Medicine Songs, out since Nov. 10, is a personal, powerful compilation of tracks, new and old. This is an important release labelled “songs for the resistance.” It’s biting, raw and thought-provoking — but from Sainte-Marie, we’d expect no less. The album starts off strong with “You Got to Run (Spirit of the Wind),” a track featuring Tanya Tagaq. Medicine Songs retains a real rock ’n’ roll attitude — the album doesn’t focus much on Sainte-Marie’s ’60s folk days — but “Little Wheel Spin and Spin” remastered is simply haunting.
Emily Migchels / Opinions Editor