Category: Year-End Lists

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Artists to Watch in 2018

Before we return to our regularly scheduled programming, we must share our picks for Artists to Watch in 2018. Many of them have been previously featured on The Revue, and a few on the list are among of our very favorites who are starting to make noise beyond these pages. So who are we predicting to be among the year’s biggest […]

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61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Today we share our 61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018, a list that includes long-awaited debuts, returns of some legends, and plenty of emerging talents destined for superstardom. Some of the LPs listed have definite release dates; others are based on substantiated rumors. Then there are a few that are just us desperately hoping for a new record. Let us […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

More than 2,500 songs shared, some 200 LPs and EPs reviewed, thousands of photos from concerts and festivals, and dozens of premieres later, we’ve arrived at our annual tradition of sharing our favorite songs of the past 52 weeks – also known as The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017. This year’s playlist is the biggest yet. The 2015 version had […]

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Xavier Rudd
Ottawa Bluesfest
Ottawa, Ontario

Darren’s favourite photos from 2017

Another year and another opportunity to photograph some amazing bands. Whether it was a world famous artist or a rising indie band, it was my privilege to capture some of the essence of the live performance. I was able to cover multiple festivals: Canadian Music Week, Dragonboat, Montebello RockFest, Ottawa Bluesfest, Newport Folk Festival, Osheaga, CityFolk, and Beau’s Oktoberfest as well […]

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Dina’s Picks for Favourite Photos of 2017

Dina’s Picks for Favourite Photos of 2017

This year was a whirlwind of festivals and club shows, both close to home and in cities afar. I was fortunate enough to be able to photograph the final live show at an Ottawa institution, take candid photos of an incredibly personable band during an interview, and had the privilege to return for a second year to photograph a pair […]

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PJ Harvey
Michael Fowler Centre
Wellington, New Zealand
Photographed for The Revue

Stella’s Stars of 2017

I’m back again with a brand new set of images, which I like to call “Stella’s Stars of 2017”! I’ve chosen a small selection to share, including a few 35mm film images I made at this year’s St. Jerome’s Laneway music festival in Auckland. Something a bit different. I can’t believe another year has flown by. To be honest, it’s […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2017 – Full List

Favorite 50 Albums of 2017 – Full List

2017 has been another fabulous year for music. Numerous bands and artists made triumphant returns, dozens of newcomers took music to new heights, and some established stars aged like fine wines. With the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect time to review the year that was. For the last five days, we shared our Favorite 50 Albums of 2017. […]

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Thirty 2017 Albums Not to Be Overlooked

Thirty 2017 Albums Not to Be Overlooked

Do you know someone a huge music fan who knows artists and bands that most people would not know? That person you go to for new music advice or has a vinyl collection that overwhelms yours? How do you impress this person? We’re here to help you, offering Thirty 2017 Albums Not to Be Overlooked. You’re sure to find something […]

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Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 5

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 5

We have arrived at the conclusion of our Favorite Albums of 2017 with Part 5. Today’s list is filled with legends – whether artists and bands who indeed exemplify the term or who channel some of music’s most influential songwriters. After reading through today’s ten LPs, revisit the other 40 in Parts One, Two, Three, and Four. Happy Holidays!   […]

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Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 4

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 4

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 4 includes 10 albums that are among the most inventive, refreshing, and exhilarating of the year. Not surprisingly, today’s list is also our most geographically diverse, with six countries represented. The first 30 albums are available on Parts One, Two, and Three. Noga Erez (ISL) – Off the Radar (via City Slang) Every once […]

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Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 3

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 3

Eight of the best singer-songwriters, an electronic band re-defining the term cinematic, and an indie giant of a band are among today’s Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 3 edition. All of them released heart-stopping songs and show-stopping records that we kept on repeat because they were simply captivating. Take a moment as well to revisit the first two albums […]

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Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 2

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 2

Ten more of our of Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 2 are shared today. The list includes artists who refine the familiar approaches, others who completely re-invented themselves, and some who released records that bordered on pure cinematic ecstasy. After reading the below, revisit Part One.   Dan Auerbach (USA) – Waiting on a Song (via Easy Eye Sound) […]

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Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 1

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 1

We have arrived at the time of the year when we reflect on our Favorite Albums of 2017. These are the records that will forever hold places on our vinyl shelves and digital libraries because they are timeless treasures. Our list features the triumphant return of several legendary bands, the meteoric rise of some of music’s finest, and spectacular debuts […]

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Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 3

Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 3

Today we conclude our 30 Favorite EPs of 2017 with Part 3. This list has a more global feel with more than half coming from Europe. The other noticeable element of each of the ten bands and artists is the incredible songwriting on display. If you missed the first twenty, you can catch up with Part 1 and Part 2. […]

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Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 2

Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 2

We continue to count down some of the very best extended players of the year. Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 2 features artists from the usual places – Australia, England, and USA – plus one of the great psychedelic bands who hail from Japan. The list is a hodgepodge of genres and sounds, but each of them are uniquely […]

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Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 1

Favorite EPs of 2017 – Part 1

The past two days, we shared our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2017. Today, we commence our countdown of our Favorite EPs of 2017, sharing the first ten of thirty.   Alex Lahey (AUS) – B-Grade University (via Dead Oceans) 2017 was a breakout year for Australian singer-songwriter Alex Lahey. She signed with Dead Oceans, who released her debut EP B-Grade University […]

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Favorite Hidden Gems of 2017 – Part 2

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2017 – Part 2

While 2017 will be remembered as the year of the comeback for major bands, plenty of extremely talented artists and bands still made their mark. Some have been around for a few years but hovered below the radar – so low that we only learned about them this year. Others made their own comebacks or are just launching their careers. […]

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Favorite Hidden Gems of 2017 – Part 1

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2017 – Part 1

It’s that time of year where everyone who writes about music shares the end-of-year lists. We’re no different, having shared our numerous lists since we started The Revue in 2013. Our absolute favorite list is the one where we get to share our favorite discoveries of the year. Some of our favorite hidden gems have gone on to do quite […]

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51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Choosing our Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 is an extremely difficult exercise. We considered listing 100, but that was unmanageable; 25 would have been too few. So, we settled on 51 albums, many of which have been confirmed and others are simply wishful thinking. Alice Glass (TBA) After a messy departure from Crystal Castles and former bandmate Ethan Kahl, Alice Glass has […]

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Artists to Watch in 2017

Artists to Watch in 2017

2016 was great for new music discoveries, so this year should be no different. To get you ready for what is to come, we offer 35 Artists to Watch in 2017. We cannot say if we’re great prognosticators, but we did all right with last year’s list. Aloric (London, England) With one of the most unique and amazing voices, Aloric has […]

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