So after presenting songs from CanadiansinPortugal’s favourite Canadian albums of 2013 on the CanadiansinPortugal Facebook page the last few weeks, here, as in previous years, are the albums, the artists and some links to album streams (if you’re interested and hopefully you will be) in the order of 1 to 20, as well as the favourite compilation / project 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 Grapes of Wrath – High Road http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/Judith-Lynch/playlist/The-Grapes-of-Wrath---High-Road
2. Arcade Fire – Reflektor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPWrFHySSyo
3. Matthew Good – Arrows of Desire http://musicmp3.ru/artist_matthew-good__album_arrows-of-desire.html#.Uq8CUvRdUu4
4. Blue Rodeo – In Our Nature http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/blue_rodeo-in_our_nature_album_stream
5. The Sadies – Internal Sounds http://www.avclub.com/article/the-sadies-new-record-eminternal-soundsem-is-strea-102990
6. The Bicycles – Stop Thinking so Much http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/bicycles-stop_thinking_so_much_album_stream
7. Jim Guthrie – Takes Time http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/jim_guthrie-takes_time_album_stream
8. The Deep Dark Woods – Jubilee http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/deep_dark_woods-jubilee_album_stream
9. Daniel Romano – Come Cry with Me http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/daniel_romano-come_cry_with_me_album_stream
10. Hooded Fang – Gravez http://hoodedfang.bandcamp.com/album/hooded-fangs-gravez-lp
11. The Danks – Gank http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/danks-gank_album_stream
12. Dog Day – Fade Out http://fundog.bandcamp.com/album/fade-out
13. Odd Years – Drawing Lines http://oddyears.bandcamp.com/album/drawing-lines
14. Headstones – Love + Fury http://www.purevolume.com/news/headstones-love-and-fury-track-commentary-stream
15. Shotgun Jimmie – Everything, Everything http://youvechangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/everything-everything
16. Paul Langlois – Not Guilty (Not available for streaming anywhere online)
17. The Highest Order – If it’s Real http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/highest_order-if_its_real_album_stream
18. Fiver – Lost the Plot http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/fiver-lost_plot_album_stream
19. Born Ruffians – Birthmarks http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/born_ruffians-birthmarks_album_stream
20. The Gertrudes – Neighbourhood http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/gertrudes-neighbourhood_album_stream
Compilations: Skydiggers – All of our Dreaming – Skydiggers Live, 1988, 2000 & 2012 (3 live performances); No. 1 Northern (cover album); She Comes in the Room (Skydigger songs covered by female performers); Angels (Christmas album).
ALL THE BEST IN 2014!