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  • Whether it be The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Six Feet Under or whatever other modern TV show you consider canon, look back and you’ll often find great...

    The Music of ‘True Detective’

    Whether it be The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Six Feet Under or whatever other modern TV show you consider canon, look back and you’ll often find great...

  • This week’s Listen to This! features two great albums which manage to shine without doing anything particularly innovative. First off we have the soul of Sharon Jones & the Dap...

    Listen to This! – January 4, 2014

    This week’s Listen to This! features two great albums which manage to shine without doing anything particularly innovative. First off we have the soul of Sharon Jones & the Dap...

  • It is always easy to look back over a period of time and say it lacked or was lush in x. That is faulty thinking, there is always good to...

    35 songs I loved in 2013

    It is always easy to look back over a period of time and say it lacked or was lush in x. That is faulty thinking, there is always good to...

  • Before Jason Voorhees became a Machete wielding mad man, one would hope he listened to music. This isn’t Halloween so don’t expect the usual tropes and songs about mashing monsters....

    A Friday the 13th mix

    Before Jason Voorhees became a Machete wielding mad man, one would hope he listened to music. This isn’t Halloween so don’t expect the usual tropes and songs about mashing monsters....

  • New York’s The Walkmen recently announced that they were taking a prolonged break from making music, something the five piece has done consistently for a decade. The Walkmen released six...

    The Walkmen announce prolonged break (includes playlist)

    New York’s The Walkmen recently announced that they were taking a prolonged break from making music, something the five piece has done consistently for a decade. The Walkmen released six...

  • Long before the number of condos being erected into its clouds was seen –by some– as a barometer of its success, Toronto was bursting at the seams with music venues....

    Music from ‘The Last Pogo Jumps Again’

    Long before the number of condos being erected into its clouds was seen –by some– as a barometer of its success, Toronto was bursting at the seams with music venues....

  • Over the past few months, while MuchMusic (RIP) aired marathons of the Simpsons and Fresh Prince, a lot of good music videos were released. These videos hit many bases, including...

    Fall music video roundup

    Over the past few months, while MuchMusic (RIP) aired marathons of the Simpsons and Fresh Prince, a lot of good music videos were released. These videos hit many bases, including...

  • Four Tet and Active Child both have recent releases which see them making changes and taking chances. Thankfully these are changes which pay off and both albums are definitely worth...

    Listen to this! – October 26, 2013

    Four Tet and Active Child both have recent releases which see them making changes and taking chances. Thankfully these are changes which pay off and both albums are definitely worth...

  • Griot is a unique little documentary that follows Ablaye Cissoko, a Senegalese mastersinger and Kora player determined to preserve his thousand-year-old tradition. By definition, a griot is a class of...

    ‘Griot’ kicks of Canadian film and live concert tour

    Griot is a unique little documentary that follows Ablaye Cissoko, a Senegalese mastersinger and Kora player determined to preserve his thousand-year-old tradition. By definition, a griot is a class of...

  • Protest songs may have reached their peak with acts like Buffalo Springfield, The Beatles, CSNY and opposition to the Vietnam War, but they are not a thing of the past....

    21st Century Songs of Protest

    Protest songs may have reached their peak with acts like Buffalo Springfield, The Beatles, CSNY and opposition to the Vietnam War, but they are not a thing of the past....

  • Native of Nashville Tennessee, William Tyler is responsible for one of the year’s best albums –in my opinion– titled Impossible Truth. I had the pleasure of catching him during this...

    Q&A with William Tyler

    Native of Nashville Tennessee, William Tyler is responsible for one of the year’s best albums –in my opinion– titled Impossible Truth. I had the pleasure of catching him during this...

  • Criticize This! would like to wish you all a happy Canada Day! Our gift to you is this playlist featuring songs from 2012/2013 by Canada based artists. This year’s mix...

    Listen to This! Canada Day mix

    Criticize This! would like to wish you all a happy Canada Day! Our gift to you is this playlist featuring songs from 2012/2013 by Canada based artists. This year’s mix...

  • This week’s Listen to This! features albums from two artists born worlds apart, one being a native of Lagos, Nigeria and the other of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Femi Kuti and Daughn...

    Listen to This! – June 29, 2013

    This week’s Listen to This! features albums from two artists born worlds apart, one being a native of Lagos, Nigeria and the other of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Femi Kuti and Daughn...

  • Torontonians were treated to a whole lot of music last week. I will be summing up the best of what I saw soon, but in the meantime here are six...

    NXNE 2013 Animated

    Torontonians were treated to a whole lot of music last week. I will be summing up the best of what I saw soon, but in the meantime here are six...

  • While many consider day one of NXNE’s music to be just ‘a warmup’, I can tell you bands and crowds worked up a sweat in various places across the city....

    NXNE 2013 Day 1 Highlights

    While many consider day one of NXNE’s music to be just ‘a warmup’, I can tell you bands and crowds worked up a sweat in various places across the city....

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