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...

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...

The Mavericks | Hey! Merry Christmas!

One year I spent Christmas in Texas. When I got up on the big day, the sun was shining, the grass was green and the mercury was already climbing...

Mike Love | Reason For the Season

Christmas is always a family affair. Especially for Mike Love. Though this time, it might not be the family you expect. Or at least not the same branch. After...

Sam Morrison Band | The Christmas Album

The Allman Brothers Band never made a Christmas album. Ditto ZZ Top, John Mellencamp, Bob Seger and the original lineup of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Thankfully (or not, depending on your...

Say Sue Me | Christmas, It’s Not A Biggie

If you buy just one holiday-themed EP this year by a female-fronted South Korean surf-punk quartet ... well, it would probably have to be Say Sue Me's Christmas, It's...

Ingrid Michaelson | Songs For the Season

It's the Christmas album of the decade — assuming the decade you're talking about is the 1950s. Singer-songwriter and actress Ingrid Michaelson dials down her adult-contemporary pop persona to...

Delicate Steve | The Christmas Album

This is one of those times when there are simply no words. Because you don't need them. If you're sick of sitting through the umpteenth overwrought, oversung or overtreacled...

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Soundtrack + Tyler, The Creator | Music Inspired by The...

Christmas is about tradition. And here's the thing about traditions: You can't just up and make new ones whenever you feel like it. Of course, that's never stopped anyone...

Whitehorse | A Whitehorse Winter Classic

It's the thought that counts. We all say and hear that throughout the holidays — usually to soften the blow of a disappointing, impersonal gift that ironically displays a...

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