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Man Machine Poem is the thirteenth album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, and the last album to be released before the death of lead singer Gord Downie, as well as their last to be composed of new material. It was released on June 17, 2016 on Universal Music Canada. Produced by Kevin Drew and Dave Hamelin, the album is named after a track which appeared on the band's previous album Now for Plan A. The album's first single, "In a World Possessed by the Human Mind", was released in April. Prior to the album's release, the band announced that Gord Downie was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2015 and that the band would tour Canada in summer 2016 to support the album. The band and critics have cautioned, however, against interpreting the album in light of Downie's health, as it was written and recorded before his diagnosis. Although some media coverage has referred to it as the band's final album, the band reportedly worked on some new studio material after its release, and also have more than one album's worth of previously unreleased material that could be issued in the future as rarities compilations.