Monthly Archives: November 2009

Review- “The Break Down”- The Break Down

reviewed by Michael I don’t think that I have ever struggled so much to assign a score to an album as much as I did when scoring this one. The album in question is by the Toronto band the Break … Continue reading

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RIP Haydain Neale (1970-2009)

Just this morning I heard the news that the charismatic frontman of Jacksoul died of lung cancer at the age of 39. It was only two years ago when the news broke out that he was almost killed in a … Continue reading

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Review- “The Seven Seas” – Elephant Stone

reviewed by Backdrifter The very idea of Elephant Stone was intriguing. A Montreal f ive-piece who describe their music as ‘Hindie Rock’, whose frontman plays bass and sitar. So I gave their Polaris Prize-nominated debut The Seven Seas a listen, … Continue reading

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Review- “City”- Strapping Young Lad

Reviewed by Rhombus LordRhombus reviewing something that’s actually good? Tis’ a rare occasion, hope you enjoy a positive review from me. Every now and then, I break out of my comatose cynical state and actually enjoy a piece a music, … Continue reading

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Review- “True Story Orchestra”- Ainsley McNeaney

reviewed by Michael It’s really nice to have a variety of music to listen to now. Since this blog started I have reviewed folk, alt-country, classic rock, pop and even hip-hop (and metal, but I personally didn’t review those albums). … Continue reading

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Review- “Stories of Brothers, Tales of Lovers”- Bend Sinister

reviewed by Michael This is the fourth album by the pet project of Daniel Moxon, and all I could say after finishing listening to this album was “HOLY SHIT!” Excuse my vulgrarity. I usually do not react to albums in … Continue reading

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Parliament’s Choice November- Said the Whale

We didn’t intentionally mean to have two Vancouver artists in a row featured on this blog but this is just the way it turned out. This month, we’ll be honouring Said the Whale, who just released their latest album, Islands … Continue reading

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An Ode to an End

by Michael The title for this post comes from a wonderful song that Ohbijou wrote for their Friends in Bellwoods 2 album, but is completely unrelated to Ohbijou. A few weekends ago, I went to a monthly show in my … Continue reading

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Review- “Windows and Doors”- Jean-Paul de Roover

Reviewed by Michael This new album from the Thunder Bay (more specifically, Kakabeka Falls), Ontario “sonic architect” Jean-Paul de Roover is cool for a number of reasons. It is physically cool because, when you fold all the nifty panels of the … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Lowell Sostomi of Great Bloomers

by Michael   To set the record straight, this band’s name has absolutely nothing to do with undergarments. The name is simply a play on words of the phrase “late bloomers.” I recently had the chance to have an interview … Continue reading

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