So far in 2017, we have tracked 471 albums and 90 EPs. Find below a list of 25 latest albums by Canadian artists. The big release this week is LIGHTS‘ 4th LP, Skin & Earth, a boss pop album and currently #3 at iTunes. Lights has a pair of JUNO awards and is a platinum recording artist thanks to her debut The Listening. Also selling well is Désherbage by Tire le coyote which combines his Neil Youngish vocals with rich folk music and beautiful poetry.
Multiplatinum JUNO winner Marie-Élaine Thibert dresses up some Francophone classics with her delectable vocals; her new one is Un hymne à l’amour. Two-time JUNO winner Hilario Duran does what he does best in Afro-Cuban Latin jazz on energetic new disc Contumbao.
A couple of R&B JUNO nominees contribute albums: Edmonton’s Ben Stevenson (Cara Cara) and Toronto’s Cold Specks (Fool’s Paradise). JUNO nominee Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal gets classical music whirling in gorgeous disc Musique sacrée en Nouvelle-France.
Polaris Prize darling Godspeed You Black Emperor is back with its brand of experimental instrumental rock on Luciferian Towers.
Besides these, CMB found Good Will Come to You by Calgary’s Un Blonde particularly good. He creates an atmospheric array and decks it with some soulful crooning. We also liked EP Benefits by Toronto’s Twist which is a treasure for post-punk enthusiasts. We hope something below will meet with your satisfaction.
Trios for Violin, Cello and Harp by Antoine Bareil / Stéphane Tétreault / Valérie Milot of QC (Classical), Group
Habitat by Beliefs of ON (Alt), Duo
Cara Cara by Ben Stevenson of AB (R&B), Male, JUNOs: 1N
Good Will Come to You by Un Blonde of AB (Alt), Male
Fool’s Paradise by Cold Specks of ON (R&B), Female, JUNOs: 1N
Carreaute serre by Les Cuilleres a Carreaux of QC (World), Group
Endorphine by Daran of QC (Alt-Rock), Male
This Is a Real Place by François Jalbert & Jérôme Beaulieu of QC (Jazz), Duo
Luciferian Towers by Godspeed You Black Emperor of QC (Alt), Group
Byzantium by Gunner & Smith of SK (Alt-Folk), Group
Contumbao by Hilario Duran of ON (World), Male, JUNOs: 2W
Big Intruder by Jordan Klassen of BC (Alt), Male
Skin & Earth by Lights of ON (Pop), Female, JUNOs: 2W
Un hymne a làmour by Marie-Élaine Thibert of QC (AC), Female, JUNOs: 1W
Seeker by Megan Nash of SK (S-S), Female
Strange Peace by METZ of ON (Punk), Group
Half Moon, Half Crazy by Michael Louis Johnson of AB (Folk), Male
Album complet by Poni of QC (Alt-Rock), Group
Vallee d’argent by Sarah Bourdon of QC (Alt), Female
Musique sacree en Nouvelle-France… by Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal of QC (Classical), Group, JUNOs: 3N
Désherbage by Tire le coyote of QC (Folk), Male
The Other Way (EP) by Bend Sinister of BC (Alt-Pop), Group
For You (EP) by Cat Thomson of AB (AC), Female
Wolf, Princess & Me (EP) by Neon Dreams of NS (Rap), Group
Benefits (EP) by Twist of ON (Post Punk), Group