Album Reviews

Album review: Oberhofer – Time Capsules II

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April 2, 2012
Oberhofer - Time Capsules II

Title: Time Capsules II Artist: Oberhofer Label: Universal Music Canada Released: 26 March 2012 In One Word: Bright Oberhofer are an indie band with an unfortunate name. Front man and primary songwriter, Brad Oberhofer is the band’s eponym. I get the reason behind the name but it’s not as listener friendly...
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Album review: Zeus – Busting Visions

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March 30, 2012
Zeus - Busting Visions

Title: Busting Visions Artist: Zeus Label: Arts & Crafts Released: 27 March 2012 In One Word: Harmony Sometimes, I wonder why I like Zeus. Now, I don’t love Zeus. I don’t dislike Zeus, and they certainly don’t stand for anything polarizing enough that it’s plausible for someone to hate them. I...
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Album review: Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks

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March 30, 2012
Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks

Title: Sonik Kicks Artist: Paul Weller Label: Universal Music Canada/Yep Roc Records (US) Released: 26 March 2012 In One Word: Versatility Paul Weller has had a few musical reincarnations. Because of this, there is a tendency to compare his new releases with his previous body of work. I choose to pretend...
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Album Review: Madonna – MDNA

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March 28, 2012
Madonna - MDNA

Title: MDNA Artist: Madonna Label: Interscope/Live Nation/Universal Music Canada Released: 26 March 2012 In One Word: Madonna I think about Madonna a lot. Just last month, I had a dream where I was eating dinner with Ray Wise at the Waldorf-Astoria. I was looking very good in a suit, and we...
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Album review: Biljanaires – The End of September EP

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March 23, 2012
Biljanaires - End of September EP artwork

Title: The End of September Artist: Biljanaires Label: Self-Released Released: March 2012 In One Word: Confused Biljanaires are a band. Their (self-written, I assume) artist bio on their Reverb Nation site describes themselves thusly: “Biljanaires are a Rock/Alternative group from Vancouver BC, Canada. Their style of Hard Rock and Alternative influences,...
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Album review: The Murder Act – Traum EP

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March 20, 2012
The Murder Act - Traum

Title: Traum Artist: The Murder Act Label: Independent release Released: 2011 In one word: Life-preserver A musical buoy Stepping into the brink Searching For a safe place Where I might sink Immerse Rise up And float … And I find it Traum A musical buoy A lead weight A diving aid...
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Album review: Trust – TRST

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March 6, 2012
Trust - Trst album artwork

Title: Trst Artist: Trust Label: Arts & Crafts Released: 28 February 2012 In one word: Hypnotic Toronto’s own, Trust debuted their first full-length album TRST on 28 February and I have to say I am a fan. I first heard of Trust when I saw them perform last year with Crystal...
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Album review: The Maccabees – Given To The Wild

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January 9, 2012
Album review: The Maccabees – Given To The Wild

Title: Given To The Wild Artist: The Maccabees Label: Fiction Records/Universal Music Released: 10 January 2012 In one word: Progress It comes as no surprise to me that after almost three year gap after releasing their second album Wall of Arms, that The Maccabees would come back with a more mature,...
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Album review: Death O’Connor – Morbidly Obtuse (+ free download)

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January 4, 2012
Death O'Connor - Morbidly Obtuse

Title: Morbidly Obtuse Artist: Death O’Connor Label: Elgin Rock City (Independent) Released: 1 January 2012 In one word: Jizz 2012. It’s officially the future. And what does the future sound like? Well, judging by this, the first record we received in 2012, the future is: Scary, annoying, backed by drum machines...
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EP Review: CB6 – Consider This Severance/Times Are Changing

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November 2, 2011
CB6 - Consider This Severance

Title: Consider This Severance (2011)/ Times Are Changing (2010) Artist: CB6 (Carried By 6) Label: Independent Released: 1 June 2011 In one word: Snarling A few months ago I received a very impressive looking promotional package from Southend-on-Sea, UK band Carried By 6. Tucked inside a red plastic folder was the...
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