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July 1st, 2005


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01:21 pm - Happy Canada Day! Free Music for Everyone!
It's time to celebrate by sharing some of my favourite songs by some of my favourite Canadian artists.

Yeah, you see what I did there? Just for you guys, just for today.

Look, I want to eat lunch and watch the fourth episode of Doctor Who, so I'm not going to write a detailed description for every single song and artist. If you want to know more, just ask me. But every single song here is good, or I wouldn't have bothered to post it. Most are great. Some are, in fact, fucking awesome.

Our Lady PeaceCollapse )

Matthew Good BandCollapse )

Sam RobertsCollapse )

Hawksley WorkmanCollapse )

MetricCollapse )

StarsCollapse )

Emm GrynerCollapse )

Tara MacLeanCollapse )

Artificial Joy ClubCollapse )

Jets OverheadCollapse )

Tegan and SaraCollapse )
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From:pixxi_is_dizzy
Date:July 3rd, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
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awesome job!

*amused you celebrate Canada*
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From:ashfae
Date:July 4th, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC)
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Augh! I downloaded four or five at random and am dying of love. DARN YOU, SUNIL!!!!

*listens to Striptease incessantly*

Must download everything else now. Bwhahahaahahahahahahaa.

Also, Ladytron's Blue Jeans is absolutely bloody gorgeous.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 4th, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC)
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Bwahahahahahaha, indeed. Download, my friend, download! My music is the best music.

"Blue Jeans" is indeed gorgeous.

You should give me more Lightning Seeds in return.
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From:foresthouse
Date:July 5th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
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Will be taking many later. LOVE Naveed. Also LOVE Matthew Good, but then you knew that. :)
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From:briasoleil
Date:July 6th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
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This is a little odd, but I found this lj through the rat_slaves community. (This is Anais from twop, btw.)

Oh, look at all the pretty sounds! They're all so familiar. No Dears, Broken Social Scene or Arcade Fire though?

I love Matt Good and the Matthew Good Band. Matt Good is such an interesting fellow. His blog is a must-read. Plus, Avalanche lived in my discman for a year. I still haven't worked that album out of my system.

And Sam Roberts! Woot! (They played Come On Eileen on Joan of Arcadia.) And Hawksley Workman! I love Striptease.

OLP are my second favourite band in the world. Alas, I don't really like the new song. Which is so sad, because I've liked nearly everything else they've done.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 6th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
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Why hello! I don't know the Dears, I haven't heard any Broken Social Scene (although I should, since there are Metric members involved), and I only have a couple Arcade Fire songs. I like "Rebellion (Lies)," though.

I have a little Matt Good, he's not bad. Sam Roberts is good stuff, and ooh, I'd love to hear "Come On Eileen."

I love OLP, and I haven't heard this crappy new song! Is it as crappy as "Somewhere Out There"? I may have wept when I realized that it was by Our Lady Peace.
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From:briasoleil
Date:July 6th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
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The Dears are a Montreal band, with some Brit pop sensibility, but are quite avant garde, not unlike The Arcade Fire or Broken Social Scene. I'm way more familiar with The Dears than with either AF or BSS, who are fairly new to me. Although I've loved Feist since I first heard her.

I love "Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels)". There's just something about that song that gets to me.

Sam Roberts is amazing. (And oops, my bad. It's "Don't Walk Away Eileen," which you can download here. Obviously, I am an idiot.) But I still love Matt Good a little bit more. It may be the politics.

The new single is, imo, worse than "Somewhere Out There". It made me cry a little. This is a band I've followed for years, that I've seen live three times, whose album "Clumsy" I bought twice, because my first one got a little scratch over the title track. So the new song sucking? Was quite a let down. Feel free to take a listen. OLP - Where You Are.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 6th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I have "Don't Walk Away Eileen." I have that whole album.

What the fuck is this new OLP song? It doesn't sound like OLP at all. It's not bad as "Somewhere Out There," though. Why are they trying to sound so normal? The great thing about OLP was their unique sound, that they weren't afraid to be a little different. Now they're making pretty generic rock.

No, this isn't as bad as "Somewhere Out There," and it doesn't seem to suck royally. But the band we loved is gone.
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From:briasoleil
Date:July 6th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
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*facepalm* I can't believe I confused those two songs. I'm hoping that a new album of his will be forthcoming. It's been two years since We Were Born in a Flame was released. And dammit! I want more.

I honestly dislike it more than "Somewhere Out There." But it's definitely a subjective thing. This album and the last were produced by Bob Rock, which has obviously influenced the sound and style of the band. However, they were the ones who sought him out, so there must've been something about him that worked for them. I'm hoping the rest of the band will suck less. I won't hold my breathe, alas.

I will try to dig you up some Dears at home tonight, if that is cool with you. I don't have all my music here at work. Also, would it be all right to friend you?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 6th, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
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Yes, of course!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 8th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)
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Okay, uh, this new single is growing on me. Like, I've actively played it several times today. I definitely like it more than "Somewhere Out There," which I sometimes get up off the bed to skip. But this one has a pretty nice hook, and the actual "Where are you?" is pure Raine.

I'm still wary of the new album, but maybe it won't suck more than Gravity. It could still suck as much, though.
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From:foresthouse
Date:July 7th, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC)
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Oh, Canada! Awesome awesomeness. Except I think Jealous of your Cigarette got maxed out.

Thanks!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:July 7th, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC)
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Again?! That's like the third time. I'll reupload posthaste. Come back, okay?
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From:pica_scribit
Date:June 12th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
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CANADIAN MUSIC YAY!!!! I have long described myself as a closet Canadian. Almost all my favourite musical artists are Canadians, and I'm not entirely sure why. I could say that it's because I grew up near the border, listening to Canadian radio, but that would be a lie. I mean, I did those things, but that was not how I discovered any of my musical favourites, so it doesn't count? *ahem*

LEONARD COHEN!!!!
GREAT BIG SEA!
THE TEA PARTY!
THE BARENAKED LADIES!
and...umm...half of Rufus Wainwright, I believe.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:June 12th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
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I am not familiar with any of those artists beyond a few songs at best!

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