Certain albums can be recognized as something special from the very first listen. Sam Roberts Band's Collider, released May 10, is a worthy member of that select group.
While downloading the album of an established, world-famous rock star might not take a bite out of the artists' wallet, the spread of file sharing has begun to impact artists who do not have the luxury of a private jet or a world tour.
Canadian band Sloan has been around for 20 years, believe it or not. With the release of their 10th album, they've proved they can still rock with the best of them.
"When I was a kid I thought I was going to be a vet,” says Dan Mangan. “I kind of realized how many years of school were involved and I lost interest, right around the time I really gained an interest in playing guitar.”
If the beautiful stylings of Hooded Fang has yet to grace your ears, that's okay. They're here to help you understand.
The Junos, now in their 40th year, are meant to be a celebration of Canadian music. While its previous iterations have been lauded for an arguable disconnect from real pop culture, some saw this year as the introduction of cool to the Junos.