Monday, June 19, 2006

Best Canadian Music

I am decidedly biased. I love Canadian music. I don't mean to focus on it, but I just like a song or artist and then usually discover it/they are Canadian. Here are some of my favourites. Add at whim.

Wheat Kings by Tragically Hip
Unloved by Jann Arden
Another Sunday by I Mother Earth
What a Good Boy by Barenaked Ladies
Fumbling Toward Ecstasy by Sarah McLachlan
Bad Timing by Blue Rodeo
Time by Chantel Kreviazuk

Okay, that's all for now. There are zillions more. I mean, I didn't even go prior to 1990! I mean, we're talking Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, The Guess Who... sheesh.

7 comments:

  1. Will all Canadians hate me if I say I hate BNL? Band you don't like + college * massively overplayed = roger hate.

    "Have you heard this million dollar song? It's about having a million dollars. It's SOOO funny." I heard that about 500 times at college.

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  2. Dude, dude, dude. That song, not great. The rest of Gordon (minus Grade 9), pure musical genius. C'mon! Brian Wilson! The Flag! So good!

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  3. Roger, it's okay if you don't like BNL. I find that most people love them or hate them. If I were on a desert island and could only take one album, it would be Gordon. But that's just me.
    I still think that If I Had $1000000 is good for nostalgic reasons, but apparently only if you were 10 when the album came out.

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  4. I think it is sad that If I Had a Million Dollars is the one that got so overplayed. Seriously, the rest of the album is genius. Everything AFTER Gordon? Sucks monkey bum.

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  5. Silly me likes Maybe You Should Drive better than Gordon. Oh and no list of great Canadian music should exist that doesn't have some Rush or The Band on it.

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  6. Well Jason (and welcome!) now you know.

    And you're right, I do love Rush. They would be on there. However, this was only a starter list, so I am sure they will make it. (Don't tell Lyn though, I'm pretty sure she hates Rush)

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  7. I totally agree about the Band; how can you not love Robbie Robertson? We also have to consider: Stan Rogers, BTO/Bravebelt, Big Sugar, Joni Mitchell, Trooper, Sarah Harmer, Wide Mouth Mason...Arrogant Worms. And so many others. As Maryanne is fond of pointing out, my musical taste does lean towards Canadian tunes.

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