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Baker's Dozen

Silver Linings: Tamara Lindeman's Baker's Dozen
Zara Hedderman , March 16th, 2022 10:28

From her challenging relationship with Joni Mitchell to the picks from the thriving music community in her native Toronto, The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman takes Zara Hedderman through thirteen albums that shaped her songwriting


Constantines – Shine A Light

Around the same time I got into The Books, I was listening to Constantines. Their second record, Shine a Light had a huge impact on a lot of people I know. It was a particularly big record for me. It was important because it was really passionate in a way that I needed from music at the time. Also, lyrically it made a huge impression. The two writers in that band, Bryan Webb and Stephen Lambke, were poets even though they played indie-rock with a punk tinge.

The poetry and complexity of their imagery is really incredible. What I love about them and this record is that they wrote very pragmatic poetry that was rooted in physical places and real things. That aspect of their artistry made a really big impression on me lyrically.