Top Ten Best Canadian Bands


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

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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43 Big 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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44 Kataklysm Kataklysm Kataklysm 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.

45 Men 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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46 54-40

The best Canadian band since Doug and the Slugs

I can't believe they are not even listed!

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47 Trooper

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.

You CANNOT have Trooper at #48. I have to vote for them on that basis alone. The album HOT SHOTS was the BEST SELLING Canadian album of ALL TIME at one point. Let that sink in. Stop voting for these lesser bands you have above them.

When my brother bought the album Hot Shots in 1979 I was hooked. I saw Trooper 4 times and loved them every time. They should be near the top of this list. Rock on Canada

Probably THE Canadian mainstream rock band of the late Seventies. Who has not heard Raise A Little Hell or Boys In The Bright White Sports Car? Deserve wayyy better.

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48 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire

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!

Needs a higher ranking!

49 The 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".

50 Metric

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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51 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand 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.

51st place? Seriously?
But they're sooo good~

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52 Death From Above 1979

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

53 Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts is a Canadian technical death metal band from Sherbrooke, Quebec. The band was formed in 1989; its only constant member has been Luc Lemay.
54 Teenage 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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55 Tegan 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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56 Stampeders

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

57 Half Moon Run

Nothing but love for this band. Inspired by Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Neil Young, Grizzly Bear, Simon and Garfunkel like many new bands but much more original than dozens of them. Both albums are great.

Half moon run is just the best band of indie rock! it's amazing that almost no one know them, The way they use the instruments and the kind of instruments they use, just define them. best album no dubt DARK EYES.

58 Platinum 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.

59 Sloan Sloan Sloan 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!

Shouldn't be at 59th - this is a crying shame that Nickelback is where it is.

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

60 Crash 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. )

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