Hearts on Fire
Where Were You in '02?: The 40 Greatest Hits!
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Full chapter playlists

Key artists, key tracks, influences, peers, context: (almost) every song mentioned in Hearts on Fire

Some tracks have been lost to the digital sands of time. Some are available only on (fully authorized) Bandcamp pages or (entirely unauthorized) YouTube links; seek those out yourself. If your preferred streaming service is not one of these three, try something like Soundiiz to duplicate the playlists.

Chapters 1&2: Visualize Success and National Hum (personal intro, thesis):

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Chapter 3: Dead Flag Blues (Godspeed, Constellation Records)

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Chapter 4: Don't Be Crushed (Hawksley Workman):

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Chapter 5.1: 2nd Acts and 90s Survivors (Sarah Harmer, the Weakerthans, Joel Plaskett):

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Chapter 5.2: 2nd Acts and 90s Survivors (Danko Jones):

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Chapter 6: From Blown Speakers (New Pornographers, Destroyer, Tegan & Sara, The Organ):

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Chapter 7: First We Take Berlin (Feist, Peaches, Gonzales): 

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Chapter 8: Don't Mess With Our Love (The Dears, Sam Roberts):

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Chapter 9: Now More Than Ever (Royal City, the Constantines, Hidden Cameras, Owen Pallett):

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Chapter 10: Country in the City (Corb Lund, Be Good Tanyas, Kathleen Edwards, the Sadies):

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Chapter 11: Your Ex-Lover is in the Band (Broken Social Scene, Stars, Metric):

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Chapter 12: Ain't Nobody Can Hang With Us (Kardinal Offishall, K-OS, Swollen Members, Saukrates):

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Chapter 13: Must You Always Remind Me? (Nickelback)

Shh. Enjoy the silence.

Chapter 14: Baiting the Public (Alexisonfire, Billy Talent, Fucked Up):

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Chapter 15: Weirdo Magnets (Kid Koala, Buck 65, Caribou, Cadence Weapon):

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Chapter 16: Drunk Clowns of the Victorian Era (Hot Hot Heat, Wolf Parade, the Unicorns, Black Mountain):

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Chapter 17: Crown of Love (Arcade Fire):

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