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Deep Cuts: The Vivascene Top 10 Throat Singers
Ten outstanding cuts of some of the most marvellous throat singing you will ever hear, from Canada's Tanya Tagaq to Bjork to Mongolia, Turkey and even a Chinese metal band.… Read more
Top 10 Films You Won’t Want To Miss At VIFF
Join us as we take a quick peek at 10 films coming to VIFF that top this can’t miss list.… Read more
Dion: The Underrated, Overlooked Blues Master
Here are ten explosive, lesser known but terrific cuts from the underrated, overlooked blues master known simply as Dion.… Read more
Top 10 Deep Cuts: Pavement
On the 20th anniversary of their biggest album, the long-gone but not forgotten indie rockers Pavement get a new appreciation from one of their biggest fans.… Read more
What’s Goin’ On In Ferguson?
When St.Louis police officers killed Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager, they kicked off a shitstorm of protest and social upheaval that has been playing out on CNN, Twitter and other social media platform… Read more
Top 10 Great Obscure Albums You Need To Hear
You won't find these at iTunes. You won't find them on CD. You may find them at one of the few record stores still extant, the ones that sell both new and used vinyl. This stuff is worth the search.… Read more
Vivascene’s Top 10 Overrated Artists
Writing up Overrated Artists is fraught with danger, as likely to generate calls of elitism, slander and libel, as well as the occasional hate-mail from the disgruntled fans of said artists. We'll take the chance, believing i… Read more
Vivascene’s Top 10 Overrated Guitarists
No stranger to controversy, we take on another herd of sacred cows, this one a group of over-celebrated guitarists. Something for you to fret about, we hope. … Read more
Vivascene’s Top 10 Overrated Films
10 films whose buildup belies the boredom therein, whose erroneous cries of originality are actually just yaps of vapid expression and copied cliché.… Read more
Editor's Picks
Art Bergmann 'Songs For The Underclass' Album ReviewArt Bergmann ‘Songs For The Underclass’ Album Review
Despite its brevity, Art Bergmann's Songs For The Underclass EP is a bunker-busting motherfucker. And it’s the on… Read more
Deep Cuts: The Vivascene Top 10 Throat SingersDeep Cuts: The Vivascene Top 10 Throat Singers
Ten outstanding cuts of some of the most marvellous throat singing you will ever hear, from Canada's Tanya Tagaq to Bjork to … Read more
Authenticity and Identity in Music Part 1Authenticity and Identity in Music Part 1
Authenticity in music speaks to many things: it's the ultimate paradox, explains our resident musicologist.… Read more
Album of the Week: Olenka and The Autumn Lovers 'Hard Times'Album of the Week: Olenka and The Autumn Lovers ‘Hard Times’
Olenka and the Autumn Lovers' 'Hard Times' is a perfect album for the change in season: melancholy, gorgeous and powerful.… Read more


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