CJAM Top 30 Charts // December 31st, 2018 – January 6th, 2019

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* indicates Canadian Content

1    CHARLES BRADLEY – Black Velvet (Daptone)

2    PAPA GHOSTFACE* – What We Lost in the Flood (Tosteestostas)

3    THE HIGH DIALS* – Foreverish (Self-Released)

4    RAE SPOON* – bodiesofwater (Coax)

5    SHAD* – A Short Story About A War (Secret City)

6    URBAN SURF KINGS* – Astro Surf A-Go-Go (Self-Released)

7    COLIN JAMES* – Miles to Go (True North)

8    MAKAYA MCCRAVEN – Universal Beings (International Anthem)

9    IRON AND WINE – Weed Garden (EP) (Sub Pop)

10   HUTTCH* – Huttchino (Self-Released)

11   HIGH PARADE* – The Ocean (Self-Released)

12   SHOOBIES* – Nevermind the Hardcore, Here’s Shoobies (Self-Released)

13   NUELA CHARLES* – Distant Danger (Self-Released)

14   VARIOUS* – Invisible Channel: Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9 FM (CJSW 90.9 FM)

15   DAVE MCEATHRON* – Abandoned Companions (Self-Released)

16   WAY NORTH* – Fearless And Kind (Self-Released)

17   AUTOPILOT* – Afterglow (Self-Released)

18   PROBLEM PATIENT* – Patient Problems (Self-Released)

19   CHRIS CASSERLY* – Clear Black Sky (Self-Released)

20   HOLY GASP* – The Love Songs of Oedipus (Self-Released)

21   EUGENE RIPPER* – Fast Folk Underground 5 (Self-Released)

22   JOHNNY GRIFFITH* – The Lion, Camel & Child (GB Music)

23   KAIA KATER* – Grenades (Acronym)

24   NO CODES* – No Codes (Self-Released)

25   VOLUNTEERS* – I Wish I Was As Happy As John Denver (Self-Released)

26   ERNESTO CERVINI TURBOPROP* – Abundance (Anzic)

27   FRONTPERSON* – Frontrunner (Oscar Street)

28   ROXANNE POTVIN* – All It Was (Domino)

29   BIRDS OF BELLWOODS* – Victoria (Self-Released)

30   TOKYO POLICE CLUB* – Tokyo Police Club (Dine Alone)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // January – December 2018

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1  Kiran Ahluwalia* – 7 Billion (Six Degrees)

2  Various* – Museum of Skin Vol. II  (IND)

3  Black Milk FEVER (Mass Appeal)

4  Anna Burch* – Quit the Curse (Polyvinyl)

5  U.S. Girls* A Poem Untitled (Royal Mountain)

6  Diane Motel* Lonesome for the Colour (IND)

7  James O-L and The Villains*Wild Goose Jack (Famous Last)

8  Nap Eyes* – I’m Bad Now ( You’ve Changed)

9  Toronto Tabla Ensemble*  – Bhumika (IND)

10  Maz* – ID (IND)

11  Dusted* – Blackout Summer (Ponyvinyl)

12  Born Ruffians*  – Uncle, Duke & The Chief  (Paper Bag)

13  Les Poules a Colin* – Morose (IND)

14  Baby Cages* – Bitter Melon (IND)

15  The 427’s* –  Stay Gold (Stingray)

16  Dabrye – Three/Three(Ghostly International)

17  La Luz – Floating Features (Hardly Art)

18  Great Lake Swimmers* –  The Waves, The Wake (Nettwerk Music Group)

19  Farewell Mourners* – Farewell Mourners (IND)

20  Phono Pony* – Monkey Paw (IND)

21  Yess Woah* –  Believe (IND)

22  Etenesh Wassie & Mathieu Sourisseau – Yenealem (Strut)

23  Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel  (Mom + Pop)

24  Seun Kuti & Egypt 8o* – Black Times (Royal Mountain)

25  Calpurnia* – Scout (Royal Mountain)

26  Various Artists – Congo Revolution (Soul Jazz)

27   Preoccupations* – New Material (Flemish Eye)

28   Yukon Blonde* – Critical Hit (Dine Alone)

29   RSXGLD* – RSXGLD (Fat Beats)

30   Kandle* – Holy Smoke (IND)

Best of 2018

CJAM's Favourite Albums of 2018

The best albums of 2018, according to various CJAM personnel

Allison Brown – Border City Roots

Raine Hamilton  “Night Sky”

Sarah Hiltz  “Beauty In The Blue”

Les Poules A Colin  “Morose”

Lonesome Ace Stringband “When The Sun Comes Up”

The Lynnes  “Heartbreak Song For The Radio”

Mayhemingways  “Skip Land”

Ali McCormick “That Place You Know”

Dave Quanbury  “Still Life With Canadian “

Pharis & Jason Romero “Sweet Old Religion”

Slocan Ramblers “Queen City Jubilee”

New discoveries: Janet Cull, Rebekah Hawker, Mama’s Broke

 

Dante – In The Garage

Parquet Courts “Wide Awaaaaake!”

Milo  “Budding Ornithologists Are Weary of Tired Analogies”

Courtney Barnett “Tell Me How You Really Feel”

Paul Jacobs “Easy”

Brockhampton  “Iridescence”

Huttch “Huttchino”

Oh Sees “Smote Reverser”

Kero Kero Bonito “Time ‘n’ Place”

Single Mothers “Through a Wall”

La Luz “Floating Features”

 

Jon – In The Garage

Unknown Metal Orchestra “Sex & Food”

Courtney Barnett “Tell Me How You Really Feel”

Brockhampton “Iridescence”

Oh Sees “Smote Reverser”

Orb “The Space Between”

La Luz “Floating Features”

Parquet Courts “Wide Awaaaaake!”

Mom Jeans “Puppy Love”

Mitski “Be The Cowboy”

Joyce Manor “Million Dollars to Kill Me”

 

Mirella – Colour Me Punk

1) Beach Goons “hoodratscumbag”

2) Elisapie “Ballad of the Runaway Girl”

3) Kikagaku Moyo “Masana Temples”

4) Mitski “Be the Cowboy”

5) Oh Sees “Smote Reverser”

6) Yoko Ono “Warzone”

7) Kaia Kater “Grenades”

 

Lauren – Rummage Radio                            

Dirty Nil “Master Volume”

Moonlight Benjamin “Siltane”

Interrupters “Fight The Good Fight”

We Hunt Buffalo “Head Smashed In”

Protoje “A Matter of Time”

Stranger on a Plane “Wings”

Barstool Preachers “Grazi Governo”

The Lytics “Float On”

Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis “Wild! Wild! Wild!”

Night Club “Scary World”

 

Justin – CJAM Intern

Travis Scott “Astroworld “

Post Malone “Beerbongs & Bentley’s”

Juice Wrld “Goodbye and Good Riddance”

Denzel Curry “Ta1300”

Drake “Scorpion”

Bawskii “Comethazine”

Fat Nick “Generation Numb”

J. Cole “K.O.D.”

J.I.D. “Dicaprio”

Lil’ Mosey “Nothsbest”

Lil’ Sky “Life of a Dark Road”

Pouya “Five Five”

Shek Wes “Mudboy”

Trippie Redd “Life’s a Trip”

 

Trevor  – Girlie So Groovie

(10) Odetta Hartman “Old Rockhounds Never Die”

(9) Let’s Eat Grandma “I’m All Ears”

(8) Anna Calvi “Hunter”

(7) Kate Nash “Yesterday Was Forever”

(6) Kandle “Holy Smoke”

(5) Yoko Ono “Warzone”

(4) tune-yards “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life”

(3) Cat Power “Wanderer”

(2) Superorganism “Superorganism”

(1) Angélique Kidjo “Remain in Light”

 

Brady  – Music From Planet Earth

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 “Black Times”

Kamasi Washington “Heaven and Earth”

Titus Andronicus “A Productive Cough”

The Holy Gasp “The Love Songs of Oedipus Rex”

David Byrne “American Utopia”

The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio “Close But No Cigar”

The Lytics “Float On”

The Old Salts “Fisherman Jake”

James O-L & The Villains “Wild Goose Jack EP”

Kiran Alhuwalia “7 Billion”

Bombino “Deran”

John Coltrane “Both Directions at Once”

Brownout “Fear of a Brown Planet”

Morricone Youth “Danger Diabolik”

Papa Ghostface “What We Lost in the Flood”

 

Tom – The Freedom Principle

Anbessa Orchestra “Negestat” (USA)

ARAT KILO, Mamani Keita, Mike Ladd “Visions Of Selam” (France, Mali)

Baba Commandant “Siri Ba Kele” (Burkina Faso)

Bombino “Deran” (Niger)

Fatoumata Diawara “Fenfo (Something To Say)” (Mali)

Imarhan “Temet” (Algeria)

Moonlight Benjamin “Siltane” (Haiti, France)

Orquesta Akokán “Orquesta Akokán” (Cuba)

Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt “Black Times” (Nigeria)

Ural Thomas & the Pain “The Right Time” (USA)

2018

Singles Club Top 3 // October 2018

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This month’s edition of the singles club featured 8 tracks from Windsor and Detroit, and our programmers played their favourites over the past four weeks, resulting in the following top 3:

1. BlueFlowersLook At Yourself (Detroit)

2. Poor Playe– Go (Detroit)

3. Disaster Strike – Wake Me (Windsor) 

 

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CJAM Top 30 Charts // September 17th – 23rd 2018

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* indicates Canadian Content

1    DEADMAU5* – Mauville: Level 1 (Self-Released)

2    THE LYTICS* – Float On (LHM Records)

3    DIZZY* – Baby Teeth (Royal Mountain)

4    GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS* – The Waves, The Wake (Nettwerk Music Group)

5    NOT OF* – Hypocritic Oath (No List)

6    THE DIRTY NIL* – Master Volume (Dine Alone)

7    BENJAMIN PIRANI – How Do I Talk To My Brother? (Colemine)

8    MITSKI – Be The Cowboy (Dead Oceans)

9    FAREWELL MOURNERS* – Farewell Mourners (Self-Released)

10   CHRIS VELAN* – Amateur Hour (Self-Released)

11   JESSE & THE DANDELIONS* – Give Up The Gold (Self-Released)

12   PHONO PONY – Monkey Paw (Self-Released)

13   I AM THE MOUNTAIN – We’re Here for Each Other (Self-Released)

14   BABY CAGES* – Bitter Melon (Self-Released)

15   TIA BRAZDA – Daydream (Flatcar)

16   MAJOR LOVE* – Major Love (LP) (Latent)

17   BASEMENT REVOLVER* – Heavy Eyes (Sonic Unyon)

18   JOYFULTALK* – Plurality Trip (Constellation)

19   MOKA ONLY* – Concert For One (Instrumentals) (Urbnet)

20   TIA MCGRAFF* – Stubborn in My Blood (Bandana)

21   KAMASI WASHINGTON – Heaven And Earth (Young Turks)

22   CALPURNIA* – Scout (Royal Mountain)

23   PETER & THE WOLVES* – Howlin’ and Prowlin’ (VLV Records)

24   THE 427’S* – Stay Gold (Stingray)

25   CARBOLIZER* – Carbolizer (Self-Released)

26   APHEX TWIN – Collapse EP (Warp)

27   NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Distant Sky: Live in Copenhagen (Bad Seed Ltd.)

28   ASSOHUN – Ivory Coast (Laterite)

29   VARIOUS – Congo Revolution (Soul Jazz)

30   OH SEES – Smote Reverser (Castle Face)