Discuss: Toronto is the greatest music city in the world.
In a recent cover story for The Grid, Andre Mayer asks the contentious question: Is Toronto the Greatest Music City in the World? Toronto acts such as Drake, Feist, Fucked Up and Austra are making excellent albums that showed up all over critics' best of 2011 lists, providing plenty of evidence for even the most deferential of Torontonians to say, "Yeah, um, Toronto's music scene is pretty good right now."
Drake, Take Care
Indeed, The New York Times Magazine's Adam Sternbergh responded to the Grid article, with a piece, Toronto is Having a Seattle Moment, that urges Toronto to cast off modesty and accept the accolades with some unseemly, un-Canadian pride.
Fucked Up, David Comes to Life
Austra, Feel it Break
We at Make Some Noise, of course, with our fond memories of Fucked Up and 800 escstatic fans packed into the Toronto Reference Library, or of Katie Stelmanis's powerful and passioned songs lifting the high ceilings at Bloor/Gladstone branch, have known all along how completely and truly Toronto rocks.