Malajube – “Montreal – 40° C”
A song that sounds like early Franz Ferdinand with its choppy guitar riff, “-40” is an upbeat track to heat things up no matter how cold the weather gets.
A trippy little number that sounds like it can switch hit as a dance floor send-up or an ethereal soundtrack to the deepest conversation of yer young drug-addled life.
The Tragically Hip – “Montreal”
A metaphor of the city as a girl; Downie & co. hit it on the head. Montreal is cold, stylish, and beautiful. It’s packed between a snarling riff and a whirling solo.
The Stills – “Of Montreal”
Shoe-gazing material that makes you want to lift your head at the beautiful – if painful and bleak – portrait of life in La Belle Province’s big city.