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Ken­drick La­mar

One of this gen­er­a­tion’s hottest rap­pers, Ken­drick La­mar con­tin­ued his hot streak this year with the re­lease of DAMN., which has been nom­i­nated for seven Grammy Awards and named Rolling Stone’s Best Al­bum of 2017.


Oh Won­der

Bri­tish alt-pop duo Oh Won­der moved away from the min­i­mal­ist, sub­tle sounds of their de­but al­bum and cre­ated lush, shim­mer­ing sound­scapes on soul­ful sopho­more record Ul­tral­ife. For fans of the xx and Chvrches.


The Beaches

Fol­low­ing sold out gigs and open­ing slots for the likes of Alv­vays and Eagles of Death Metal, Toronto four­some The Beaches re­leased their de­but al­bum this year. It’s filled with catchy-as-hell gui­tar riffs that re­call the Strokes and the Pre­tenders.

4 Arkells

Deluxe Vinyl

The deluxe edi­tion of Arkells’ 2016 al­bum Morn­ing Re­port fea­tures four new songs — in­clud­ing hit sin­gle “Knock­ing at the Door” — and three acous­tic record­ings. It’s pressed on two vinyl records, one blue and one or­ange. This year saw Kingston, ON crew The Glo­ri­ous Sons play their big­gest shows to date, sell­ing out venues across the coun­try while tour­ing in sup­port of their sopho­more al­bum, and with good rea­son: th­ese guys are the real deal. Sit back, re­lax and let the War on Drugs take you into the shim­mer­ing sound­scape that is A Deeper Un­der­stand­ing. In­fus­ing the best of Bruce Spring­steen with psychedelia, this record takes the band’s sound to strato­spheric heights.

7 An­gus & Stone

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