Top 50 of 2016: Part 1 (50-41)

It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride for 2016. Although there have been many (a few too many) downfalls this year in a variety of ways, and loss was high this year, there was still a lot to be thankful for and excited about from the past twelve months. The music world gained quite a collection of fantastic albums this year – hip-hop, electronic, rock, folk, and more have taken over this year’s Top 50 list and are cozying up to being some of my favourite albums of all-time. But with every…

Tokyo Police Club – Melon Collie & the Infinite Radness (Part 1) EP

(If you like: Ra Ra Riot, Born Ruffians, Wolf Parade)  Tokyo Police Club are one of those bands that seem to be a critical part of the Canadian indie music identity, but are not as quick to be mentioned. Either way, their debut full-length Elephant Shell back in 2008 with the insatiable hit “Your English is Good” was the first stepping stone towards a successful career. Celebrating their ten year anniversary as a band this year and their debut A Lesson In Crime EP, the Newmarket four-piece have released their latest EP Melon…

Tokyo Police Club – Not My Girl

(If you like Born Ruffians, Hollerado, Wolf Parade) Following a four-day online scavenger hunt that kept fans wildly guessing, Newmarket, ON indie rockers Tokyo Police Club released their new single “Not My Girl”. It has been two years since the release of the band’s widely successful Forcefield LP, and coincidentally or not, the “Not My Girl” release coincided with the 10-year anniversary of TPC’s debut EP A Lesson In Crime. The new single is reminiscent of the band’s formative style, boasting distorted guitars, driving kick and snare, and echoing back up…