Alli Walker – The Basement Sessions: What I Have Learned So Far (Independent)

A full album based on mental health and bettering yourself is a rarity; Canadian country artist Alli Walker has done just that with her debut, The Basement Sessions: What I’ve Learned So Far.(Exclaim!)

Begonia – Fear (Rex Baby Records /Sony Music Canada)

Watch and listen as two-thirds of the O’Pears (Jillian Harris and Meg Contini) join Begonia and her band in gripping, powerful performances of all the songs from Fear for the very first time.(CBC Music)

Chastity – Home Made Satan (Dine Alone Records & Captured Tracks)

Chastity are back with their second studio album Home Made Satan; its raw and brutally honest lyrics come from the heart and will hit listeners hard. However, beyond that, there isn’t much that is else that is revolutionary for Chastity.(Exclaim!)

Corb Lund – Cover Your Tracks (New West)

Evangeline Gentle – Evangeline Gentle (Coax Records)

Jon Brooks – Moth Nor Rust II (Fallen Tree)

José Contreras – At The Slaughterhouse (indie)

Leeroy Stagger – Strange Path (True North)

Paper Beat Scissors – Parallel Line (Forward Music Group)

On their third album, Parallel Line, Montreal-based orchestral-pop project Paper Beat Scissors explore the tender fragility of human connection. On these 11 songs, mastermind Tim Crabtree chronicles friendships and romances in their fraught fluidity: how they crack and how they sometimes heal.(Exclaim!)

Rebecca Binnendyk – I Don’t Belong To You (indie)

Red Arms – Critical State (Yeah Right!)

Strange Breed – Permanence

The Glorious Sons – A War On Everything