The Ride plays like an album by an artist who isn’t trying to impress. There are no expectations to meet, no demands for hit singles and no boxes to fit into.Read more
Last month, Canadian artists occupied seven of the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, the most ever, but such a feat seems to pale in comparison to coverage of the “Canadian invasion” of the 90s.Read more
The 43rd Juno Awards were held last night in Winnipeg, highlighting the best of Canadian music for the last year or so. Being a fan of many Canadian artists, the Junos have long held a special seat during awards season for me, even if I rarely agree with most aspects of how they work.
While the Junos are known by many to award the best in Canadian music, my biggest criticism has been that it often sticks with the most popular Canadian artists who have attained international fame within the period of eligibility. If an artist had a big year in the United States, by default they almost always have a good year at the Junos.Read more