Yusuf Islam ‘Tell ‘Em I’m Gone’ Album Review

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Yusuf Islam ‘Tell ‘Em I’m Gone’ Album Review

3.7 out of 5
Rating: 3.7

The former Cat Stevens acquires the best producer in the business, Rick Rubin, who almost but not quite manages to make Yusuf Islam a force to be reckoned with once again.

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‘Force Majeure’ Film Review

4.5 out of 5
Rating: 4.5

Force Majeure is both a beguiling and formally beautiful film; as a comedy it’s aggressive and uneasy, with insights that capture the complexities of our own nature.

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The Vivascene Q & A with Kat Edmonson

Vintage pop chanteuse Kat Edmonson shares her thoughts on her acclaimed new album and on her influences.

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Album of the Week: Daniel Lanois ‘Flesh and Machine’

4 out of 5
Rating: 4

‘Flesh and Machine’, the latest release by Daniel Lanois, is a masterful display of recording studio technology and a refreshing experiment.

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‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ Film Review

4 out of 5
Rating: 4

More than just a moody, atmospheric vampire film, it’s a Beckett-like creation.

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In Concert: Shane Abram Nelken with Olenka & the Autumn Lovers and Scott Paulley Trio

Not only one of the best indie musicians in Vancouver, but one of the best musicians in Canada period, Shane Abram Nelken delivered a dazzling vinyl release concert at The Emerald club recently.

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Album of the Week: Bryan Ferry ‘Avonmore’

4.4 out of 5
Rating: 4.4

The Prince of Elegance returns with ‘Avonmore’, his finest album in years, redolent with the sheen of Roxy Music and the prowess of his halcyon vocals on the ’80s masterpiece ‘Avalon’.

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‘God Help The Girl’ Film Review

4 out of 5
Rating: 4

Its flaws are as forgivable as one’s own awkward adolescence; God Help the Girl is a seductively charming confection: candy-coated, full of feeling, and emblematic of Murdoch’s many perceptions and pop efficacy.

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Howlin’ Wolf ‘Howlin’ Wolf’ Album Reissue

5 out of 5
Rating: 5

A scintillating remastering of one of the greatest blues records ever made.

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The Vivascene Q & A: Isaac Ezban

One of Mexico’s most innovative new film voices shares his thoughts on his landmark first film, The Incident, and on his inspirations.

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