ESSENTIAL ALBUMS


Essential Albums - Rae Spoon

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: 5 albums that made Rae Spoon say “wait, you can do that?”

Feb 24, 2016

The Canadian singer/songwriter talks about records that opened their mind to new possibilities of songwriting and production.

Junior Boys - Essential Albums

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: 5 Canadian classics hiding under Junior Boys’ Big Black Coat

Feb 11, 2016

Neil Young, Mantler, the N.F.B. — Junior Boys list the experimenters and songwriters they admire most.

happy 70th birthday neil young

5 Artists on the Neil Young Album That Changed Their Life

Nov 12, 2015

For Neil Young's 70th birthday we scoured our archives to find what nice things other musicians had to say about him.

Peaches - Essential Albums

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: The records that teach Peaches

Nov 5, 2015

From Carole Pope to Kanye, Peaches talks about the albums that inspired her to start, and the ones that keep her going.

Battles - Essential Albums

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Battles’ Ian Williams on the 5 albums that make Battles make sense

Sep 18, 2015

From math rock to minimalism — the Battles guitarist puts the band's DNA under our microscope.

Slim Twig - Essential Albums

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Slim Twig takes us down the rabbit hole of homemade and private press records

Sep 3, 2015

The Toronto outsider-pop songwriter initiates us into the weird, gem-filled world of records that never reached the mass market.

Hudson Mohawke - Essential Albums

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Hudson Mohawke on the samples that sent him digging

Jul 22, 2015

The Scottish electronic musician dishes on competitive scratching, crate-digging, and how it led him to some of his favourite producers. Plus, why Drake and Kanye are visionaries.