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What was your favorite Canadian song of the 1990s?

 Poll ResultsWhat was your favorite Canadian song of the 1990s?Constant Craving - kd lang18  votes18% Life is a Highway - Tom Cochrane13 votes 13% Hasn't Hit Me Yet - Blue Rodeo13 votes 13% If I Had a Million Dollars - Barenaked Ladies12 votes 12% You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette10 votes 10% Coax Me - Sloan9 votes 9% Secret Heart - Ron Sexsmith9 votes 9% El Desierto - Lhasa7 votes 7% Building a Mystery - Sarah McLachlan5 votes 5% Any Man of Mine - Shania Twain2  votes2% The Mummer's Dance - Loreena McKennitt1 vote 1% Informer - Snow1 vote 1%  Number of Voters&n...
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Nick's Picks: Best Albums of 2011

1. Metals Feist Feist presented a brand new slate, mixing hard and soft alloys to forge an album of rare depth and beauty. 2. Bon Iver Bon Iver From bucolic backwoods balladry to hypnotic electro-pop symphonies, his transformation has been masterful. 3. The Harrow & the Harvest Gillian Welch More exquisite folk songs that sound like they were handed down through the ages. 4. So Beautiful or So What Paul Simon Songs about love and faith, steeped in African kora, Indian tabla and southern gospel. 5. Ashes & Fire Ryan Adams Rarely has the prolific, wildly talented tunesmith sounded this inspired. 6. Helplessness Blues Fleet Foxes Darker and deeper, but every bit...
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Life is a Highway: Canadian Pop Music in the '90s

LIFE IS A HIGHWAY: CANADIAN POP MUSIC IN THE ’90sTWO-PART SPECIAL AIRS THURSDAY, SEPT. 15 AND 22, AT 8 P.M.September 8, 2011- Following on the tremendous success of previous series on Canadian music in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, CBC Television presents LIFE IS A HIGHWAY: CANADIAN POP MUSIC IN THE ’90s, airing Sept. 15 and 22 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).CBC-TV has been chronicling the musical landmarks of this country—decade by decade, style by style, and groundbreaker by groundbreaker. LIFE IS A HIGHWAY completes the next chapter in Canada’s amazing pop music journey.The ’90s were marked by hit songs from Canadian performers as diverse as Tom Cochrane, Sloan, Loreena McKennitt, The Tragically Hip, Sh...
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