Top Ten Best Canadian Bands


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61 The 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!

62 Godspeed You! Black Emperor Godspeed You! Black Emperor Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a Montreal-based post-rock collective formed in 1994, currently consisting on David Bryant, Efrim Menuck, Mike Moya, Sophie Trudeau, Thierry Amar, Mauro Pezzente, Aidan Girt and Tim Herzog. They're most known for being one of the most popular post-rock groups currently, more.
63 The Birthday Massacre The Birthday Massacre The Birthday Massacre is a Canadian dark wave and synth rock band currently consisting of Chibi (vocals), Rainbow (guitar), Falcore (guitar), Owen (keyboard), Rhim (drums) and Nate Manor (bass), that formed in 1999 (even though the 2016 demo collection "Imagica" dates some tracks back at 1998). more. V 1 Comment
64 Crystal Castles

Their latest album (III) is a masterpiece

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65 Mother Mother

Fantastic music. Their newest album "Sticks" is INCREDIBLE. They're capable of creating stories within their music and I think that is just great. They have a really awesome sound too. The guitar work is addicting to listen to and their harmonies are mesmerizing.

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66 Harmonium
67 Red Rider

How is Red Rider not on the list? "White Hot", "Don't Fight It", "Lunatic Fringe", "Human Race", "Big League", "Napoleon Sheds His Skin", "Boy Inside The Man", "Good Times", "Ocean Blues (Emotion Blue)", "What Have You Got To Do", "The Untouchable One", "Victory Day", "Breaking Curfew", "Power (Strength in Numbers)" As Far as Siam was released in 1981 and featured the hit "Lunatic Fringe" which was used in the 1985 movie Vision Quest and appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Smuggler's Blues". It is now a mainstay on American classic rock radio. This is a true Canadian band worthy of a top 10 placing..

What the? Seriously this low?

Should be #1

What? how can't these guys be in the top ten. so many good songs, loved these guys growing up.

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68 Broken Social Scene

Just pure talent. Every single person in the group.

69 Glass Tiger
70 Big Sugar

My own little piece of heaven and the best live shows anyone who has eyes and ears can experience... - Dyronius

71 I Mother Earth

Seriously kids, Scenery and Fish is pretty awesome you outta check it out. Their first album rocked too

Seriously how come no one has thought of this band?!

You have got to be kidding me. No72? That is a disgrace!

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72 Streetheart

Have You people heard any of there songs like One More Time or there covers of Tin Soldier and Under My thumb There the best

Streetheart at 103? Come on these guys rock!

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73 Forgotten Rebels

Come on. Show the Rebels some Love.

74 Wintersleep

This list is embarrassing

75 A Foot in Coldwater V 1 Comment
76 Powder Blues Band
77 Dayglo Abortions

Dayglo is great. These dudes are hilarious too.

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79 The Trews

Great band! I've seen them live in NYC and Cleveland. A true modern Classic Rock band! Frontman Colin MacDonald is an amazing voice in the tradition of Paul Rogers and Jimmy Page. Lead axeman and brother John Angus MacDonald delivers fantastic riffs and leads in the tradition of Page, Richards, and Townsend among other iconic players.

These guys put on one hell of a good show! Check out an acoustic set if you get a chance!

Correction: I meant to compare Collin's vocal style to Robert Plant, not Jimmy Page. Sorry for the confusion.

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80 Plumtree

Probably the most under-appreciated band of all time, Plumtree was an all-female rock/power-pop band from Halifax that was together from 1993-2000. During that time they released a six song cassette and three full length albums, as well as several singles.

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