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Carly Rae Jepsen - EMOTION - Album Review

STAFF PICKS: Carly Rae Jepsen can claim her crown with E•MO•TION

Aug 26, 2015

The 29-year-old singer's latest is packed with monster singles. Anyone still holding the "one-hit wonder" banner just isn't paying attention.

Top 10 One-Sided Love Songs (or Unrequited Love)

Top 10 One-Sided Love Songs

Aug 21, 2015

It'll be okay, Johnny. We count down the best songs to throw on when you've got a case of unrequited love.

Liner Notes - The Famines - Too Cool

The Famines have a solution vinyl’s “format gentrification”: the printing press

Aug 20, 2015

The Montreal art punks describe how releasing Too Cool & Other Songs as a "paper album" may have saved their band.

Nostalgia in Canadian Pop

Nostalgia in Canadian Pop: How artists like Carly Rae Jepsen look back to go forward

Aug 20, 2015

From Francesco Yates to The Weeknd, today's best pop artists are mining the past to explore the entanglements of time, memory and feeling.

straight outta compton

Using Your Influence: Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre and today’s gangsta rap legacy

Aug 14, 2015

The new N.W.A. biopic couldn't be better timed, but it leaves out part of the story.

chilly gonzales chambers

Chilly Gonzales Explains It All

Aug 13, 2015

From his concerts to his Pop Music Masterclass series, the (no longer) self-proclaimed musical genius unlocks what makes great music work.

Exposures - SappyFest X

EXPOSURES: The magic of SappyFest X caught on film

Aug 10, 2015

It's hard to explain the adorable charm of this scrappy Sackville, New Brunswick festival... until you see these photos.

Dr. Dre Compton Detox

15 songs that were supposed to be on Dr. Dre’s Detox

Aug 6, 2015

The release of Compton spells the end of Dre's long-hyped Detox, but it doesn't mean we didn't hear it.

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Venetian Snares Bandcamp Top-selling Albums

Venetian Snares just got every top-selling album spot on Bandcamp with a one-sentence Facebook post

Destroyer Time Square

FULL SCREEN: Destroyer’s woodland critters trip on wacky shrooms

The Folk Edith 2015

PREMIERE: The Folk’s “Edith” turns creepy hallucination into a rock ‘n’ roll party

Ben Gunning Live In Love

PREMIERE: Ben Gunning’s candy-coloured R&B cut “Live In Love” craves a sweeter life

We Are Your Friends - Saturday Night Fever for the post-recession, EDM generation?

We Are Your Friends: Saturday Night Fever for the post-recession, EDM generation?

Aug 27, 2015
Liner Notes - Teen Daze - Morning World

LINER NOTES: Teen Daze has grown his own paradise on Morning World

Aug 26, 2015
Aaliyah 7 young artists who wouldn’t be here without Aaliyah

7 young artists who wouldn’t be here without Aaliyah

Aug 25, 2015