EVERYWHERE Archives: Listen

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Songs of Summer

Posted on June 4th, 2013

As the weather heats up and BBQs and beach parties become standard Saturday night activities, our winter playlists—dominated by moody, introspective indie rock—no longer seem appropriate or desirable. As much as we love Bon Iver, when the temperatures rise we crave light-hearted, energetic and unabashedly fun music. While being awarded the “song of the summer” … (More →)

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Brolin

Posted on April 16th, 2013

The accessibility of production software and Internet resources has opened the floodgates to a tidal wave of bedroom producers, musicians and DJs. The thriving amateur community presents a new challenge for rare talents — how to worm their way out of the wash of self-taught artists and into the league of professional electronic music. It … (More →)

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The Next Day

Posted on March 26th, 2013

There have already been a slew of high profile albums released in 2013, most preceded by splashy announcements and cryptic Twitter updates designed to build anticipation and interest. Yet perhaps the most exciting – and wildly unexpected – came from David Bowie, the godfather of glam rock and epitome of 1970s cool. On his 66th … (More →)

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Top 5 Albums of 2012

Posted on December 18th, 2012

How To Dress Well – Total Loss

I know that almost everybody this year was waiting in anticipation for the sophomore album from UK trio The XX and unfortunately it was slightly underwhelming. Perhaps expectations were too high. That is why it was so exciting and surprising when Total Loss, a minimal R&B gem … (More →)

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Posted on December 4th, 2012

Career longevity in the music business is a tricky and often elusive feat. It’s difficult to innovate and retain cultural relevance over an extended period of time as many musicians are stymied by fans who only want bands to sound exactly as they did when they first encountered their music. Neil Young, one of the … (More →)

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Top 5 Soul Albums

Posted on October 23rd, 2012

The Impressions – Keep on Pushing

The Impressions – Keep on Pushing (1964)

This Curtis Mayfield led group delivers a stone cold classic in the early Sixties at the time of Motown girl groups and bubble gum pop. The subtle ease of the harmonies on the love songs such as ‘Talkin’ About My Baby’ and … (More →)

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Mumford & Sons

Posted on October 9th, 2012

It’s hard to believe that Mumford & Sons only released their debut album, Sigh No More, a mere three years ago in 2009. Since that time they have solidified their place at the center of the indie-folk revival alongside the Avett Brothers and Bon Iver. After their raucous performance with Bob Dylan at the … (More →)

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Purity Ring

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

I don’t normally listen to a ton of electronic music. It’s not for a lack of choice or opportunity; I just hadn’t sat down and really explored what it had become over the last few years. About a month ago a friend told me to listen to Purity Ring, comprised of Edmonton natives Corin Roddick … (More →)


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