Album: Strangers to Ourselves Artist: Modest Mouse Label: Epic Genre: Alternative Rock Year: 2015 Grade: B+ Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse frontman and Canadian war general namesake, wants you to know...

Album: What a terrible world, what a beautiful world Artist: The Decemberists Label: Capitol Year: 2015 Grade: B- The return of the hyper-literate folk rock group the Decemberists after...

Album: So Let’s Go Artist: Alan Doyle Label: Universal Music Canada Year: 2015 Grade: A+ Alan Doyle continues to show his staying power after the 2013 disbanding of Great...

Artist: Fall Out Boy Album: American Beauty/American Psycho Genre: Pop punk/pop rock Label: Island Grade: A Ah, Fall Out Boy. What pop-punk lover in their twenties can resist screaming...

Album: Club Meds Artist: Dan Mangan + Blacksmith Label: Arts & Crafts Genre: Indie Folk/Indie Rock Year: 2015 Grade: B+ Club Meds is the fourth LP from Vancouver-based musician Dan...

Single: Only One Artist: Kanye West Label: GOOD Music Genre: Hip Hop Year: 2014 Grade: A Kanye West doesn't care what you think. He stopped caring about that a long...

Album: Sonic Highways Artist: Foo Fighters Label: RCA/Roswell Genre: Hard Rock/Post-Grunge Year: 2014 Grade: B Since the birth of Nirvana and Grunge music, Dave Grohl has become a mainstay in...

Artist: Taylor Swift Album: 1989 Label: Big Machine Records Genre: Pop Year: 2014 Score: A+ Country-pop artist Taylor Swift goes full pop with her fifth studio album 1989, released on...

Album: Hozier Artist: Hozier Label: Columbia Genre: Alternative Rock Year: 2014 Grade: A Hozier’s self-titled debut album offers a menacing tone with songs of childhood angst, love, and adventure. From...

Artist: Stars Album: No One Is Lost Label: Soft Revolution Records Genre: Indie Pop Year: 2014 Grade: B- Stars, omnipresent mainstays of the Canadian independent scene, are back with their...