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The 60 Best Albums of 2007

From tech house to Radiohead and Americana to indie and everything in between, the 60 best albums of 2007 included many of the 2000s' best albums.

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Peter Gabriel: And I'll Scratch Yours

Peter Gabriel waits three years for his back to be scratched, and the wait wasn't necessarily worth it.

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Governors Ball 2013: Mud, Music and Finding Yeezus (Photos)

Torrential rains on the first day caused Friday to end early and left the Governors Ball grounds very very muddy. But throughout the weekend, music from Kanye, Cut Copy and several other bands made trudging through the sloppy field worthwhile.

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Valgeir Sigurðsson: Architecture of Loss

Stunning album by the multifaceted Icelandic producer, label founder and musician that transports us to the glacial wilderness of his home country.

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And the 2012 Polaris Prize Goes To.... Feist

Some will see Feist's win as a “safe” pick, a way for the Polaris Prize grand jury to “settle” on an agreeable winner. But her winning record is anything but “safe”.

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The Greenbelt Harvest Picnic (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and... etc.)

Greenbelt Harvest Picnic is the festival for people who don’t like festivals.

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Taking It All In: The Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Friday)

The first day of Pitchfork delivered a broad sampling of genres from art rock to hip-hop and was capped by a surprisingly muscular set from Feist.

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Predicting the 2012 Polaris Prize Short List

This is probably a dumb idea. But, here is what I expect to make the Polaris Prize's Short List.

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Feist + The Low Anthem: 3 June 2012 - Madison, WI

A perfect outing for a Sunday night. The Low Anthem pulled everyone in and Feist put on a monstrous show.

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Feist and Bon Iver: 31 May 2012 - Morrison, CO

Though it wasn’t the first Red Rocks show of the summer for everybody, it was certainly a great way to kick it off for most – a bill featuring both Feist and Bon Iver in a single night at one of the most beautiful venues in the country.

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Alice and Michi: Strange Bloom

Fuzzy electronica, overlaid with lush vocal harmonies leads to a beautifully realised album.

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Jazz & Heritage Festival: 27 - 29 April 2012 - New Orleans

Thanks to bravura performances from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Dr. John and Janelle Monae, the first weekend of the 2012 Jazz & Heritage Festival showcased the best of music’s past, present and future.

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Stripped Down: The 10 Best Acoustic Covers

The song, while the product of an artist with a unique vision, has the capability to become something else once it is put out for everyone to hear. Once a song is out in the open, it could very well undergo a transformation unlike the original artist ever anticipated.

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The Most Disappointing Albums of 2011

The selections on this list aren't necessarily bad albums -- some actually happen to be among the most critically acclaimed of this year. In some cases, it's just that the albums weren't what fans were expecting, and in others, they were exactly what they were expecting.

Enio Chiola
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Feist: Metals

The sunniness of "1234" has left the building, and if the majority of Metals is any indication, Feist's musical journey has taken a turn for the dark.

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This Is the Other Thing: A Conversation with Doug Paisley

Doug Paisley certainly wasn't expecting Garth Hudson to play on his album, but it was a favour -- from Daniel Lanois. PopMatters seeks to find out more about this Canadian songwriter who managed to score a record deal that got him a physical release virtually everywhere ... except for Canada.

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A Heart That's Pounding: An Interview with Sally Seltmann

Sally Seltmann (formerly New Buffalo) has made one of last year's best records, but few have heard it. This may be about to change.

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The Top 100 Canadian Singles, by Bob Mersereau

Mersereau's likeable follow-up to The Top 100 Canadian Albums is another portrait of Canadian pop culture that's as eccentric as it is argument-instigating.

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Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record

Broken Social Scene is back and they've stumbled upon their second straight-up masterpiece. Plain and simple.

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Gem Found: An Interview with Damon Castillo

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.

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Various Artists: Secret Love 5

The annual compilation from the indie-groove maestros Sonar Kollektiv features more of the same coffeehouse pop that last year's edition had, but some new bands and a delightful Feist cameo still make it a fine listen.

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Various Artists:Dark Was the Night

In its 20th year and in the hands of the National's Dessner Brothers, Red Hot delivers another compilation

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Feist: The Reminder

Whether listeners take the plunge with Feist into her emotional depths is almost immaterial: The Reminder is an exceptional album that should be experienced solely on the merits its stunning musicality.

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Feist: Open Season

Otherwise delightful, a Mushaboom cloud hangs over this album of remixes and collaborations.

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Feist

has the means and the music to break well beyond her indie station.

Andrew Phillips
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Feist: Let It Die

Eleven sensual spirituals meant for those lounge-dwelling existentialist souls.

Kenneth Yu
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Feist

does this, and more.

Erik Leijon
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