The notorious and publicly recognizable face of Canadian music always appears be the same artists. A quick review of the 2009 Juno nominees shows an inadequate portrayal of the musical talent we have in this country. Canadian music is so much more than Nickelback, Celine Dion, Simple Plan, Bryan Adams, and Hedley. I can’t believe how many Twitter posts I have seen stating that, “Canadian music sucks”, and “CRTC regulation is bullsh*t”. There is so much more to Canadian bands than the Nickelback songs that play over and over on every Canadian radio station.
The indie music scene in Canada is thriving with innovative artists who are admired nationally and internationally within the music community. Specifically, the Canadian electronica scene is overflowing with talent and if we keep talking and blogging about these remarkable bands, maybe someday their accolades will surge in. Listen to this playlist...what have I missed? Let me know!
P.S. The only artist on this playlist that is nominated for a 2009 Juno is Crystal Castles...let's all cheer them on!
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