Canadians are suddenly cool in the UK, now that the incoming Bank of England governor is a Canuck. Meanwhile, one of the best albums of the year was from Half Moon Run, a relatively obscure Montreal band supported by Metric. They have a sound that slides between early Radiohead and folkie Canadiana, and have created a song that I find very moving, very lovely. It may be about being a McGill med student, or a junkie, or, anyway, I love it. Brings back memories of the Montreal I used to live in, 16 years ago.