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Mundo 5: The Beatles Covers, authored by Slothrust’s Kyle Bann

Mundo 5: The Beatles Covers, authored by Slothrust’s Kyle Bann

In two weeks, Slothrust – who are one of our favorite bands (like all of us) – will be releasing their new album, Everyone Else. They’ve released a handful of songs, including yesterday’s blistering “Rotten Pumpkin” (audio is above). Even though they are in the midst of a national tour and in the final stages of preparing the LP’s release, […]

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Mundo 5: Fusilier – Music for the Moment

Mundo 5: Fusilier – Music for the Moment

Back in May, an emerging artist from New York City caught our attention in a big way. Blake Fusilier – who simply goes by his last name Fusilier – released a song that no adjective would do it justice. “Make You” was like the perfect cocktail – a concoction of different flavors that somehow worked to create something truly extraordinary. […]

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Mundo 5: Five Influential Albums (by LANKS)

Mundo 5: Five Influential Albums (by LANKS)

Will Cuming is one of Melbourne, Australia’s rising stars and one of the city’s most gifted talents. He’s a songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a producer, and a DJ. He’s written electronic dance music, electro-pop songs, folktronica, indietronica, ambient. You name it; he’s probably done it. If you are not familiar with his name, you likely have heard of LANKS, which is […]

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Mundo 5: Music to Seduce Someone – by Ramsey

Mundo 5: Music to Seduce Someone – by Ramsey

One of the artists that has not only seduced us this year but a swell of music fans is singer-songwriter Ramsey. The Los Angeles resident has released a handful of songs over the past year, each one more devastating than the other. Her immersion of R&B, soul, and electronic is dark, gritty, dramatic, and powerful, and what she’s doing for […]

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Mundo 5: A Tribute to The Decemberists and Everything Related to Them

Mundo 5: A Tribute to The Decemberists and Everything Related to Them

It’s been a huge week for The Decemberists, who are celebrating 15 years as a band and who on Tuesday released their seventh studio album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (read Michael’s review). In addition, Charlie Hales, the mayor of Portland, Oregon, where the band is calls home, announced that January 20 was Decemberists Day, essentially making Colin […]

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Mundo 5: Songs to Give Thanks

Mundo 5: Songs to Give Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the US, so we thought we would list some songs that make us sit back, reflect, and have personal meaning to us. In other words, these are songs that make us want to say thank you to our family, friends, and all those who have helped guide us over the years.    Band Of Horses – The […]

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Mundo 5: Five Glaring Omissions from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Mundo 5: Five Glaring Omissions from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Last week, the Rock and Roll Hall Fame released its list of 15 nominees under consideration to be elected into immortality within its four walls. The public is invited to select up to five of the artists, and the fan ballot will make up one vote alongside those of the Hall’s voting members. The nominees are: Bill Withers, Chic, Green […]

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Mundo 5: Modern Bands That Are Unabashedly Retro

Mundo 5: Modern Bands That Are Unabashedly Retro

2014 might go down as the year where retro became indie. Where what was old became new again. Numerous bands and musicians have created albums that reflect the sounds of our parents’ and grandparents’  generations, from ’50s and ’60s bubble gum pop; ’60s-era folk and rock; the Motown and R&B of the ’60s and ’70s; the psychedelia of the ’60s, […]

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Mundo 5: The Remarkable Omnichord

Mundo 5: The Remarkable Omnichord

We, at The Revue, are admittedly music geeks (although nowhere near the level of Alan Cross). We carefully read the liner notes to see if an artist may give a nod to an unknown and obscure band. We’ll spend hours on Soundcloud and the internet scouring for music. We’ll go to garage sales, check out the Salvation Army’s stash of […]

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Mundo 5: Five Artists You Must See Live

Mundo 5: Five Artists You Must See Live

This week’s list is dedicated to those “lesser-known” artists or bands that you should see live. To determine whether an individual or collective qualified as “lesser known”, they had to have fewer than 50,000 likes on Facebook – yes, Facebook. We didn’t know what other metric to use, so we went the easy route. So with that, we present to […]

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Mundo 5: Memorable Actors-Turned-Musicians Moments

Mundo 5: Memorable Actors-Turned-Musicians Moments

In honor of Michael Cera’s unexpected solo album (which is a pretty good folk album that you can stream on his Bandcamp site), we’re dedicating our list to five “memorable” moments when actors tried their hand at music. Some of them are memorable for good reasons and others, well, let’s just say we appreciate the effort and for giving us […]

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Mundo 5: Five Great Covers by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Band, Talking Heads, and Johnny Cash

Mundo 5: Five Great Covers by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Band, Talking Heads, and Johnny Cash

In honour of the recent tributes to The Who and Bear Mountain’s cover of Tears for Fears’ ’80s classic, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, this week’s list focused on five great covers. There are a lot to choose from and we know missed quite a few great ones, but here are our five favourites.   Jimi Hendrix, “All Along […]

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Mundo 5: A List Dedicated to Rolling Stone Magazine’s Newport Folkfest Coverage

Mundo 5: A List Dedicated to Rolling Stone Magazine’s Newport Folkfest Coverage

  Earlier this week, Rolling Stone Magazine listed the 15 best things they saw at Newport Folkfest, which you can find here. This was the third year Rolling Stone has been covering the landmark festival. It only took 53 years, but who’s counting? Some of the categories were, to be honest, unusual, and some of the information was incorrect (Jordan […]

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Mundo 5: Five Memorable Videos with Celebrity Guest Stars

Mundo 5: Five Memorable Videos with Celebrity Guest Stars

Inspired by Jenny Lewis’ video for “Just One of the Guys”, which included Hollywood stars Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, and Brie Larson, we have listed five great videos involving film or television stars and other famous people. Butch Walker and The Black Widows, “Synthesizers” In 2011, Butch Walker and The Black Widows released Spade, which was a really good album. Unfortunately, he […]

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Mundo 5: Five of Our Favourite Weird Al Tracks

Mundo 5: Five of Our Favourite Weird Al Tracks

In honour of the 14th studio album released by Alfred Matthew Yankovic – better known as “Weird Al” Yankovic – we are listing five of our favourite tracks from this great man of parody, humour, and… human observation. Yes, the man is one of the finest sociologists around. While his songs are intended to poke fun at people, Weird Al […]

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Mundo 5: All-Star MLB Walk-up songs

Mundo 5: All-Star MLB Walk-up songs

Tonight is the MLB All-Star game, and to celebrate, here’s a list of some of the better, or more strange walk-up music in MLB.  A lot of players tend to choose what’s popular at the time, so I figured it was time to dig in and see who really has some of the more unique walk up music in baseball. […]

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Mundo10: Oh Canada Day Special – Part One

Mundo10: Oh Canada Day Special – Part One

Happy Canada everyone! To celebrate, we thought it would be great to create a list! Everyone likes lists, right? And we used some pretty high tech scientific stuff to get this list together – we asked our friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. That’s high-tech enough for us. Specifically, we asked about your favourite and most iconic Canadian songs […]

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Mundo 5: Five Non-Jazz Acts at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, June 20-July 1

Mundo 5: Five Non-Jazz Acts at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, June 20-July 1

Today kicks off another year of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, which began way back in 1980 as, like with many festivals, a small, niche gathering of musicians and artists. Entering its 34th year, the Jazzfest has grown in duration, scope (it focuses primarily on jazz but also includes non-jazz performers), and ambition. This year’s lineup is once again a […]

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Mundo 5: Five Great Video Game Soundtracks

Mundo 5: Five Great Video Game Soundtracks

This week is E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the world’s most famous video game expo. There’s a lot of excitement among gamers this time of year, as a bunch of new info is released by all the developers ragarding what they’re working on for the future.  So today, I figured I’d list some of my favorite video game soundtracks today, in […]

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Mundo 5: Five Songs That Make Us Smile

Mundo 5: Five Songs That Make Us Smile

Music is an incredibly powerful art form, as it can make us feel a whole range of emotions. Music can be heart-wrenching; it can be beautiful, silly, serious, politically fueled, or just for fun; but the best music is music that makes the listener feel something.  A lot of the music I write about and listen to tends to be […]

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