Music: Top 5 Best Canadian Bands

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  1. End on a Hinote

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    I don't care for them either, I only added them to the list because of their success. They're the only band I listed that wasnt due to my personal preference. I probably should have replaced them with Loverboy.

    Another Canadian band that has really surprised me is Honeymoon Suite. I always though "New Girl Now" was a Supertramp song, and "Wave Babies" is really catchy. Chilliwack is another good one.
     
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    My favourites:

    Rush
    Arcade Fire
    Sum 41
    The Tragically Hip
    Metric

    HM: Our Lady Peace, Matthew Good Band, Bare Naked Ladies, Gob, and Neil Young/The Weeknd if they count.
     
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    Sort of awkward when the greatest Canadian band of a generation is fronted by a dude from texas amiright
     
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    Now you know how it's like when you guys try to claim Buffalo Springfield :P
     
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    Rush
    Triumph
    The Guess Who
    The Band
    April Wine
    Moxy

    I like to rock.
     
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    The Hawks/The Band
    Max Webster
    Rough Trade
    Sloan
    Japandroids
     
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    I Mother Earth's first 2 albums. Criminally underrated.
     
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    Rush
    The Band
    Triumph
    Gordon Lightfoot
    BTO
     
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    Trade out BTO and put in Aldo Nova
     
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    Serious lack of matthew good band in this thread
     
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    Rush
    The Tragically Hip
    April Wine
    Matthew Good Band
    Tom Cochrane & Red Rider

    would be my favorites. There are many, many Canadian bands with a ton of domestic success but little international recognition, though.
     
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    How is Rush getting so much love? I literally don't know anyone who likes them. Most actually are like me and hate them
     
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    I have no idea Geddy Lee's voice is horrible
     
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    Where's the Nickelback love!?:razz:
     
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    I'm going to take a modern heavier route, because I like that ****.

    Vancouvers Strapping Young Lad, featuring the legendary Devin Townsend. Not only a massive influence on Canadian metal but metal worldwide. Devin Townsend has his hands all over the heavy music industry.


    Whitby, Ontario's Protest The Hero has had a massive influence on modern progressive metal all over the world, including my old band. Rody Walker is among the more talented vocalists I've ever heard and had the pleasure of opening for, going from distorted cleans to falsettos to high pitch and deep and heavy guttural screams on a whim.


    St. Catherine's, Ontario's Alexisonfire whose influence is massive on the post-hardcore or "screamo" genre. Often credited with bringing the genre to the mainstream, especially in Canada where they managed to gain regular play on Toronto's Much Music channel. George brought perfect controlled chaos, while Dallas brought his hauntingly beautiful order and every now and then Wade threw in his raspy gutter vocals to bring it all together on a sonic melody that was unforgettable.
     
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    continuation of last post...

    Although not fully Canadian, Misery Signals has featured members from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Edmonton, Alberta and Regina, Saskatchewan. A massive underground influence on modern melodic metalcore the band has been cited as an influence to hundreds of bands throughout the 2000's with their chugging riffs, melodic soundscapes and odd time signatures.


    Winnipeg, Manitoba's Figure four started in 1996 but have been a staple of Canada's hardcore punk genre not only through this band but through many others, including a recent resurgence of Comeback Kid. They were part of a very vibrant hardcore genre that was heavily focused throughout the Canadian prairies.
     
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    They're better than Rush though..
     
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    Not bloody likely.
     
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    While I only know/like a few of their songs, there's no denying how ridiculously talented they are
     
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    I can only do “favorites” as opposed to “greatest” in terms of influence or “success.”

    The New Pornographers
    Gordon Lightfoot
    Sloan
    Leonard Cohen
    Godspeed You Black Emperor

    HM: Destroyer, Joni Mitchell

    Rush mostly annoys me, as does the excessive quirkiness of Barenaked Ladies, though I do like a good portion of their first album. And the song “Jane” is quite good.
     
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    Our Lady Peace
     
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    My personal favourites, in no particular order:

    - Our Lady Peace
    - The Tragically Hip
    - Matthew Good Band
    - Gordon Lightfoot
    - Neil Young
     
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    I honestly can't say that I particularly care for any Canadian artists besides Leonard Cohen and The Band (even supposed legends like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell don't do anything for me, and bands like Rush sound outright terrible to my ears). Kind of an underwhelming scene.

    Arcade Fire initially got me into music, but my appreciation for them has completely waned into barely anything.
     
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    Triumph
    Voivod
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    Leaving out predominantly solo artists (namely Neil Young & Leonard Cohen):
    The Sadies
    The Deadly Snakes
    F'ed Up
    The Costantines
    Simply Saucer
     

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