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Deconstructing SLS16


Now that SLS16 is in the bag, it's time to deconstruct the 20 tunes that made the final cut.  How much of SLS16 is CanCon?  How many artists are making their first appearance on SLS? Find out the answers to these questions and more below.

  • Canadian Content - 9 (AlexisOnFire, Billy Talent, City and Colour, DJ Champion, illScarlett, k-os, Sam Roberts, The New Pornographers & The Tragically Hip)
  • Making Their SLS Debut - 9 (AlexisOnFire, City and Colour, DJ Champion, illScarlett, k-os, Regina Spektor, Sonic Youth, The Flaming Lips & TV on the Radio)
  • Artists That Also Appeared On SLS15 - 7 (Arctic Monkeys, Billy Talent, The New Pornographers, The Raconteurs, The Strokes, Wolfmother & Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
  • Providing a Female Voice - 3 (DJ Champion, Regina Spektor & Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
  • Longest Current SLS Streak - 3 (The Strokes)
  • Longest SLS Drought Ended - 8 (Sam Roberts)

By the way, here's the cover of SLS16.

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