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If you haven't heard already, The Weeknd is on top of the world. Having achieved international stardom via hit songs 'Blinding Lights' and 'Save Your Tears' from his 2020 record 'After Hours', Canadian pop icon Abel Tesfaye has returned with his brand new, 80s-infused dance pop record 'Dawn FM'. The lone pre-release single 'Take My Breath' was dropped nearly 5 months before the album, in August of 2021, making the release of the new record in the first week of the New Year somewhat ... read more

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Enigmatic neo-soul artist Dijon's debut record is a gregarious, whimsical smorgasbord of charmingly raw tracks that become more endearing each listen. A former member of alt-R&B duo Abhi//Dijon, 29-year old Dijon Duenas has already been in the music scene for over a decade, as is made plain by his seemingly unending ability to experiment and allow songs to develop in unconventional ways. This utter lack of predictability is not only fun but inspiring too - songs like the manic 'Many Times' ... read more
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Simbiatu Ajikawo (aka Little Simz) challenges the status quo and realizes her full artistic potential with her fourth record, 'Sometimes I Might Be Introvert'. The UK rapper's creative equivalent to a self-titled record (the title abbreviated spells her name, Simbi) is highly self-aware and robustly intelligent. With less intention and conviction, SIMBI could have easily come across as over-the-top and self-indulgent, but Little Simz' commitment to her craft and level of consistent foresight ... read more
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After a six-year hiatus, powerhouse vocalist Adele returns to the scene with an emotional statement piece exploring the growing pains of love, loss, and new life chapters. On her fourth studio album, the pop-soul artist demonstrates artistic maturity by balancing subtle musical risks with doing what she does best. '30' is a largely linear project that primarily reflects on the fallout of the London-born artist's recent divorce, but also focuses on her relationship with her young son Angelo. ... read more
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Australian disco-rock outfit Parcels' second record is a sparkling, grandiose epic that provides seamless connection between the current and the classic. Not only has Parcels avoided the dreaded sophomore slump, but they have flipped it on its head by pushing boundaries and setting a sky-high bar for their incredibly bright future. While the group's debut record was characterized by straight-forward 70s funk, their follow-up project is far bolder and more ambitious. Premised on the disparity ... read more
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The War on Drugs return to the music scene with their most widely accessible and sonically epic LP to date. Their first studio record in four years, 'I Don't Live Here Anymore' is every bit as nostalgic and dreamy as the band's previous products, but it also showcases an ability to venture into the mainstream. The album's best song is decidedly the title track, which sounds like a blend of the best elements of Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, and Bob Dylan mashed together in modern day. Two more ... read more


Jan 26, 2022
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Mar 21, 2021
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I'm a twenty-something Canadian guy who loves new release music. I tend to favour alternative/indie rock and pop, R&B, singer-songwriter, and folk genres. I use a scale of 100 to evaluate albums, with specific metrics including artistry, musicality, lyrics, impact, project definition, artist vision, and replay value to arrive at my final scores. Additionally, I curate unique and up to date playlists on Spotify that are publicly available!

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