Album Reviews

Album review: Lights – Siberia

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October 4, 2011
Lights - Siberia album artwork

Title: Siberia Artist: Lights Label: Universal Music Canada Released: 4 October 2011 In one word: Crunchy The second album from Lights sees Canada’s synth pop superstar venture into new directions. The girl who I saw bring her synth-pop from the bedroom to the stage with music to light up faces and...
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Album review: Mastodon – The Hunter

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September 30, 2011
Mastodon - The Hunter

Title: The Hunter Artist: Mastodon Label: Reprise/Warner Music Canada Released: 27 September 2011 In one word: Visceral Just when I thought metal was dead, along comes Mastodon – an eight-legged rock monster from Atlanta – with a game-changer… There are always at least two sides to any possessed beast and with...
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Album review: Stark Naked and the Fleshtones

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September 29, 2011
Stark Naked and the Fleshtones

Title: Stark Naked and the Fleshtones Artist: Stark Naked and the Fleshtones Label: Soul Surfer Media(self-released) Released: 1 October 2011 In one word: Twistin’ Stark Naked and the Fleshtones are a punk rock band that gigged around Toronto and southern Ontario in the early ’80s before calling it a day by...
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Album review: Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud

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September 16, 2011
Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud (2011) album artwork

Title: Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud Artist: Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud Label: Projekt Released: May 2011 In one word: Understated In every classroom there is always one or two loudmouth kids who make themselves heard above everyone else. Obnoxious, attention-seeking little know-it-alls who grow-up to become bloated adult...
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Album review: Stone Mary – Hell Bound Gypsy Train

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September 16, 2011
Stone Mary - Hell Bound Gypsy Train album artwork

Title: Hell Bound Gypsy Train Artist: Stone Mary Label: Independent Released: July 2011 In one word: Mind-numbing There are some really great artists around right but the trouble is that they are often obscured beneath a surfeit of mediocrity. Artists like Stone Mary, from Nova Scotia, take mediocrity to its mind-numbing...
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Album review: Solids – Generic Dogs

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August 25, 2011
Solid - Generic Dogs

Title: Generic Dogs Artist: Solids Label: Machette Records Released: August 2011 In one word: Dissonant The German shepherd on the cover of the Solids EP Generic Dogs instills a thought within me that I might be about to hear something loud and fuzzy. Thank the bands Turbonegro and You Dead! for...
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Album Review: Fucked Up – David Comes To Life

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June 17, 2011
Fucked Up - David Comes To Life

Title: David Comes To Life Artist: Fucked Up Label: Matador Released: 7 June 2011 In one word: Outstanding Toronto rock band Fucked Up are doing things never done before in the hardcore genre. Earlier this June, Fucked Up released their most ambitious and greatest album yet, David Comes To Life –...
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Album Review: Eddie Vedder – Ukulele Songs

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May 31, 2011
Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs

Title: Ukulele Songs Artist: Eddie Vedder Label: Universal Music Released: 31 May 2011 In one word: Inspiring The story of Christopher McCandless as told in 2007’s Into The Wild is one of the rare great films of 21st century cinema. Every great movie also needs a great soundtrack to help carry...
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Album review: She Wants Revenge – Valleyheart

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May 28, 2011
She Wants Revenge - Valleyheart album artwork

Title: Valleyheart Artist: She Wants Revenge Label: Universal Music Canada Released: 23 May 2011 In one word: Sloganeering The trouble with imitations is that they are never as good as the real thing. Well, with the exception of own-brand cornflakes… Oh how I miss Tesco’s own label cornflakes, with their bigger,...
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EP Review: The Moniters – Sex City Lovers

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May 19, 2011
The Moniters - Brisbane, Queensland based rock band

Title: Sex City Lovers Artist: Moniters Label: Independent / MGM Distribution Released: 2 May 2011 In one word: Rousing The debut six-track EP of Brisbane-based three-piece The Moniters gets off to a frenetic start with “Exit The System”, a song which at first sounds like Interpol or Editors on speed, goes...
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