ESSENTIAL ALBUMS


Essential Albums - Bonnie

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Bonnie “Prince” Billy surveys his disarrayed record collection

Oct 9, 2014

Will Oldham's wall has come down, scattering his records onto the floor. Here, he plucks five of his favourites from the chaos.

Essential Albums - Laetitia Sadier

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Laetitia Sadier recommends five life-changing albums from around the world

Sep 24, 2014

The Stereolab co-leader and solo artist refreshes our playlist with music that blurs the line between love and politics.

essential albums - andy kindler

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Andy Kindler gives us five non-hacky classics

Sep 18, 2014

Before his four-night Alternative Show at Toronto's JFL42 festival, comedy's freest thinker and self-appointed truing stand ran through his ~400 CD collection.

Essential Albums - Sloan

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Sloan: a pick from each member

Sep 11, 2014

Taking a cue from their new solo-sided double record, we let all four guys choose a record that influenced their songwriting.

Essential Albums - Xiu Xiu

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart on 5 albums unlike anything he’s ever heard

Jul 10, 2014

One part dark cabaret, two dashes avant-garde chanteuse, some robo kraut, a little goth rock, and a pinch of ultra-minimalism.

Essential Albums - BADBADNOTGOOD

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: BADBADNOTGOOD on jazz standards and getting sampled by Drake

Jul 2, 2014

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.

Essential Albums - Lower

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Lower discuss van music and the humour of Leonard Cohen

Jun 26, 2014

From Bryan Ferry to Noel Gallagher, the Copenhagen post-punk band reveal their formative records.

Essential Albums - Greys

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Greys’ Shehzaad Jiwani picks 15 Essential CanRock Music Videos of the ’90s

Jun 13, 2014

15 nostalgic CanRock classics from the glory days of The Wedge.

Essential Albums - Sharon Van Etten

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Sharon Van Etten discusses five instructive classics

May 28, 2014

Peeling back the layers of her new album Are We There, The Brooklyn singer/songwriter reveals some unlikely influences.