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Music Review: Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials

Florence Welch + The Machine quickly became a worldwide phenomena with their first major release Lungs. Florence Welch herself could be spotted on every red carpet, their song was covered on Glee, Florence’s fashion became a hot topic and she appeared on the Oscars. Everyone fell in love with this new age band. It is a lot to follow up with their new album Ceremonials, but they were up to the challenge and took a while to perfect the disc.

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Music Review: Patrick Stump – Soul Punk

Fall Out Boy lead singer Patrick Stump is known for his work with the pop punk band that thousands of screaming girls adore, but this wise musicians must have always known that his talent spread in many different directions. On his first solo full length album, Soul Punk, Stump shows his diversity and love of music through the sounds he delivers. From a little bit of pop, a bit of rock, a bit of dance and a lot of soul, Patrick Stump reveals many different sides.

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Music Review: James Morrison – The Awakening

Crooner James Morrison exploded onto the scene last year with his album, Songs for You, Truths for Me, scoring a number of hit singles for the previously unknown English singer. The Brit is back with the same raspy vocals and smooth ballads to try to win his way back into your hearts and the top of the charts.

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Music Review: MuchMusic Presents k-os

K-os has been keeping a low profile since the 2009 release of his album Yes! Now with a big MuchMusic special the rapper and his original delivery and style are being thrust back into the spotlight to offer us all something different.

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Music Review: Jason Derulo – Future History

Jason Derulo was dubbed as the next Usher for his singing and dancing last year when he debuted on the music scene. Now he’s returning to the scene with his sophomore cd to prove if he has Usher’s staying power in the r&b music scene. See our music writer’s review.

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Music Review: SuperHeavy – S/T

SuperHeavy are the latest musical supergroup to hit the airwaves. Combing the styles of The Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger, soul singer Joss Stone, reggae artist Damien Marley, Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart and Indian composer A.R. Rahman (who worked on the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack), SuperHeavy create music that is all their own. Find out how it stacks up in our review.

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Music Review: Mat Kearney – Young Love

Looking for something to soothe your soul, make you dance or bob your head to during a roadtrip? Mat Kearney has what you need. This Nashville based singer-songwriter has blended musical styles to give you something that is the perfect mix of indie and pop. See more on this emerging musician.

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Music Review: The Muppets – The Green Album

With the new Muppets movie coming out soon, we are going to be feeling Muppet-mania. They have already announced a new Muppets inspired nail polish. Now Muppet fans can also get an updated version of the favourite songs performed by modern artists.

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Music Review: Katy Perry California Dreams Concert

Thousands of girls went to bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in their head last night thanks to the first Toronto stop of Katy Perry’s California Dreams tour.

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Music Review: Selena Gomez & The Scene – When The Sun Goes Down

Review of the new album from Selena Gomez & The Scene – When The Sun Goes Down.

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Music Review: Lady Gaga – Born This Way

When Lady Gaga first hit the scene in 2008 she did so with a bang. Her pop music sound was an instant hit, and the album ended up selling over 14 million copies and was nominated for 6 Grammy awards. Her second album came out last year and for it Gaga didn’t tinker too much with the style of her music. In fact it sounded more like an addition to the previous album. It was still a success however, and received multiple awards. In the past year Gaga has continually redefined herself by her outrageous outfits, and even appearing at the Grammy awards in a giant egg called “The Vessel”. Expectations are high for her new album, with hopes that it brings something new to the table.

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Music Review: Sam Roberts Band – Collider

Sam Roberts has been rocking out under his own name since 2000, but it wasn’t until his 2003 album We Were Born In A Flame that he attracted national attention. Brother Down won multiple awards, and set the stage for a promising career. He followed it up with 2006’s Chemical City and 2008’s Love At The End Of The World. With Collinder however however, it’s the first album released under the name Sam Roberts Band.

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JUNOfest Rocks Toronto

Review of shows from JUNOfest, where hundreds of bands take over Toronto’s clubs to serenade fans, including Classified, Saint Alvia & The Johnstones

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JUNO Fan Fare Brings Musicians To Fans

JUNO Fan Fare in Toronto featuring Canadian musicians Classified, Danny Fernandes, Down With Webster, Faber Drive, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Dean Brody, George Canyon, Hannah Georgas, Johnny Reid, Karl Wolf, Hollerado, The Midway State, Stereos, Hedley, Shad, Keshia Chante, These Kids Wear Crowns and Sweet Thing.

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JUNO Awards Kick Off With JUNO Block Party

Last night the JUNO Awards started festivities in Toronto with a chilly Block Party featuring Canadian musicians Shad, Hannah Georgas and City & Colour.

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