Amidst all the year-end lists, it's nice to know about your favourite band's favourite records. Specifically when they're all about Canada.
Call it the maple syrup effect, if you will, but there is a substantial amount of talent tucked between B.C. and Newfoundland. We asked 55 of Canada's best bands for their top five albums, and they delivered.
In the gallery above, you'll find the usual suspects like Arcade Fire and Tegan and Sara, a few standout artists who appear on a number of lists (Hayden, Dirty Beaches, Lightning Dust) and some great underground picks and regional delights to keep you listening for days.
This is the topic of discussion today on CBC Radio 3 with hosts Graham Wright, Lana Gay and Alanna Stuart.
Click through the photo gallery for top five lists from:
The Pack A.D.
Thought Beneath Film
Gold & Youth
JB the First Lady
The Rival Boys
The Nautical Miles
Small Town Pistols
The Burning Hell
Poor Young Things
The Abramson Singers
Fake Shark Real Zombie
Said the Whale
What were your favourite releases of 2013? Let us know in the comments below!
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Canadian bands' top 5 Canadian albums of 2012