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Monday, August 15th, 2016

EP Review: Laura Roy

Laura Roy  Sometimes I wonder why an artist hasn’t blown up yet. Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Laura Roy is one of the best young pop-R&B vocalist making music today, with a voice as rich and beautiful as Alessia Cara and JoJo. Yet she remains surprisingly under the radar. However, her 6-track self-titled début successfully aims to change that. The infectious

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Selah Sue – Reason Album Review

Reason, the sophomore release by Belgium’s Selah Sue, is laden with one heavy hitting song after another: “Alone,” “Gotta Make it Last,” “I Won’t Go for More,” “Light” and “Right Where I Want You” are just a...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Andreya Triana – Everything You Never Had, Pt. II EP Review

“When we were nothing, we had it all,” sings British soulstress/songwriter Andreya Triana, on her four-track EP, Everything You Never Had Pt. II, a prelude to her upcoming album. Triana’s mighty pipes, with their goose bump-inducing rasp,...

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Give the People What They Want

The title of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ fifth album,Give the People What They Want, is not the fatalistic catchphrase of a Las Vegas crooner, but the revival soul/funk outfit’s declaration that they’re about to hit music...

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Robert Glasper Experiment ‘Black Radio 2’ Album Review

Robert Glasper’s experiment continues, and his follow-up to the Grammy-Winning Black Radio has taken a decidedly R&B turn. Glasper’s Black Radio 2 largely features original songs, and if you haven’t already figured out that Glasper is spearheading jazz’s evolution, the over...

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Yuna ~ Nocturnal Album Review

Yuna’s sophomore album, Nocturnal, is one of the most honest and intoxicating albums of 2013. Blending Malaysian-inspired sounds with R&B, sparkly pop and an indie ease, her youthful sweetness has grown into a smoldering, assured sound that’s magical....

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Morcheeba~Head Up High Album Review

Since reuniting with lead singer Skye Edwards for their 2010 album, Blood like Lemonade, Brits Morcheeba have found their heart again. “Gimme Your Love” kicks off eighth album Head up High with Edwards’ seductive invitation to, “Pull the blind down/try...

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The Stepkids~Troubadour Album Review

The StepKids’ sophomore album, Troubadour, is a kaleidoscope of stimulating sounds paired with lyrics that often feel too affected to be taken seriously. Read More at Exclaim!

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

A K U A ~ One’s Company

To categorize A K U A’s (pronounced “a-koo-ah”) music as neo soul is misleading. For the most part neo soul has become predictable, and as far as I know there is no one making the kind of soul...

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Animalia – A Wave To Wash the World Away

Born in Australia, Animalia, aka Jill Krasnicki, now lives in Toronto. Her powerful voice is reminiscent of Irish songbirds Sinead O’Connor and Dolores O’Riordan, and she brings the same intense artistry to her work that made her...

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