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Features, Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf: Imagining a New Future with Janelle Monáe and Octavia Butler

This piece is part of Off the Shelf, a column where I give a book recommendation inspired by one of my favorite albums. ...

By Colleen Cowie | November 22, 2019
Features

Music and You (and Everyone Else)

  Why do you like the music you like? It’s a hard question to answer, and it’s only getting harder as a...

By Willie McDonagh | November 15, 2019
Features, Found Music Review

The Halloween Found Music Review

  This Halloween, pay attention to the origin of those frightening sounds around you. Do they come from humans, ani...

By Willie McDonagh | October 31, 2019
Features, Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf: Roxane Gay, Mitski, and the Invisible Weight

This piece is part of Off the Shelf, a column where I recommend a book based on an album that I love. Throughout my life...

By Colleen Cowie | October 05, 2019
Features, Found Music Review

The Found Music Review for September 2019

  A super-supercentenarian, a family band, and a post-Soviet McDonald’s—here’s the latest in musi...

By Willie McDonagh | September 27, 2019
Features, Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf: Tackling the Beast with Kamasi Washington’s “The Epic” and John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden”

This piece is part of Off the Shelf, a column where I recommend a book based on an album that I love. Throughout my life...

By Colleen Cowie | September 03, 2019
Features, Found Music Review

The Found Music Review for August 2019

  Accidental uploads, archival curiosities, forgotten catalogue items, and more. It’s a new series dedicated ...

By Willie McDonagh | August 29, 2019
Features, Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf: Finding Common Ground in Stella Donnelly’s “Beware of the Dogs” and Ali Smith’s “Autumn”

Summer, for me, has always been an opportunity to lose myself in the world of books: whether it’s required summer ...

By Colleen Cowie | August 17, 2019
Features

Music for the Home: A New Guide to Audiodecorating

  You’ve just bought a new house and set up all your tables and chairs. The walls are covered in pictures of ...

By Willie McDonagh | August 02, 2019
Features, Yisel's Top Five

YISEL’S TOP FIVE FROM: 1986

1986 is here and it is full of innovative unique bands. Dive into the next installment of Yisel’s Top Five: 1. &ld...

By Yisel Meza | July 14, 2019
Features, Yisel's Top Five

YISEL’S TOP FIVE FROM: 1985

1985 was a hard year to choose from, songs from Tears for Fears, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Simple Minds and others who d...

By Yisel Meza | July 02, 2019
Features, Playlist

Celebrate Canada Day with RPM’s Ultimate Canadian Playlist

Well folks, it’s July 1st, which means it’s CANADA DAY! And it turns out that the country that gave us Jim C...

By RPM | July 01, 2019