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New Music: January Album Wrap-Up

By Thomas Johnson, February 9 2018 —  Migos – Culture II Culture II feels more like a playlist than an album, making it an unfitting follow-up to last year’s instant classic. The first Culture was a precise distillation of everything Migos does well. Quavo, Offset and especially Takeoff still perform at a very high level,…

New Music: Efrim Manuel Menuck

By Matty Hume, January 25 2018 — It’s been seven years since Montreal’s Efrim Manuel Menuck, founding member of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, released his first solo record, Plays “High Gospel.” Hot off the heels of Godspeed’s Luciferian Towers, Menuck delivers a stunning return to solo form in…

New Music: Jeff Rosenstock

By Jason Herring, January 23 2018 — My nearly annual New Year’s resolution is to stay on top of new album releases throughout the year. Like most resolutions, it quickly and invariably collapses, as unlistened albums begin to populate my Spotify saved list at an overwhelming rate. But everyone’s favourite punk dad Jeff Rosenstock made…

New Music: Rhye

By Thomas Johnson, January 19 2018 —  Woman, Rhye’s first album, begins with “Open,” a disarming and stunning single that piqued the collective interest of online music communities with its 2013 release. News that the breathy, sensuous voice behind the mysterious project belonged to Toronto’s Mike Milosh sent the internet into a frenzy. Milosh’s falsetto…

Gauntlet Editorial Board: Best albums of 2017

2017 is done. Gone. Buh-bye. We may be kissing another tumultuous year farewell, but the music it brought will stick with us for a long time. Amazing albums arrived for every taste and the Gauntlet’s Editorial Board enjoys a range of tunes. We may not agree on everything, but we all had something we loved…

New Music: Miguel

By Thomas Johnson, December 8 2017 — In the lead-up to his fourth full-length effort, Miguel released a single called “Shockandawe.” The track, built on a choppy funk riff and bolstered by blunt references to a war-torn Middle East, was ultimately left off the album. However, it served its purpose as a preview for the…

New music: Morrissey

By Stephen Lee, December 6 2017 — Morrissey’s newest album, Low in High School, is rife with the artist’s signature dismal poetry, starting off strong but losing energy and intrigue in the album’s second half. Low in High School offers relevant lyrics to the modern world. Songs like “Who Will Protect Us from the Police?”…

Crooked Spies to celebrate new album at Nite Owl

By Rachel Woodward, December 1 2017 — Local four-piece rock group Crooked Spies have re-emerged with their second album, High Plains. The album follows a two-year hiatus since their first release, Treason. The band will showcase their newest sounds at an album release party on Dec. 15 at Nite Owl alongside local groups Free the…

New Music: October Album Wrap-Up

By Thomas Johnson, November 10 2017 —   Young Thug & Future – Super Slimey 2017 has already brought out the best in Future and Young Thug. A week after dropping a popular self-titled album in February, Future released HNDRXX. And Beautiful Thugger Girls, Young Thug’s most accomplished work to date, was released in June. Both…

New Music: Sam Smith

By Rachel Woodward, November 8 2017 — Known for crooning ballads of heartbreak and sadness, Sam Smith returns after a three-year hiatus with his sophomore album, The Thrill of It All. The 10-track album is reminiscent of his debut, In the Lonely Hour, with familiar odes to heartache and loneliness. The album provides listeners with…

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