CFUV’s team of volunteers and staff are excited to share their top 3 favorite albums of the year for 2021! Take a look at what we listened to and loved this past year! Where possible we’ve also provided links to long-lists, playlists, and reviews from folks! You can also check out CFUV’s top played albums […]

With its luscious blend of string arrangements, electronics, and ethereal vocals, ‘Chrysalia’ is a beautiful masterwork. It isn’t simply a case of contemporary pop with orchestral instruments, as Finley fuses the elegant movements of classical music with their own sense contemporary song. Tracks like “Clouds” and “Electrofeu” feature swirling rhythms with string highlights — complex […]

There’s a dark, post-punk atmosphere that pervades ‘The Fink’, but Lee’s unbridled exuberance makes it a fun experience. Lee (actually Daniel Lee of Hooded Fang) captures our interest immediately with an intriguing intro of conversation snippets and strange electronic rhythms, which quickly cuts to the funky sounds of “Message to the Past”. From then on […]

After several years recording as Konig, Kingston’s Nadia Pacey now emerges as John Michigan, and with the name change comes a boost in intensity. This is the same singer-songwriter/electronic artist but the surrounding colour is amplified. Despite its whimsical elements, “Twist and Shout” is a dark tune about troubled sleep and features a powerfully downbeat […]

Sarah Harris, Jack Etch, and Liam Wight make a bold statement on their latest EP. Their signature mix of punk rhythms, post-punk arrangements and artsy vocals is delivered commandingly. “The Isolator” has a Kinks-esque vibe, but vocalist Harris goes from whimsy to the voice of authority in the blink of an eye. “Running Away”, on […]

“Un Triomphe” (The Big Hit) was truly that – a triumph. I was carried along, laughing and disturbed and reflective in equal measure. An aging but endearing actor and director, Étienne, is hired to do something he has never done before: direct a theatre workshop in a prison. He unites a troubled but lovable troupe […]


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