This year marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and you have likely already seen countless ‘Top Canadian Music’ lists to celebrate this special Canada Day. The Band, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, The Tragically Hip, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, etc. These bands and artists are all at or near the top of them. In fact, if you looked at every list compiled over the past 10 years, they would look pretty much identical.
Well, as many may know, I sometimes do things a little differently. And when it comes to music, I drift toward the heavier stuff like punk and metal. With that, I compiled a playlist on Spotify consisting of some great Canadian content that tends to get overlooked, especially when it comes to airplay. This isn’t a ‘Best Of’ list. Some of the songs may not have been popular at all. But they are all part of Canada and they should be recognized as much as the usual artists you hear everyday.
This list is far from complete so check back again as I will frequently add to it. Enjoy!