Top Ten Best Canadian Bands

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41HeathenHeathen is an American thrash metal band originating from the San Francisco Bay Area , founded in 1984 by guitarist Lee Altus and drummer Carl Sacco.
42Chilliwack

So love these guys. In their sixties and seventies now and STILL kickin' it hardcore.

Too low! The best of Seventies of Canadian rock. My Girl, Fly By Night, etc etc! Easily top ten.

Awesome musicians and very personable people

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43Big Wreck

Pure awesome. One live show will make you a fan. Guitar, lyrics, and solo's. It all mixes together so well. Check em out!

If you have not listened to them you are missing out friend. Find out what you never knew you where missing!

One of the best bands ever, fronted by one of the greatest musical talents of any era!

Don't get how this is 42 just a great band

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44Men Without Hats

They defined electro-New Wave in the 1980s. Safety Dance and The Message is Through are fantastic. Their first album Rhythm of Youth is fantastic. Should be way, way higher.

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4554-40

The best Canadian band since Doug and the Slugs

I can't believe they are not even listed!

Awesome band. Ranked way to low.

46KataklysmKataklysm is a Canadian death metal band. They call their musical style "northern hyperblast" after an advertisement in M.E.A.T.

Because metal is awesome, and bands of different genres need to be in this list.

47Trooper

You voters are crazy... Trooper way down on the list at #36?

Check your stats... Trooper HOT SHOTS was the best selling Canadian album of ALL TIME in Canada when it was released.

Trooper is among the top 5 Canadian selling bands of all time.

The fact Trooper is not in the top 10 shows you how biased these lists are to more recent bands.

Raise a little hell and vote for them

38! What a joke. easily top 5 Canadian Band!

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48Alexisonfire

Alexisonfire deserve a spot up in the top 20's at least.

Nobody blends hardcore guitar riffs, screaming and intense lyrics with beautiful singing, better than The Only Bad Ever.

They're REALLY good! The lead singers voice is just AMAZING!

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49The New Pornographers

In my opinion, this is a great band that suffered from poor branding. Neko Case, while not Canadian, is perhaps one of the best female voices of the past 20 years. The band is tight, musically captivating without being "hooky".

50Metric

Should be in the top 10. A great band with a host of great Albums.

Grew up with Metric and they're still my favourite band

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51Thousand Foot Krutch

Truly a band for all and loved by international audiences...oh this band knows how to rock! Crank it up!

How can you not like a band who can fire it up every single album, and be this old school metal!

They're so underrated. They need to be higher. At least the Top 10.

This was the better band ever so why it here

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52Death From Above 1979

Are you guys mentally ill? No offense. DFA1979 is the best Canadian Band.

53Teenage Head

Great band. I sang with them once when our band was opening for them at a school in Caledonia or Hagersville. Frankie Venom was great too bad he died so young. They put Hamilton on the map.

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54Tegan and Sara

Different sound of the Heartthrob is unique and the lyrics are moving, motivating and realistic... actually since Plunk.

Different for every album, but still capture incredible emotion with each release.

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55Stampeders

First band to tour across Canada coast to coast. Nearly 20 chart hits. Should be higher!

Trailblazers who still make good music and put on a terrific show

56Platinum Blonde

Most underrated band in Canada. The songs were well written and catchy. Sergio was an excellent guitar player who knew where to put the perfect note without being overbearing.

57SloanSloan is a Toronto-based rock/power pop quartet from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Throughout their nearly twenty-five-year career, Sloan has released 11 LPs, two EPs, a live album, a Greatest hits album and more than thirty singles.

Buried down at 49th? I admit they might not necessarily be "No. 1 Ever", but they get my vote to help redress the colossal injustice of finishing below some weird genre bands that will remain nameless to avoid fanboy wrath and/or goth hexes. - KnutHudson

Sloan should be way higher on this list. They've lasted for 20 years with the same lineup. Their music has stayed consistent and awesome!

This band is beautiful. Should be at least top 5.

58Crash Test Dummies

Great band. Even though they are a 1-hit wonder in the US. (Thanks to MTV being a bunch of little babies about He Liked To Feel It. )

59The Grapes of Wrath

Love this band. Now and Again was a major part of my childhood. Down to the Wire (from September Bowl of Green) didn't get the attention it deserved. Brilliant.

Not everyone can make a comeback after decades away and get their new album played on the radio. Good to see them back again!

60Half Moon Run
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