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Creating conversations about Canadian Music. Freedom from the press.

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Creating conversations about Canadian Music. Freedom from the press.

    Dominionated's Favourite Fifty Albums of 2018

    Dominionated's Favourite Fifty Albums of 2018

    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 - F****d 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
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Best of 2018: The Honourable Mentions

    Best of 2018: The Honourable Mentions

    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
     

    • 55 min
    Illuminating the life and music of Buffy Sainte-Marie with biographer Andrea Warner

    Illuminating the life and music of Buffy Sainte-Marie with biographer Andrea Warner

    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

    • 54 min
    Jeremy Dutcher wins the Polaris Music Prize, Grayowl Point says goodbye and Bryan Adams goes to Ottawa

    Jeremy Dutcher wins the Polaris Music Prize, Grayowl Point says goodbye and Bryan Adams goes to Ottawa

    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

    • 50 min
    Is F****d Up the greatest Canadian band of the 21st century?

    Is F****d Up the greatest Canadian band of the 21st century?

    Mac and Geoff talk about their excitement for F****d 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:
    F****d Up - Raise Your Voice Joyce
    Golden Drag - Caught Leaking Light
    Shirley & the Pyramids - One Life
    The Dirty Nil - Pain of Infinity
    Helena Deland - Claudion 

    • 39 min
    Gonna die in suburbia: A deep dive into Matthew Good Band's Beautiful Midnight and Chastity's Death Lust

    Gonna die in suburbia: A deep dive into Matthew Good Band's Beautiful Midnight and Chastity's Death Lust

    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

    • 1 hr 3 min

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