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Ricky’s Favourite Songs of the Year

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I feel like this year my list should come up with an asterisk, as I pretty much stopped absorbing new music when I had to take a 2 month work+fun trip in September to various parts of the world. Still, up until then it was pretty good. Here are some songs I really enjoyed this year in no particular order. Karen O & Michael Kiwanuka – O My Saint This track was penned by Karen O for some Kenzo commercial, …


Retro Song of the Day/Show Preview: Gomez – Get Myself Arrested

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Photo credit: Brantley Gutierrez Gomez’s Bring It On might have been the first or only album I bought on the strength of an award. You see, Bring It On came out around the time I started paying serious attention to music. I had fallen in love with Pulp’s Different Class a few years prior and was pretty content just letting Columbia House/BMG and MuchMusic guide me through the Britpop landscape. It was actually pretty easy to familiarize myself with the …


SXSW Quick Reviews – Day Wave, Methyl Ethyl, King, Estelle

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SXSW is a blur, but we did manage to see a lot of bands. Here are some quick reviews for some of the acts that we saw. Day Wave – Synth poppy band played the Hype Machine Hotel on Saturday, I caught a bit of their set and they seemed like nice guys. They played an excellent cover of New Order’s Ceremony, which is one of my favorite songs ever. So that is mega bonus points for them. Go check …


SXSW Preview: Spain

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I stumbled upon Spain in my formative years in the 90s and I was very glad I did. Featuring the smooth strength of Charles Hayden’s vocals and simple jazzy arrangements, Spain’s sound was a great contrast to the buffet of britpop I had on my regular rotation. The track Nobody Has To Know is still one of my favourite tracks to this day. The past year saw Spain team up with Canada’s own Dine Alone Record to deliver the new …