A QUEBEC MUSIC GUIDE for the Unfamiliar

There is little doubting the fact that Montréal boasts one of the finest Independent music scenes not only in Canada, but the rest of the world as well. However, the most recognized artists dating back to...
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The POP MONTREAL 2017 Playlist

Having a tough time trying to decide to which show to go among the 400+ bands at POP Montreal this year? Me too. So, let's listen to few bands before deciding to go only to see the bands we already...
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The Coolest POP Songs of 2017

In this new playlist, we've selected the coolest, infectious pop songs that came out recently, in 2017. From huge hits by Lorde, Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris that got millions of views to lesser known artists...
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The Great New INDIE ROCK Songs of 2017

In this playlist, you'll hear mostly indie rock (and a few pop) artists that have released awesome songs in 2017. You'll hear Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, St. Vincent, Beck, The War on Drugs, Charlotte...
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SUMMER’S NOT OVER Playlist

August is already finished, and while the pessimist in all of us might want to drivel about how fast the last three months have passed, there are still a couple weeks left to BBQ your hearts out and crank some...

Best of 2016

In my humble opinion, 2016 has been a shitty music year. Primo: he deaths of Prince, Bowie, Cohen, Sharon Jones and so many other I cannot recall this very moment. Deuxio: popular the charts are dominated with...
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Thank you MR COHEN

A great singer-songwriter has left us today. The great Leonard Cohen passed away at age 82. He was born in Montreal, and often, when I walk in the Mile End, I imagine him sitting on a park bench, observing...
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The Ultimate Playlist for Sunday at OSHEAGA 2016

At this point, it’s all about energy management. After 12 to 15 hours of concerts, mostly standing up, in two full days under the sun, you have to carefully select to which show you go so you don’t add up...
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The Ultimate Playlist for Saturday at OSHEAGA 2016

Day 2. Need to manage the energy level to get through and not be too tired for Sunday! Here are my picks for the day. I went through the whole schedule at Osheaga and listened to at least a song from each...
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The Ultimate Playlist for Friday at OSHEAGA 2016

It is always exciting to go through the whole schedule at a grand festival like Osheaga and prepare for a terrific 3-day of music. There are many bands out there, many unknowns to discover, some playing...
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The 147 BEST SONGS of 2015

2015 was a great year in music! If you feel lost with the endless list of albums and singles that come out every week, this playlist is for you! After listening to these songs (hang in there, you have a few...

JULIE’s top 25 albums and songs of 2015

About a year ago I was writing my first article on RREVERB, it was the same "best of 2015" formula as you are getting now: 25 of my favourite albums of the year, (see my 2014 list here) along with a Spotify...
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Which of these 7 artists will make it BIG?

There are great pop songs. You just need to find them, among the many releases every day. At RREVERB, we receive more than 250 albums every month. Our team listens to all of them – sooner or later. And...
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The BEST SONGS of 2015… so far!

A few weeks ago, I've asked my team at RREVERB to tell me which were their favorite songs from the first 6 months of 2015 (this could be extended to songs released late in 2014). They came up with a wide...
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Here is the 2015 POLARIS Music Prize Long List

(from an article by Aaron Brophy - PolarisMusicPrize.com)  The 2015 Polaris Music Prize Long List has been published on June 16, 2015. Here is the complete list of Canadian artists that published great music...
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Best Forgotten Songs of the 80s

There were some great songs in the 80s. Some were one-hit wonders from bands we never heard back from. Some were made by some of the greatest artists ever. David Bowie and Steve Howe certainly fall in the...

BE MY VALENTINE – a romantic playlist

Looking for some music to play for your most romantic night of the year? Well, I just happened to have an eclectic Valentines playlist with love songs, new and old, from Billie Holiday to the Beach Boys, from...

Julie’s best albums and songs of 2014

Before I start being a regular contributor to RREVERB, thought i'd share with you a blog post I did a while back on my Last.fm account, as an introduction to myself and my musical tastes. I hope you will enjoy...
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Are you a fan of the 80s? Here’s a playlist!

You've requested it, here it is! The great pop of the 80s cannot be beaten on energy, sunshine and catchy tunes. Let's go back to Cindy Lauper, Miami Sound Machine, Pat Benatar, Sting and re-connect with...
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The Best Songs of 2014 Playlist

At the end of the year, RREVERB's editorial team gathered their favorite songs of 2014, in all genres. The songs that moved them. Songs they played over and over. Songs that touched them, for various reasons....
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The Best POP Songs of 2014 Playlist

POP has bad press. For many, it isn't a "noble" style. They find it commercial, and cheezy. Made to sell. But not ALL pop music is bad. There are some pretty good songs and bands out there that really need to...
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New songs, week of Nov 4, 2014

This week, we feature songs from artists that either launched a new album, or play in Montreal very soon. You'll hear bands like The Barr Brothers, Caribou and Alt-J, all three of them playing at the...