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John Mayer lets his spirit soar on his new EP The Search for Everything (Wave One).

Street Sounds: The many sounds of John Mayer

Mayer's identity as a Laurel Canyon pastoralist is an unlikely persona that brings things to The Search for Everything (Wave One).

John Mayer lets his spirit soar on his new EP The Search for Everything (Wave One).
No Plan is the posthumous release of the last known recorded songs by the immeasurable David Bowie.

Street Sounds: Forever the Starman

One year after David Bowie’s untimely death, three unheard songs have been released as the four-song EP No Plan.

No Plan is the posthumous release of the last known recorded songs by the immeasurable David Bowie.
Toronto’s Charlotte Day Wilson has released her new EP

Street Sounds: Sweet Charlotte

Toronto singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Charlotte Day Wilson’s self produced EP, CDW, is so laid-back, it’ll kick your rear.

Toronto’s Charlotte Day Wilson has released her new EP
Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel has released her third album

Street Sounds: Dane Agnes Obel abstains from pop

On her third album, Citizen of Glass, Danish singer/songwriter/pianist Agnes Obel creates an alternate reality through her mystical songs.

Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel has released her third album
Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) releases his inner funk on his new album

Street Sounds: Renaissance rapper Childish Gambino strikes again

The third album from Childish Gambino is a sonic blast of backward looking futurism.

Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) releases his inner funk on his new album
My Morning Jacket’s Jim James instills dreamy melodies in his new solo effort

Street Sounds: An even release

Kentucky bred singer/songwriter/guitar player, Jim James’ second solo album is a gem of soul/rock experimentalism.

My Morning Jacket’s Jim James instills dreamy melodies in his new solo effort
John Legend has released his new album

Street Sounds: Legend marches into the dark

R&B/soul singer/songwriter John Legend’s sixth album, Darkness and Light, is well named.

John Legend has released his new album
The Rolling Stones' new album

Street Sounds: The Stones show their roots

On The Rolling Stones new album, Blue and Lonesome, there’s no anthems, ballads or radio hits but there are a whole lotta jams.

The Rolling Stones' new album
Dragonnette's singer-songwriter Martina Sorbara is on the cover of the band's new album

Street Sounds: Dragonette is Canada’s new New Wave

Toronto electronic trio Dragonette’s fourth album, Royal Blues, is a pop album steeped in synths and modern New Wave sounds.

Dragonnette's singer-songwriter Martina Sorbara is on the cover of the band's new album
Vernon’s Betty Johnson has released a new concept album

Street Sounds: An album for all seasons

Vernon singer/songwriter Betty Johnson’s album, Evening Song is a concept album without pretension.

Vernon’s Betty Johnson has released a new concept album
A Tribe Called Quest have released their sixth and final album

Street Sounds: Quest fulfilled

A Tribe Called Quest step up after an 18-year layoff for a final comeback with We Got it From Here...  Thank You 4 Your Service.

A Tribe Called Quest have released their sixth and final album
The Band's Robbie Robertson has released a memoir and accompanying album

Street Sounds: Robbie Robertson an unsung guitar hero

Canadian songwriter/guitarist/cultural figure Robbie Robertson’s new album, Testimony is a trip to the primal era of rock and roll.

The Band's Robbie Robertson has released a memoir and accompanying album
Nick Cave from the documentary film

Street Sounds: Nick Cave shows resilience on new album

Australian-British band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ 16th album is a forceful and shamanistic slice of ambient rock.

Nick Cave from the documentary film
Leonard Cohen has released his 14th studio album

Street Sounds: Leonard Cohen sings farewell, with a wink

On Leonard Cohen’s 14th album at 82 years old, some may hear You Want It Darker as a self-requiem or Bowie-esque leave taking.

Leonard Cohen has released his 14th studio album
Kings of Leon have released their seventh studio album

Street Sounds: Kings of garage rock live on

Kings of Leon’s seventh album Walls is a streamlined texture-fest that draws on the best moments of their previous records.

Kings of Leon have released their seventh studio album
Dwight Yoakam is touring on the release of his newly released bluegrass-inflected album

Street Sounds: Yoakam brings twang to Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars

Dwight Yoakam covers his early songs in an acoustic, bluegrass style on new album, Swimmin' Pools and Movie Stars.

Dwight Yoakam is touring on the release of his newly released bluegrass-inflected album
The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir releases new solo album

Street Sounds: The Dead’s Bob Weir revisits his past on Blue Mountain

Bob Weir’s first solo album in more than 10 years finds him revisiting youthful country-folk experiences in Wyoming.

The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir releases new solo album

Street Sounds: Vernon duo is ablaze

Vernon-based instrumental duo, Landing on the Sun’s debut record is a cinematic extravaganza of fuzztone and twang.

Jack White has released his Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016.

Street Sounds: Jack White doesn’t whitewash new acoustic album

Review of Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016.

Jack White has released his Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016.

Street Sounds: Carly Rae Jepsen seconds that Emotion

Canadian pop singer/songwriter, Carly Rae Jepsen, goes for disco gold on her fourth album, Emotion Side B.