A list of the top 50 Toronto albums is making the rounds, so I thought I'd chime in with my six favourite Toronto albums.
With apologies to the Rheostatics, Rush and Blue Rodeo, these are my top six.
Hayden - Everything I Long For
"Bad As They Seem"
The Pursuit of Happiness - Love Junk
"I'm an Adult Now"
"She's So Young"
"Hard to Laugh"
The Lowest of the Low - Shakespeare My Butt
"Henry Needs a New Pair of Shoes"
"Bleed a Little While Tonight"
Barenaked Ladies - The Yellow Tape
"If I Had $1000000"
"Be My Yoko Ono"
Maestro Fresh-Wes - Symphony in Effect
"Let Your Backbone Slide"
"Drop the Needle"
"Tear it Up"
Rusty - Fluke
And Neil Young's Live at Massey Hall 1971 isn't on this list because although he spent his formative years in Toronto and recorded this masterpiece in Toronto, I'm having difficulty swallowing it as a Toronto album. And yes, some of you hate rap and will ridicule me for including the Maestro on this list. Go ahead, I have thick skin.