me more time to...

Rewinding 2019 | The Scenic Trips

To borrow an old slogan from the anti-drug crowd: A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Perhaps. But if you burned through a few brain cells soaking up...

Rewinding 2019 | The Proudly Loud

You know what they say: If it's too loud, you're too old. But you know what they should say? If it's too loud, you should probably turn it down...

Rewinding 2019 | The Deepest Grooves

Doesn't matter if you're talking about funk, R&B, soul, blues, disco, swing or some weird combination of them all. It boils down to this: A great song is a...

Rewinding 2019 | The Livest Wires

Back when I was reviewing concerts and going to festivals as part of my job, I used to see up to 500 bands a year. These days, I would...

Rewinding 2019 | The CanCon Anthems

As always, our home and native land produced no shortage of great music over the year. And as always, even though I literally got through scores of Canadian albums,...

Rewinding 2019 | The Most Picturesque Soundtracks

I can't remember the last time I was in a movie theatre (or even wanted to be). But that doesn't stop me from checking out their soundtracks. The increasing...

Rewinding 2019 | The Fullest Box Sets

Between the streaming revolution, the resurgence of vinyl and the death of brick-and-mortar record stores, the CD may not be long for this world. But I can guarantee this:...

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