CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // December 14 – 20, 2020

This may be the very last charts of 2020 and boy oh boy is it a doozy! Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings‘ have made its way to the top of our charts. Saint John, New Brunswick’s Kylie Fox comes in at #2. Perpetually in the top 5, Self-Cut Bang‘s remains at #3. And the latest from Toronto’s Bike Thiefs and Montreal’s Plants and Animals come in at #4 and #5 respectively.

Be sure to tune in to CJAM tomorrow for Joe Strummer Day, and throughout the holiday break for everyone’s top albums of 2020 shows!

* indicates Canadian artist.

1    SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS     Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In) (Daptone)

2    KYLIE FOX     Green (Self-Released)

3    SELF-CUT BANGS*     Self-Cut Bangs (Self-Released)

4    BIKE THIEFS*     Leaking (Stomp)

5    PLANTS AND ANIMALS*     The Jungle (Secret City)

6    ORVILLE PECK*     Show Pony (Columbia)

7    CREATURE COMFORT     Home Team (Self-Released)

8    CRISTINA VANE     The Magnolia Sessions (Anti-Corp)

9    LESS THAN JAKE     Silver Linings (Pure Noise)

10   MATT BERNINGER     Serpentine Prison (Concord)

11   HELENA DELAND*     Someone New (Luminelle)

12   BILL CALLAHAN     Gold Record (Drag City)

13   THE LEMON TWIGS     Songs for the General Public (4AD)

14   VARIOUS* ^^    CJAM: Live Off the Floor (Self-Released)

15   DEMOLITION DOLL RODS  ^   Into the Brave (In The Red)

16   JOHN GULIAK*     Fisherman, Farmer, Fool – Part 2 – Farmer (Self-Released)

17   BRETTON LEE JOHN*     A Table By The Window (Self-Released)

18   KING KHAN*     The Infinite Ones (Khannibalism)

19   GRIFFITH HILTZ TRIO*     Arcade (Self-Released)

20   DANGERSEX*     Dangersex (Self-Released)

21   FRANKY SELECTOR*     Never Better (Self-Released)

22   THE NIMMONS TRIBUTE*     Volume 1- To The Nth (Self-Released)

23   ROBERT CONNELY FARR*     Country Supper (Self-Released)

24   DOXAS BROTHERS*     The Circle (Justin Time)

25   JAYA*     Everybody’s Getting Married (Self-Released)

26   JESSA*     Simple Songs (Self-Released)

27   JADED LUXURIES*     Feeling Down (Self-Released)

28   ZOE XANDRA*     TMI (Self-Released)

29   TEAL AMOUR*     Good morning, I love you (Self-Released)

30   RUBIM DE TOLEDO*     The Dig (Self-Released)

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Electronic

1    SUNALTA*     Tidal (Self-Released)

2    JADED LUXURIES*     Feeling Down (Self-Released)

3    EEJUNGMI*     Contribution EP (Self-Released)

4    DAS MORTAL*     Miami Beach Witches (Lisbon Lux)

5    A CERTAIN RATIO     ACR Loco (Mute)

6    NAILBITER*     Brace (Hand Drawn Dracula)

7    MATTHEW CARDINAL*     Asterisms (Arts & Crafts)

8    TRICKY     Fall to Pieces (False Idols)

9    CABARET VOLTAIRE     Shadow of Fear (Mute)

10   ELA MINUS     acts of rebellion (Domino)

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Jazz

1    GRIFFITH HILTZ TRIO*     Arcade (Self-Released)

2    THE NIMMONS TRIBUTE*     Volume 1- To The Nth (Self-Released)

3    RUBIM DE TOLEDO*     The Dig (Self-Released)

4    DOXAS BROTHERS*     The Circle (Justin Time)

5    RICHARD WHITEMAN*     Very Well and Good (Cornerstone)

6    WOLFGANG LACKERSCHMID / CHET BAKER     Quintet Sessions 1979 (Dot Time)

7    SPENCER ZAHN     Sunday Painter (Cascine)

8    ERIC REED     For A Time Such As This (Smoke Sessions)

9    TOM KEENLYSIDE QUARTET*     Fortune Teller (Cellar)

10   ROB MAZUREK & THE EXPLODING STAR ORCHESTRA     Dimensional Stardust (International Anthem)

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Folk/Roots/Blues

1    KYLIE FOX     Green (Self-Released)

2    ORVILLE PECK*     Show Pony (Columbia)

3    CRISTINA VANE     The Magnolia Sessions (Anti-Corp)

4    BILL CALLAHAN     Gold Record (Drag City)

5    JOHN GULIAK*     Fisherman, Farmer, Fool – Part 2 – Farmer (Self-Released)

6    BRETTON LEE JOHN*     A Table By The Window (Self-Released)

7    ROBERT CONNELY FARR*     Country Supper (Self-Released)

8    JENNIFER CASTLE*     Monarch Season (Idée Fixe Records)

9    DAN MANGAN*     Thief (Arts & Crafts)

10   ELLIOTT BROOD*     Keeper (Six Shooter)

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Top LOUD Album – Less Than Jake, Silver Linings (Pure Noise)

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Top HIP-HOP Album – Sly5thAve – What is This (Tru Thoughts)

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Top INTERNATIONAL Album – Kandiafa, Planting Trees (Without Comment)