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Bands such as Vancouver’s Tough Age, Toronto’s Weaves, Halifax’s Dog Day, and others sound as though they throw caution to the wind during every take and just go for it. I love their sense of abandon. Sometimes they deliver their songs through hazy, though biting distortion, other times with full-on yelps run through trashy amps.

Let’s hope more artists go this way of the muckrockers - keeping more mistakes in, trashing up their sound and performing with a “f%#k it” attitude.

By CBC Radio 3 host Alanna Stuart, on the trend of “dirty” sounding bands. Listen to our playlist of these muckrocking bands here.