Saturday, 27 April 2013

The Top 5 Canadian Artists

Canada; The USA's better behaved brother.
This younger  sibling's contribution to the music world is often overlooked or confused for American musical accomplishments.

So here i am trying to make people stop and think that "hey, Canada ain't half bad" or maybe just make people know Neil Young Is Canadian not American.

The Band -  1964-1977 1983-1999 

Perhaps the best backing band ever when they backed Bob Dylan, although their backing of Bob Dylan is truly one of their smallest accomplishments as they are known to have inspired every artist going at the end of the 60s. 

BEST 3 Albums

Music From Big Pink  (1968)
The Band (1969) 
Stage Fright (1970) 

Joni Mitchell 1967-Present 

Now this girl is my favourite Female Artist ever. So why is she only 4th on this list ? well firstly this list is sorted into numbers, and secondly because despite her brilliance she does not match up to some of the others on this list. 

BEST 3 Albums

Blue (1971) 
Court And Spark (1974) 
Hejira (1976) 

Leonard Cohen 1956-Present 

I could write a hundred words on Leonard but the critic Bruce Eder puts it best "[Cohen is] one of the most fascinating and enigmatic .... singer/songwriters of the late '60s ... [and] has retained an audience across four decades of music making ... Second only to Bob Dylan (and perhaps Paul Simon) [in terms of influence], he commands the attention of critics and younger musicians more firmly than any other musical figure from the 1960s who is still working at the outset of the 21st century"

BEST 3 Albums 

Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967) 
Songs Of Love And Hate (1971) 
Songs From A Room (1969) 

Rush 1968-Present 

What would you get if you mixed one of the greates bassists with one of the greatest drummers and one of the best Guitarist? no this isn't some shitty joke... this is the origins of the band RUSH

BEST 3 Albums 

Moving Pictures (1981) 
Permanent Waves (1980)
Hemispheres (1978) 

Neil Young 1960-Present

YES HES CANADIAN!!!!! and not just that he's my favourite Canadian. 
He's been in two of my favourite bands and he has had one of the best solo careers and for this Neil, I salute you. 

BEST 10 Albums

After The Gold Rush (1970) 
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969)
On The Beach (1974) 
Tonights The Night (1975 )
Harvest (1972)
Zuma (1975)
Raged Glory (1990) 
Harvest Moon (1992) 
Comes A Time (1978)
Freedom (1989)