Category: CD Reviews

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Sept. 4

Bahamas   Bahamas is Afie   Barchords   Score: A+   Bahamas, Canadian Afie Jurvanen’s folk-rock outfit, is untouchable in its third album, the beautiful Bahamas Is Afie. Jurvanen plays most of the parts...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews from Mar. 20

Hunger Hush   Regards   Self-Released   Score: B+     Regards, Calgary indie crooners Hunger Hush’s first record, is a nine-song album of longing that plays itself out like a 90s teen movie....

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for March 6

  Lowell   I Killed Sara V. EP   Arts & Crafts Productions   Grade: A     Debuting her first EP, Calgary-born Lowell has just released I Killed Sara V., a poignantly rebellious...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Feb. 13

Craig Cardiff   Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) Pt. 1 & 2   Self-released   Score: A     Funded through a successful Indiegogo campaign, Craig Cardiff is back with his latest...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Jan. 16

July Talk    July Talk   White Girl Records   Score: A+   The perfect blend of alternative, punk, garage and blues makes up Canadian indie rock band July Talk. Their eponymous debut album...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Dec. 5

Tom Milsom   Organs   Self-released   Score: A+ Each track is unique in its sound, structure, and style. “Take Me Out” has a soft psychedelic feel. “Having Fun” starts as a smooth track,...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Nov. 21

Avril Lavigne   Avril Lavigne   Epic Records   Score: F Lavigne’s fifth studio release is a “teenage dispair” album that’s half-fluff and half-upbeat angst, cleverly ignoring the fact that she’s actually no longer...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Nov. 7

Gavin DeGraw Make a Move RCA Records Score: A+   After being away for two years, Gavin DeGraw has come back with, arguably, some of the best songs he has ever written. DeGraw continues...

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Noise 101: CD Reviews for Oct. 24

Lorde Pure Heroine Universal Music Group Score: A     Sixteen -year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde’s debut albums, Pure Heroine, was released in Canada in late September. Lorde manages to address some mature themes...