Our favourite artists dig up five records that they consider “Essential” by any definition they like.
One part dark cabaret, two dashes avant-garde chanteuse, some robo kraut, a little goth rock, and a pinch of ultra-minimalism.
BADBADNOTGOOD introduced a new generation to jazz by embracing the recklessness in the classics. Here, the Toronto trio talk on some of their favorite records.
From Bryan Ferry to Noel Gallagher, the Copenhagen post-punk band reveal their formative records.
15 nostalgic CanRock classics from the glory days of The Wedge.
Peeling back the layers of her new album Are We There, The Brooklyn singer/songwriter reveals some unlikely influences.
The Brooklyn psych band's multi-instrumentalist returns to high school for five albums that still flip switches in his brain.
The Toronto songwriter breaks down the "Hard Boiled" influences behind the band's fantastic new record.
Kevin Drew has never been shy about his influences (or shy at all), but he lays it all bare here: Pavement, The Pharcyde, more.
The Berlin neo-classical composer explains the history of the practice, and what can save it.
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