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Canadian classics: The Sheaf selects Canada’s top albums of 2017

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From sea to sea to sea, Canada produces some serious musical talent — and the many Canadian albums of 2017 can attest to this. Here are the Sheaf’s picks for the best CanCon music of 2017.

Album of the year:
Introduce Yerself by Gord Downie

Worst album of the year:
Cageless by Hedley

Debut:
In Search of Lost Time by Partner

Most Anticipated:
Antisocialites by Alvvays

Most Overrated:
Everything Now by Arcade Fire

Most Underrated:
Sincerely, Future Pollution by Timber Timbre

Alternative:
ken by Destroyer

Canadiana:
Medicine Songs by Buffy Sainte-Marie

Classical:
Room 29 by Chilly Gonzales and Jarvis Cocker

Country:
Colter Wall by Colter Wall

Electronic:
Themes for Dying Earth by Teen Daze

Genre Fusion:
Cascades by CFCF and Jean-Michel Blais

Hip Hop:
More Life by Drake

Indie:
Light Information by Chad VanGaalen

Local:
Surf Manitou by the Garrys

Pop:
Antisocialites by Alvvays

Punk:
Minimum R&B by the Dirty Nil

Rock:
Modern Pressure by Daniel Romano

Roots:
The Siren’s Song by Kacy & Clayton

R&B:
Freudian by Daniel Caesar

Singer-Songwriter:
Hitchhiker by Neil Young

Other notable 2017 CanCon releases include Twin Solitude by Leif Vollebekk, This Old Dog by Mac DeMarco, Northern Passages by the Sadies, The Space Between by Majid Jordan, Pleasure by Feist, Yarrow by the Deep Dark Woods, The Weather Station by the Weather Station and Hug of Thunder by Broken Social Scene.

If you think we missed an album or disagree with any of our picks, let us know in the comment section.

Tanner Bayne / Culture Editor

  • Jordan Stovra

    Hey Tanner

    Minimum R & B is barely even a record, more a collection of singles. Best Canadian punk probably goes to Propaghandi with “Victory Lap”.

    From your friendly neighborhood punk, Jordan Stovra

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