In No Particular Order: December 9 – 31, 2016

Well, you’ve stumbled upon the final In No Particular Order of 2016. It also happens to be the shortest version of INPO you’ll find this year, since there are more exciting things in the works. Like, perhaps, the Top 50 Albums of 2016 and all the fun to go along. So these are basically the last few picks of the year for me, so thank you to everyone who is reading this and has read any in the past! Feel free to browse through some of the older posts here,…

In No Particular Order: November 25, 2016

Is it just me, or were there very few Black Friday brawls surfacing around the internet this past weekend? Is this a sign that people are starting to ditch the materialistic insanity that is store-crashing fights? Maybe people are realizing that if they didn’t get the last 60″ TV or over-priced coffee machine, their Christmas shopping was not ruined? Or were most of the phones recording the action broken in a dramatic crossfire of left hooks and hair pulling? Maybe new iPhone just really, really slow at uploading videos to Facebook… Either…

In No Particular Order: November 11, 2016

Alright, let’s keep this short and sweet. I know you want to get started and enjoy all the sweet, new releases from the past week so I won’t drag on too long. ‘Cause no one likes someone who just rambles on about nothing and just fills space with words. It’s almost like they’re trying to either hide something or just fill a gap with nonsense to make them seem important or more knowledgable about a subject. Truth is, they probably know just as much as you do or the next…

In No Particular Order: November 4, 2016

Congratulations! You’ve found the one place of refuge from the upcoming American Election! If you’re anything like me, you’re sick and tired of election talk so forget about all of that for a brief moment before checking your social media. Instead, get lost in the music with this week’s In No Particular Order – a busy one at that. With five albums on the pedestal and a handful more on deck, the first week of November is one to celebrate – regardless of the results from the “greatest country in the…

In No Particular Order: October 28, 2016

Happy Halloween, everyone! Annnnnnnd wait for it…. Merry Christmas (Happy Holidays, etc.)! – Sincerely, Your local shopping centre   Get spooked and then switch to holiday cheer with the new In No Particular Order! It’s like Trick or Treating and Christmas morning in one exciting post! Catch up on all the new releases with our complete list, and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram for more blended holiday cheer. And here we go! Allen Tate – Sleepwalker Have you ever been to Copenhagen? I haven’t – but from what I’ve…

In No Particular Order: October 21, 2016

Have you ever started walking one way, and then suddenly realize you’re going the wrong way? Of course you have…But do you take out your phone and pretend you just received a text, and then turn around, or do you just walk the other way? I personally like to swing my leg around and rotate dramatically and continue walking. Speaking of new directions, this week’s In No Particular Order has nothing to do with changing orientation, and instead has three standout albums from artists who are continuing to find success in their…

Arkells – Morning Report

Looking back to their 2008 debut record Jackson Square, The Arkells have come a long way. And deservingly so; the five friends from Hamilton have worked hard to get to where they are. So after three solid records, each one slightly different, yet still as great as the last, they’ve found some leeway to try out new things and twist their sound in different directions. Fast forward eight years and that’s where you’ll find the Arkells: in a slightly different place with their fourth record Morning Report. If you’ve been keeping up…

Wintersleep – The Great Detachment

(If you like: Hey Rosetta!, Matt Mays, Plants & Animals)  Hello Hum was the apex of Wintersleep’s discography; the 2011 record was a fiery demonstration of the Halifax-born band’s ability to captivate through resounding, crushing alternative rock, and soul-touching intensity. Their previous albums paved the path with well-crafted experimentation on New Interiors and their breakthrough album Welcome to the Night Sky, almost foreshadowing at the skilful, and articulate rock tunes of their latest album. 2008’s oh-so famous “Weighty Ghost” showcased lead singer/guitarist Paul Murphy’s true-spirtied songwriting; and 2010’s “Black Camera”…