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    The Top Canadian Albums of All Time

    Well, it's not really the list I would have picked...but here it is.

    http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/268022
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    Wow, I guess there are at least 100 reasons why to love Canada...I think those are good choice, not sure about the order, but good choice.

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    Arcade Fire at # 8? Give be a break!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr MidFi
    Well, it's not really the list I would have picked...but here it is.

    http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/268022
    I guess they might be considered in the top 100, but 8th? Makes me question the taste of those judges, or their sanity at the very least.

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    Personal favorites are In The Falling Dark by Bruce Cockburn, Maria by Jane Siberry, and Modern Cool by Patricia Barber. Blue, also, but I think that was recorded in the States.
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    Where is was recorded doesn't matter...the artists are...

    Quote Originally Posted by jim goulding
    Personal favorites are In The Falling Dark by Bruce Cockburn, Maria by Jane Siberry, and Modern Cool by Patricia Barber. Blue, also, but I think that was recorded in the States.
    ...all Canadian, and that appears to be the only criteria for inclusion on the list...along with having a rather decent record.

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    Doth I offend thee? Those mentioned are Canadian. Does having a good record PLAYER count?.
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    Offend me? For what?

    Quote Originally Posted by jim goulding
    Doth I offend thee? Those mentioned are Canadian. Does having a good record PLAYER count?.
    You mentioned that Joni's 'Blue' was one of your top picks, except it was recorded in the US. My reply was that the list was the top 100 records from Canadian artists.

    Hitting the sauce a bit early today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish
    Hitting the sauce a bit early today?
    Well, as a matter of fact, yes. Can't believe you'd have a problem with that

    That Daniel Lanois album is better than anything on the list besides Neil and Joni and the Band. The Band wasn't really all Canadian, eh?

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    Arcade Fire? Who the hell are they?
    (edit: oh...someone beat me to it)

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    Swish- Who me? Actually, I just misunderstood the opening and then I misunderstood you. Peace.
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    I can't wait to see the full 100. I hope that Billy Talent is nowhere near that list!!!

    Personally, I would have picked Road Apples over Fully Completely.

    Jagged Little Pill, or any Alanis Morisette for that matter, would not have made my list. Although I can't deny her popularity, just give me a CD 80 minutes full of fingernails on a blackboard please.

    For Blue Rodeo, something earlier like thier debut, Outskirts, or Diamond Mine would have been better choices. I'm surprised to see 5 Days win a popularity contest. The production quality is so bad that I'm surprised anyone can stand to listen to it...I can't.

    Sloan in the top 20 is as ridiculous as Arcade Fire being there.

    Very nice to see Rheostatics get a nod and both of the Rush albums deserve a spot.

    I'm suprised that I don't see any Barenaked Ladies. Gordon, Stunt, or Maroon should definately be in the top 20.

    And not that Neil Young doesn't deserve high recognition, but three Young albums and no Gordon Lightfoot? I don't agree with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey
    Well, as a matter of fact, yes. Can't believe you'd have a problem with that

    That Daniel Lanois album is better than anything on the list besides Neil and Joni and the Band. The Band wasn't really all Canadian, eh?
    While Levon Helm is an American, The Band came together and spent their formative years as Ronnie Hawkins backup band, The Hawks, here in Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim goulding
    Personal favorites are In The Falling Dark by Bruce Cockburn, Maria by Jane Siberry, and Modern Cool by Patricia Barber. Blue, also, but I think that was recorded in the States.
    I'm pretty sure that Patricia Barber is not Canadian...from Chicago I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex Lion Tamer
    I'm pretty sure that Patricia Barber is not Canadian...from Chicago I believe.
    She was definitely born in Chicago.

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    Then she definitely would'na been on that list, huh? WTF was I thinkin. Must have been those mind altering drugs. My boo-boo.
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    I got no problem with that! In fact...

    Quote Originally Posted by Davey
    Well, as a matter of fact, yes. Can't believe you'd have a problem with that

    That Daniel Lanois album is better than anything on the list besides Neil and Joni and the Band. The Band wasn't really all Canadian, eh?
    ...many personal episodes of premature imbibing have resulted in some of my most embarrassing posts on this site. And I got no problem with those either, as they provided fodder for other members who were sorely in need of fresh meat for skewering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    Sloan in the top 20 is as ridiculous as Arcade Fire being there.

    Very nice to see Rheostatics get a nod and both of the Rush albums deserve a spot.

    I love Sloan! 4 Nights at the Palais Royale is a classic live record, IMHO. Although I do have to acknowledge that they are probably "best worst" as in how comedian Brian Posehn declared CC Deville of Poison the "best worst" guitar player ever.


    Plus, just wanted to note that on the beginning of Tragically Hip's Live Between us Gordon thanks the Rheostatics for having opened for them stating, "We are all richer for having seen them." I always loved that opening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlumpBuster
    I love Sloan! 4 Nights at the Palais Royale is a classic live record, IMHO. Although I do have to acknowledge that they are probably "best worst" as in how comedian Brian Posehn declared CC Deville of Poison the "best worst" guitar player ever.


    Plus, just wanted to note that on the beginning of Tragically Hip's Live Between us Gordon thanks the Rheostatics for having opened for them stating, "We are all richer for having seen them." I always loved that opening.
    I don't mind Sloan, I think that they deserve to be on the list. I just don't think that they are Top 20 material over acts like Gordon Lightfoot, Barenaked Ladies, April Wine or Kim Mitchell. Just a personal opinion.

    I only saw the Rheostatics once and only the first few songs of their set. The Rheo's didn't hit the stage until about 12:30am and I was with a bunch of fuddy duddy's who didn't want to stick around to see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish
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    You mean like this?



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    OK, I'll play devil's advocate here...

    Those are good albums and all that, but the repetative nature of the top 20 strikes me as kinda funny, like it was an American who picked the top-20 acts or something. Is this list indicative of a real Canadian's top-20? I'm not buying it.

    Lists are for dicks.

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    Umm, I'd put the Arcade Fire in the top 10. They'll be in my top ten this year and I'm not limiting my selections to Canadians : )

    Any list with no mention of Men Without Hats is just plain wrong...

    I have no credibility to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    Any list with no mention of Men Without Hats is just plain wrong...

    I have no credibility to lose.
    Is that why you include an Australian band on a Canadian list?

    You card, you...

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    Cool

    Okay.

    As a Canadian I'll weigh in.

    Where are the following???

    Cowboy Junkies' The Trinity Sessions

    Max Webster's High Class In Borrowed Shoes

    Teenage Head's Frantic City

    Robbie Robertson's s/t

    and we musn't forget Stopmpin Tom Connors' Bud the Spud and Gordon Lightfoot's Gord's Gold (I feel your pain ForeverAutumn!!!) Yet, I do agree with Jagged Little Pill belonging in the top 20 and with Arcade Fire; whether you like them (I do) or not, they're "classics".

    What gives, eh???

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    P.S., I'd also include up-and-coming bands, in the top 100, such as Wolf Parade, Broken Social Scene, Feist, Metric, The Constantines, Martha Wainwright, and the Great Lake Swimmers

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    I'm also a bit taken aback by the exclusion of Gordon Lightfoot. After all, wasn't he the first Canadian superstar musician? Didn't he really put Canadian music on the world-wide map? Don't all the other acts mentioned owe a dept of gratitude to Gordon for plowing the way?

    Methinks that whoever put this list together has yet to hit forty.

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