Something For All Of Us is appropriately titled as it easily captivates fans of any musical genre. After beginning with hauntingly soft, almost blurry vocals, the CD builds to a fleeting crescendo of horns and drums and then quickly reverts back its delicate origins. The CD acts as a trance like experience, fragmented from shimmering instrumentals into foot-tapping rhythms. His lyrics are prolific and sentimental, revealing his own multi-faceted personality that easily echoes into much of his audience’s own induced dementia, depression and despair. However, instead of wallowing in his self-examination, Canning exquisitely, both through instrumentals and candid lyrics, finds reasoning for his cynicism and thus develops his own coping mechanism leaving his listener with a semblance of discreet optimism.

His album hosts an assortment of progressive work, exploring searing rock-and-roll, to phantom-like acoustics to synth-rock hip-shaking. Though Canning has already established himself as more than competent to produce his own album, guest appearances vault this album to indie tinsel-town fame including such acts as Stars’ Amy Millan, Metrics’ James Shaw, and fellow Broken Social Scene mates Kevin Drew, Justin Peroff, Andrew Whiteman and many more. The cacophony of both instruments and contributors make this one of 2008’s more noteworthy and worthwhile albums. (Arts & Crafts) –Eliza K. Johnston