The fascinating career of Emm Gryner (pictured) is profiled, Canadian hip-hop reflects our diversity, and Neil Young gives his fans a Xmas present. Others in the headlines include Robert Michaels, Yo-Yo Ma, Andre Gagnon, The Weeknd, Denise Jones, Shawn Mendes, Merkules, Dolly Parton, Bloodshot Records, Taylor Swift, Frank Sinatra, BTS, The Bee Gees, and Jimmy Page.
Caracol (pictured) treads new paths on Symbolism, garage rockers UIC are rejuvenated, and the Stones' "She's A Rainbow" is a synch smash. Also in the headlines are Sharon and Bram, The Steadies, Travis Scott, Kiss, Top albums lists, Cardi B, Jackie Fuchs, pay to play, Kate Bush, Robbie Williams, Kacey Musgraves, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie.
A record number of songs are contending to be World Cup anthems, Bey and Jay's duo album celebrates their union, and a look back at NXNE. Also in the headlines are Exclaim's top albums, Steve Albini, Katalogue, sexual harassment at festivals, the Monkees, Rainbow Robert, Heidi Munro, Robbie Williams, Jesse Zubot, Ben Sures, and the death of the CD.