The Bangles • Three O’Clock • Dream Syndicate • Rain Parade | 3 x...

Tribute albums are usually pretty simple affairs. Sometimes, one artist covers a slate of hits by one or more of his influences. Other times, a group of performers celebrate...

Whitehorse | The Northern South Vol. 2

If you heard The Northern South Vol. 1, you already know the drill: Singer-songwriter Melissa McClelland and her guitar-hero husband Luke Doucet put their Northern roots-rock spin on a...

Alice Merton | Mint

No Roots. One hit. So far, those are Alice Merton's stats. But the globetrotting young pop-rocker — who has reportedly lived in a dozen cities (including Oakville, Ont.) over...

Juliana Hatfield | Weird

"I’m staying in," Juliana Hatfield announces seconds into her 17th solo studio album Weird. Who can blame her? The world is a soul-sucking cesspool of empty consumerism and naked...

Joe Jackson | Fool

Joe Jackson has apparently been doing it all wrong all along. Or at least wrongly doing it the same way all along, as the singer-pianist explains in the press...

Deerhunter | Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

Nostalgia is toxic. Death is everywhere. We exist in the vomit of the 20th century. And your cage is what you make it. So posit the enigmatic Bradford Cox...

James Blake | Assume Form

James Blake is here. Right here. Right now. He's here for you. He's here for his girlfriend. He's here for his collaborators. And perhaps most importantly, he's here for...

Maggie Rogers | Heard It In A Past Life

It might seem like a lifetime ago. But really, it's only been a little more than two years since Maggie Rogers became an overnight sensation — thanks solely to...

Sharon Van Etten | Remind Me Tomorrow

Life gets messy. So messy that sometimes, all you can do is try to embrace the disarray and make yourself at home. That almost explains the cover of Sharon...

Mike Posner | A Real Good Kid

The past few years have not been a real good time for Mike Posner. He went through a romantic breakup. He moved back to Detroit to care for his...

The Flesh Eaters | I Used To Be Pretty

Pretty might be pushing it. But anybody who was paying attention back in the day knows The Flesh Eaters were pretty goddamn incredible. Founded and fronted by punk poet...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Jan. 15, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Busta Rhymes, Julie Ruin, Eazy-E and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them...

Next Week in Music | Jan. 14-20

Here are the major 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...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews from Jan. 8, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Black Crowes, Opeth, Refused, Flat Duo Jets and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say...

Moe Berg of The Pursuit of Happiness | The Tinnitist Interview

There's an old saying: Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Moe Berg can appreciate both sides of that coin. Thirty years ago, the lanky...

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