Rating: 4.5 / 5 Reviewer: Michelle Kennedy Little darling, I’m along for the ride/You’re the one I want to be quiet beside/Rest your head until you dream of a rhyme/So many sparrows, so little time.
Rating: 4 / 5 Reviewer: Trent Depue One year ago, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland formed Whitehorse, a collaborative project that debuted with a self-titled EP. Thankfully, they didn’t wait long to follow up that strong effort with another
Rating: 3 / 5 Reviewer: Nathan Atnikov The Avett Brothers, flanked by Mumford & Sons and a few others, were the leaders of the folk-rock revival of a few years back with I and Love and You, an album full of pinpoint sincerity and choruses as big and full as their hearts surely were.
Rating: 4 / 5 Reviewer: Sean Marchetto Alberta’s Corb Lund has clearly been spending a bit of time all alone with his sombre thoughts as Cabin Fever is awash with dark and melancholic tunes.
Rating: 3 / 5 Reviewer: Shannon King Introducing a bit of girl power without the chunky knee high boots, union jack mini-skirts and leopard print onesies. Lead by Laura Burhenn, The Mynabirds sophomore album, Generals, is about revolution, feminism and peace.
Rating: 3 / 5 Reviewer: Sean Marchetto Mark Kozelek, formerly of the Red House Painters, ambitiously sketches out seventeen meandering tracks accompanied by the gently plucked nylon strings of his guitar.
Rating: 4 / 5 Reviewer: Sean Marchetto Adventures in Your Own Backyard is a delicately layered delight. Patrick Watson’s whispy vocals on tracks like ‘Morning Sheets’ carry a dream-like quality about themselves, reminiscent of Dirty Projectors or Bon Iver, and wrap the listener in a soft sonic cocoon.
Rating: 3 / 5 Reviewer: Sean Marchetto M. Ward’s seventh studio album has been on my iPod for a few weeks now. It picks up nicely from where Hold Time left off, continuing that nostalgic Buddy Holly folk-rockabilly thing that Ward is so charming at.