We made a list. And then we thought twice.
Year-end lists typically highlight music released in the same calendar year but omit albums and songs from past years that the writers recently discovered, or returned to after a lengthy absence. That was certainly the case for the DOMINIONATED team. While collaborating on our first ever Favourite 50 list, we noticed all the records we enjoyed during the past year that had to be left off because of their age. Whether released last year or last century, our collective 2016 was soundtracked by more than just the sounds of 2016. So it made sense that DOMINIONATED’s look back on the year that was wouldn’t be complete without acknowledging the non-2016 Canadian records that rocked our year.
So we made another list. Here it is.
The Autumn Stones | Escapists
The Ballantynes | Dark Drives, Lige Signs
Bob Moses | Days Gone By
Bruce Cockburn | High Winds White Sky
CTZNSHP | All Things to the Sea
The Dears | Gang of Losers
Simone Denny | The Stereo Dynamite Sessions
Destroyer | Poison Season
Dralms | Shook
Klaatu | 3:47 E.S.T. (Klaatu)
Last Ex | Last Ex
Majical Cloudz | Are You Alone?
Paint | Based on Truth and Lies
Daniel Romano | If I’ve Only One Time Askin’
Buffy Sainte-Marie | It’s My Way!
Teenage Head | Teenage Head
U. S. Girls | Half Free
We Are The City | Above Club
Whitehorse | Leave No Bridge Unburned
Young Galaxy | Falsework