The Album Drop

A Perspective on New Music

I Went To A Basement Punk Show (and it was awesome!)

I had heard (and read) about Ottawa’s house show scene, but until this weekend had never had the chance to see it in action. I stumbled across a listing for … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Best Releases of 2012!!

Please Note: This is NOT in any sort of order, just the ones that stood out for me. Let me know what you think! The Album Drop’s Best of 2012 … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review: Bloc Party – “Four”

Dear Bloc Party, Please don’t break up, this is a fantastic record. The album begins with “So He Begins To Lie” and within 30 seconds you know this is going … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Review: Metric – “Synthetica”

‘Synthetica’ is the long awaited new album (number 5) from Metric. The group took a long time to make this record, one would assume because they wanted to do it … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Music Meltdown – June 3, 2012

Music News WFMU has live coverage from this weekend’s Primavera Sound Festival in Spain. Performers included The Cure, Marianne Faithful, Wilco, Mudhoney and more. Get at it on their site. … Continue reading

June 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

WZRD – “WZRD”

WZRD is not a typical album by Kid Cudi. With this project, Cudi, along with producer Dot Da Genius wanted to create a rock album. Distorted guitars, full sounding drums, … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Review: Silversun Pickups – Seasick 10″

Being a Canadian consumer, I’ve come to accept that despite the best efforts of manufacturers, it just takes longer for us to get stuff up here. However, this delayed release … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

A List of Lists

The critics have spoken. If you want to see who the top minds in music have picked as their favourites for 2011, look no further.

December 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Darcys – “The Darcys”

You can download this album for the cost of an email address. Click Here, or head on over to TheDarcys.ca and do it there. The Darcys are a four piece … Continue reading

October 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Those Gulls. – Review

“Those Gulls.” is album number 3 for the three piece from Ottawa. It’s a great record filled with many different approaches to alternative rock. There are songs like Swim With … Continue reading

August 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

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