Hawksley Workman | Median Age Wasteland

Hawksley Workman has always been his own man. But he's never seemed quite as comfortable in his own skin as he is on Median Age Wasteland. Written and recorded...

Ryan Bingham | American Love Song

Ryan Bingham does not seem like a man who is halfway to being an EGOTist. Especially not on the cover of his sixth studio album American Love Song. As...

Rewinding February | The Best Albums of The Month

The shortest month of the year certainly wasn't short on great music. Here's an alphabetical list of the 15 best albums I heard during February, with links to my...

Bryan Adams | Shine a Light

No matter how you feel about Bryan Adams and his music, you have to hand it to the guy. He's somebody who knows exactly what he's good at: Crafting...

Hozier | Wasteland, Baby!

Five years ago, Hozier asked everyone to take him to church — and millions of fans around the world were happy to oblige. Then the Irish singer-songwriter born Andrew...

Royal Trux | White Stuff

Jennifer Herrema hasn't forgotten how to get the party started. Or how to act like a damn rock star. "This is the way it's supposed to be / Push...

Weezer | Weezer (The Black Album)

Sometimes it's hard not to feel just a little sorry for Weezer. After all, fans claim to love them. But every time they make an album, they seem to...

Solange | When I Get Home

I don't know about Solange, but I know what I do when I get home. I decompress. I get comfortable. I relax. I clear my mind. I recharge my...

Adia Victoria | Silences

When you listen to a couple of dozen new albums every week for a couple of decades, you can't keep track of everybody. At least I can't. So even...

Back Stories | My 1998 Interview With Royal Trux’s Jennifer Herrema

With notorious rockers Royal Trux poised to release White Stuff, their first studio album of new material in nearly two decades, this seems like a good time to resurrect...

Luther Russell | Medium Cool

To borrow a line from Craig Finn of The Hold Steady: I'm not old. I'm old-school. (Actually, I'm both. But you get the drift.) I think albums are better...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Feb. 26, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Kelly Willis, Pan Sonic, The Gathering and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about...

Next Week in Music | Feb. 25-March 3, 2019 • 110 Releases Coming Your...

There are more than 110 albums, EPs and singles being released next week. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t blame me if things change at...

Next Week in Music | Feb. 25-March 3, 2019 • Birthdays & Anniversaries

I wouldn't want to live in the past. But I still like to visit every now and then. Here are the musical birthdays we'll be celebrating and the anniversaries...

Next Week in Music | Feb. 25-March 3, 2019 • Music on TV

I know you like to watch. So here's a list of the musicians who will be singing for their supper next week on the boob tube. Of course, everything...

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