[Album Review] Candi & The Backbeat | Candi

Canadians have exported many influential artists onto the music scene. Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell... but none have been bigger than Candi. Don't believe me? Well, you just haven't been paying attention and have not done your research as I have. It is no coincidence how within a year following the release of Candi … Continue reading [Album Review] Candi & The Backbeat | Candi

[Album Review] Northey Valenzuela

For Craig Northey's next project, he teamed up with Jesse Valenzuela from the... Gin Blossoms? Yeah, I had not thought about them in almost 30 years too. And, It is a good thing I looked them up before writing this because I had them confused with Goo Goo Dolls. For the record, Gin Blossoms are … Continue reading [Album Review] Northey Valenzuela

[Album Review] Craig Northey | Giddy Up

After Odds released what in my opinion is their best album Nest in 1996, they toured for almost the remainder of the decade until Craig Northey up and quit the band in '99. Thankfully, he continued to make music. Northey's 2001 debut solo album, Giddy Up is EP adjacent, with its 8 songs adding up … Continue reading [Album Review] Craig Northey | Giddy Up

[Album Review] Odds | Nest

Isn't it great when an album reintroduces itself into your life? Nest made that move last summer where I spent a good chunk of it in our garage. The roof on Sarah's car was having some serious issues with rust, and since she was working from home, it seemed like a good idea to take … Continue reading [Album Review] Odds | Nest

[Album Review] Odds | Good Weird Feeling

Odds third album, Good Weird Feeling, was a scorching hot release in 1995. Well, at least it was here in Canada. It spawn five singles, Truth Untold, Eat My Brain, Satisfied, Mercy To Go, and I Would Be Your Man. It earned the band three Juno Award nominations for Best Rock Album, Group of the Year, … Continue reading [Album Review] Odds | Good Weird Feeling

[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