Favourite Canadian Albums of 2012

on 5:01 pm

So after presenting songs from CanadiansinPortugal’s favourite Canadian albums of 2012 over on the CanadiansinPortugal facebook page over the last few weeks, here now are the albums, the artists and links to album streams (if you’re interested and hopefully you will be) in the order of 1 to 20, as well as the fav. compilation album of the year.

Before getting into it though, let just say that out of the three years of putting this list together, this was the hardest year as far as picking out an overall favourite. Whatever the case, here it is:

1. The Sheepdogs – The Sheepdogs http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/sheepdogs-sheepdogs_album_stream
2. Matt Mays – Coyote http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/matt_mays-coyote_album_stream  
3. Cuff the Duke – Union http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2012/10/Cuff-the-Dukes-Union-full-album-stream  
4. The Tragically Hip – Now for Plan A http://www.thehip.com/  
5. Wintersleep – Hello Hum http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/new-music/album-stream/stream-wintersleep-hello-hum-110426 
6. Yukon Blonde – Tiger Talk http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2012/03/album-stream-yukon-blonde-tiger-talk.html  
7. Rah Rah – The Poet's Dead http://totallyfuzzy.blogspot.pt/2012/10/rah-rah-poets-dead-album-stream.html 
8. A.C. Newman – Shut Down the Streets http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/c_newman-shut_down_streets_album_stream 
9. Skydiggers – Northern Shore http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/skydiggers-northern_shore_album_stream  
10. Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Americana http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/album-premiere-neil-young-and-crazy-horse-americana-20120528 
11. The Mohawk Lodge – Damaged Goods http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/mohawk_lodge-damaged_goods_album_stream 
12. Boxer the Horse – Would You Please http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/boxer_horse-french_residency_album_stream 
13. Jason Collett – Reckon http://arts-crafts.ca/releases_spotlight.php?search=AC075&artist=Jason%20Collett 
14. Octoberman – Waiting in the Well http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/octoberman-waiting_in_well_album_stream 
15. Zeus – Busting Visions http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-album-premiere-zeus-busting-visions-20120320  
16. The Wooden Sky – Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/wooden_sky-every_child_daughter_every_moon_sun_album_stream  
17. Islands – A Sleep and A Forgetting http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/islands-sleep_forgetting_album_stream 
18. Plants and Animals – The End of That http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2012/02/album-stream-plants-and-animals---the-end-of-that.html 
19. Apollo Ghosts – Landmark http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/apollo_ghosts-landmark_album_stream 
20. Hot Panda – Go Outside http://www.vice.com/read/vice-exclusive-listen-to-hot-pandas-new-album-before-anyone-else 

Compilation: The Grapes of Wrath – Singles http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/The-Grapes-Of-Wrath  

So there you go, now feel free to share your insights all you want.