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A song from Canadian singer/songwriter Patrick Watson appears on this week
A song from Canadian singer/songwriter Patrick Watson appears on this week's Your Playlist.
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Into Giants by Patrick Watson

From their new album, Adventures in Your Own Backyard, Into Giants shows that Patrick Watson continues to be one of the most compelling Canadian bands. With a whimsical folk-pop hook and a triumphant closing refrain, this song is a must hear. Oh, and it has a great music video.

What ya gonna do by Hinder

Something about Hinder is reminiscent of the days of Motley Crew and Guns and Roses. They even have the big hair that might make you think you’ve gone back in time. Hinder is an Oklahoma City band that will definitely get your fist pumping.

Tommy by The Who

While Tommy was the fourth album by the great British rock band The Who, it was the first musical work to be overtly billed as a rock opera. So how can you pick one song? Operas, especially the rockin’ ones, should be enjoyed in their entirety.

Can’t You See by The Marshall Tucker Band

God bless the ‘70s. Mixing flute, piano and kick ass southern guitar... what can be better? A classic for summer beers on the porch. Mellow and yet a rocker that creeps up on you.

Sound of Madness by Shinedown

Have you had the worst week at work? Tired of people telling you’ve done a bad job? Your partner is nagging you again? It’s all a little maddening! Toss this song on and lock yourself in your room and let the rage flow for a minute and you’ll be ready to reemerge calm, cool and collected...hopefully.

What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

Prepare yourself for a toothache. The music of this young boy band One Direction is sugary sweet. This song draws on a favourite Grease song to draw in “mature” listeners and is perfect for the young preteens in your life. Warning: This song is extremely catchy.

Mexico by The Staves

The Staves is a trio of three sisters from England. Their harmonies weave together in a goosebump-inducing way. They are supporting American music phenomenon Bon Iver, but their music stands on its own and is captivating.

Tribute by Tenacious D

Remember the first time you heard Jack Black sing in High Fidelity? Well if you didn’t already know by now he’s also in a band called Tenacious D with his good friend KG. Tribute is a must for comedy and great guitar riffs.

This is your playlist. We want to know what song you just can’t get out of your head this week. Is it a new song? Or maybe a classic that you think is due for a comeback? Email your song to vurb@nelsonstar.com

 

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