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Ought Smoothes Out Their Sound on 'Room Inside the World'

On their most polished album to date, Montreal art-rockers Ought strike a balance between the old and the new.

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The City Is Mine: An Interview with Cadence Weapon

With his encyclopedic genre knowledge honed by time as a critic himself, Rollie Pemberton (a.k.a. Cadence Weapon) aims to put Canada on the hip-hop map via Hope in Dirt City, his innovative indie debut.

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Deadbeat: Eight

Like its film industry, Canada’s contribution to the electronic music scene is understated despite the quality. But if you go mining, you’ll find diamonds.

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Honheehonhee: Shouts

Energy and instrumental flourishes don't translate into great songs on this Montreal band's debut.

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Miracle Fortress: Was I the Wave?

After a four-year hiatus, Miracle Fortress settles for simple electronica on the newest album.

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Poirier: Running High

The remixes of Running High point out that despite Poirier's willingness to experiment with styles bound to the dancefloor, his methods are still terribly limited.

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Last Night In Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel

There is an entire genre of fiction specializing in unreachable women: women who dissemble, lie, keep terrible secrets of pains inflicted upon them and the pains they, in turn, have inflicted on others.

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Synth Pop Matters: The Silly Kissers

The Silly Kissers are making dense and accessible synth-pop that will be stuck in your head forever.

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Pas Chic Chic: Au Contraire

A kind of pitiless New Wave chanson pop.

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Montreal: A Summer's Night

Richie Havens drew out the best of Canadian jazz-folk for this forgotten classic.

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The Besnard Lakes: The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse

The second album from Montreal post-rock group the Besnard Lakes dazzles with inventiveness and grandeur.


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