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

CJAM Top 30 Charts // December 10th – December 16th, 2018

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1    PARQUET COURTS – Wide Awake! (Rough Trade)

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

3    HUTTCH* – Huttchino (Self-Released)

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

5    DAUGHTERS – You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)

6    MATTHEW DEAR – Bunny (Ghostly International)

7    CRISTIAN DE LA LUNA* – Sabes (Self-Released)

8    JEFF LAROCHELLE* – Lenses Extend (Self-Released)

9    CURSED ARROWS* – Rebirth (Self-Released)

10   TORONTO TABLA ENSEMBLE* – Bhumika (Self-Released)

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

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

13   RON DAVIS* – Symphronica UpfRONt (Really!?)

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

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

16   SAFIA NOLIN* – Dans le noir (Bonsound)

17   FUCKED UP* – Dose Your Dreams (Arts & Crafts)

18   RICHARD REED PARRY* – Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 (Anti-)

19   ADBESSELAM DAMOUSSI AND NOUR EDDINE – Jedba (ARC)

20   ATMOSPHERE – Mi Vida Local (Rhymesayers)

21   RAIZA BIZA AND REMI – Black Hole Sun EP (Low Key Source)

22   BABA AND DJANA SISSOKO – Fasiya (Blind Faith)

23   AFRO NATIONAL – African Experimentals (1972-1979) (Africa Seven)

24   THE SCORPIONS AND SAIF ABU BAKR – Jazz Jazz Jazz (Habibi Funk)

25   VARIOUS ARTISTS – Best of Calypso 1912-1952 (ARC)

26   GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW – Overload (Brainfeeder)

27   ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS – Look Now (Concord)

28   JULIA HOLTER – Aviary (Domino)

29   OH PEP! – I Wasn’t Only Thinking Of You… (ATO)

30   MUDHONEY – Digital Garbage (Sub Pop)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // October 8th – 14th, 2018

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1    PARQUET COURTS – Wide Awake! (Rough Trade)

2    RAE SPOON* – bodiesofwater (Coax)

3    THE LYTICS* – Float On (LHM Records)

4    BEAUTIFUL NUBIA AND THE ROOTS RENAISSANCE BAND* – Atunluto (EniObanke)

5    NOT OF* – Hypocritic Oath (No List)

6    FUCKED UP* – Dose Your Dreams (Arts & Crafts)

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

8    LEON BRIDGES – Good Thing (Columbia)

9    ANYBODYS* – Necessity Of Contrast (Self-Released)

10   RARE AMERICANS* – Rare Americans (Self-Released)

11   ANYTHING BUT* – Do Or Try (Self-Released)

12   CARBOLIZER* – Carbolizer (Self-Released)

13   KANDLE* – Holy Smoke (Self-Released)

14   KEN MODE* – Loved (New Damage)

15   BASEMENT REVOLVER* – Heavy Eyes (Sonic Unyon)

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

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

18   THE FIBS – The Fibs (Self-Released)

19   MORRICONE YOUTH – Danger: Diabolik (Country Club)

20   SCHOOL DAMAGE – A to X (Chapter Music)

21   RAYLAND BAXTER – Wide Awake (ATO)

22   APHEX TWIN – Collapse EP (Warp)

23   DUKE ELLINGTON – Studio Sessions Chicago 1956 (Saja)

24   JIMMIE SMITH – Live in Music City: Jimmie Smith Plays Jimmy Smith (Woodward Ave)

25   STEVEN CLARK A – Where Neon Goes To Die (Secretly Canadian)

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

27   WILLIE NELSON – My Way (Columbia/ Legacy)

28   SNAKE RIVER* – Tread On To The Unkown You (Self-Released)

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

30   THE OLD SALTS* – Fisherman Jake (Self-Released)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // October 1st – 7th, 2018

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1    DIZZY* – Baby Teeth (Royal Mountain)

2    DILLY DALLY* – Heaven (Dine Alone)

3    TORONTO TABLA ENSEMBLE* – Bhumika (Self-Released)

4    SOLON MCDADE* – Murals (Self-Released)

5    RAE SPOON* – bodiesofwater (Coax)

6    KINNIE STARR* – Feed the Fire (Aporia)

7    ELISAPIE* – The Ballad of the Runaway Girl (Bonsound)

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

9    CALPURNIA* – Scout (Royal Mountain)

10   NIRMALA RAJASEKAR – Maithree The Music of Friendship (Innova)

11   ERIK JEKABSON SEXTET – Erik Jekabson Sextet (Wide Hive)

12   JIMMIE SMITH – Live in Music City: Jimmie Smith Plays Jimmy Smith (Woodward Ave)

13   JIM BRYSON* – Tired of Waiting (Coax)

14   DENZEL CURRY – TA1300 (Loma Vista)

15   MIKE FREEMAN ZONAVIBE – Venetian Blinds (Vibes Out Front)

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

17   JAZZTICE LEAGUE* – Dream Logic Project (Self-Released)

18   RARE AMERICANS* – Rare Americans (Self-Released)

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

20   ANYTHING BUT* – Do Or Try (Self-Released)

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

22   JANOWSKII* – Janowskii (Self-Released)

23   PHONO PONY* – Monkey Paw (Self-Released)

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

25   THE FINITES* – The Finites (Self-Released)

26   F AND M* – Lessons from Losers (Self-Released)

27   THE TREWS* – Civilianaires (InGrooves)

28   FRONTPERSON* – Frontrunner (Oscar Street)

29   RICHARD REED PARRY* – Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 (Anti-)

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