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…

BADBADNOTGOOD – III

4/5 Based out of Toronto, BADBADNOTGOOD have been getting bigger and bigger with every release in the indie music scene. Expertly fusioning together jazz, hip- hop and improvisation, BADBADNOTGOOD have been covering hip-hop since their debut album BBNG. With the release of III, the band is pushing forward with original songs and a long list of tour dates. Recorded entirely at home and independently, this trio know what they’re doing. Each track produces a different feel, and features smooth, but raw build ups and electrified melodies. The album, which is streaming here via Exclaim.ca , flows together, and…