Alberta Election Playlist: Hope and Fear in 2015

It’s election day tomorrow! And after voting in the morning the best way to keep the election day vibe going is a good playlist.

I’m taking my cues from the campaigns, where the NDP have tried to offer Albertans a new kind of government (and certainly new period, as the PC Party has governed for 44 years) while the Tories have ramped up the fear-mongering (as have the Wildrose in the last days of the election, warning of the socialist takeover). Whatever happens it feels like something different is coming to Alberta on Tuesday.

So, I used hope and fear as inspiration, with some Alberta artists thrown in to keep it local.

Don’t forget to vote! And let me know what you’d put on your playlist.

Playlist: Alberta Election: Hope and Fear in 2015


The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Bob Dylan
Hope In Dirt City – Cadence Weapon
The Canadian Dream – Sam Roberts
Changes – David Bowie
Edmonton – The Rural Alberta Advantage
All Hell For A Basement – Big Sugar
Wake Up – Arcade Fire
A Change Would Do You Good – Sheryl Crow
Orange Crush – R.E.M.
No Champagne Socialist – The Arkells


Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
Gettin’ Down On The Mountain – Corb Lund
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers
Scared – The Tragically Hip
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Rising
The Greatest – Cat Power
How You Like Me Now – The Heavy
Everybody’s Changing – Keane
Look Happy, It’s The End Of The World – Matthew Good Band

PC Party bonus track: Burn It To The Ground – Nickelback
Alberta Bonus track: The Dethbridge in Lethbridge – The Rural Alberta Advantage

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