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The Top 100 Canadian Albums
The Top 100 Canadian Albums
The Top 100 Canadian Albums

The Top 100 Canadian Albums

Back by popular demand, here is the encore edition of the ultimate guide to Canadian music, featuring the best albums that Canadian musicians ever produced and some new interviews not included in the original hardcover edition. An unprecedented book, The Top 100 Canadian Albums includes the finest albums in Canadian music history chosen by a blue-ribbon panel. The results from 1 to 100 have sparked passionate debate among Canada's music aficionados.

This book is jam-packed with incredible behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the albums and the history of Canadian music, as told by the musicians themselves. Find out how Gordon Lightfoot helped get Blue Rodeo back to Canada. Learn about the song that connects The Guess Who to The Tragically Hip. Meet Simply Saucer, the band who waited 30 years for its album to become a hit. Connect the dots between Don Messer and Music from Big Pink.

Despite debate about what is and isn't on the list (or perhaps because of it), The Top 100 Canadian Albums is the essential book on Canadian music — not to be missed!


Bob Mersereau is a music columnist and long-time arts reporter for CBC Television in New Brunswick. Since 1982, he's been reporting on the East Coast music scene for CBC Radio, CBC Television, and the Telegraph-Journal. Nicknamed Rockin' Bob by the last Peter Gzowski, Bob's been a frequent guest on CBC programs such as Morningside and Sounds Like Canada.

"Bound to get people exploring Canadian music and conversing about what their top 100 would be." — Soulshine

"The definitive anthology of the country's all-time greatest recordings. Groundbreaking in scope and depth." — Telegraph Journal

"A must-have book." — Hamilton Spectator

214 pages
Pub date: October 3, 2008