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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.
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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 Lenoir Minotaur Forgiving Minos - Moonface Show You the Valley - Young Galaxy A Memory - Scott Orr Peace and Love - Suuns The One I Want Will Come For Me - Fucked Up There Are a Thousand - Helena Deland Rage of Plastics - U.S. Girls  Empty Husk - Daniel Romano Mehcinut - Jeremy Dutcher blind- Jean-Michel Blais Texas - 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 Woman Vile Creature - Cast of Static and Smoke Zaki Ibrahim - The Secret Life of Planets Anemone - Baby Only You & I Charlotte Day Wilson - Stone Woman Mac Demarco - Old Dog Demos The Dirty Nil - Master Volume Harrison - Apricity Belle Plaine -Malice, Mercy, Grief, and Wrath CFCF - Self Service  Sunsetter -Worrybody. Kalle Mattson - Youth Shirley & the Pyramids - Pure Pain Ryan Hemsworth - Elsewhere Featured Songs: Grimes - We Appreciate Power Marie Davidson - Work It Anemone - Bout De Toi Harrison - Atmosphere CFCF - Self Service  Don't Worry Kid - Sunnsetter  Ryan Hemsworth - Special Girl  Teen Daze - Hidden Worlds  Absolutely Free - Still LIfe Blessed - 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' Kind Buffy Sainte-Marie - Better To Find Out For Yourself Buffy Sainte-Marie - Power In The Blood Buffy Sainte-Marie - Starwalker BUffy 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 - Nipuwoltin Bryan Adams - It's Only Love Counterparts - Selfishly I Sink Klaus - 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 Nexus Dil Brito - Each And Every One Of My Heads Jackie Mittoo - Hot Milk Pertinent 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 - Tryal Approaching Lavender - Gordon Lightfoot I 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 Craig L-Over - U.S. Girls Heaven's Only Wishful -MorMor Important 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 LA Matthew Good Band - Load Me Up Sum 41 - The Hell Song Billy Talent - Nothing to Lose Wintersleep - Weighty Ghost Alexisonfire - No Transitory   Pertinent links:   The definitive ranking of all 14 Big Shiny Tunes albums How Big Shiny Tunes defined CanRock Why 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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