CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // August 31 – September 6

* indicates Canadian artist. // ^ indicates local Windsor/Detroit artist

1    THE BETHS     Jump Rope Gazers (Carpark)

2    JAMES O-L*^     No Fear (Self-Released)

3    NO JOY*     Motherhood (Joyful Noise)

4    POTTERY*     Welcome to Bobby’s Motel (Royal Mountain)

5    ANGEL OLSEN     Whole New Mess (Jagjaguwar)

6    THUNDERCAT     It Is What It Is (Brainfeeder)

7    BEDTIME KHAL ^    Fog (Independent)

8    ADULT. ^    Perception Is/As/Of Deception (Dais)

9    PROTOMARTYR^     Ultimate Success Today (Domino)

10   DEAD QUIET*     Truth and Ruin (Artoffact)

11   LITTLE KID*     Transfiguration Highway (Solitaire)

12   REZN     Chaotic Divine (Self-Released)

13   CLOUD NOTHINGS     The Black Hole Understandings (Self-Released)

14   PRIVATE WORLD     Aleph (Dais)

15   BLOXX     Lie Out Loud (Chess Club)

16   BUSTY AND THE BASS*     Eddie (Arts & Crafts)

17   VIDEO AGE     Pleasure Line (Winspear)

18   THROTTLE ELEVATOR MUSIC     Emergency Exit (Wide Hive)

19   DOG DAY*     Present (Fundog)

20   HUM     Inlet (Polyvinyl)

21   DREAM NAILS     Dream Nails (Dine Alone)

22   WASHED OUT     Purple Noon (Partisan)

23   RON LEARY AND DEAN DROULLIARD*^     As Long as I Ain’t Thinking About the Future (Independent)

24   THE FAMILY SOUL*^     Give It More Try (Soul City Music Co-op)

25   AL YETI BONES*^     Conduit Beast (Self-Released)

26   ALEX MOXON QUARTET*     Self Titled (Self-Released)

27   SMOKY MIRROR*     Surrey Struggles (Self-Released)

28   ALVARO ROJAS     Gran Kasa (Self-Released)

29   TORONTO TABLA ENSEMBLE*     Unexpected Guests (Self-Released)

30   FIVE ALARM FUNK*     Big Smoke (Self-Released)


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1    ADULT. ^    Perception Is/As/Of Deception (Dais)

2    WASHED OUT     Purple Noon (Partisan)

3    ANZOLA*     Caracas (Urbnet)

4    PANTAYO*     Pantayo (Telephone Explosion)

5    ABSOLUTELY FREE*     Two Cares Due None OST (Boiled)

6    JESSY LANZA*     All The Time (Hyperdub)

7    PHOTAY     Waking Hours (Mexican Summer)

8    TULIP TIGER     Award Winning Redemption Arc (Give/Take)

9    CAPTAIN PLANET     NO VISA (Bastard Jazz)

10   DISCLOSURE     Energy (Capitol)


Hip Hop

1    SMOKY MIRROR*     Surrey Struggles (Self-Released)

2    METAWON*     The 12 Trials of Kinso (Make Believe)

3    SARGEANT & COMRADE*     Magic Radio (Black Buffalo)

4    TIMBUKTU & OLLIE TEEBA*     Million Pound Note (Urbnet)

5    THE DIRTY SAMPLE*     NO! (Hand’Solo)

6    MOKA ONLY*     It Can Do (Urbnet)

7    DAVID STRICKLAND*     Spirit of Hip Hop (eOne)

8    RUN THE JEWELS     RTJ4 (Jewel Runners)

9    FELT     Felt 4 U (Rhymesayers)

10   CHOKEULES*     Nepotism (Hand’Solo)



1    ALVARO ROJAS*     Gran Kasa (Self-Released)

2    TORONTO TABLA ENSEMBLE*     Unexpected Guests (Self-Released)

3    RAMON CHICHARRON*     Pescador de sueños (Self-Released)

4    LIDO PIMIENTA*     Miss Colombia (Anti-)

5    SALIF DIARRA     Kounou (Playing For Change)

6    LOT ACOSTA     Mundo Loco (Achinech)

7    BLUNDETTO     Good Good Things (Heavenly Sweetness)

8    THE ARCHIVES     Carry Me Home: A Reggae Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson (montserrat house)

9    TOOTS & THE MAYTALS     Got To Be Tough (Rojan Jamaica/BMG)

10   MULATU ASTATKE & BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE     To Know Without Knowing (Agogo)



1    THROTTLE ELEVATOR MUSIC     Emergency Exit (Wide Hive)

2    ALEX MOXON QUARTET*     Self Titled (Self-Released)

3    HIFILO*     Speak Your Name (Self-Released)

4    GRANT STEWART QUARTET*     Rise and Shine (Cellar Music)

5    RICARDO BACELAR     Live in Rio (Self-Released)

6    MICHAEL OLATUJA     Lagos Pepper Soup (Whirlwind)

7    MATT RENZI     Arm Sized Leggings (Three Ps)

8    NUBYA GARCIA     Source (Concord)

9    IMMANUEL WILKINS     Omega (Blue Note)

10   ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS     Just Coolin’ (Blue Note)



1    DEAD QUIET*     Truth and Ruin (Artoffact)

2    REZN     Chaotic Divine (Self-Released)

3    HUM     Inlet (Polyvinyl)

4    AL YETI BONES*^     Conduit Beast (Self-Released)

5    ITUS*     Primordial (Self-Released)

6    GORLVSH*     New City Vibe (No List)

7    SVNTH     Spring in Blue (Transcending)

8    BLACK ELEPHANT     Seven Swords (Small Stone)

9    PRIMITIVE MAN     Immersion (Relapse)

10   BLACK CROWN INITIATE     Violent Portraits of a Doomed Escape (Century Media)



1    RON LEARY AND DEAN DROULLIARD*^     As Long as I Ain’t Thinking About the Future (Independent)

2    JOE NOLAN*     Drifters (Fallen Tree Records)

3    JULIAN TAYLOR*     The Ridge (Howling Turtle Inc)

4    DANIEL ROMANO*     Daniel Romano’s Outfit Do (What Could Have Been) ‘Infidels’ (You’ve Changed)

5    DANIEL ROMANO*     Content to Point the Way (You’ve Changed)

6    YOUNG JESUS     Welcome to Conceptual Beach (Saddle Creek)

7    THE AVETT BROTHERS     The Third Gleam (Loma Vista)

8    BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB     Two Lives (Arts & Crafts)

9    SARAH JAROSZ     World on the Ground (Rounder)

10   ORVILLE PECK*     Show Pony (Columbia)