Presented in alphabetical order.
There is a good chance you might not even realize some of these artists are Canadian. But they are, and Canada should be very, very proud.
Our best lists, essays, mashups, and playlists of the year. Plus, a tribute to the incredibly sexy lyrics of Nickelback.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! was the only record that made sense to me when it felt like my world was falling apart.
Frank Ocean! Jack White! Skrillex! Britney on X Factor! Lana Del Rey! AND SO MUCH MORE!
Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! is unapologetically arty, but it's also one of the year's best rock albums. As in, it totally ROCKS.
The Canadian band announced their first record in a decade, and then almost immediately, it turned up online. It's as atmospheric and epic as you'd expect, so that's good.
OK, maybe not actually haunted, but definitely haunting, with great music from Godspeed! You Black Emperor.
An inspiring homage to the movie scenes that come right before the credits.