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My Ten Favourite Canadian Albums


Earlier today, I wrote about my inherent disadvantage when compiling a list of this nature.  Below are my ten favourite Canadian albums of all-time, but you won't find Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Rush or The Guess Who.  You also won't find The Band, Leonard Cohen or Gordon Lightfoot.  I kept this list to actual albums I enjoyed and banned all greatest hits collections.

I'm listing these here in no particular order.  You may commence judging my ten favourite Canadian albums..... now.  If you're interested, I also recently listed the top 100 Canadian songs of all-time, and that list has lots of Neil, Joni, Leonard and Gordon.

Fully Completely

The Tragically Hip - Fully Completely

Favourite Tracks:
"At the Hundredth Meridian"
"Wheat Kings"
"Courage (for Hugh MacLennan)"


Sloan - Smeared

Favourite Tracks:
"Take It In"
"500 Up"


Barenaked Ladies - Gordon

Favourite Tracks:
"Brian Wilson"
"If I Had $1000000"
"Be My Yoko Ono"

Love Junk

The Pursuit of Happiness - Love Junk

Favourite Tracks:
"I'm an Adult Now"
"She's So Young"
"Hard to Laugh"

Everything I Long For

Hayden - Everything I Long For

Favourite Tracks:
"Bad As They Seem"
"In September"

Shakespeare My Butt

The Lowest of the Low - Shakespeare My Butt

Favourite Tracks:
"Henry Needs a New Pair of Shoes"
"Eternal Fatalist"
"Bleed a Little While Tonight"

Symphony in Effect

Maestro Fresh-Wes - Symphony in Effect

Favourite Tracks:
"Let Your Backbone Slide"
"Drop the Needle"
"Tear it Up"


Rusty - Fluke

Favourite Tracks:
"Groovy Dead"
"Wake Me"

Up To Here

The Tragically Hip - Up to Here

Favourite Tracks:
"Blow at High Dough"
"New Orleans Is Sinking"
"38 Years Old"


Arcade Fire - Funeral

Favourite Tracks:
"Wake Up"
"Rebellion (Lies)"
"Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)"

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