Rewinding September | The Top Returns & Reinventions

Some people hate change. Not me. In fact, there are few things I like more than hearing an artist change their tune, either on their own or with the...

Rewinding September | The Top EPs

Brevity is the soul of wit, they say. Sometimes it works for music too. You don't always need a double album to make your point — an EP can...

Rewinding September | The Top Boxes & Comps

Fall is box set season, as every music fan knows. This year is no exception — there are dozens of anthologies, compilations, expanded reissues and other collectible packages on...

Rewinding September | The Top Live Albums

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 September | The Top Grooves

From British rappers to African bluesmen, here are the albums that got me moving in September, presented in alphabetical order. Just click on the cover pic to read the...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Oct. 1, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Garth Brooks, Chantal Kreviazuk, Sting and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them...

More Than 40 New Upcoming Releases For Your To-Do List

I spent most of Monday working on freelance jobs, including a bio for a veteran Canadian artist with a great new blues album on the way. You won't see...

Next Week in Music | Sept. 30-Oct. 6 • The Short List: Nine New...

Bigger isn't always better. Case in point: This week's new albums. You won't find any chart-topping superstars on the playlist — just a slate of albums you definitely need...

Next Week in Music | Sept. 30-Oct. 6 • The Long List: 180 New...

There are more than 180 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 | Sept. 30-Oct. 6 • New Books

Memoirs and biographies, coffee-table photo books and critical works — if you're in the market for something to read after the music stops, you have plenty of options this...

Next Week in Music | Sept. 30-Oct. 6 • TV & Movies

Roger Waters returns to the silver screen. Another score of performers sing for their supper on the small screen. Long story short: It's another week of music for your...

Steel Panther | Heavy Metal Rules

WHO ARE THEY? The last hair-metal hedonists still standing. The sleaziest sluts on the Sunset Strip since Mötley Crüe. And the men singlehandedly consuming 99% of the world's supply...

The New Pornographers | In The Morse Code of Brake Lights

WHO ARE THEY? The 20-year-old Vancouver indie supergroup (or collective, if you're into the whole egalitarian thing) featuring guitarist and songwriter A.C. Newman, accompanied at various points by Neko...

Tegan & Sara | Hey, I’m Just Like You

WHO ARE THEY? The Calgary-raised twin sisters who have been making personal yet polished folk and indie-pop together since high school — and who just published a memoir fittingly...

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds | This Is The Place EP

WHO IS HE? The former Oasis singer-guitarist. Brother Liam’s lifelong nemesis and tormentor. The cantankerous crank who's currently feuding with Lewis Capaldi, Dave Grohl, and several other people we...

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