Any music lover in Canada should know the name Exclaim!. The magazine (whose print version, started in 1991, remains the only music-specific magazine standing in Canada) pays equal attention to both up-and-comers and established faves, and covers genres from punk and metal to hip hop and electronic, with a focus on Canadian talent. Their website features in-depth interviews, weekly album, concert and movie reviews, music and video, contests and more, with daily picks scrolling conveniently along the sidebar. Both edgy and infinitely knowledgeable, Exclaim! is a must-follow influencer. To get you started, here are some of Exclaim!’s Hot Picks.
Exclaim!'s Hot Picks
- Flourishing - The Sum of All Fossils
- Catherine MacLennan - Silhouette
- Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
- Junior Boys - It’s All True
- Moonface - Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped
Follow Exclaim! on Rdio and check out any of their genre-specific playlists, such as Pop & Rock or Folk & Country, or try out one of their monthly lists for genres you might not have a handle on yet. Kosmische, anyone?