[Opinion] The Tragically Hip 15 Studio Albums & EPs | Ranked Worst to First

It has been a bit of a busy week behind the scenes here at Canadian Grooves which left little room to make the time for reviewing an album. So, to make up for it I've decided to cash in on a bankrupt idea instead! Like the title says: Here are all 15 of The Tragically … Continue reading [Opinion] The Tragically Hip 15 Studio Albums & EPs | Ranked Worst to First

[Album Review] Odds | Bedbugs

Odds were on the upswing for their second album, Bedbugs. Not only did they get the Canadian comedy troupe The Kids In The Hall to be in the video for the album's first single, Heterosexual Man, but they also locked in THEE Warren Zevon as a fan. Warren was so impressed with their song Wendy … Continue reading [Album Review] Odds | Bedbugs

[Album Review] Odds | Neopolitan

For the majority of my life, I thought the name was "The Odds". But it is just "Odds". Fun fact. An even funner fact: I'm not a fan of Neopolitan ice cream or mixing flavours in general. The fewer the ingredients, the better. My past self has been a casual fan of The Odds. The … Continue reading [Album Review] Odds | Neopolitan

[Album Review] Colin James | Blue Highway

I really enjoyed Colin James' previous blues album, National Steel which came out way back in 1997. So, I'm a little embarrassed to admit how I completely slept on Blue Highways when it was released in October of 2016. I remember him promoting it on the slew of Canadian morning shows and whatnot, but the … Continue reading [Album Review] Colin James | Blue Highway

[EP Review] The Tragically Hip | Saskadelphia

A new Hip EP in 2021?!?!?!? Whaaaa????!!!!... said no one. We ALL knew the post-humous releases were going to be heading our way after The Tragically Hip's team captain Gord Downie passed away in 2017. Lost tapes will be found, unreleased live shows will be released, remixes and remasters will be remixed and remastered. So, … Continue reading [EP Review] The Tragically Hip | Saskadelphia

[Album Review] Strippers Union | 3 – The Undertaking

Strippers Union's 3 - The Undertaking was released early in 2021, right as I was diving into all of The Hip's albums, so I put them on the back burner. Yeah, not so fast. It was then pointed out to me how I needed to act quickly if I wanted a copy. This product will … Continue reading [Album Review] Strippers Union | 3 – The Undertaking

[Album Review] TUNS | Duly Noted

Released in late March of 2021, Duly Noted is TUNS' second full album and first new music since 2018. The band is labeled as a "Canadian indie rock supergroup" on their Wikipedia page, as it consists of Mike O'Neill of The Inbreds, Matt Murphy of The Super Friendz, and... Chris Murphy of Sloan. So, now you know how I got here. Putting my Sloan … Continue reading [Album Review] TUNS | Duly Noted

[Album Review] Coney Hatch | Live At the El Mocambo

This is the very first Coney Hatch album I have purchased. DeKe over at Thunder Bay Arena Rock got me hooked on them after he posted a few writeups. I gave their debut a stream, then their next two albums... before I knew it I was already into Andy Curran's solo work. It was all … Continue reading [Album Review] Coney Hatch | Live At the El Mocambo

[Book Review] The Never-Ending Present | The Story of Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip

When I was in high school, my final assignment for Grade 12 literature was to choose three novels about one subject and write an essay. I blew the assignment by taking too broad of an approach and not incorporating enough from the three books. I barely passed that class. The Never-Ending Present at times blows … Continue reading [Book Review] The Never-Ending Present | The Story of Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip