My Inherent Disadvantage

cdI heard from a few sources yesterday that Bob Mersereau was promoting his book The Top 100 Canadian Albums which ranks the top Canadian albums of all time. Freddie P wrote about this on his blog and gave his top five. I was surprised to realize that I've never ranked my favourite Canadian albums of all time. I've ranked the top 100 Canadian songs and my favourite albums, but not my favourite Canadian albums.

As I started forming my list I quickly realized I'm at quite the disadvantage. Let's take Neil Young, for example, my favourite Canadian singer of all time. The first Neil Young album I bought was Freedom which I purchased after falling in love with "Rockin' in the Free World". Then, I bought Decade, a double album of his biggest hits from 1966 and 1976. So you see, I can't really speak to the wonders of Harvest or After the Gold Rush, two albums that would rank very high on my list if you checked out my top 100 Canadian songs list.

The same is true for The Guess Who, a band I really only know from Greatest Hits collections. Still, I'm going to give this a shot. It's supposed to be subjective, and when I leave After the Gold Rush off my list, you'll now know why.

I'm too young to appreciate albums released ahead of the '80s. That's my inherent disadvantage.


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Mike (Buffalo Boy)

Mike,
If I had to give a top ten Canadian Albums Id probably include the following:
Neil Young- either of the two you mentioned
Rush- Permanent Waves or Hold Your Fire
The Hip- Day For Night
Spirit of the West- Save This House
Alanis Morrisette- even though I dont like her her record sold millions and made huge splashes in the states and abroad.
The Guess Who would be on there
The Barenaked Ladies- Stunt
OLP- Naveed
Lowest of the Low would also desereve some recognition.
5440 would make my top ten as well
Others I Would consider- Sloan, The Hip Trouble at the Henhouse, TPOH
Like you im working at a loss other than Rush and Neil Young Im not willing to put anyone in prior to the 80s

October 19, 2007 @ 3:40 PM

Toronto Mike

Buffalo Boy, you missed the point. You can't put an album on your list that you admittedly dislike. Who cares if it sold millions and made a splash in the States? This list should be subjective.

I'll unveil my list soon. Alert the press.

October 19, 2007 @ 3:42 PM

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