When 2018 ended and when 2019 began (as has been the case for the past many year-ends since the onset of digital music), social media was flooded with people’s musical favorites from the past year.
I always felt this was selling out the mix-tape. To me, a mixtape had a private message or declaration or credo. We now broadcast these things in the way we do everything else, via social media. It feels a step too far, but maybe that’s a sign of my age.
I use Spotify and I don’t even really know how to use or share playlists. Some people have sent me playlists, which I know how to listen to, but I haven’t really explored the feature set much. I mostly just add songs I like to my saved
To be a little contrarian, and even though it’s almost a month late, here are 10 songs I like from the early 90s by Canadian musicians I’m still enjoying:
- Denial – Pure
- Hayden – Bad as they Seem
- Tragically Hip – Thugs
- Sky – Love Song
- Crash Test Dummies – Superman Song
- Odds – Someone Who’s Cool
- Philosopher Kings – Charms
- Alanis Morissette – Hand in my Pocket
- Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me
Justin Bieber’s Fetal Heartbeat
- 54-40 – Ocean Pearl