"Bound to get people exploring Canadian music and conversing about what their top 100 would be." — Soulshine (2012-05-08)
"Terrific . . . filled with great insight on the albums that were picked." — Country Music News (2012-05-08)
"The definitive anthology of the country's all-time greatest recordings. Groundbreaking in scope and depth." — The Telegraph-Journal (2012-05-08)
"Mersereau's commentary is well-written and astute." — Paul Quarrington, Globe and Mail (2013-01-15)
"An enjoyable book that unearths plenty of forgotten pleasures." — Toronto Star (2013-01-15)
"An important entry in the Canadian cultural library." — John Threlfall, Monday Magazine (2013-01-15)
From the Inside Flap
Look no further. Straight from the heart of the music industry comes the ultimate guide to Canadian music, featuring the best albums that Canadian musicians have ever produced. An unprecedented book, The Top 100 Canadian Albums includes the finest albums in Canadian music history chosen by a blue-ribbon panel. More than 600 singers, songwriters, musicians, producers, columnists, and collectors cast their votes for this first-time-ever poll. Rush's Neil Peart, Ron Sexsmith, Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, Holly Cole, Sass Jordan, Ryan Peake of Nickelback, Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea, George Pettit of Alexisonfire, Saturday Night Blues host Holger Peterson, and The Vinyl Café's Stuart McLean are just a few of the people who voted for their favourite albums. The results span every decade and every genre of music, from the fifties until the first decade of the 21st century, from classical to pop, from heavy metal to hip-hop. Between the covers, you'll find the results, from 1 to 100. Along the way, you'll discover 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 that waited 30 years for its album to become a hit. Connect the dots between Don Messer and Music from Big Pink. Sure to spark debate about what is and isn't on the list, The Top 100 Canadian Albums is the essential book on Canadian music.