CJAM Top 30 Charts // March 25th – 31st, 2019

*Indicates Canadian Content

1    ORVILLE PECKPony (Royal Mountain)

2    BLOODSHOT BILL* – Come Get Your Love Right Now (Goner Records)

3    RICHARD GARVEY* – You Can’t Just Assume Everyone Wants To Have Sex With You (Self-Released)

4    EMILY JEAN FLACK* – Throwing Stars (Cranberry)

5    KIWI JR.* – Football Money (Mint)

6    HOMESHAKE* – Helium (Royal Mountain)

7    TALLIES* – Tallies (Hand Drawn Dracula)

8    SUPERMANSION* – Solar Order (Self-Released)

9    AFTER FUNK* – Santa Barbara (Self-Released)

10   KEVIN QUAIN* – About November (Self-Released)

11   DAVE GUNNINGUp Against The Sky (Wee House of Music)

12   HANORAH* – For the Good Guys and for the Bad Guys (Dare To Care)

13   MAXIME GERVAIS* – La Magie (Cuchabata)

14   JONI VOID* – Mise En Abyme (Constellation)

15   LOU-ADRIANE CASSIDY* – C’est La Fin du Monde à Tous les Jours (Dare To Care)

16   SAID THE WHALE* – Cascadia (Arts & Crafts)

17   L’IMPÉRATRICEMatahari (Microqlima)


19   PATTY GRIFFINPatty Griffin (Thirty Tigers)

20   JULIANA HATFIELDWeird (American Laundromat)

21   DEER TICKMayonnaise (Partisan)

22   OLD FIRM CASUALSHolger Danske (Pirate’s Press)

23   TORO Y MOIOuter Peace (Carpark)

24   INA FORSMANBeen Meaning to Tell You (Ruf)

25   THE BLUE STONES* – Black Holes (eOne Music (E1))

26   RITUAL HOWLSRendered Armor (Felte)

27   BLESSED* – Salt (Self-Released)

28   JOYFUL NOISE* – Cocoloco (Self-Released)

29   RED CAIN* – Kindred: Act I (Self-Released)

30   YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE* – Young Doctors in Love (Self-Released)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // March 18th – 24th, 2019

*Indicates Canadian Content

1    APOLLO SUNS* – Dawn Offerings (Self-Released)

2    JV’S BOOGALOO SQUAD* – Going to Market (Flatcar)

3    DAVE YOUNG* – Lotus Blossom (Modica)

4    LOU-ADRIANE CASSIDY* – C’est La Fin du Monde à Tous les Jours (Dare To Care)

5    JULIANA HATFIELDWeird (American Laundromat)

6    SWERVEDRIVERFuture Ruins (Dangerbird)

7    THE EXBATSE is for Exbats (Burger)

8    VARIOUSSongs of our Native Daughters (Smithsonian Folkways)

9    THE BLUE STONES* – Black Holes (eOne Music (E1))

10   THE PEPTIDES* – Galapagos, Vol. 1 (Self-Released)

11   VARIOUS* – Big Friday: Sunrise Sessions 2018 (CJSW 90.9 FM)

12   THE PINK NOISE* – Avenue (Not Unlike)

13   I.R. IDIOT* – Spore (Lip)

14   PRAISES* – In This Year: Ten Of Swords (Hand Drawn Dracula)

15   JONATHAN JOESTAR* – Guritchi (Museum Of Skin)

16   LOST COUSINS* – In Scenery (Self-Released)

17   WHITEHORSE* – The Northern South, Vol. 2 (Six Shooter Records)

18   JIM BRENAN 50/50 (Death Defying)

19   THE GREAT SABATINI* – Goodbye Audio (No List)

20   KIWI JR.* – Football Money (Mint)

21   BLOODSHOT BILL* – Come Get Your Love Right Now (Goner Records)

22   MATT ANDERSENHalfway Home By Morning (True North)

23   HOMESHAKE* – Helium (Royal Mountain)

24   JULIA JACKLINCrushing (Liberation)

25   MERCER HASSYWaon (Self-Released)

26   JESSICA PRATTQuiet Signs (Mexican Summer)

27   THE COSMIC RANGE* – The Gratitude Principle (Idee Fixe)

28   VARIOUSA Day In The Life: Impressions Of Pepper (Verve)

29   YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE* – Young Doctors in Love (Self-Released)

30   COYOTE POETS OF THE UNIVERSE* – Strange Lullaby (Self-Released)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // January 14th – January 20th, 2019

*Indicates Canadian Content

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

2    HEARTTHROB CHASSIS –Arrhythmia (Milan)

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

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

5    COLLECTIVE ORDER* – Vol. 3 (Self-Released)

6    FEVER FEEL* – Fever Feel (Self-Released)

7    PUGS AND CROWS AND TONY WILSON* – Uncle! (Phonometrograph)

8    PRIORS* – New Pleasure (Slovenly)

9    IVANA POPOVIC* – Bushes and Bombshelters (Longplay)

10   STEPHANIE BOULAY* – Ce Que Je Te Donne Ne Dispait Pas (Grosse Boite)

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

12   JOSHUA RAGER NONET* – Jondo (Bent River)

13   DWIGHT JAMES AND THE ROYALS –Need Your Loving (Electric Seed)

14   FOXWARREN* – Foxwarren (Arts & Crafts)

15   VARIOUS –Brainfeeder X (Brainfeeder)

16   CAT POWER –Wanderer (Domino)

17   ORRIN EVANS –Presence (Smoke Sessions)

18   DIRTY PROJECTORS –Lamp Lit Prose (Domino)

19   BUTCHERS* – Jerk (Self-Released)

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

21   OUTRAGEOUS CHERRY –Meet You in the Shadows (Burger)

22   ELZA* – Nothing’s Wrong (Self-Released)

23   ONLY A VISITOR* – Technicolour Education (Self-Released)

24   ARIEL POSEN* – How Long (Self-Released)

25   PLANTS* – What You Forgot (Self-Released)

26   LUTRA LUTRA* – Psychopath & The Philosopher (Self-Released)

27   THIS TIME* – This Time (Self-Released)

28   LOUNGE FM* – Love Will Let You Down (Self-Released)

29   ALLISON AU QUARTET* – Wander Wonder (Self-Released)

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

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)


CJAM Top 30 Charts // September 10th – 16th 2018


* indicates Canadian Content

1    KEN MODE* – Loved (New Damage)

2    DENZEL CURRY – TA1300 (Loma Vista)

3    BASEMENT REVOLVER* –  Heavy Eyes (Sonic Unyon)

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

5    OH SEES – Smote Reverser (Castle Face)


7    DATSUNN* – Part One (Self-Released)

8    ADULT. – This Behavior (Dais)

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

10   JESSE AND THE DANDELIONS* – Give Up The Gold (Self-Released)

11   PHONO PONY – Monkey Paw (Self-Released)

12   COPPERHEAD* – Touch (Self-Released)

13   THE FAPS* – Grimelda (Double Lunch)

14   TORONTO JAZZ ORCHESTRA* – 20 (Self-Released)

15   BILLY MOON* – Punk Songs (Old Flame)

16   BEND SINISTER* – Foolish Games (Cordova Bay)

17   DIZZY* – Baby Teeth (Royal Mountain)

18   THE TIKI COLLECTIVE* – Muse (Vesuvius Music)

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

20   SHELDON ZANDBOER* – Tipping Velvet (Chronograph)

21   PAUL KREIBICH – Thank You Elvin (Blujazz)

22   YUKON BLONDE* – Critical Hit (Dine Alone Records)

23   MIKI YAMANAKA – Miki (Cellar Live)

24   JW JONES* – Live (Solid Blues)

25   MULATU ASTATKE – Afro Latin Soul, Vils. 1 & 2 (Strut)

26   PETAL – Magic Gone (Run For Cover)

27   WALTER SALAS-HUMARA – Walterio (Rhyme and Reason)

28   TRINOM3 – Just A Bit Further (Cellar Live)

29   ALKALINE TRIO – Is This Thing Cursed? (Epitaph)

30   PIG DESTROYER – Head Cage (Relapse)