CBC Top 100 Canadian Albums All-Time

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CBC Top 100 Canadian Albums All-Time

Postby DocBrown » Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:33 pm

I was visiting the CBC website today and found this 2013 list, broadcast in five parts beginning July 1, 2013. It is NOT a listeners' poll; although I couldn't find a specific methodology, another concurrent list carried this note:

As with our 25 greatest Canadian guitarists ever, we assembled a panel of CBC producers and hosts and tried our best to arm wrestle this list into submission.


Anyway, the list was published only as a gallery, so I've transcribed it here:
1 Neil Young Harvest 1972
2 Glenn Gould Goldberg Variations 1955, 1981
3 Joni Mitchell Blue 1971
4 Arcade Fire Funeral 2004
5 Oscar Peterson Night Train 1963

6 The Band The Band 1969
7 Sloan Twice Removed 1994
8 Daniel Bélanger Quatre saisons dans le désordre 1996
9 Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen 1967
10 k.d. lang Ingénue 1991
11 Gordon Lightfoot Sundown 1974
12 Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 1995
13 The Tragically Hip Fully Completely 1992
14 Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Charles Dutoit Holst: The Planets 2006
15 Blue Rodeo Five Days In July 1993
16 Feist Let It Die 2004
17 Rush 2112 1976
18 Neil Young After the Goldrush 1970
19 Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People 2002
20 Sarah Maclachlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 1993
21 Kathleen Edwards Failer 2003
22 Arcade Fire The Suburbs 2011
23 Harmonium L'heptade 1976
24 Shad The Old Prince 2007
25 Barenaked Ladies Gordon 1992
26 The Band Music From Big Pink 1968
27 Wolf Parade Apologies to the Queen Mary 2005
28 Ian & Sylvia Four Strong Winds 1964
29 Kid Koala Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 2000
30 James Ehnes with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Barber, Korngold, Walton: Violin Concertos 2006
31 Stan Rogers Fogarty's Cove 1976
32 Shania Twain Come on Over 1997
33 Celine Dion Falling Into You 1996
34 Maestro Fresh Wes Symphony in Effect 1989
35 Constantines Shine a Light 2003
36 The New Pornographers Mass Romantic 2000
37 Bryan Adams Reckless 1984
38 Joni Mitchell Court and Spark 1974
39 Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright 1998
40 Bachman-Turner Overdrive Not Fragile 1974
41 Cowboy Junkies Trinity Sessions 1988
42 Buffy Sainte-Marie It's My Way! 1964
43 Daniel Lanois Acadie 1989
44 Sloan One Chord to Another 1997
45 Mary Margaret O'Hara Miss America 1988
46 Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man 1988
47 Paul Brandt Calm Before the Storm 1996
48 Death From Above 1979 You're a Woman, I'm a Machine 2004
49 The Weakerthans Reconstruction Site 2003
50 Feist The Reminder 2007
51 Angela Hewitt Bach: Keyboard Concertos 2006
52 Bruce Cockburn Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws 1979
53 Metric Live It Out 2005
54 The Guess Who Canned Wheat 1969
55 Neil Young Tonight's the Night 1975
56 Sarah Harmer You Were Here 2000
57 Our Lady Peace Clumsy 1997
58 Ron Sexsmith Other Songs 1997
59 Rob McConnell Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass: Big Band Jazz 1977
60 The Weakerthans Left and Leaving 2000
61 Karkwa Les chemins de verre 2010
62 Jacksoul Sleepless 2000
63 Stars Set Yourself on Fire 2004
64 Thrush Hermit Clayton Park 1998
65 Lhasa de Sela La Llorona 1997
66 The Tragically Hip Day For Night 1994
67 k.d. lang Absolute Torch and Twang 1989
68 Chilly Gonzales Solo Piano 2009
69 Nickelback Silver Side Up 2001
70 Jann Arden Living Under June 1994
71 K'naan Troubadour 2009
72 Sarah Maclachlan Surfacing 1997
73 Michel Berger and Luc Plamondon Starmania ou la passion de Johnny Rockfort selon les évangiles télévisés 1978
74 F--ked Up The Chemistry of Common Life 2008
75 Diana Krall The Look of Love 2001
76 Great Big Sea Play 1997
77 Bahamas Barchords 2011
78 Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven 2000
79 Nomeansno Wrong 1989
80 Deadmau5 4x4=12 2010
81 Drake Take Care 2011
82 Joel Plaskett Down at the Khyber 2001
83 Nelly Furtado Whoa! Nelly 2000
84 Final Fantasy He Poos Clouds 2006
85 Patrick Watson Close to Paradise 2006
86 D.O.A. Hardcore 81 1981
87 The Weekend House of Balloons 2011
88 Mozart Requiem Les Violons du Roy, La Chapelle de Québec 2002
89 Eric's Trip Love Tara 1993
90 54-40 54-40 1986
91 Japandroids Celebration Rock 2013
92 Men Without Hats Rhythm of Youth 1982 1982
93 Gordon Lightfoot Lightfoot 1966
94 Plumtree Predicts the Future 1997
95 Teenage Head Teenage Head 1975
96 A Tribe Called Red A Tribe Called Red 2012
97 Sam Roberts We Were Born in a Flame 2003
98 Ashley MacIsaac Hi, How Are You Today? 1995
99 Rheostatics Whale Music 1992
100 Rush Moving Pictures 1981

Edit: I believe that Oscar Peterson's Night Train is 1963, not 1954.
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Re: CBC Top 100 Canadian Albums All-Time

Postby JR » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:21 pm

It must be slim-pickins when an albums list includes Nickelback and, especially so high, Celine Dion. :P

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Re: CBC Top 100 Canadian Albums All-Time

Postby DocBrown » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:48 pm

JR wrote:It must be slim-pickins when an albums list includes Nickelback and, especially so high, Celine Dion. :P

Lots of good rarities though; Plumtree, Boss Brass, Eric's Trip.
Celine Dion is (according to Sony) the best-selling female of all time. If you listen to her early chanson stuff she's a good artist, suffering from bad pop production.
There is no excuse for Nickelback, but rig pigs in pickups do seem to love 'em.
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Re: CBC Top 100 Canadian Albums All-Time

Postby Henrik » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:31 pm

Eligible!
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