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Classic Album Review: Various Artists | Men With Brooms

If the soundtrack to this curling flick were more Canadian, it would be on K-Tel.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


It’s only right that the soundtrack to a curling movie would be filled with some heavyweight Canadian rock. And the 15-track companion album to Paul Gross’s film Men With Brooms hits it on the button.

The main attraction, undoubtedly, are the three new tracks from The Tragically Hip Silver Road, an ambling, rootsy cut featuring Sarah Harmer on vocals; Throwing Off Glass, a piece of darkly jangly dream-pop; and the sombre, offkilter acoustic ballad Oh Honey. But there are other draws: Chantal Kreviazuk’s Leading Me Home, a scratchy electro-ballad co-written with hubby Raine Maida; the folk-poppy Watching Over You, which marks the return of former Winnipegger Holly McNarland; and assorted hits from OLP, New Pornographers, Big Sugar, Tom Wilson and Matthew Good. If it were any more Canadian, it would be on K-Tel.