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Album Review: Damn Country Music – Tim McGraw

Another month, another country album that your mom or American cousins might like. This month, it’s Tim McGraw, and he’s hardly poised to challenge any assumptions about what kind of person makes country music. His latest, Damn Country Music, is unlikely to challenge the standard country sound. Certainly no one is expecting him to, but… Keep Reading

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Album Review: If I Should Go Before You – City and Colour

City and Colour’s fifth album, If I Should Go Before You (IISGBY), signifies the return of the band after its two-year musical hiatus, and is naturally accompanied by a heightened level of expectant anticipation and excitement. City and Colour has previously provided two types of songs: Indie acoustic gems like the band’s popular singles “The… Keep Reading

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Album Review: Lindi Ortega – Faded Gloryville / The Grand Tour Records

          Full-fledged country music has historically been dominated by those native to the southern United States. In fact, only a handful of geographically ‘outsiders’ have successfully transitioned into the genre, the most prominent on the list being Shania Twain and Keith Urban. Canadian singer Lindi Ortega, with the release of her… Keep Reading

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Osheaga 2015 recap: Day one

Somewhere in between the beautiful and the profane is the Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts, back for its 10th time. This is to be expected from a festival that has to cater to both its corporate sponsors and a large base of young, passionate music fans. The Tribune is attending all three days of the… Keep Reading

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Album Review: Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material / Mercury Nashville

          Since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, Same Trailer, Different Park (2013), Kacey Musgraves has filled an odd gap between country and mainstream music. Musgraves’ follow-up album, Pageant Material, continues where her debut album began, with Musgraves lyricising witty critiques of the social norms that define her small… Keep Reading

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