CBC Radio 3 Announces Listener Choice Awards Top 5 Lists

They call them The Buckys–and they’re not your average awards categories.  Here’s what they look like:


Rookie of the Year (Best New Band)
Loon Choir
Cold Specks
Mo Kenney
The Elwins
Purity Ring
The Hugh LeCaine Electronic Sackbut Award (Best Electronic Song)
“Oblivion” by Grimes
“Electric Pow Wow” by A Tribe Called Red
“Fineshrine” by Purity Ring
“Wrath of God” by Crystal Castles
“Never The Same Way Twice” by Shout Out Out Out
#socialbutterfly (Best Social Media User)
Dan Mangan
Said The Whale
Kathleen Edwards
Hey Ocean!
Rich Aucoin
Sexiest Artist
Ashleigh Ball (of Hey Ocean!)
Lindi Ortega
Jaycelyn Brown (of Said The Whale)
Matt Mays
Best Reason To Buy A Concert Ticket (Best Live Act)
Elliott Brood
Hey Ocean!
Rich Aucoin
Yukon Blonde
Mother Mother
Best Reason To Learn French (Best French Song)
“Entre Ici Pis Chez Vous” by Bernard Adamus
“On A Vecu Des” by Radio Radio
“Sirens (French Version)” by Pack AD
“L’asenseur” by Louis-Jean Cormier
“Jour Devient Nuit” by Danielle Duval
Most Watchable Song (Best Music Video)
“We Are 1980” by Said The Whale
“Brian Wilson is A.L.I.V.E.” by Rich Aucoin
“Caught Me Thinkin” by Bahamas
“Oblivion” by Grimes
“The End Of That” by Plants and Animals
Hottest Pipes (Best Vocal Performance)
Hannah Georgas for “Robotic”
Patrick Watson for “Step Out For A While”
Cold Specks for “Holland”
Sage McBride (of Shred Kelly) for “The Bear”
Emma Lee for “Not Coming By”
The Golden Bucky (Best Song of the Year)
“Lightning Bolt” by Joel Plaskett
“Change The Sheets” by Kathleen Edwards
“House That Heaven Built” by Japandroids
“Art & A Wife” by Rah Rah
“In Came The Flood” by Wintersleep


There’s more here.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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