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Music Discography & Buyer's Guides

The Top 100 Canadian Albums

by (author) Bob Mersereau

Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
Dec 2011
Discography & Buyer's Guides, Popular Culture
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2008
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Dec 2011
    List Price

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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!

About the author

Bob Mersereau is a music writer and broadcaster from Fredericton, N.B. He has worked in commercial radio and the CBC, as a producer, reporter and writer, specializing in East Coast music. He's also written thousands of music reviews and articles for print and online, for national and local publications and websites. He's the author of three previous books on Canadian music: The Top 100 Canadian Albums (2007, Goose Lane Editions), The Top 100 Canadian Singles (2010, Goose Lane Editions) and The History of Canadian Rock “n? Roll (2015, Backbeat). He's the father of three children of various names, and a cat, Mr. Peaches.

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Editorial Reviews

"Terrific ... filled with great insight on the albums that were picked."

<i>Country Music News</i>

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


"An enjoyable book that unearths plenty of forgotten pleasures."

<i>Toronto Star</i>

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

<i>Telegraph Journal</i>

"An important entry in the Canadian cultural library."

<i>Monday Magazine</I>

"A must-have book."

<i>Hamilton Spectator</i>

"Mersereau's commentary is well-written and astute."

<i>Globe and Mail</i>