We begin with the debut LP from the amazing Alexe Gaudreault, a finalist from Season 1 of The Voice. We named her 2015 work as EP of the year, so you can bet CMB editors were stoked for her debut album, and my goodness it’s good! iTunes staff give it a very favourable review. Look for ours in the next few days.
For the headbangers, there are two albums to choose from, both atmospheric and monstrous, both bands hailing from Rimouski, QC. Purgatoire releases Passe Decompose and Vortex The Asylum. For something completely different, Barenaked Ladies offer live album BNL Rocks Red Rocks. Country music fans can check out Ma vie de musician from Gerald Delhunty.
Vancouver’s No Sinner is back in top form on rock album Old Habits Die Hard. The Party is a very good singer-songwriter album from Saskatchewan’s Andy Shauf. On a parallel avenue is Terre originelle from Montreal’s Sylvie Paquette.
Five EPs this week include a country disc from Kingston, Ontario’s The Abrams. Both from Val d’Or, QC are very good alternative work L’amour violet from Michèle O and singer-songwriter À hauteur d’homme from Chantal Archambault. Ariane Laniel releases the nice adult pop work Mon bordel while La Bronze returns with the splendid alternative EP Rois de nous.