New releases this week number at least 22 LPs and 5 EPs. Find at the end of this post a listing of the 27. Our year-to-date totals are 620 Canadian artist albums and 118 extended plays. Artists from Quebec have been the most industrious this year accounting for 40.6% of the albums, Ontarians 32.6%, and British Columbians 9.8%. Albums from groups (3 or more musicians) make up 34.4%, male soloists exactly the same (34.4%), female soloists 21.5%, and duos 9.0%. The remainder are various artist compilation discs. The genres of choice for recording artists in Canada, as we have determined before, are singer-songwriter/folk and alternative which together account for 45.8% of the works with the remainder spread fairly evenly among the other genres. At the end of 2017, we will provide a final and more detailed analysis of the stats. Before getting to the table of new releases, we wish to highlight six of them. Four of this week’s batch are Christmas albums which we will feature in a separate post closer to the holiday.
Andréanne A. Malette, releases a self-titled folk pop tour de force including her mega hit “Fou”. The Granby singer has a beautiful voice, and the vitamin-popped songs frolic along ever so charmingly. This is a wonderful album, Malette’s second.
Our acquisition from the United Kingdom, Johnny Reid of Brampton, Ontario, is a multiplatinum five-time JUNO winner and lays his latest on the banquet table – Revival. He goes for a David Clayton-Thomas’ retro sound with all the fusion adult contemporary trimmings.
Popular for his imaginative brand of alternative folk, Montreal’s Philippe Brach contributes Le silence des troupeaux in which he muses on the state of the world and offers some tips on how to deal with it. Find a little bit of blues and rock in the mix. The album is selling well.
With two gold albums achieved, Marc Dupré is back with another one worthy of the milestone – La vie qu’il nous reste. It is currently sitting comfortably in the iTunes Top 10. The disc is a very good pop album, one of the best releases this week, filled with catchy songs.
Just as great as Marc’s as far as pop goes is an EP from Halifax’s Ria Mae, My Love, featuring her current hit single “Bend”. The platinum JUNO nominee is a very good songwriter, and her brand of pop offers a nice fusion of flavours.
Country superstar Jess Moskaluke from Saskatchewan has a brand new EP out – Past the Past. The seven-track unit features her hits “Drive Me Away” and “Kill Your Love”. Jess is a JUNO winning, platinum recording artist.
|Acts of Love||Maylee Todd||R&B||ON|
|Andreanne A. Malette||Andreanne A. Malette||Folk Pop||QC|
|Cassiopee||Mara Tremblay||Alt Rock||QC|
|Coconut Christmas||The Lost Fingers||Xmas||QC|
|Consolez-vous||De Temps Antan||Folk||QC|
|Les corps infinis||La Bronze||Alt||QC|
|Deluxe||La Famille Ouellette||Pop||QC|
|Long Hot Summer Days||Jim Byrnes||Blues||BC|
|Lumieres d’hiver||Emilie-Claire Barlow||Xmas||ON|
|Martin Valois||Martin Valois||Pop-Rock||QC|
|Mercy Works||Casper Skulls||Alt||ON|
|Murphy||The Carn Davidson 9||Jazz||ON|
|Noel Ensemble||Mario Pelchat & les Prêtres||Xmas||QC|
|Old School Yule!||Matt Dusk||Xmas||ON|
|Le pain le pays la paix||Benoît LeBlanc||Folk||QC|
|Le silence des troupeaux||Philippe Brach||Alt Folk||QC|
|To Love the Coming…||The Deep Cove||Alt Rock||BC|
|Ubiquite||M. Lizotte & M. Desy||Classical||QC|
|La vie qu’il nous reste||Marc Dupre||Pop||QC|
|Hot Three (EP)||Alex Pangman||Jazz||ON|
|Mark Times (EP)||Mark Times||Country||AB|
|My Love (EP)||Ria Mae||Pop||NS|
|Past the Past (EP)||Jess Moskaluke||Country||SK|
|Wild Eyed Wanderer (EP)||Alessia Cohle||Country||ON|