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Review- “Babylon Hill”- Valued Customer

reviewed by Michael Thomas I’ve been having a lot of trouble trying to come up with a good introduction to this album because it’s one that is so far into the “weird” zone that I can’t just say “this is … Continue reading

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Review- “No Talker”- Ivy Mairi

reviewed by Michael Thomas Sometimes a long gestation period for an album can be a good thing. Ivy Mairi began writing songs at a very young age and was introduced to Michael Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies at age 17. … Continue reading

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Audible Hoots: Broken Bricks

Back in January of 2011, Broken Bricks sounded as though they could go in a bunch of different directions based on their sound. It looks like they’ve chosen their path with the release of two new singles. The first is … Continue reading

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Review- “Loss:/self”- Future History

reviewed by Michael Thomas Ever listen to an album and then sit and ponder what it’s all about? As someone who writes about albums fairly frequently, I do this a lot. But this album from Toronto-based Future History is one … Continue reading

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Review- “Fragments”- Goodnight, Sunrise

reviewed by Michael Thomas Sometimes you don’t need much to turn a well-tread genre into something fresh and fun. The idea of being an “indie rock” group seems to apply to almost anything, but Goodnight, Sunrise go one better with … Continue reading

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Review- “Crayon Wars”- Wendy Versus

reviewed by Michael Thomas I’ve already went over, in several other reviews, the gladness I feel when electronic music shows emotion, so I won’t make any more mention of that. But I wasn’t expecting what I got from Crayon Wars, … Continue reading

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Review- “End’s Meat”- Kilometre Club

reviewed by Michael Thomas A band with confidence is always a band that at least gets some attention. So it was with Toronto-based “folktronica” group Kilometre Club, who describe themselves as follows. Quote, Kilometre Club is the greatest band ever … Continue reading

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Review- “Between a Rock and a Heartbreak”- Canary Mine

reviewed by Michael Thomas “Genre fusion” is a term thrown around quite liberally on the music scene, and this blog is no exception. It’s probably safe to say that at some point, every genre of music has been mixed with … Continue reading

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Review- “Thread”- Brandon Quigley

reviewed by Michael Thomas There’s always something nice to be said about folk music that feels sharply emotional and personal. Brandon Quigley has managed to do just that with Thread, his debut album. The inspiration behind the album title can … Continue reading

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Review- “11EP”- Hill & the Sky Heroes

reviewed by Michael Thomas Hill & the Sky Heroes describe their genre of music as “alien surf rock.” At first I thought that couldn’t possibly make sense, but it turns out it kind of does. I’ll get to that. The … Continue reading

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