Music from the year 2016 is what we are listening to this week. If you were listening to CBC R3 then, you will recognize many of the songs on the playlist. The R3 blog we knew was gone but the OurBasement blog had begun. R3 was still streaming music but fewer of us were listening to it.

Some of the tracks aren’t familiar but the artist is. Some artists we just may not have been aware of at the time. Each month working on these playlists, I have found francophone artists that I wasn’t hearing then but am loving now. So while it is a look back at 2016 there may still be some new to you tracks along with the old favourites. Embrace them all!We started with 2006 in March/2018 because I planned to make this a monthly playlist and there are 12 months in a year and 2006 was 12 years ago. We are now on 2016 this month and 2017 next month will wind up this segment. We shall see where we go from there. It can be fun to check back and see what music we still love and what music we once loved but have moved on from and to find out what we missed along the way.

2016 brought us great albums from some of our favourite Canadian artists like BADBADNOTGOOD, Black Mountain, Basia Bulat, Jason Collett, Gord Downie, Carolyn Mark and more. I put the tracks on the playlist alphabetically according to artist instead of any flow order and have found it best to listen to this one on shuffle. There is also a YouTube playlist again this month for you to watch and listen. Whatever works for you, enjoy!

Canadian Indie Albums of 2016