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Sam Roberts Band

Canadian singer/songwriter Sam Roberts released his first true debut in 2002, following a popular demo he had made in Montreal. Before that, he had been a violin player who eventually moved on to guitar and started a rock band with his friends. After getting a bit of coverage on MuchMusic, they decided to try their luck in Los Angeles. The band didn't get any positive reactions from record labels and disbanded in 1998, but that didn't stop Roberts from going back to Canada and beginning to write again. He put together the aforementioned demo before sitting down to record his debut, The Inhuman Condition, which was released in 2002 and became the best-selling independent release in Canadian history. In 2003 he signed with Universal and released his second album, We Were Born in a Flame, in June. The album was a huge hit in Canada and Roberts ended up winning Juno Awards for Album of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, and Artist of the Year. He continued to release well-regarded albums for the remainder of the decade: Chemical City in April 2006 and Love at the End of the World in May of 2008. Each album also won the Juno for Rock Album of the Year. For his 2011 release, Collider, which featured Dave Nugent on lead guitar, Eric Fares on keyboard and guitar, James Hall on bass, and Josh Trager on drums, Roberts changed from using his name to using Sam Roberts Band. In 2014, Sam Roberts Band returned with the '80s dance-rock-influenced Lo-Fantasy. Two years later, Roberts delivered his sixth studio album, TerraForm, recorded at the Tragically Hip's Bathouse Recording Studios in Kingston, Ontario. Produced by Roberts with Holy Fuck's Graham Walsh, the album featured the single "If You Want It." ~ Bradley Torreano
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Sam Roberts Band

  1.   Song
  2.   We're All in This Together by Sam Roberts
  3.   The Last Crusade
  4.   Longitude
  5.   FIEND
  6.   Lake Effect
  7.   Ritual Dance
  8.   Black Spark
  9.   If You Want It
  10.   Durban Days
  11.   Spirit In the Sky
  12.   Rogue Empire
  13.   Spring Fever
  14.   No Arrows
  15.   The House Inside
  16.   Twist the Knife
  17.   Tourist Trap
  18.   Let It In
  19.   Without a Map
  20.   Streets of Heaven (Promises, Promises)
  21.   Sang Froid
  22.   Partition Blues
  23.   Broken Teeth
  24.   Roll With the Spirits
  25.   Graveyard Shift
  26.   Tractor Beam Blues
  27.   TerraForm
  28.   Chasing the Light
  29.   Counting the Days

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