CMB Picks Great Canadian Releases of Spring 2015

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From the spring equinox to summer solstice there was a ton of music released. Canadian LPs numbered at 172. Then we had lots of EPs, singles, and music videos to enjoy as well. Having done our winter 2015 picks (see it here), we now present you with our picks for spring 2015. All these amazing works, encompassing a variety of styles, are now marked for contention for our year end lists.

GREAT SPRING 2015 LPS

Of 172 albums, our dozen picks are as follows (in alphabetical order by artist):

Vieux Loup, The Acorn
Reminisce, Etiquette
Félix Dyotte, Félix Dyotte
Grounders, Grounders
The Loodies, The Loodies
Un été en hiver, Matt Tomlinson
We Are the Reckoning, Peter Katz
Carousel One, Ron Sexsmith
I Become a Shade, Seoul
Analog Love, Shawn Hook
Suuns & Jerusalem in My Heart, Suuns & Jerusalem in My Heart
Love Life, Tamia

GREAT SPRING 2015 EPS

Discs with at least 3 original tracks and with a total run time of under 25 minutes released in the spring numbered at 45. We loved two of them:

Pivotal, Kayd
Claire, Rolemodel

GREAT SPRING 2015 SPS

Singles, songs, or tracks particularly gripping are as below (with notes):

Black and White Heart, Andee (title-track of her debut album)
Pleasantries, Etiquette (opening track of album Reminisce)
Pull It Over Me, Grounders (from self-titled album)
Pivotal, Kayd (title-track of EP)
Antidote, Lexi Strate (single)
Big & Loud, Rachel Woznow (single released 2014 but picked up by radio spring 2015)
Sound of Your Heart, Shawn Hook (gold single and track off album Analog Love)
Nowhere, Tamia (track off album Love Life)
White Picket Funeral, Yardlets (track off album Good Hangs)

GREAT SPRING 2015 MVS

Music videos especially appealing were as follows:

Black to Gold, Dear Rouge
Same Sea, LIGHTS

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