The 45 Best Albums of 2016

So, we're peering over the precipice of this debilitating shitshow of a year, ready to leap over into the murky, uncharted waters of 2017. There's not a lot I can say about 2016 in general terms that won't just be beating the same old,…

24 Best Albums of 2016 (So Far)

For one reason or another, we're already halfway through the year again. Although I'm not entirely sure how that happened, it does mean it's time for us to step back a little and reflect on some of the best albums of 2016 so far. So buckle…

Cultured Vultures @ Riot Fest Toronto 2015

Riot Fest is a weekend-long music festival that first got started in Chicago, and has since expanded to also reach Denver and Toronto. Initially focusing on punk, metal and rock music, 2015 is the first year they've adjusted their lineups…

REVIEW: Tech N9ne – ‘Special Effects’

“Why not have all these links to all these different genres?  Why can’t I be the epicenter of all types of music?” Fifteen albums deep, Tech N9ne has gone on record saying that his latest is his best work.  That can be debatable, since Tech…

Looking Back on Lupe Fiasco

It’s the end of an era, as Lupe Fiasco has apparently fulfilled his contract with Atlantic Records and is able to move on from their shaky relationship. Lupe Fiasco started off strongly with the record label, but over the years Atlantic has…