Best Canadian Bands/Artists (new)

The Best of Canadian music (new, as in acts from 1990's to present, the "er" stuff)

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1Three Days GraceThree Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.

Three Days Grace is a really great band, but The Birthday Massacre should be number one on this list, because they're way better and extremely unique and have their own special sound which makes them stand out of all the crowds in the music world.

OBVIOUSLY. There's absolutely no doubt about that. I like Nickelback, they're really good but Adam Gontier and the other member make me alive. They are my own drug.

They are the most amazing alt. rock group EVER! - fireinside96

three days grace is awesome they are truely the best band ever.

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2Billy TalentBilly Talent is a Canadian rock band from Mississauga, Ontario. They formed in 1993 with Benjamin Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D'Sa on guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk.

I have to say that Billy Talent is my absolute fave! Their lyrics are so powerful and creative that it makes me wish that I could come up with the amazing songs that they write, Fallen Leaves, Man Alive, Hanging By a Thread and Red Flag are some of the greatest songs I have ever listened to!

I can't describe how much I love this band. Every single song of them is amazing. My favourite is White Sparrows.

Best band ever! Bloody Nails and Broken Hearts is such an awesome song! I also love their Pezz stuff from before they were Billy talent!

Billy Talent and Simple plan are the best Band's ever!

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3NickelbackNickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

Three days Grace will soon become my favorite but because Nickelback have been my favorite for so long I will vote them. I am Australian and all my favorite bands are from Canada, you guys rock!

I love Nickelback his voice, music quality... I being from India where bands like nirvana, lp, etc play their lead role, I love this band, don't know why...

How can anyone like those deeply sexist, right-wing rednecks, that made one song and copied it a thousand times over the years..

All their song sound the same.

I wish people would stop hating on them.

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4Theory of a DeadmanTheory of a Deadman is a rock band from Delta, British Columbia, Canada. Formed in 2001, the band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records.

My second favorite Canadian band only band that tops them is TDG. - BoredJeff02

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5Simple PlanSimple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.

SHOULD BE AT THE TOP 3! Their amazingly awesome and hot and rocks! Why do you guys put them at no. 4? This is so unfair!

So many people can relate to Simple Plan's honest lyrics, from hurting teens to people in relationships.

As much as I love some of the other bands and artists on this list, Simple Plan is simply the best.

after listening to all their songs, some of them are very sad and meaningful.

6Sum 41Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist ...read more.

Sum 41 the best Canadian modern band, and what the hell is simple plan doing on the list, if anything they're bad to Canada - HighSkoolArtist

Listen No Reason, Some Say or Underclass Hero. - mattlol

Extremely talented band capable of playing a variety of styles

7Hedley

Their lyrics are meaningful and all about life and it's challenges. Jacob's voice is amazing and uniquely stands out from many other artists. How are they in 9th place? They deserve 1st easy!

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8Avril Lavign

Avril Lavign is just another joke to this music industry and so is Justin Bieber. They both just suck and are an embarrassment. The Birthday Massacre should be number one on this list. And also Silverstein should be number two, because Silverstein is another Canadian Rock band that's awesome and talented, just like The Birthday Massacre

saw her concert few years ago, simply AMAZING!

she just keeps getting better and better!

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9Our Lady Peace

They have a song called whatever it's really good it was chris benoit's theme song before his disturbing tragedy despite that fact that song ROCKS! My favorite song by this band.

I like billy talent a lot but in my opinion Our lady peace is just better - FreeForm_Fury

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11Thousand Foot Krutch

Well Thousand Foot Krutch is obviously the best because TFK is like Eminem, Linkin Park, and Skillet All combined, except better. By the way why isn't Hawk Nelson on this list? Hawk Nelson is extremely good even better than TFK. And Why is Justin Beaver the 12 year old little girl ahead of Thousand Foot Krutch on this list?

TFK is a great band, my favorite actually. I like how they are Christian rockers because that's basically all I listen to. If you guys like TFK, try: Skillet, Disciple, and Fm Static. Those are my favorites. Go TFK!

12Arcade FireArcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and RĂ©gine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.

The best example of the kind of Jewel that can only spring from indie rock. Incredibly talented musicians, intricate and multi-layered musical compositions, powerful lyrics and fantastic vocals that create a hauntingly beautiful and emotional experience. Three albums and not a single weak song. My absolute favorite canadian band!

Original and compelling, Arcade Fire created a kind of music all their own, and they deserve so much more credit than all of the cliche, packaged music listed before them.

How in the sweet hell can Nickleback be above Arcade Fire?

13Barenaked LadiesBarenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart.

Have you guys even heard their CD maroon, not a SINGLE mediocre song in that album! - johanarvidsson

even if they are not voted the best, they are still the funniest

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16Neil YoungNeil Percival Young, OC OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
17Marianas TrenchMarianas Trench is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band consists of members Josh Ramsay, Matt Webb, Mike Ayley, and Ian Casselman.

Marianas Trench is the best Canadian band in... Canada. They should be way up high on the list. They have such a great sound and their songs are meaningful and not like that repeating crap you hear these days.

My computer is broken AGAIN. I really need to get a new computer. Because my computer says Marianas Trench is 24th on the list. I'm going to get my computer fixed now... - marianastrench

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18Justin BieberJustin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claimed that he was Part-Indian) and he's Christian. He's the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.

The Birthday Massacre should be number one, because they've got real talent, not Justin Bieber. This dude is not a nice person and his music is a joke. He doesn't have any genuine talent and he probably doesn't write his own songs. This world has become stupid and ignorant when it comes to music.

Why is Justin Bieber here? She should be at the bottom!

Justin Bieber should be at the top

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1. Billy Talent
2. Sum 41
3. Three Days Grace
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1. Three Days Grace
2. Theory of a Deadman
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1. Nickelback
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