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Various Artists Ellen’s The Only Holiday Album You’ll Ever Need—Volume 1 Wait a sec, if this is the only holiday album we’ll ever need, why is it only Volume 1? Who do you think...
Jim Brickman On a Winter’s Night Pianist Jim Brickman is sort of like John Tesh for people with the good taste not to listen to John Tesh. And tasteful is certainly the right...
Earth, Wind & Fire Holiday You know what’s funny? The fact that, in the right hands, funk and R&B are pretty much the epitome of what you might call “soul music”, but...
Measha Bruegger-Gosman Christmas Canadian soprano Brueggergosman is that rare classical performer who can tackle pop fare without sounding like she’d rather be singing Turandot...
Michael W. Smith & Friends The Spirit of Christmas Give Michael W. Smith points for not laying it on too thick. His milieu may be contemporary Christian music (I say “milieu...
I took a good chunk of 2014 off from listening to new music and then spent the week prior to filing this list desperately attempting to play catch-up. So if I left off your...
Ryan Guldemond doesn’t set out to make grand statements, but somehow it keeps happening. Mother Mother’s last album, 2012’s The Sticks, found Guldemond—the band’s singer,...
Let’s be honest here: with the exception of a few masochists, no one actually likes shopping at this time of year. The stores are crowded, the mall parking lots are battle zones,...
Considering just sticking an iTunes gift card into someone’s stocking again this year? You can do better than that. Much, much better. Whether the music lovers on your list are...
At Rogers Arena on Thursday, November 27 It didn't take long for the Vancouver stop on Usher's UR Experience tour to start feeling like a greatest-hits show. Clad in a black biker...

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