There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light but in Stars

Twinkling ever so brightly is new album There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light by Quebec group Stars clocking in at 3 years after last effort, the popular No One Is Lost. The new album was produced by Peter Katis who has done an excellent job blending orchestral manoeuvres with upbeat synth pop. As always, Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell take turns at the mic delivering sensitive lyrics. The album was heralded by single “Privilege” which opens the disc. Playful B-side “We Call It Love” is included. “Losing to You”, at over 6 minutes, is packed with enough goodies to keep you captivated: a nocturnal shimmer that breaks into slapping beats and burbling bass.

Another standout is “Hope Avenue” suggesting a place to go for Strange Advance’s “We Run”. “Real Thing” seals the deal for a great album, a synth pop ace (official audio below). Even on the mellower tracks, genius is present, an example being “California, I Love That Name”. “Wanderers” is the perfect closer, dramatic and feel-goody.

Three JUNO nominations, all for Alternative Album of the Year, are among Stars’ achievements. Album Set Yourself On Fire was awarded gold certification in 2006 for sales surpassing 50,000 copies. On There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light, the band has penned some of the finest songs of 2017, and the album gets top marks from us.  iTunes

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Ryan Kennedy Declares, Love Is Gold

A singular voice and beautifully written smooth folk-pop songs deck recently released album Love Is Gold from Canadian recording artist Ryan Kennedy. Last year, his “Honest Song” stirred up some buzz and graced the airwaves in certain regions of the country; its MV (see below) has racked up over 100,000 views. Ryan self-released album Home Fires in 2015. He composed all tracks on the new album, and there isn’t a single bland one in the batch. As both a singer and a songwriter, Kennedy aces both which is uncommon. Count this album a winner.  iTunes

Oct 13 Releases: Alan Doyle and The Glorious Stars

Among this week’s new releases are 4 EPs and 29 LPs. Two are from JUNO winners and 10 from JUNO nominees. Eight currently twinkle from the iTunes Top 20. Two are Christmas albums (from The Tenors and Sultans of String) which will probably pick up in sales as we head closer towards that holiday. The Voice winner Ludovick Bourgeois launches his debut eponymous album.

Fans of rock, whether on the roots or alternative sides, have many to choose from this week. The ace players of the genre include Kingston’s The Glorious Sons, Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot, Toronto’s The Beaches, and Saskatoon’s awesome One Bad Son. Alternative works include the hypnotic Queens of the Breakers from The Barr Brothers, punchy The Wild from The Rural Alberta Advantage, and orchestral synth pop There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light from Stars. Also find folk-fab disc A Week at the Warehouse from Alan Doyle, adult contemporary covers on Signé Plamondon from Brigitte Boisjoli, R&B rubbed Morning After from dvsn, pop-rock cool on The Trouble with Teeth from Little Coyote, singer-songwriter warm Keep the Fire from Gabrielle Papillon, alternative adept Politesses from Félix Dyotte, and pop proficient EP Love from Chloé Breault.

A list of these and more of this week’s releases are outlined in the table below. Our year to date album count is up to 102 EPs and 553 LPs. Of the latter, 34.7% are from groups, 34.0% from male soloists, 21.7% from female soloists, 8.7% from duos, and 0.9% from various artists.

TITLE ARTIST ORIGIN JUNOS
A Week at the Warehouse Alan Doyle NL 1N
In the Unknown Annie Sumi ON  
C’est ca l’Amerique, Vol. 3 Aspect Mendoza QC  
Tempest Band of Rascals BC  
The Drifter & the Preacher Barney Bentall ON 1W
Queens of the Breakers The Barr Brothers QC 2N
Late Show The Beaches ON  
Signe Plamondon Brigitte Boisjoli QC  
Something I’ve Done Downchild Blues Band ON 1N
Morning After dvsn ON 1N
Beauty Community The Elwins ON 1N
Politesses Felix Dyotte QC  
Keep the Fire Gabrielle Papillon NS  
Old Cosmos Giant Hand ON  
Young Beauties and Fools The Glorious Sons ON 1N
Héra Ménard Héra Ménard QC  
Innocent OST Ian Kelly QC  
The Trouble with Teeth Little Coyote ON  
Ludovick Bourgeois Ludovick Bourgeois QC  
Tuning Mauno NS  
Made in the Name… One Bad Son SK  
Dollhouse The Pack A.D. BC 1N
Calendar Patrick Ballantyne ON  
The Wild Rural Alberta Advantage ON 1N
Ray of Hope Sina Bathaie  ON  
There Is No Love… Stars QC 3N
Christmas Caravan Sultans of String ON 3N
Christmas Together The Tenors BC 1W
New Mistakes Terra Lightfoot ON  
Love (EP) Chloe Breault NB  
Uh Oh (EP) Jessicka BC
Within Waves (EP) The Kents ON  
Free (EP) Rosa Laricchiuta QC  

Pierre Lapointe Examines the Science of the Heart

Platinum recording artist and 3-time JUNO nominee Pierre Lapointe is a sharp-dressed man, these days sporting a Commander Riker beard. The native of Alma, QC has released his latest studio album, La science du cœur (Science of the Heart), a piano infused singer-songwriter work that recently dethroned Marilyn Manson to take the top spot at iTunes. Below we embed the colourful MV for track “Sais-tu vraiment qui tu es” (Do you really know who you are) which will give you a taste of his brand of orchestral pop dressed with lush poetry and his John C. Reilly vocals. Since his first album came out in 2004, a self-titled work, Pierre has continued his preference for penning songs about failed relationships. He has managed to make a name for himself in Europe which is normally a formidable task for Canadians. Recently, Pierre has served as a coach on the Canadian installment of The Voice.  iTunes

2017 Thanksgiving Sees 33+ New Albums!

The Thanksgiving long weekend is upon us, and we are giving thanks to the 33 Canadian artists who released new albums yesterday. The new batch brings our annual running total up to 524 LPs and 98 EPs. Among the new releases are 3 JUNO award winners and 8 nominees. Highlights are below with all 33 releases listed in a table below the text.

Currently at #3 at iTunes is platinum, 3-time JUNO nominee Pierre Lapointe from Alma, QC. His new piano centered singer-songwriter album is La Science du Coeur (Science of the Heart). As always, his artistry here is top notch.

Multiplatinum 5-time JUNO nominee Lara Fabian treats us to a new English-language album, Camouflage, which dresses adult pop tunes with her exquisite vocals.

With Universal Music, Montreal’s Wolf Parade contributes Cry Cry Cry, an alternative rock work that is selling well. Along similar lines but in a slightly different technique comes Toronto JUNO nominee Weaves with Wide Open. With a style all its own is JUNO nominated electronic duo Blue Hawaii and Tenderness.

Rap enthusiasts have their choice, among others, between Ottawa JUNO winner Belly and Mumble Rap and Quebec City’s very popular Souldia and Ad Vitam Aeternam (Pour toujours). The latter is currently #12 at iTunes.

A number of world music releases have come out whether in terms of being performed in an Allophone tongue or a cultural musical style (or both). Among them is Mexican-Canadian JUNO winner Boogát with San Cristobal Baile Inn and 2-time JUNO nominee Socalled with Tales from Odessa (A Socalled Yiddish Musical).

Find a couple of blues releases which include Winnipeg 2-time JUNO nominee Little Miss Higgins and My Home, My Heart.

A hefty amount of classical works is freshly available. With an amazing 3 JUNO trophies, Louis Lortie is back with a brilliant interpretation of Chopin on Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol. 5. With 4 JUNO nominations and a gold album (the latter is rare for a classical artist) Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà interpret a composer on Portrait: Max Richter. Max’s music has been widely used in the movies. Decked with a pair of JUNO nominations David Jalbert contributes work Stravinsky & Prokofiev: Transcriptions for Piano.

Finally, we would like to give a shout-out to Ryan Kennedy and his fab new album Love Is Gold. He has a great voice and the songs are very well written with lots of rich details. Ryan’s “Honest Song” received a lot of attention is some circles last year. À nous la beauté from Nini Marcelle slays as far as singer-songwriter discs go. Full marks for this one as well..

TITLE ARTIST GENRE ORIGIN
Here We Are Andie Duquette Country QC
Portrait: Max Richter A. Dubeau/La Pietà Classical QC
Can You Hear Me Ashley Condon S-S PE
Synapses Audionaute Alt QC
Mumble Rap Belly Rap ON
Tenderness Blue Hawaii Electronic QC
San Cristobal Baile Inn Boogát World QC
Brimbelle de la ferme… Brimbelle Children’s QC
Dear Hip Hop… Dan-e-o Rap ON
…Poetes acadiens 2 Danny Boudreau Country NB
Stravinsky & Prokofiev… David Jalbert Classical QC
Bonsoir Sherif Keith Kouna Rock QC
Camouflage Lara Fabian AC QC
My Home, My Heart Little Miss Higgins Blues MB
…Chopin, Vol. 5 Louis Lortie Classical QC
Same As I Ever… Matt Patershuk Blues AB
A nous la beaute Nini Marcelle S-S QC
The Hunt Papagroove World QC
Madre Amiga Hermana Patricia Cano World ON
La Science du coeur Pierre Lapointe S-S QC
Romes Romes Alt ON
Love Is Gold Ryan Kennedy S-S QC
Generation S.V.Ray Country QC
Tirer des lecons Sam Harvey S-S QC
Tales from Odessa Socalled World QC
Ad Vitam Aeternam… Souldia Rap QC
Full Circle Twin Bandit Folk BC
Weather Station Weather Station S-S ON
Wide Open Weaves Alt ON
Rule 62 Whitney Rose Country PE
Cry Cry Cry Wolf Parade Alt QC
Fantasies: Vol. 1 (EP) Emma-Lee Pop ON
Fearless (EP) Roveena AC ON

Lights Scores 1st Top 10 Canadian Artist Album in 8 Weeks

It’s been a bit of a dry spell for Canadian artists on the official albums chart, but Lights took care of business, as she always does. The last Canadian artist album to debut in the Top 10 was Arcade Fire’s Everything Now back on August 8. Lights’ Skin & Earth debuts at #3 this week (in terms of pure album sales it was #2). This matches her highest charted album to date, Siberia. All of Lights’ album releases have made the Top 10. The Toronto electopop star is a multiple JUNO award winner and a platinum certified artist.

Skin & Earth is the 18th Canadian artist album to debut in the Top 10 in 2017. USS kicked off the year with New World Alphabet (#3). Two albums reached #1: the aforementioned Arcade Fire album and Drake’s More Life. Expect to see Shania Twain and Hedley in next week’s Top 10.

Reviewing Shania Twain Now…

With origins in Timmins, Ontario, Shania Twain rose to become the only artist in history, whether foreign or domestic, to score three double-diamond albums: The Woman in Me (1995), Come on Over (1997), and Up! (2002). Twain co-wrote nearly all tracks on the trio of discs with then husband South African record producer and hitmaker Robert John “Mutt” Lange. With wisps of teasing sass and songs that were irresistibly fun, Shania won over people from all walks of life: fans of both country and pop, both men and women, and people of all generations. We won’t go into Shania’s personal hardships which effectively placed her on indefinite hiatus aside from saying that she suffered from dysphonia putting her singing out of commission.

After 15 years, Shania Twain has finally released a new album, entitled simply, Now. The 13-time JUNO award winner co-wrote all tracks. The song-writing is top notch as is the production. While many are wondering if it is possible for her to make such a comeback without the “Mutt” as to return her to her former heights of superstardom, what is clear is that she and her team have done a remarkable job on the album. She even dabbles in some reggae and tropical house. Shania Twain’s Now is available … now. iTunes

Hedley Goes Cageless on 7th Album

In a year that has seen Canuck radio stick to the furious five (Alessia, Bieber, Drake, Mendes, and The Weeknd) at the exclusion of most other Canadian talent largely unknown States-side, one of the casualties of this kowtowing to musical tastes in the Republic is multiplatinum Abbotsford, BC pop band Hedley. The group’s music has never been better as demonstrated on 7th studio album Cageless which topped iTunes upon release. Hedley has become so popular in Canada that even the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen opened for the band on its last Canadian concert series. Shawn Hook will fill those shoes next year for the Cageless tour.

Starting out in the pop-punk genre, JUNO winning Hedley has smoothly transitioned into putting out a pleasant dance pop sound, as demonstrated particularly on infectious track “In Love with a Broken Heart”. The album includes delicious single “Love Again” which peaked at #50 on the Hot 100 and popular songs “Better Days” and “Obsession”. As far as bands performing pop music go, there are few in the world as good at the game as this bunch. On a side note, longtime drummer Chris Crippin has departed for new pursuits.  iTunes

Gabrielle Shonk Scores the Surprise Hit Record of the Year

Somehow this obscure newcomer from Quebec City got discovered by Universal Music, and now Gabrielle Shonk‘s debut album is at #5 on the iTunes chart. She is being called the new Alicia Keys with her brand of soulful indie-folk.

Gabrielle was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA to an American father and Canadian Francophone mother. She learned English first c/o her father and surroundings in the States. Then, at age five, she relocated to Quebec City and grew up in French immersion. It was important to her to write songs in both languages, and thus her debut, eponymous album is a true Canadian bilingual affair (7 Anglo and 3 Franco tracks).

In 2014, Shonk was a finalist in Season 2 of The Voice while keeping busy teaching jazz at non-profit music school Arquemuse.

We’re going to let the music on this beautiful album speak for itself. Below we embed the MV for “Habit” with its plucky verses breaking out into a gorgeous sweeping orchestral chorus.  iTunes

Cindy Doire Presents a Musical Panorama

With origins in Timmins, Ontario, and serving as one-half of popular singer-songwriter duo Scarlett Jane, Cindy Doire presents her fourth solo album Panorama. She will be on tour to promote it in November. The disc is a genre-defying collection of carefully calculated catchy compositions encompassing measured grooves. The panoramic sound is both ethereal and delicate, as Cindy concocts a new style for this work, an amalgam of dream pop and Moog synthesizer inflected folk all wrapped up in a silvery sheath of angelic vocals. On production detail is Mark Howard (Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, and Tom Waits). Cindy Doire présente: Panorama is an album for the intelligent who love to dream. It soothes, captivates, and rearranges frayed emotions into perfect order.  iTunes

New Releases Sep 29: Shania Twain and Hedley!

This week we list 25 new Canadian artist albums: 20 LPs and 5 EPs. Our year-to-date totals are now 493 in the full-length division and 96 extended plays.

What’s Hot

1. She’s hotter than hot, the only artist in history to score three double-diamond albums, each selling in excess of two million copies in Canada. After a lengthy hiatus, Timmons, Ontario country superstar Shania Twain returns with a fabulous album chock full of excellent songs, Now.

2. Foremost Canadian pop group Hedley of Abbotsford, BC, cuts the ribbon on 7th studio album Cageless. It topped iTunes upon release.

3. If only a town like Manitoba’s Portage la Prairie could spawn a decent punk band you say. Well … they did. Propagandhi’s Victory Lap will hit the spot for those who like their music hard.

4. Also hot is Gabrielle Shonk our acquisition (since the age of five) from the Island of Rhode. This breathtaking Quebec City indie-folk singer contributes her debut eponymous album, a bilingual treat.

5. Finally, more folk, though more on the traditional side comes by way of What We Leave Behind by JUNO award winning The East Pointers of Charlottetown.

What’s Cool

Montreal’s Maude Audet has crafted a gorgeous alternative album we can describe as raw romantic melancholy, Comme une odeur de déclin (Like an Odour of Decline). Album teaser below.

From Timmins, ON and based in Toronto is Cindy Doire. Her disc is entitled Cindy Doire présente: Panorama. We embed a live performance video of haunting mellow track “Désirs sans remords” (Desires Without Remorse).

Find more great Canadian music in random order below.

TITLE ARTIST GENRE ORIGIN
Now Shania Twain Country ON
Cageless Hedley Pop BC
Chromatique Clement Jacques Alt QC
Modern Ruin Kyrie Kristmanson Alt ON
What We Leave Behind The East Pointers Folk PE
Gabrielle Shonk Gabrielle Shonk Folk QC
Full Face Dany Placard S-S QC
Comme une odeur de declin Maude Audet Alt QC
The Digg Mackjoffatt Rap QC
Panorama Cindy Doire Alt ON
The Details Mo Kenney Rock NS
Theatre magique Lucioles Jazz QC
Victory Lap Propagandhi Punk MB
Bygone Beatrice Keeler S-S ON
Les couleurs de mon coeur Johanne Lefebvre AC QC
Les ecrits d’un cowboy Joseph Stephen Country QC
Morgan Deli Morgan Rock QC
Mono Mono Sunfields Rock QC
A Kind of Serenity Videoman Alt QC
Soothsayer Nick Ferrio Rock ON
Deleted Tweets (EP) Internet Daughter Rap ON
Or & flamme (EP) Kimya Rap QC
Mirage (EP) Le Trio BBQ AC QC
Pi Wo (EP) Stéphane Moraille World QC
Moscow Apartment (EP) Moscow Apartment Alt ON

 

With ‘Skin’, Lights Gets Down to Earth

Lights releases her 4th studio album, Skin & Earth. What has always been true of the Torontonian is that, besides being able to craft a good tune, she has accumulated bonus points for not tagging along with where others are going, and doing her own thing. Her most successful album was her first, synth-pop delicacy The Listening, a platinum certified release. The album spawned a number of hit singles including “Drive My Soul” and “Saviour”. Arguably, her most critically acclaimed work (and our favourite), was her second, Siberia. The JUNOs preferred her third album Little Machines, giving it a trophy for Pop Album of the Year.

With Skin & Earth, Lights brings to fruition her love of comics, and we’re not talking about comedians but rather, cartoons. Coinciding with the concept album release is a six-part comic book series that expounds upon its story, that of a post apocalyptic world decked with interesting characters. At the center is the crimson haired heroine Enaia Jin, Lights alter-ego, created with an ample use of the continent-specific “flesh colour” pencil crayon. But besides the glossy pages that tell a captivating story, there’s the disc that embraces the most commercially friendly, upbeat, and poppiest record she’s recorded yet. Extra talent brought in to hone the sound included members from Twenty One Pilots, Purity Ring, and Big Data. Lights’ Skin and Earth hit #2 at iTunes just behind Macklemore.  iTunes

Stacey Launches EP First Move

Toronto’s Stacey is surfing at the forefront of a new wave of music we can describe as “nuage-pop” being made right here in Canada. Canadian women such as Stacey, Rosemary Fairweather, and Amaara are world leaders in making ambient pop music with crystal clear vocals and dreamy keyboard sequences. It’s all very exciting. Stacey offers a style that is at times a little more vigorous. Her latest EP is entitled First Move, and it comes with five exquisite tracks. They take on a nice balance between soothing background mood music and surging foreground bubbles of captivation. Ninety Canadian artist EPs have come to our attention so far in 2017, and Stacey’s First Move is one of the best of them all.  iTunes

Selected New Releases: Lights, Tire le coyote, Twist!

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.

NEW ALBUMS

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

New Releases Sep 15, 2017: Kain, Haines, Cook, Cockburn

Find below a table of September 15, 2017 releases (sorted in random order) which includes 24 LPs and a pair of EPs. Some highlights are as follows.

What’s Hot

Leading the pack for iTunes sales is Welcome Bonheur from Drummondville, Québec JUNO nominated and platinum selling folk-rock group Kaïn. Metric frontwoman Emily Haines of Toronto returns to her Soft Skeleton solo project with Choir of the Mind, a softer presentation than the high centigrade leanings of Metric; the album is selling well. Emily earned a JUNO nomination in 2010 for Songwriter of the Year thanks to work on tracks from Metric’s album Fantasies. For those who dig world music, Toronto’s Jesse Cook has a treat for you. The new album is called Beyond Borders. His album Free Fall took home the Instrumental Album of the Year JUNO in 2001 and went platinum. Ottawa’s Bruce Cockburn adds another disc to his mammoth catalogue: Bone on Bone. Interestingly, of all his creative works and fabulous poetry, his 1993 Christmas album was by far his best-seller at 6x platinum. Bruce has chocked up an impressive 12 JUNO awards.

What’s Cool

Our favourite LP of the week is Across the Dark from Toronto’s JUNO nominated The Wilderness of Manitoba, the brain child of Will Whitwham. Combining roots music with smatterings of progressive sauces and reminding us at times of so-called yacht rock, it is quite an impressive disc. JUNO winner and one of the nation’s finest when it comes to roots music is Toronto trio Elliott Brood; the exquisite new album is Ghost Gardens. Fredericton’s Alicia Toner presents beautiful atmospheric country album I Learned the Hard Way worth checking out. As far as EPs go, we have the excellent First Move from Toronto’s Stacey with crystal clear vocals and dreamy keyboard sequences.

Table of New Releases

TITLE ARTIST GENRE ORIGIN AWARDS
Intersections Emie R. Roussel Trio Jazz QC  
H.I.M. History in the Making Flawless Gretzky Rap QC  
Spirale Jean-François Groulx Jazz QC  
Joie de vivre Julie Aubé Rock NB  
Vacation Seaway Pop-Punk ON  
There’s a Place Sean McCann Folk NL  
The Great Blue Heron Friendly Rich Alt ON  
Choir of the Mind Emily Haines Alt Pop ON 1JN
Ghost Gardens Elliott Brood Roots ON 1JW
Across the Dark Wilderness of Manitoba Rock ON 1JN
Bone on Bone Bruce Cockburn Folk ON 6xP, 12JW
Real Love David Myles Roots NB  
Talk Is Cheap The Karpinka Brothers S-S SK  
Pure Mind Fake Palms Alt Rock ON  
Follow That Fire Lynn Jackson SS/Folk ON  
Two Sunday Wilde & Reno Jack Blues ON  
Queen of Swords Queen of Swords Alt Rock ON  
À jamais privé de réponses Paupière Alt Pop QC  
Death at More Door The Creepshow Punk QC  
Welcome Bonheur Kain Folk Rock QC P, 1JN
I Learned the Hard Way Alicia Toner Country NB  
Casualties Break the Trend Rock ON  
Cordoba Mudie Alt Rock QC  
Beyond Borders Jesse Cook World ON P, 1JW
Country Sorta Way (EP) Danielle Bourjeaurd Country ON  
First Move (EP) Stacey Alt Pop ON  

Key: Highest certification on a recording (P=platinum), JN=JUNO nominations, JW=JUNO wins.