Alexandra Slate - Edge of the Girl
Written by Nicholas Jennings    PDF Print E-mail

Alexandra Slate - Edge of the GirlAt 21, Toronto’s Slate comes across like a wannabe Chrissie Hynde, or at least a tougher Sarah McLachlan. Her bio says she began musical life as a punk-rock chick with green, spiky hair before discovering Joni Mitchell and heading into coffeehouses. Slate’s big-time first album, recorded in part with producer Colin Cripps (Kathleen Edwards) and members of the Tragically Hip, ranges from peppy rockers like “Can’t Hold the World” to such dreamy ballads as “Blinding the Universe.” A brave and promising debut.



Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Reddit! Del.icio.us! Mixx! Free and Open Source Software News Google! Live! Facebook! StumbleUpon! TwitThis Joomla Free PHP
 

Reviews

News image

Various artists - 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief

2013 | Administrator | Friday, 1 February 2013

After walloping the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy took a devastating toll on the northeastern United States. The powerful storm left parts of New York City underwater and left millions without heat...

News image

Demi Lovato - Demi

2013 | Administrator | Tuesday, 4 June 2013

From the cover photo to her new songs, this is grown-up Demi. Although just 20, the former Disney star has recently faced the challenges of bulimia and a bipolar disorder....

News image

Avril Lavigne - Avril Lavigne

2013 | Administrator | Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Avril’s the queen teen. Although 29 and newly married (for the second time), the Napanee, Ont. native refuses to grow up—in her music, at least. Her fifth CD features more...

News image

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 18 August 2013

Outside of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” there is no single this summer as hot as the title track from this r&b star’s sixth studio album. Over a funky beat, Robin...

Features

News image

Passing the Torch

2012 | Nicholas Jennings | Sunday, 9 September 2012

When Dustin Bentall was 12, he spent the summer with his parents at a cabin they bought in Cariboo Country, in British Columbia’s interior. There...

News image

A Tribe Called Red

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 10 October 2013

Ian Campeau will never forget the first Electric Pow Wow night. It was 2008 and he and fellow aboriginal DJ Bear Witness had the idea...

News image

k.d. lang - Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee

2013 | Administrator | Monday, 22 April 2013

She arrived like a chinook in the dead of winter. When k.d. lang first blew out of Alberta in the mid-1980s, her look, personality and...

News image

The Sadies

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Dallas and Travis Good have worked with Neil Young, author Margaret Atwood, Randy Bachman, Buffy Sainte-Marie and actor Gordon Pinsent. But it was another Canadian...