Canadian music makers are going to need to create more pop songs if they want to capitalize on the current state of affairs, and more pop albums have hit the markets in this week’s batch of new releases.
In a snapshot of the twenty most purchased tracks at iTunes Canada, we drafted the following chart showing that pop hits are the most liked, followed by rock, then rap, and finally country. Points were tallied for each of the four genres. The genre of the #1 song was awarded 20 points, 19 points for the #2 song and so on, down to 1 point for the genre of the 20th most popular song. We’ve kept things simple so that pop includes songs designated as “dance”, rock includes “alternative”, rap “R&B”, and country “folk”.
Highlights of this week’s new Canadian artist releases include the following. Kiran Ahluwalia is a double JUNO winner and specialist of world music. The new album is entitled 7 Billion. Among the choicest of Franco music is fresh disc L’amour et le chaos from electropop duo Alfa Rococo. For a little atmosphere check out the artistic Arms of a Dream from Alberta’s Reuben and the Dark. Two-time JUNO nominee and rocker Éric Lapointe tops iTunes albums with his latest effort, Délivrance. BC punk band D.O.A. is still at it and contributes Fight Back. Also from the west coast is 3-time JUNO nominee Felix Cartal and EDM LP Next Season. Legendary 70s rock group Offenbach is all about a Renaissance. Finally, definitely give a listen to nicely done synthpop EP Voyager léger from double JUNO nominee Yann Perreau. Find these and lots more goodies in the table below.
|7 Billion||Kiran Ahluwalia||World|
|L’amour et le chaos||Alfa Rococo||Pop|
|Arms of a Dream||Reuben and the Dark||Alt|
|Driving in the Dark||Mariel Buckley||S-S|
|Home Away from Home||The Lay Awakes||S-S|
|In City & Country||The Young Novelists||S-S|
|Next Season||Felix Cartal||Pop|
|La chute de Sparte (EP)||La Bronze||Pop|
|Voyager léger (EP)||Yann Perreau||Pop|
We leave you with exquisite new track “Anybody Out There” from Vancouver platinum recording artist Tyler Shaw and Toronto’s Amaal Nuux.