Some fashionable blues-rock, conceptual hip-hop and industrial metal gets reviewed by TORO this week.
TORO's music team unveils a list of 20 great album covers from 2011. Some standard artist pics, some eye-gouging psychedelic art, all instant classics.
TORO's resident music writer counts down the best records of the year, from hip hop to folk, ambient, electro and beyond.
TORO counts down its favourite clips of the year, featuring beautiful women, souped-up cars, and found footage from Soviet cartoons.
With Buble and Bieber tearing up the charts, Christmas is not a good time to have functioning ears. But in the middle of your family reverie, why not slip in some genuinely great holiday albums?
This week TORO reviews new albums for hip hop fans, avant-garde folk freaks and pop radio teenyboppers.
We review two Can-rock albums this week. One is full of creative energy and beautiful music, the other is Nickelback.
We are still here in Montreal, catching sets from Cadence Weapon, Colin Stetson and great up-and-comers Of Monsters and Men.
The legendary Tom Waits reveals his first new record in seven years, the softer but no less gentler Bad as Me.
TORO reports from the sixtth annual M for Montreal festival. We've settled in and things are humming.
Feist returns with Metals, a much different and in some ways much better album than her breakout The Reminder.
Florence Welch returns to recording with Ceremonials after the success of Lungs (2009). The new album is bigger, louder and less exciting than her debut.
Drake looks deeper into himself for the introspective-yet-epic Take Care.
M83 returns for another round of massive electronic jams, and this time he's made an album to match his unchecked ambition.
TORO reports from our final day at the M for Montreal music festival.
One of ambient music's most exciting modern artists lets listeners in on his process with Dropped Pianos.
The veteran filmmaker releases his first solo record, and it's pretty weird. But is it so weird that it sucks? We investigate.
After a few years spent treading water, Chicago legends Wilco return to the quality of yesteryear with The Whole Love.
Montreal based The Barr Brothers have sure boned up on their musical history, but how does that help their self-titled debut?
Vancouver duo Drawn Ship set out to make a simple, no-frills rock record in a limited amount of time. They came up with something better than you'd ever expect from that plan.