Some quick links to check out.
First of, before you continue reading please go first to zoilus, and then to Radio Free Canuckistan, where Carl Wilson and Michael Barclay show some love for Veda Hille's This Riot Life which is one of, if not the finest albums of the year. Wilson's piece is particularly well written (as per usual) focusing completely on the opening track "Lucklucky". Seriously if you haven't listened to this album do so ASAP.
The rest of the stuff on RFC is also worth reading as Barclay continues his analysis both of those artists nominated, and those whom he thought should have been. Take particular notice of his comments on the lack of Jazz-oriented music writers in Canada.
T.V. On The Radio's Dear Science has officially landed, and has been getting consistently good reviews. While I haven't spent enough time to hear if the claim that it's there best effort yet is true, I can say that on first listen, the band officially is now 3 for 3 with their albums.
The wonderful and talented Michael Elves is now blogging. Go check out his site Ear to the Sounds, where you will find everything from a fabulous Bart Davenport video to a insightful article of Calgary's Azeda Booth.
Ah Sweet Lou.
That's all for now.