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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CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // December 7 – 13, 2020

After a couple weeks at #2, Partner has taken the #1 spot in our charts with their new (and quite frankly, amazing) album, Never Give Up. Khruangbin‘s mix album, the latest in the Late Night Stories series was #2. Self-Cut Bangs returns to the podium at #3 this week. The latest Pack AD Live EP falls in at #4. And Windsor’s own, Huttch, falls from #1 to round out the top 5… at #5.

The latest from Jeff Tweedy topped our Folk charts. Thou‘s cover album, A Primer of Holy Words, topped the Loud charts (with their collab album with Emma Ruth Rundle not far behind). And Toronto’s Griffith Hiltz Trio was #1 in Jazz with a fun lil nostalgia trip of an album, Arcade.

01    PARTNER*     Never Give Up (You’ve Changed)

2    KHRUANGBIN/VARIOUS     Late Night Tales (night time stories)

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

4    THE PACK A.D.*     Live! Vol. 2 (Fontana North)

5    HUTTCH*     Quick Fix EP (Self-Released)

6    THE BROOKS*     Any Day Now (Duprince)

7    MISE EN SCENE*     Winnipeg, California (Light Organ)

8    THOU     A Primer of Holy Words (Self-Released)

9    AUSECUMA BEATS     Ausecuma Beats (Music in Exile)

10   CHICO MANN     Double Life (Ubiquity)

11   JEFF TWEEDY     Love is the King (dBpm)

12   SEIZED UP     Brace Yourself (Pirate’s Press)

13   JENNY O     New Truth (Mama Bird)

14   VARIOUS     Strum and Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 (Captured Tracks)

15   HELENA DELAND*     Someone New (Luminelle)

16   CUT WORMS     Nobody Lives Here Anymore (Jagjaguwar)

17   FLEET FOXES     Shore (Anti-)

18   TOUCHE AMORE     Lament (Epitaph)

19   EL TEN ELEVEN     Tautology (Joyful Noise)

20   DANE ROBERTS*     Chasing Water (Soul City Music Co-op)

21   KING KHAN*     The Infinite Ones (Khannibalism)

22   KRILL WILLIAMS*     Cocktail Hour EP (Self-Released)

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

24   SUNALTA*     Tidal (Self-Released)

25   BLINKER THE STAR*     Juvenile Universe (Self-Released)

26   GRIFFITH HILTZ TRIO*     Arcade (Self-Released)

27   FRANKY SELECTOR*     Never Better (Self-Released)

28   FREDY V AND THE FOUNDATION*     One Step EP (Self-Released)

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

30   SAM LYNCH*     Little Disappearance (Birthday Cake)

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CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // November 30 – December 6

The top two spots in CJAMs top 30 remain unchanged this week, with Huttch‘s Quick Fix EP and Partner‘s Never Give Up in #1 & #2 respectively. Inuk singer-songwriter Terry Uyarak‘s fantastic debut Nunarjua Isulinginniani reached #3 this week (and #1 in our folk charts!). Montreal’s Busty and the Bass and CJAM’s compilation rounded out the top 5. Only a couple more weeks of charts in 2020! Check out the rest of our top albums below!

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

1    HUTTCH*^      Quick Fix EP (Self-Released)

2    PARTNER*     Never Give Up (You’ve Changed)

3    TERRY UYARAK*     Nunarjua Isulinginniani (AAKULUK MUSIC)

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

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

6    DANE ROBERTS*^     Chasing Water (Soul City Music Co-op)

7    KING KHAN*     The Infinite Ones (Khannibalism)

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

9    NATURE WALK     King of Wands (Self-Released)

10   TEENAGER*     Good Time (Telephone Explosion)

11   GULFER*     Gulfer (Royal Mountain)

12   PUP*     This Place Sucks Ass (EP) (Little Dipper)

13   PIERRE KWENDERS & CLÉMENT BAZIN*     Classe Tendresse (Nowadays)

14   ORVILLE PECK*     Show Pony (Columbia)

15   SEISMIC     Seismic (Bloodblast)

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

17   GHOST FUNK ORCHESTRA     An Ode To Escapism (Karma Chief / Colemine)

18   HEATHER TROST     Petrichor (Third Man Records)

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

20   HERMITESS*     Celestial EP (Self-Released)

21   VARIOUS*     Vital Signs: Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9FM (CJSW Radio)

22   DANGERSEX*     Dangersex (Self-Released)

23   FRANKY SELECTOR*     Never Better (Self-Released)

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

25   SOPHIA SMITH QUARTET*     Elevation (Self-Released)

26   BELLA WHITE*     Just Like Leaving (Self-Released)

27   KICKSIE*     All My Friends (Self-Released)

28   KEATS CONLON*     Pastel Portraits (Self-Released)

29   CELL PRESS*     Cell Press (Self-Released)

30   DONOVAN WOODS*     Without People (Meant Well Records)

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CJAM Singles Club Top 3! [November 2020]

It’s somehow December 1st, which means it’s time to announce the top tracks played from last months singles club – the last singles club of 2020! Three solid tracks: one recently uncovered from ‘the vault’, one Windsor punk classic remastered, and one previously unreleased track released in solidarity with BLM

#1. The Hypnotics – Soul at Seven [Windsor]

…recorded in 2011 during studio sessions for their first album (Static Fuzz Radio), but never released… until now!

#2. The Spys – Underground [Windsor]

…a newly remastered track from the bands 1980 7″, Underground / Machine Shop. I can not find this remaster anywhere online (it’s supposed to be going up on your favorite streaming services sometime soon), so it may have been a CJAM exclusive?! In lieu of the remastered version, here is a video from the bands Facebook of the original vinyl spinning.

#3. Torus Eyes – Nu Love [Detroit]

…returning to singles club a second month in a row with another previously unreleased track released in solidarity with ongoing Black Lives Matters protests, with all proceeds going to the Detroit Justice Center

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This singles club will be the last singles club until February 2021. Keep an eye out for calls for submissions in the new year!

CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // November 22 – 29, 2020

Huttch‘s new EP, Quick Fix has attacked and dethroned CJAM’s compilation, Live Off the Floor – which had been at the top of our charts since it was released back in October. Toronto’s Partner came in an extremely close #2. Calgary’s CJSW released their own compilation (Vital Signs: Live Sessions from CJSW 90.9FM) of live records of Calgary artists that reached #8 on the charts this week. London, ON artists Monarch and Dangersex have taken #1 spots on our electronic and loud charts respectively. And Vancouver’s Dan Mangan‘s new cover album tops our Folk charts this week. It’s been a very Cancon week here at CJAM – just doing our patriotic duty!

1    HUTTCH*^     Quick Fix EP (Self-Released)

2    PARTNER*     Never Give Up (You’ve Changed)

3    DAN MANGAN*     Thief (Arts & Crafts)

4    TEENAGER*     Good Time (Telephone Explosion)

5    LYSANDRE*     Maison-Dieu (Chivi Chivi)

6    YUKON BLONDE*     Vindicator (Dine Alone)

7    MIPSO     Mipso (Rounder)

8    VARIOUS*     Vital Signs: Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9FM (CJSW Radio)

9    HERMITESS*     Celestial EP (Self-Released)

10   PARADISE*     PARIAH (Debt Offensive)

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

12   TERRA LIGHTFOOT*     Consider the Speed (Sonic Unyon)

13   MONARCH*     Monarch EP (A Person Disguised As People)

14   DAS MORTAL*     Miami Beach Witches (Lisbon Lux)

15   THE FUGITIVES*     Trench Songs (Borealis)

16   SUUNS*     Fiction EP (Secret City)

17   MORT GARSON*     Music From Patch Cord Productions (Sacred Bones Records)

18   DANIEL ROMANO’S OUTFIT*     How Ill Thy World Is Ordered (You’ve Changed)

19   JW JONES*     Sonic Departures (Solid Blues)

20   ORVILLE PECK*     Show Pony (Columbia)

21   GHOST LOVE     Hear You At Night EP (Self-Released)

22   BIGGABUSH     Biggabush in Dub (Tru Thoughts)

23   THE CRIBS     Night Network (PIAS)

24   WHITNEY     Candid (Secretly Canadian)

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

26   DANE ROBERTS*^     Chasing Water (Soul City Music Co-op)

27   NED HILL ^    By the Light of the Radio (Whistle Pig)

28   BILL BOURNE*     A Love Fandango (Twelve Point)

29   MIKE EDEL*     En Masse (Self-Released)

30   DANGERSEX*     Dangersex (Self-Released)

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