Sounds We Loved This Year
(Not Released This Year)

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 Autumn Stones, Escapists

The Ballantynes | Dark Drives, Lige Signs

The Ballantynes, Dark Drives Life Signs

Bob Moses | Days Gone By

Bob Moses, Days Gone By

Bruce Cockburn | High Winds White Sky

Bruce Cockburn, High Winds, White Sky

CTZNSHP | All Things to the Sea

CZTNSHP, All Things to the Sea

The Dears | Gang of Losers

The Dears, Gang of Losers

Simone Denny | The Stereo Dynamite Sessions

Simone Denny, Stereo Dynamite Sessions

Destroyer | Poison Season

Destroyer, Poison Season

Dralms | Shook

Dralms, Shook

Klaatu | 3:47 E.S.T. (Klaatu)

Klaatu, 3:47 E.S.T

Last Ex | Last Ex

Last Ex, Last Ex

Majical Cloudz | Are You Alone?

Majical Cloudz, Are You Alone

Paint | Based on Truth and Lies

Paint, Based on Truth and Lies

Daniel Romano | If I’ve Only One Time Askin’

Daniel Romano, If I've Only One Time Askin'

Buffy Sainte-Marie | It’s My Way!

Buffy Sainte-Marie, It's My Way!

Teenage Head | Teenage Head

Teenage Head, Teenage Head

U. S. Girls | Half Free

U.S. Girls, Half Free

We Are The City | Above Club

We Are The City, Above Club

Whitehorse | Leave No Bridge Unburned

Whitehorse, Leave No Bridge Unbunred

Young Galaxy | Falsework

Young Galaxy, Falsework

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