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What was your favorite Canadian song of the 1990s?

 Poll Results What was your favorite Canadian song of the 1990s? Constant Craving - kd lang 18  votes 18%   Life is a Highway - Tom Cochrane 13 votes  13%   Hasn't Hit Me Yet - Blue Rodeo 13 votes  13%   If I Had a Million Dollars - Barenaked Ladies 12 votes  12%   You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette 10 votes  10%   Coax Me - Sloan 9 votes  9%   Secret Heart - Ron Sexsmith 9 votes  9%   El Desierto - Lhasa 7 votes  7%   Building a Mystery - Sarah McLachlan 5 votes  5%   Any Man of Mine - Shania Twain 2  votes 2%   The Mummer's Dance - Loreena McKennitt 1 vote  1%   Informer - Sn...
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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...
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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,...
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