Nearly every great musician begins, first and foremost, as an obsessive fan. Everyone has their own formative influences and, to gain closer insight into some our favourite Canadian artists, we asked a handful of them to share the most treasured albums from their record collection.
To be clear, these aren’t necessarily their favourite albums of all-time — rather, these are the beloved records that they value the most. The results include nostalgic favourites, rare signed copies, and two different Jay-Z albums.
Charlotte Cardin – Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan
Montreal artist Charlotte Cardin hasn’t yet released a full-length album, but over the course of a string of singles and EPs of electro-jazz-inflected pop, she has built up a serious buzz in advance her upcoming debut LP.
Speaking of LPs, her most treasured one is an all-time classic. “Blood on the Tracks is my favourite Dylan album,” she tells Exclaim! “It somehow fits any situation or mood I’m in. I bought this vinyl at a flea market in Paris (aux Puces de Saint-Ouen) a few years ago, and that makes it even more special to me, because I associate it with a very happy moment of my life. I am absolutely obsessed with ‘You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go’ as well as ‘Shelter from the Storm.’