Top 33 Songs of 2016 by ’90s CanRockers


Nicholas Friesen @Nicholastronaut  December 14, 2016

We spend a lot of time at J&E touching base with Canadian musicians who made music in the ’90s to find out what they’re working on today. Proving that CanRock is alive and well in 2016, we thought we’d share some of our favourite tunes from the past 12 months.

33. Chixdiggit – 2012 (one track album)


32. Classified – Having Kids is Easy from Greatful


31. Joel Plaskett – Just Because (digital single)


30. Rational Youth – This Side of the Border from Future Past Tense

Read our interview with Tracy Howe here.

29. David Usher – We Will Be Free from Let It Play


28. Skydiggers – Set You Free This Time from Here Without You – The Songs of Gene Clark


27. Gord Downie – The Stranger from The Secret Path


26. Rufus Wainwright – A Woman’s Face from Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets

Read our interview with Rufus Wainwright here.

25. GeL – Not A Love Song from GeL

Read our interview with Roberta Carter-Harrison here.

24. Tegan and Sara – Stop Desire from Love You To Death


23. Blue Rodeo – Superstar from 1000 Arms

Watch our video interview with Blue Rodeo here.

22. Headstones – Fuck It (12″ single)

Read our interview with Trent Carr here.

21. By Divine Right – New Life from Speak & Spell US


20. Steven Page – Linda Ronstadt In The 70s from Heal Thyself Pt 1: Instinct

Read our interview with Steven Page here.

19. Communism – Take Care of Each Other from Get Down Get Together

Read our interview with Don Kerr here.

18. Ron Hawkins – Beautiful Girl from Spit Sputter and Sparkle

Read our interview with Ron Hawkins here.

17. Johnny Sizzle – Teenage Slutz from Recovery


16. The Evaporators – I Can’t Be Shaved from Ogopogo Punk


15. SIANspheric – I Have It from Writing the Future in Letters of Fire


14. Michael Feuerstack – Home Away From Home from Adult Lullabies


13. Figure Walking – Sounds (digital single)


12. Public Animal – It Don’t Seem Right from Palace Arms


11. Duotang – Nostalgia’s a Vice from New Occupation

Read our interview with Duotang here.

10. The Tragically Hip – In A World Possessed By The Human Mind from Man Machine Poem


9. John K Samson – Postdoc Blues from Winter Wheat


8. Brendan Canning – Book It To Fresno from Home Wrecking Years


7. Bankruptcy – Besmirch My Name from For the Future


6. Tommy Hawkins – That’s the Way I Walk from Amy


5. Feist – Flamenco (digital single)


4. Art Bergmann – A Town Called Mean from The Apostate

Read our interview with Art Bergmann here.

3. TUNS – Mixed Messages from TUNS

Read our interview with Mike O’Neill here.

2. Noah’s Arkweld – Save Me From Myself from Taking It To Heart Volume One


1. Weird Lines – Summer Can from Weird Lines

Read our interview with CL McLaughlin and Julie Doiron here.