The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

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For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux — politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring since the recent past has shown us that we don’t know half the things we thought we knew. In unsteady times, music can be a balm and also a mirror. More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

PUP – “See You At Your Funeral” Video

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PUPHappy Halloween, y’all! Toronto pop-punk heroes PUP are celebrating with a very holiday-appropriate new music video for “See You At Your Funeral,” one of the many extremely catchy tracks off of their excellent recent album Morbid Stuff. More »

Watch PUP Cover The Weakerthans At Hometown Toronto Show

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PUP played their biggest-ever headlining show in their hometown of Toronto last night at Echo Beach in support of their newest album, Morbid Stuff, which came out a couple months back. During their set, they broke out a song by another Canadian classic: the Weakerthans, who the band has shouted outMore »

PUP, Jessie Reyez Included On 2019 Polaris Prize Shortlist

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The short list for the Polaris Music Prize, the annual award given to the best Canadian album of the year, has just been released. This year’s nominees include PUP’s Morbid Stuff, Jessie Reyez’s Being Human In Public, Marie Davidson’s Working Class Woman, Shad’s A Short Story About A War, Snotty Nose Rez Kids’ Trapline, Elisapie’s … More »

Stream PUP’s New Album Morbid Stuff

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PUP - Morbid StuffThe Toronto quartet PUP has gotten extremely good at an extremely intense version of pop-punk, one that wrings exhilarating fun out of life’s least pleasant emotions. On 2016 instant classic The Dream Is Over, they basically perfected the form. The band plays power-chord rock songs as loud and fast as possible, and Stefan … More »

PUP – “Sibling Rivalry” & “Scorpion Hill”

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PUPToronto pop-punks PUP are gearing up to release Morbid Stuff, the follow-up to one of the best albums of 2016, The Dream Is Over. So far, we’ve heard the nervous, riff-heavy lead single, “Kids,” and the catchy, rousing “FreeMore »

Watch PUP Make Their Late-Night Debut On Seth Meyers

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PUP-on-Seth-MeyersIt’s always fascinating to watch a punk band play a late-night show. Even if you’ve never been to see the band in question, the whole genre triggers a certain sense-memory, and part of your brain starts to imagine that there’s a big dude with a neckbeard currently charging across the pit, about to jump at … More »

PUP – “Kids” Video

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A couple of weeks ago, PUP announced their third album, Morbid Stuff, with the lead single “Kids,” and today their releasing its music video. The Toronto punk band has a great track record with videos, and this one’s no different. It was directed by their longtime collaborator Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, and it’s set in … More »