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 // December 3rd – December 9th, 2018

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* indicates Canadian Content

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

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

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

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

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

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

7    THE DIRTY NIL* – Master Volume (Dine Alone)

8    ADULT. – This Behavior (Dais)

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

10   BABA AND DJANA SISSOKO – Fasiya (Blind Faith)

11   VARIOUS – Brown Acid: The Seventh Trip (Riding Easy)

12   CHARLES BRADLEY – Black Velvet (Daptone)

13   HUTTCH* – Huttchino (Self-Released)

14   DISASTER STRIKE* – Disaster Strike (Self-Released)

15   VARIOUS* – Invisible Channel: Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9 FM (CJSW 90.9 FM)

16   AUTOPILOT* – Afterglow (Self-Released)

17   PROBLEM PATIENT* – Patient Problems (Self-Released)

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

19   VOLUNTEERS* – I Wish I Was As Happy As John Denver (Self-Released)

20   SINGLE MOTHERS* – Through A Wall (Dine Alone)

21   ART D’ECCO* – Trespasser (Paper Bag)

22   KANDLE* – Holy Smoke (Self-Released)

23   RAE SPOON* – bodiesofwater (Coax)

24   THE LYTICS* – Float On (LHM Records)

25   MALOU BEAUVOIR – Spiritwalker (Panthera)

26   BAD SPORTS – Constant Stimulation (Dirtnap)

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

28   IDLE BLOOM – Flood the Dial (Budding Romance)

29   MOLLY BURCH – First Flower (Captured Tracks)

30   BEAK> – >>> (Temporary Residence/Invada)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // November 26th – December 2nd, 2018

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* indicates Canadian Content

1    BABA AND DJANA SISSOKO – Fasiya (Blind Faith)

2    CHARLES BRADLEY – Black Velvet (Daptone)

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

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

5    ART D’ECCO* – Trespasser (Paper Bag)

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

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

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

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

10   ADULT. – This Behavior (Dais)

11   NUELA CHARLES* – Distant Danger (Self-Released)

12   VARIOUS* – Invisible Channel: Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9 FM (CJSW 90.9 FM)

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

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

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

16   BELLE PLAINE* – Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath (Self-Released)

17   ERIN COSTELO* – Sweet Marie (venue)

18   VOLUNTEERS* – I Wish I Was As Happy As John Denver (Self-Released)

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

20   AUTOGRAMM* – What R U Waiting 4? (Nevado)

21   MARC DJOKIC* – Solo Seven (Atma)

22   JÉRÔME 50* – La Hiérarchill (Dare To Care)

23   KANDLE* – Holy Smoke (Self-Released)

24   FRONTPERSON* – Frontrunner (Oscar Street)

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

26   THE LYTICS* – Float On (LHM Records)

27   ROSEANNE CASH – She Remembers Everything (Blue Note)

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

29   MAKAYA MCCRAVEN – Universal Beings (International Anthem)

30   BUXTON – Stay Out Late (New West)

CJAM Top 30 Charts // November 19th – 25th, 2018

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* indicates Canadian Content

1    CHARLES BRADLEY – Black Velvet (Daptone)

2    VARIOUS* – Invisible Channel: Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9 FM (CJSW 90.9 FM)

3    METRIC* – Art of Doubt (Crystal Math Music)

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

5    DILLY DALLY* – Heaven (Dine Alone)

6    MUDHONEY – Digital Garbage (Sub Pop)

7    WISH LASH* – Altar of Doubt (Self-Released)

8    JESSE AND THE DANDELIONS – Give Up The Gold (Independent)

9    AUTOGRAMM* – What R U Waiting 4? (Nevado)

10   ART D’ECCO* – Trespasser (Paper Bag)

11   KANDLE* – Holy Smoke (Self-Released)

12   RAE SPOON* – bodiesofwater (Coax)

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

14   MATTHEW DEAR – Bunny (Ghostly International)

15   KIKAGAKU MOYO – Masana Temples (Guruguru Brain)

16   TY SEGALL – Fudge Sandwich (In The Red)

17   DIRTY PROJECTORS – Lamp Lit Prose (Domino)

18   LOW – Double Negative (Sub Pop)

19   JOCK TEARS* – Bad Boys (Inky)

20   DAVE MCEATHRON* – Abandoned Companions (Self-Released)

21   FIG5000* – Living So…Dyingly (Self-Released)

22   PROBLEM PATIENT* – Patient Problems (Self-Released)

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

24   AUTOPILOT* – Afterglow (Self-Released)

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

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

27   BIRCH BARKS* – Red Thread (Self-Released)

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

29   JANOWSKII* – Janowskii (Self-Released)

30   PHONO PONY – Monkey Paw (Self-Released)