Kanye West goes deep into his own psyche with the quaintly-titled My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Does it pay off?
Montreal band Suuns unleash a flurry of ideas and styles on their excellent debut album Zeroes, QC.
San Francisco garage-rockers The Fresh and Onlys are putting more releases than most listeners can keep up with, but their third full album Play it Strange might contain their best music yet.
Die Antwoord finally drop an official cut of their debut album $O$, and it brings up some fresh issues.
New York band Violens evoke the alt-pop music of the 1980s, but with a personality that's all their own.
Liverpool psych-rock band Clinic hasn't taken its masks, but its definitely taken a left turn with its strong sixth album Bubblegum.
After abandoning his 50 States project, folk songwriter Sufjan Stevens returns with The Age of Adz. The bad news: it stinks.
L.A. band Abe Vigoda has changed directions on its third album, the gothic, synth-driven Crush. Has it paid off?
Australian rock group Grinderman, an offshoot of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, drops a sequel to their debut that moves their sound in a more psychedelic direction.
Gloomy New York rockers Interpol release their self-titled fourth album - is it a return to form or a continued slide downhill?
Toronto's Tin Star Orphans release their second album, The Days of Blinding Fear, and it walks the line between predictable and surprising.
How messed up do you have to be before Katy Perry kicks you out of bed? That's about as deep as her second album Teenage Dream gets, but is that a bad thing?
This week, TORO brings you another signature music playlist, this time celebrating the end of the summer with some odd grooves and compelling melodies.
Do Land of Talk, one of Canada's most under-appreciated indie rock bands, continue their winning streak with new album Cloak and Cipher? TORO has its say.
Does Arcade Fire's huge third album live up to three years of anticipation, or does it sink under the pressure?
Check this out: TORO brings you an exclusive summer video mix, gathering together some brand new tracks from Arcade Fire, Katy Perry, Panda Bear, and the first solo video from Killers frontman Brendan Flowers.
New York electronic duo The Books reappear after five years to drop another strange, heavily sampled trip for their fans.
Toronto's Drake has become the city's breakout hip-hop star, but is Thank Me Later an instant genre classic, or weighed down by sentimental R&B influence?
World music needs more bands like Standstill. The Spanish group makes epic songs in their mother tongue that should provide easy entry points and repeat listens for North American ears.
Saskatoon hip-hop producer Factor drops his second solo album, Lawson Graham, heavy on guest vocals, dusty acoustic guitar loops, and all-around great ideas.