Top 50 of 2016: Part 2 (40-31)

40. Weezer – The White Album Release date: April 1, 2016  Just like the good ol’ days when Weezer would name their albums after a colour, they’ve also returned to their earlier sound of upbeat four-chord rock and unbeatable hooks. It’s not as good as their pre-Red Album work, but it’s right up there with their 2014 record Everything Will Be Alright in the End. White Album is a record that goes down easy, doesn’t make you question their sanity (too much), and can be blasted with the windows down in the middle of the…

Andy Shauf – The Worst In You (Official Music Video)

Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf has won over the hearts of many new fans with his recent release of The Party earlier this month. The melancholic, quiet-spoken musician released the lead single “The Magician” back in March, along with its handcrafted music video designed by friend and director Winston Hacking. Made from the careful and meticulous task of “paperteering” old postcards and magazine clippings into hypnotic art pieces. Shaun and Hacking have teamed up once more for the music video for “The Worst In You”, the latest single  from the new album. Shauf’s laid-back,…

Andy Shauf – The Magician (Official Music Video)

(If you like: Dan Mangan, Bahamas, The Barr Brothers)  The music of Regina singer-songwriter Andy Shauf is calming, melancholic, and borderline depressing. And aside from its slow-burning qualities, it digs its way deep into the mind and soul, sitting comfortably within as it takes your attention without you noticing. His latest single “The Magician” does it very carefully; a guiding bass line, sporadic fuzzy guitar lines, and swelling instrumentation only further Shauf’s gentle, and dreary vocal delivery. Off his upcoming record The Party out May 20, “The Magician” is given an additionally mesmerizing…