In No Particular Order: September 23, 2016

Alright. It’s already Wednesday and the next edition of In No Particular Order is almost upon us, so I’m going to keep this week short and sweet (unlike last week) – just like the parting small talk of passing acquaintances. “Hey, how are you?” “Good, thanks. You?” “Good”. “Great! See you around!” (Fin) Check out more of the new releases here and follow me on Instagram and Twitter because I said so. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had A Dream That You Were Mine You might recognize both names…

In No Particular Order: September 16, 2016

Remember as a kid when you were given some candy (not from a stranger), and you’d rush home, but by the end of the day, your stash would be gone – even though your parents always told you to save some for later? You’d have a bunch of delicious, sugary goodness within your grasp, all at once, and depending on how abundant this candy collection was, you’d be overwhelmed with the sudden influx of sugar (what’s “self-control”?). Essentially that’s what this week’s INPO feels like – you’re given this massive pile…

In No Particular Order – September 9, 2016

Although our calendars point out the official first day of fall, there are more tangible tell-tale signs of the changing of the seasons. Some people decide summer is over based on the colour of the leaves, or the scent of pumpkin spice lattes, or even the early-sent Halloween decorations littering stores, and some might even play weatherman and decide the dropping temperatures signal the commencement of autumn. However, the true marker of the end of summer is that my iTunes library doubles in size. June, July, and August are skinny…

In No Particular Order – August 12, 2016

Hopefully the two and a half months in-between features hasn’t caused any readers some financial, emotional, or musical distress. But then again, if you were betting money, had some form of emotional attachment to the weekly INPO being published, or decided to go not listen to any music until now, then maybe my tardiness is not the problem… (and hey, at least I’m not pulling a Frank Ocean). Although I was half hoping someone would notice there had been a lack of well-written, weekly summaries selecting some of the best…

In No Particular Order: May 27, 2016

One of the best feelings in life? Finding a new album that you know you’ll be listening to and enjoying for years. That first spark, ignited from the mysterious and nervously excited first listen, is not lost over time; if anything you become more and more attached, as the album becomes apart of your life and you debate naming your future children after the band’s lead singer… Honestly, if you could, you’d probably marry it. …or maybe that’s just me? This week saw some of the best releases in 2016…

In No Particular Order: May 13, 2016

Superstitious or not, Friday the 13th (of May) was a great one for the music world. The only thing killer was the new releases…*insert stock laughter here*. With a number of fantastic debut records released today, and one of the best hip-hop albums in recent years, Friday the 13th wasn’t all that bad (unless you ask my friend who got into a small car accident, or another one that ended up getting food poisoning). For a more complete list of new releases, check out our weekly collection of Album Releases. Yak…

In No Particular Order: April 29, 2016

If an alien creature suddenly came to visit Earth this week, it would certainly want to know what “Purple Rain Views Lemonade” would mean. Between Prince, Beyoncé, and Drake, music headlines have been bombarded with their names and faces; it’s hard to imagine there are other musicians t0 listen to right now. Don’t worry, there are. And if you’d like to give your ears a break for awhile, you’ve come to the right place. Plants & Animals – Waltzed In From the Rumbling Plants & Animals are a diamond in the rough and…

In No Particular Order: April 22, 2016

Well, the music gods are at it again. They’re continuing to stack their deck and prepare us all for the best live concert ever (R.I.P. Prince). The show must go on, and us mortals still have to find music to enjoy – you’ve come to the right place. Discover more new releases in the convenient and thorough list of album releases every week, and don’t forget to share your favourite tunes! Van Damsel – Van Damsel If you look through my previous work and posts, I seem to point out most…

In No Particular Order: April 8, 2016

It’s already the second week of April. If you weren’t already aware, this year is flying by, so now is your chance to slow things down and enjoy the music. Check out the full list of new releases – one of the easiest and most convenient ways to discover all the week’s latest albums. Browse through this week’s collection of In No Particular Order. Did I miss anything? Do you agree? Let me know! Gallant – Ology Right from the get-go, I couldn’t help but think of similar artists. So, naturally I started…

In No Particular Order: April 1, 2016

Have I bitten off more than I can chew? Perhaps. But with so many album releases this week, it was hard not to talk about at least five albums worth discussing. Weezer – White Album Everyone knows Weezer. And depending on which album you started with, your view on the California alt-pop group can range from “Holy moly!” or “Meh”. They had such a phenomenal track record until they felt the need to release two D-side (not even B-side worthy) albums Hurley and Death to False Metal back in 2010 (BOTH of which I picked up at…