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Hosts Geoff Parent and Mac Cameron explore some of the most revered records ever made by Canadian artists, while attempting to expand our understanding of what constitutes a Canadian classic.
13 Episodes
Mac, Geoff and Jim flip through the 2018 edition of DOMINIONATED's annual Favourite Fifty list and go deep on the top 10. Featured Songs:Fille de personne II - Hubert LenoirMinotaur Forgiving Minos - MoonfaceShow You the Valley - Young GalaxyA Memory - Scott OrrPeace and Love - SuunsThe One I Want Will Come For Me - Fucked UpThere Are a Thousand - Helena DelandRage of Plastics - U.S. Girls Empty Husk - Daniel RomanoMehcinut - Jeremy Dutcherblind- Jean-Michel BlaisTexas - Jennifer Castle'We Always Change' Reprise Pt. 2 - Jennifer Castle    
Mac and Geoff discuss the confusing new Grimes song "We Appreciate Power" and Daniel Romano's show at Lee's Palace in Toronto. With the help of DOMINIONATED contributors Josh Weinberg, Jon Neher, Olivia Pasquarelli and cofounder Jim Di Gioia, we discuss albums that were released in 2018 that did not make our Favourite 50 list but did make our personal lists. Freedom From the Press features songs thatt have us looking forward to next year by the likes of Teen Daze, Absolutely Free, The Cosmic Range and Blessed. Albums mentioned:Marie Davidson - Working Class WomanVile Creature - Cast of Static and SmokeZaki Ibrahim - The Secret Life of PlanetsAnemone - Baby Only You & ICharlotte Day Wilson - Stone WomanMac Demarco - Old Dog DemosThe Dirty Nil - Master VolumeHarrison - ApricityBelle Plaine -Malice, Mercy, Grief, and WrathCFCF - Self Service Sunsetter -Worrybody.Kalle Mattson - YouthShirley & the Pyramids - Pure PainRyan Hemsworth - ElsewhereFeatured Songs:Grimes - We Appreciate PowerMarie Davidson - Work ItAnemone - Bout De ToiHarrison - AtmosphereCFCF - Self Service Don't Worry Kid - Sunnsetter Ryan Hemsworth - Special Girl Teen Daze - Hidden Worlds Absolutely Free - Still LIfeBlessed - Thought 
Mac and Geoff talk to Andrea Warner about her new book, Buffy Sainte-Marie. We discuss Andrea's personal history with Buffy's music; Buffy's life and career; what sets her apart from other songwriting-icons; Buffy's approach to protest; Buffy's experience recording her iconic debut It's My Way!; her 1969 album Illuminations; her Polaris Prize-winning album Power In The Blood and her first comeback album, the underrated, Coincidence and Likely Stories. Featured Songs:Buffy Sainte-Marie - Not The Lovin' KindBuffy Sainte-Marie - Better To Find Out For YourselfBuffy Sainte-Marie - Power In The BloodBuffy Sainte-Marie - StarwalkerBUffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way Note: This interview was recorded on Septermber 12th, 2018
Mac and Geoff discuss Jeremy Dutcher winning the Polaris Prize for his stunning debut album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, the case for the continuing relevance of Polaris and our favourite performances from the Gala; Jim pops in to say goodbye to Grayowl Point; we dive into Bryan Adams' history with the CRTC and his recent visit to Ottawa in the name of Canadian copyright law reformation; Geoff recommends Counterparts' new EP Private Room; Mac reccomends Klaus by Klaus.Jeremy Dutcher - NipuwoltinBryan Adams - It's Only LoveCounterparts - Selfishly I SinkKlaus - Fever
Mac and Geoff talk about their excitement for Fucked Up's forthcoming album Dose Your Dreams, their legacy and why they might be the greatest Canadian band of this century (so far). We also talk about how to build a musical foundation in the streaming age, Golden Drag's Pink Sky; Shirley & the Pyramids and their record Pure Pain; The Dirty Nil's "Pain of Infinity" and their forthcoming record Master Volume and Helena Deland's gorgeous song "Claudion". Featured Tracks: Fucked Up - Raise Your Voice Joyce Golden Drag - Caught Leaking Light Shirley & the Pyramids - One Life The Dirty Nil - Pain of Infinity Helena Deland - Claudion 
Mac and Geoff go deep on two records that have a lot in common. First, they discuss Chastity's big feels alt-rock stunner Death Lust and then they go deep on what they consider one of the best Canadian rock albums of all time, Beautiful Midnight by Matthew Good Band.  Featured Tracks: Suffer - Chastity Giant - Matthew Good Band Load Me Up - Matthew Good Band Born To Kill - Matthew Good Band Red Light Syndrome - Piner
Dominionated co-founder and Polaris Prize Juror Jim Di Gioia joins the guys to talk about sexual education; 1998; we parse the winners and lament the many losers of the Polaris Prize Short List including U.S. Girls, Jeremy Dutcher, Alvvays, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Jean-Michel Blais, Hubert Lenoir, Pierre Kwenders, Partner, Daniel Caesar, Weaves, Vivek Sharaya, The Weather Station, Faith Healer and more; Dil Brito's new album Mote; Khotin's album Beautiful You and Jackie Mittoo's 1976 album Showcase.Featured Songs:Pierre Kwenders - Sexus Plexus NexusDil Brito - Each And Every One Of My HeadsJackie Mittoo - Hot MilkPertinent Links:Polaris Short List 
Correction: NEEDS' lead singer Sean Orr is incorrectly referred to as "Scott". We regret this error.The guys discuss Tryal's Companion and their show at the Toronto Jazz Fest, Canada Day, why Canadian music sort of is a genre, (the underrated?) Gordon Lightfoot, Massey Hall, Constantines, Rhye, the Montreal Jazz Fest, NEEDS' Impressions, "New Growth" by Petra Glynt and "I Feel Free" by Dilly Dally.Fetaured Songs:Come On - TryalApproaching Lavender - Gordon LightfootI Feel Free - Dilly Dally 
Mac and Geoff make a promise to podcast more and discuss the impending Drake album, the Polaris Prize Long List, Isla Craig's The Becoming and Mormor's Heaven's Only Wishful.Featured songs:Messages (Garden Edition) - Isla CraigL-Over - U.S. GirlsHeaven's Only Wishful -MorMorImportant links:Faith Healer on Audiotree Live (Full Session)
We are living in a time where curation has become an unprecedented commodity. A few weeks ago Spotify, the streaming giant, went public. There is — apparently — money to be made in the streaming/curation industry, of course, not for most musicians but for someone! In Canada, the sign post that curated mixes might eventually become *the way* to consume music was the MuchMusic-produced alt-rock mix Big Shiny Tunes. On this episode of the Dominionated Podcast Mac and Geoff discuss several editions of the series. Topics include: the strange inclusion of Bran Van 3000 on Big Shiny Tunes 2, the slow growth of of the Cancon infrastructure, the two pillars of early 2000s popular Canadian rock music: Nickelback and Sum 41, the impact they had on Canadian alternative music, the confidence of early 00s Canadian major labels, the strange addition of emo into the MuchMusic machine, Alexisonfire as unlikely rockstars, the end of CD sales and so much more.  Songs included in this episode: Pale Red - Blink Bran Van 3000 - Drinking in LAMatthew Good Band - Load Me UpSum 41 - The Hell SongBilly Talent - Nothing to LoseWintersleep - Weighty GhostAlexisonfire - No Transitory Pertinent links: The definitive ranking of all 14 Big Shiny Tunes albumsHow Big Shiny Tunes defined CanRockWhy Boards of Canada’s Music Has the Right to Children Is the Greatest Psychedelic Album of the ’90s
To celebrate their impending reunion, in honour of their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, we thought it would be beneficial to examine the long, strange and supremely goofy career and legacy of Canada's favourite band of joke-rockers, The Barenaked Ladies. We count down what we believe to be their 10 most enduring songs and ask important questions about the band's status as Canadian Music Hall of Famers. Questions asked, but barely answered include: Do the Barenaked Ladies have any good songs? What was up with Jim Creeggan’s tam? Is Ed Robertson one of Canada's best known rappers? Why did we do this to ourselves? And more.
We did it. We recorded another. This time, we decided to do the one thing lazier than recounting our favourite records from a year past—looking ahead at what the year in music brings. Mac and Geoff discuss the surprise Daniel Romano albums Nerveless and Human Touch, Booji Boys Weekend Rocker, Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra album Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything, Joni Mitchell’s mid-70s output, their matching Newfoundland Tourist T-Shirts, Jim makes a guest appearance to talk about Young Galaxy’s forthcoming album Down Time, and Mac and Geoff talk about the upcoming Ought, US Girls, Frigs, Preoccupations, Un Blonde and Suuns albums. 
On the inaurgural epiode of The Dominionated Podcast, Mac and Geoff countdown and discuss the Dominionated Favourite Fifty.
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