Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Best of 2012: Canadian albums

In my opinion 2012 should go down as one of the best for Canadian music.  Artists from this country look to dominate the top of my complete year-end list.  In the meantime, they still get a list of their very own.

Here are my top 50 Canadian albums of 2012:
50 PS I Love You Death Dreams
49 Joel Plaskett Emergency Scrappy Happiness
48 Rah Rah The Poet's Dead
47 Iconoclast Are We Dying
46 Danielle Duval Of The Valley
45 catl. Soon This Will All Be Gone
44 Purity Ring Shrines
43 Dusted Total Dust
42 Royal Wood We Were Born To Glory
41 Matt Mays Coyote
40 Jenn Grant The Beautiful Wild
39 Bend Sinister Small Fame
38 Sarah Beatty Black Gramophone
37 Mother Mother The Sticks

36 Neil Young & Crazy Horse Americana
35 Cadence Weapon Hope In Dirt City
34 The Royal Crowns Volume Three
33 The Do Good Assassins Rome
32 Great Lake Swimmers New Wild Everywhere
31 Yukon Blonde Tiger Talk
30 Grimes Visions
29 Dirty Ghosts Metal Moon
28 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas
27 Eight And A Half Eight And A Half
26 Hands & Teeth Hunting Season
25 Lindi Ortega Cigarettes & Truckstops 
24 Carolyn Mark The Queen of Vancouver Island 
23 Bailey Sutton Pass It On 
22 The Racoon Wedding Onondaga 
21 Jon Samuel First Transmission
20 Modern Superstitions Modern Superstitions 
19 Red Moon Road Red Moon Road
18 Foam Lake Force and Matter 
17 The White Wires WWIII 
16 Zeus Busting Visions
15 Cuff The Duke Union
14 Wax Mannequin No Safe Home 
13 Cookie Duster When Flying Is Easy 
12 Emma-Lee Backseat Heroine
11 Japandroids Celebration Rock 
10 Actual Water The Paisley Orchard
9 Boxer The Horse French Residency 
8 Young Rival Stay Young 
7 Lily Frost Do What You Love 
6 Wordburglar 3rdburglar 
5 Andre Williams & The Sadies Night & Day 
4 Said The Whale Little Mountain
3 The Key Frames Low Light High Light 
2 The Strumbellas My Father and The Hunter
1 Hill & the Sky Heroes 11:11

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