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Sean’s Favourite Albums of 2013

For the last day of our Best Of 2013 staff lists I present you with my 10 favourite albums of the year! Also included are 5 albums that nearly made the cut, a 2014 band to watch, and a spotlight on one veteran artist who’s still putting out great records, all from MapleMusic Recordings & Fontana North’s Social Media & Website Manager, Sean Andernacht.

10. Sights & Sounds – Silver Door           9. The Dodos – Carrier                                 8. Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind
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7. The Knife – Shaking The Habitual       6. Moonface – Julia With Blue Jeans On  5. Mikal Cronin – MCIISA Shaking_The_Habitual_PackshotMoonface Julia With Blue Jeans OnBC Mikal-Cronin-MCII
4. Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault        3. Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe              2. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven                                   Less Youth
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Bryan’s Favourite Albums of 2013

Our staff lists are coming to a close but we’ve saved the best for (nearly) last.  The cool kid in the office – by Pitchfork standards of course – has listed his 10 Favourite Albums of 2013 along with the 10 singles that dominated his Rdio plays. See the best of Bryan “the closer” Columbus, Marketing & Label Manager at MapleMusic Recordings & Fontana North below.

10. Royal Canoe – Today We’re                 9. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like      8. James Blake – Overgrown                                                         Believers                                                                      Clockwork
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7. Mikal Cronin – MCII                                  6. Disclosure – Settle                                  5. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
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4. Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault        3. Born Ruffians – Birthmarks                   2. Typhoon – White Lighter                                                             Less Youth
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Michaela & Kari’s Favourite Albums of 2013

Our wonderful interns Michaela Gold and Kari Zalik have a lot of time to listen to the latest hits while they’re out doing coffee runs (just kidding, they brew it in house) and have listed both of their 5 Favourite Albums of 2013 in no particular order. Kari has also included two of her most spun singles below. Thanks for all of your help girls!

Michaela’s Top 5

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Daft Punk – Random Access Memories                                   Purity Ring – Shrines
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Caveman – Caveman
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Kari’s Top 5

Charles Bradley – Victim of Love                                               Disclosure – Settle
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Andrew Austin – While It’s Still Light Out                                  Mount Kimbie – Cold spring Fault Less Youth

Mavis’ Favourite Albums of 2013

Mavis Harris, our current National Media Relations Manager at MapleMusic Recordings & Fontana North, loves each of these albums equally so she wrote a line about each explaining why they’re her Favourite Albums of 2013. In just a few more weeks Mavis will be going on maternity leave and we’d like to take this chance to wish her & her family the best of health in the new year!

Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork – It’s a           Kid Kudi – Indicud – Love Love LOVE this record!
QOTSA record, it’s gonna be awesome regardless.               “Unfuckwittable” may be my fav song of the year.
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Andrew Austin – While It’s Still Light Out – I don’t have         Darwin Deez – Songs For Imaginative People – Living in
much to say, listen to it – and you’ll love it GUARANTEED!!   England made me love this guy, he was played in all the pubs,                                                                                                              and his catchiness was (and is) infectious.  This album is no                                                                                                                exception.
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Maureen’s Favourite Albums of 2013

The last week of our Best of 2013 staff lists (and the last week before Christmas!) kicks off with the Top 5 Albums in no particular order from our cat-loving Maureen SpillaneMarketing Manager at MapleMusic Recordings & Fontana North. She’s included the 5 tracks that made her year below, also in no particular order.

Ta-ku – Do What You Love                                                           Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
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Jason’s Favourite Albums of 2013

Happy Friday! For the last day in a week of solid Best of 2013 staff lists we’re bringing you Jason Schneider‘s top 10(ish) in no particular order. Jason is our new National Media Relations Manager at MapleMusic Recordings & Fontana North, welcome to the team!

Daniel Romano – Come Cry With Me        Black Joe Lewis – Electric Slave             My Bloody Valentine – mbvJS Daniel romanoJS blackjoelewis-albumcoverJS mbv
Charles Bradley – Victim Of Love           Valerie June – Pushing Against A Stone    Anna Calvi – One Breathcharles bradley victimJS valeriejunepackshotJS One_Breath__Anna_Calvi
Mark Lanegan – Imitations                        The Sadies – Internal Sounds                    The Milk Carton Kids – The Ash & ClayJS lanegan-imitations-album-500x500JS The-SadiesJS milk carton kids Continue reading…

Jordan’s Favourite Albums of 2013

Week two of staff Best Of 2013 lists is almost over! To spice things up I thought I’d pit Andy’s rock-centric list against the top 10 from Jordan Howard, our National Accounts Manager at MapleMusic Recordings & Fontana North. Which (mostly) guitar based list best matches your own favourites?

10. The Front Bottoms – The Talon Of     9. From Indian Lakes – Able Bodies         8. Pup – PUP                                                                                                 The Hawk
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7. The Mark Inside – Dark Hearts Can    6. The Glorious Sons – Shapeless Art     5. Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart                                                  Radiate White Light
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4. Xambassadors – Love Songs              3. Poor Young Things – The Heart The   2. Northcote – Northcote                                                                      Drug Songs                                                           Head The End
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Andy’s Favourite Albums of 2013

To help get you over hump day is today’s list in our series of staff Favourite Albums. It’s chock-full of some heavy hitting and energetic releases from our resident metal-head Andy Hawke A&R staffer at MapleMusic Recordings & Fontana North.

10. Mandroid Echostar – Citadels EP      9. Soilwork – The Living Infinite                8. Zerbin – Touch EP
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7. Classified – Classified                 6. Maestro Fresh Wes – Orchestrated Noise   5. Wilson – Full Blast Fuckery
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4. The Cat Empire – Steal The Light      3. A Day To Remember – Common Courtesy   2. Tech N9Ne – Something Else
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Jennifer’s Favourite Albums of 2013

Day three in our staff favourites series features a sweet mix of genres for the top 5 from Marketing & Label Manager at Fontana North, the lovely Jennifer McLeod.

5. Daft Punk – Random Access Memory                                  4. Charles Bradley – Victim Of Love
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3. M.I.A. – Matangi                                                                          2. Typhoon – White Lighter
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Jessica’s Favourite Albums of 2013

Kicking off the week two batch of MapleMusic Recordings & Fontana North staff favourite album lists is our Marketing Coordinator, the ever-helpful Jessica Molina. She’s laid out her top 10 in no particular order except for #1.

Northcote – Northcote                                 Born Ruffians – Birthmarks                        Local Natives – Hummingbird

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Charles Bradley – Victim of Love               Foals – Holy Fire                                          On An On – Give In

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Kiev – Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth         Dinosaur Bones – Shaky Dream               Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less                                                                                                                                                                                      Youth
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Tony’s Favourite Albums of 2013

Today, and for the next 2 weeks, one person from the MapleMusic Recordings & Fontana North team will be presenting their top 5 or 10 albums from this year. Check back every day for some favourite albums from the people behind your favourite record label! Kicking things off is everyone’s favourite guy (and not just because he’s our boss!) Tony Tarleton, General Manager of MapleMusic Recordings & Fontana North.

5. Headstones – Love & Fury                                                        4. J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Essential Tremors

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     3. Andrew Austin – While It’s Still Light Out                             2. The Bros. Landreth – Let It Lie

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MapleMusic Recordings’ Best of 2013

We’ve picked out some of the best tracks that our artist roster have released this year and put them together into one great playlist! The playlist features huge names like Primal Scream, The Dismemberment Plan and Cold War Kids to up-and-coming Canadian talent Andrew Austin, Don Brownrigg, and Thought Beneath Film! Listen to the playlist on Rdio, Youtube, Soundcloud, or all three at the same time below.

Track List:

White Denim “Pretty Green”
The Dismemberment Plan “Waiting”
Cold War Kids “Miracle Mile”
Don Brownrigg “Sweet Dream Sleeper”
Andrew Austin “Inside Out”
San Fermin “Sonsick”
Typhoon “Young Fathers”
Jim James “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U)
J. Roddy Walston & The Business “Heavy Bells”
Gogol Bordello “Lost Innocent World”
Primal Scream “It’s Alright, It’s Ok”
The Bronx “Youth Wasted”
Thought Beneath Film “Cartographers”
Thomas D’Arcy “Credit!”
Bo Keeney “Don’t You Worry”
Caveman “In The City”
Okkervil River “It Was My Season”
Royal Teeth “Wild”

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