Top Albums of 2018 by Province – Lesley Carter

Top Albums 2018 - Lesley

With the quantity of excellent music that comes out of Canada each year, it’s always a challenge to select a few favorites.  As regular readers of this blog might know, I always try to listen to music from all regions, not just the ones to which we can readily travel.  Here, then, is a listing of some of my favorite albums, listed by province and then alphabetically.

British Columbia

Carmanah, “Speak in Rhythms”
The Fugitives, “The Promise of Strangers”

Yukon

Sarah MacDougall, “All the Hours I Have Left to Tell You Anything”

Alberta

Mariel Buckley, “Driving in the Dark”
T. Buckley, “Miles We Put Behind”
John Wort Hannam, “Acres of Elbow Room”
The Hearts, “Sunshine”

Saskatchewan

Belle Plaine, “Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath”
Rosie & the Riveters, “Ms. Behave”
Colter Wall, “Songs of the Plains”

Manitoba

Raine Hamilton, “Night Sky”
Madeleine Roger, “Cottonwood”

Ontario

Melanie Brulée, “Fires, Floods, & Things We Leave Behind”
Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop, “Abundance”
David Francey, “The Broken Heart of Everything”
Great Lake Swimmers, “The Waves, The Wake”
Amos Hoffman/Noam Levish, “Pardes”

Québec

Hubert Lenoir, “Darlène”
Ariane Moffatt, “Petites mains précieuses”
Quartom, “Renaissance”
Les Trois Accords, “Beaucoup de plaisir”

New Brunswick

Simon Daniel, “Nightcrawler”
The Olympic Symphonium, “Beauty in the Tension”
Adyn Townes, “After the Fall”

Nova Scotia

Erin Costelo, “Sweet Marie”
David Myles, “Le grand départ”

Prince Edward Island

Rachel Beck, “Rachel Beck”
Dennis Ellsworth, “Things Change”

 

Lesley Carter

Exposed to the wonders of CBC and Montréal Canadiens hockey as a teenager thanks to a satellite dish in rural Kansas, I have been an unabashed lover of all things Canadian ever since. I am a lifelong collector of esoteric and varied music, a teacher of piano, and an aspiring multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, mandola, ukulele). In real life, I work in the field of technology.