Rating: 2/5 Reviewer: Nathan Atnikov For all of the inventiveness that Timbaland has brought to hip-hop over the years, his first foray into the world of R&B lite as overseer of OneRepublic is a painfully tedious affair.
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Rating: 2.5/5 Reviewer: Andre Guimond The Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Toronto FC and The Cansecos all have something in common other than being semi-sports related Toronto-based groups: theyâ€™re all struggling to discover who they are. Thatâ€™s not to say that any one of them wonâ€™t look (or sound) pretty good at times â€“ based purely [...]
Rating: 3.5/5 Reviewer: Nathan Atnikov For a band with only two proper albums, The Killers have already made a name for themselves when it comes to drastic reinvention.
Rating: 3.5/5 Reviewer: Trent McMartin In the summer of 1992, as Pearl Jamâ€™s Ten was racing up the charts, Christopher McCandless, a young American adventurer, left behind his old life, hitchhiked to Alaska and died in the wilderness.
Rating: 3/5Reviewer: Nathan Atnikov 666 Live is a fans only affair from beginning to end. The CD portion of the CD/DVD set is taken from their concert in DÃ¼sseldorf, Germany, where the band is adored as much as they are in Canada.
Rating: 1/5Reviewer: Nathan Atnikov Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida takes a dour turn as a humourless activist on the acoustic singer/songwriter set, The Hunterâ€™s Lullaby, but for a man whoâ€™s gone to such lengths to rediscover himself as a political artist, his album is oddly lacking in true protest songs.
Rating: 3.5/5Reviewer: Trent McMartin At first glance, I-Empire would seem like a direct sequel to A&Aâ€™s first record, 2006â€™s overtly anthemic We Donâ€™t Need to Whisper. Itâ€™s all here: the ostentatious build-ups, the highly optimistic lyrics, and the undeviating 80â€™s influence and style. However, given a closer listen, it becomes apparent that the groupâ€™s sound [...]
Rating: 3.5/5Reviewer: Trent Depue It doesnâ€™t take any longer than a few chords of Sirens of Titanâ€™s opening track â€˜Watershedâ€™ to realize that youâ€™re going to be in for quite a treat on this, the debut album from Seattle-based Amateur Radio Operator.