The 2014 Juno Awards – Nominees and Predictions (Part 2: Albums)

28 Mar

Winnipeg, MB, the host city of The 2014 Juno Awards.

 

Continuing from our earlier post, Canadian Content Machine takes a look at all the nominees in Sunday’s Juno Awards, being held at the MTS Center in Winnipeg. As well, the CCM staff offer their own predictions. Today, we will look at all the Album-related categories.

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Reflektor — Arcade Fire

 

  • Reflektor — Arcade Fire

  • Loved Me Back to Life — Céline Dion

  • Nothing Was the Same — Drake

  • To Be Loved — Michael Bublé

  • Harmony — Serena Ryder

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Reflektor — Arcade Fire.

Nathan C: Reflektor — Arcade Fire.

Jordan S: Reflektor — Arcade Fire.

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INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars

  • Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars

  • The Marshall Mathers LP 2 — Eminem

  • Night Visions — Imagine Dragons

  • Take Me Home — One Direction

  • The Truth About Love — P!nk

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars

Nathan C: Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars

Jordan S: Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars

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COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Crop Circles — Dean Brody

  • Started With a Song — Brett Kissel

  • Crop Circles — Dean Brody

  • Country Junkie — Gord Bamford

  • Small Town Pistols — Small Town Pistols

  • Throw Down — Tim Hicks

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Crop Circles — Dean Brody

Nathan C: Country Junkie — Gord Bamford

Jordan S: Crop Circles — Dean Brody

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ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Us Alone – Hayden

  • Shut Down the Streets — A.C. Newman

  • Tall Tall Shadow — Basia Bulat

  • Us Alone — Hayden

  • Forever Endeavour — Ron Sexsmith

  • Internal Sounds — The Sadies

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Us Alone — Hayden

Nathan C: Forever Endeavour — Ron Sexsmith

Jordan S:Us Alone — Hayden

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ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Reflektor — Arcade Fire

  • Reflektor — Arcade Fire

  • The Poet’s Dead — Rah Rah

  • Today We’re Believers — Royal Canoe

  • Warring — The Darcys

  • Uzu — Yamantaka//Sonic Titan

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Reflektor — Arcade Fire

Nathan C: Reflektor — Arcade Fire

Jordan S:Reflektor — Arcade Fire

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POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke

  • Wild Life — Hedley

  • To Be Loved — Michael Bublé

  • Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke

  • Heartthrob — Tegan and Sara

  • R.E.V.O. — Walk Off the Earth

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke

Nathan C: Heartthrob — Tegan and Sara

Jordan S: Heartthrob — Tegan and Sara

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ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Transit of Venus — Three Days Grace

  • Love + Fury — Headstones

  • Coyote — Matt Mays

  • Arrows of Desire — Matthew Good

  • Furiosity — Monster Truck

  • Transit of Venus — Three Days Grace

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Furiosity — Monster Truck

Nathan C: Transit of Venus — Three Days Grace

Jordan S: Furiosity — Monster Truck

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ELECTRONIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Nation II Nation — A Tribe Called Red

  • Nation II Nation — A Tribe Called Red

  • Untogether — Blue Hawaii

  • Graze — Graze

  • Third Culture — Noah Pred

  • Guilt Trips — Ryan Hemsworth

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Nation II Nation — A Tribe Called Red

Nathan C: Nation II Nation — A Tribe Called Red

Jordan S: Nation II Nation — A Tribe Called Red

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METAL/HARD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Dead Language — The Flatliners

  • Heart of Oak — Anciients

  • Colored Sands — Gorguts

  • Entrench — KEN Mode

  • Volition — Protest the Hero

  • Dead Language — The Flatliners

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Dead Language — The Flatliners

Nathan C: Colored Sands — Gorguts

Jordan S: Dead Language — The Flatliners

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ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Loved Me Back To Life — Céline Dion

  • In My Head — Alysha Brilla

  • Loved Me Back To Life — Céline Dion

  • Dream Catcher — Chloe Albert

  • The Year He Drove Me Crazy — Coral Egan

  • A Christmas Gift To You — Johnny Reid

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Loved Me Back To Life — Céline Dion

Nathan C: Loved Me Back To Life — Céline Dion

Jordan S: Loved Me Back To Life — Céline Dion

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ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Keep a Fire — Amanda Rheaume

  • Keep a Fire — Amanda Rheaume

  • Small Town Stories — Desiree Dorion

  • Surrender — George Leach

  • Burn Me Down — Inez Jasper

  • Road Renditions — Nathan Cunningham

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Keep a Fire — Amanda Rheaume

Nathan C: Keep a Fire — Amanda Rheaume

Jordan S: Keep a Fire — Amanda Rheaume

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VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

My Funny Valentine: The Chet Baker Songbook — Matt Dusk

  • Stealing Genius — Amy McConnell & William Sperandei

  • Courage, My Love — Erin Propp with Larry Roy

  • My Funny Valentine: The Chet Baker Songbook — Matt Dusk

  • Notes On Montréal ft. Sienna Dahlen — Mike Rud

  • Triades — Sonia Johnson, Charles Biddle Jr. & Annie Poulain

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: My Funny Valentine – The Chet Baker Songbook — Matt Dusk

Nathan C: My Funny Valentine – The Chet Baker Songbook — Matt Dusk

Jordan S: My Funny Valentine – The Chet Baker Songbook — Matt Dusk

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CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Brooklyn Babylon — Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

  • Gratitude — Brandi Disterheft

  • Habitat — Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra

  • Brooklyn Babylon — Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

  • Mirror of the Mind — Earl MacDonald

  • Le refuge — Trifolia

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Brooklyn Babylon — Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Nathan C: Brooklyn Babylon — Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Jordan S: Gratitude — Brandi Disterheft

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TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Ripple Effect — Mike Downes

  • Nine — Carn Davidson 9

  • The Ian McDougall 12tet LIVE — Ian McDougall 12-tet

  • Our Second Set — John MacLeod & His Rex Hotel Orchestra

  • Ripple Effect — Mike Downes

  • Look for the Silver Lining — Phil Dwyer and Don Thompson

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Ripple Effect — Mike Downes

Nathan C: Look for the Silver Lining — Phil Dwyer and Don Thompson

Jordan S: Look for the Silver Lining — Phil Dwyer and Don Thompson

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INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

New History Warfare Vol.3: To See More Light — Colin Stetson

  • New History Warfare Vol.3: To See More Light — Colin Stetson

  • Dalmak — Esmerine

  • Senna — Mahogany Frog

  • Down Home — Petr Cancura

  • Invitation — The Peggy Lee Band

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Senna — Mahogany Frog

Nathan C: New History Warfare Vol.3: To See More Light — Colin Stetson

Jordan S: Dalmak — Esmerine

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FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Fox — Karim Ouellet

  • Himalaya mon amour — Alex Nevsky

  • Omniprésent — Damien Robitaille

  • Chic de ville — Daniel Bélanger

  • Fox — Karim Ouellet

  • Punkt — Pierre Lapointe

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Fox — Karim Ouellet

Nathan C: Chic de ville — Daniel Bélanger

Jordan S: Himalaya mon amour — Alex Nevsky

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CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Sing As We Go! — Charlie Hope

 

 

  • Sing As We Go! — Charlie Hope

  • What’s the Big Idea?!? — Gary Rasberry

  • Colour It — Helen Austin

  • Mon coffret à surprises — Marie-Claude

  • Coconuts Don’t Fall Far From the Tree — Splash’N Boots

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Sing As We Go! — Charlie Hope

Nathan C: Sing As We Go! — Charlie Hope

Jordan S: What’s the Big Idea?!? — Gary Rasberry

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ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO

Valleyheart — Justin Rutledge

  • Come Cry With Me — Daniel Romano

  • So Say We All — David Francey

  • Don’t Get Too Grand — Donovan Woods

  • Valleyheart — Justin Rutledge

  • Tin Star — Lindi Ortega

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Valleyheart — Justin Rutledge

Nathan C: Valleyheart — Justin Rutledge

Jordan S: Valleyheart — Justin Rutledge

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ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP

The Folk Sinner — Lee Harvey Osmond

  • The Folk Sinner — Lee Harvey Osmond

  • Bison Ranch Recording Sessions — Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five

  • Volume One — The Devin Cuddy Band

  • We Still Move On Dance Floors — The Strumbellas

  • Island of Echoes — The Wilderness of Manitoba

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Island of Echoes — The Wilderness of Manitoba

Nathan C: The Folk Sinner — Lee Harvey Osmond

Jordan S: The Folk Sinner — Lee Harvey Osmond

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BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR

All Frequencies — MonkeyJunk

  • Come on Down — David Gogo

  • Can You Hear the Music — Downchild

  • Soulscape — Harrison Kennedy

  • My Guitar’s My Only Friend — James Buddy Rogers

  • All Frequencies — MonkeyJunk

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: All Frequencies — MonkeyJunk

Nathan C: All Frequencies — MonkeyJunk

Jordan S: All Frequencies — MonkeyJunk

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CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Trees — Tim Neufeld

  • Search the Heavens — Fraser Campbell

  • Jordan Raycroft — Jordan Raycroft

  • Heart — The City Harmonic

  • Lost & Undone: A Gospel Bluegrass Companion — The High Bar Gang

  • Trees — Tim Neufeld

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Search the Heavens — Fraser Campbell

Nathan C: Trees — Tim Neufeld

Jordan S: Heart — The City Harmonic

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WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Walk to the Sea — David Buchbinder & Odessa/Havana

  • Sabor A Café — Adonis Puentes

  • Lamentation of Swans – A Journey Towards Silence — Azam Ali and Loga R.Torkian

  • Walk to the Sea — David Buchbinder & Odessa/Havana

  • Jumbie in the Jukebox — Kobo Town

  • Lume, Lume — Lemon Bucket Orkestra

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Walk to the Sea — David Buchbinder & Odessa/Havana

Nathan C: Lume, Lume — Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Jordan S: Lamentation of Swans – A Journey Towards Silence — Azam Ali and Loga R.Torkian

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We have one more set of categories to look at, so keep an eye out! As always, let us know what you think in the comments below!

 

Author: Canadian Content Machine Staff

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