Various Artists, Juno Awards 2004, Universal

Where else are you going to find artists such as Nickelback, Finger Eleven or Three Days Grace alongside “artists” such as Shania Twain and Celine Deon? That’s right, the 2004 Juno compilation. There‘s not a whole lot here to get excited about. This might be the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys, but most of what’s included has been beaten to death (see Shania Twain’s “Forever and For Always”), and not enough artists (other than Hawksley Workman or Buck 65) who need (and deserve) the attention were included, such as The Dears, Sweatshop Union, The Trews or Danko Jones.

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A proud and over-caffeinated husband, father, runner and writer. I've written for the local weekly The Coast for over a decade and have since taken to creating and writing for HAFILAX for even longer. I hope you enjoy the musings of a guy who has loved music for the better part of 4 decades, and has an album of concert tickets to show for it.