Tragically Hip: The Series – Final Notes (2010)

So, that’s all the records (thus far). I’ve had a fantastic time re-listening to all of this. The exercise was instructive, fairly laying out the blueprint of what a great band does to make it look and sound easy. It was enlightening, because with each listen I always notice a new little facet that broadens my understanding of the songs that much more. And it taught me even more respect for the band than I’d already had, which was massive already. To survey, in its entirety, their twenty-plus year career is to happily know that they’ve always been in for the long haul, made all the more remarkable by the survival of the original line-up, their willingness to experiment and yet still maintain their signature sound, and giving no indication that this will ever cease. Ah, bliss. Long Live The Hip!

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