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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Maria said... @ February 13, 2009 2:08 PM

bah ha ha... Mass Loathing for the CRTC and Nickleback. lol. That just made my day. btw...
A - Trak has just been officially added to myplaylist.

Amau said... @ February 13, 2009 3:16 PM

Crystal Castles <3

Brad said... @ February 14, 2009 3:44 AM

I would love to see the CRTC refine their rules on what they consider "Can-con" and give more can-con credit for playing artists that have sold less than a certain number of records. I.e. No credit for The Tragically Hip or Nickelback, but tonnes of credit for bands like Holy Fuck or Basia Bulat.

Do the hip and nickelback REALLY need our help to get played?

jessica said... @ February 14, 2009 11:39 PM

ahhh so much music i love !
chromeo, mstrkrft, metric, crystal castles ...


D I X O N said... @ February 17, 2009 12:08 AM

The JUNOs rarely portray the true scene of Canadian music. I think Jian Ghomeshi's Q on CBC does a much better job of spelling out our music from coast to coast and he does it intelligently on a weekly basis (Jill Barber, Daniel Lanois, Hey Rosetta, Two Hours Traffic etc). The POLARIS PRIZE also seems to give the nod to the 'right' people - Shad, Caribou, Holy F etc. It would be nice if Canada's Grammy's could do a good job of addressing the true talent of our country, but I don't think it's time to hit the panic button. Until the Juno's start doing Canucks justice, there won't be much importance placed on them.

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