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The Best Albums of 2003

1) Sam Roberts, We Were Born In A Flame (Maple Music) 2) Buck 65, Talkin’ Honky Blues (WEA) 3) Jim Guthrie, Now, More Than Ever (Three Gut Records) 4) Frank Black and the Catholics, Show Me Your Tears (Sub Pop) 5) The Darkness, Permission To Land (Atlantic) 6) Joel Plaskett, Truthfully Truthfully (Maple Music) 7) […]

The Best Albums of 2002

1) Bruce Springsteen, The Rising (Columbia) 2) Coldplay, A Rush Of Blood To The Head (Parlophone) 3) Hot Hot Heat, Make Up The Breakdown (Sub Pop) 4) Johnny Cash, American IV: The Man Comes Around (American) 5) Sam Roberts, The Inhuman Condition EP (Maple Music) 6) Badly Drawn Boy, Have You Have The Fish? (XL) […]

The Best Albums of 2001

1) Ours, Distorted Lullabies ( Dream Works) 2) Ron Sexsmith, Blue Boy (Linus) 3) Fugazi, The Argument (Dischord) 4) The White Stripes, White Blood Cells (Sympathy For The Record Industry) 5) Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, No More Shall We Part (Reprise) 6) Tool, Lateralus (Tool Dissectional) 7) Hayden, Skyscraper National Park (Hardwood) 8) […]
Supplied publicity photo, CBC, 2001

Full Disclosure

Exclusive: Wendy Mesley and Diana Swain discuss their highly anticipated CBC newsmagazine, 'Disclosure'

The Best Singles of 2000

#1 Eminem featuring Dido, “Stan” Eminem can be childish but there was no dismissing “Stan,” his incendiary look at fame and fandom. I can’t remember a single this intense ever hitting the Top 40. #2 Madonna, “Music” Madonna has once again made the ultimate road-trip song. Who could resist the siren bass and the anthemic […]

The Best Albums of 2000

1) At The Drive In, Relationship Of Command (Grand Royal) 2) The Weakerthans, Left And Leaving (G7 Welcoming Committee) 3) Radiohead, Kid A (EMI) 4) Badly Drawn Boy, The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast (XL) 5) Blue Rodeo, The Days In Between (WEA) 6) The Dears, End Of A Hollywood Bedtime Story (Grenadine) 7) Neil Young, […]

The Best Albums of 1999

1) Tom Waits, Mule Variations (Anti) 2) Nine Inch Nails, The Fragile (Interscope) 3) Mr. Bungle, California (Warner Bros) 4) Uz Jsme Doma, The Ears (Skoda) 5) Henry Rollins, Think Tank (DreamWorks) 6) The Roots, Things Fall Apart (MCA) 7) Ben Lee, Breathing Tornadoes (Grand Royal) 8) Beck, Midnite Vultures (DGC) 9) Coldplay, Parachutes (Parlophone) […]

Q & A with Carol Shields

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg discusses her writing and what she does with her awards

Wild things

Wild Strawberries are on the road to support their latest disc, 'Quiver'