The Wild 10 Countdown for October 31, 2013

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It’s been awhile I have posted the top 10. I take full apology for the lack of entries for the month of October. As mentioned on the main blog that I got sick from the cold and things bogged down. I didn’t get a chance to compile the countdown for a month. Since it’s back, I hope to have things back and running soon.
This week on the top spot happens to be Arcade Fire as their new album, Reflektor officially got released this week. After weeks of anticipation, the response has been favourable and good.
Still going strong on the countdown this week are Shad and Basia Bulat. For the absent weeks, I would have Basia Bulat and Shad on the top spot in October.
Debuting this week on the countdown is a song I am very hooked on and it’s Demon by Kandle. The song got released as a single not too long and expect Kandle to release her first full length in February 2014. It will be called In Flames. Another new entry is Kashka as Kat Burns, formerly of Forest City Lovers will be releasing her new album in November called Bound.
There’s a bit of a Halloween theme with this week’s audio.
Have a great week!
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The Wild 10 Countdown for September 26, 2013

Note: The Wild 10 Countdown is on a brief hiatus. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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This is the post-Polaris Music Prize and pre-Pop Montreal 2013 edition. It has been an eventful week as Godspeed You! Black Emperor! won the 2013 Polaris Music Prize and criticizing the gala the day after. This week’s number one happens to be Basia Bulat as Tall Tall Shadow comes out on October 1st. Bulat was in Ottawa on Tuesday for the NAC Presents new season launch. She was on hand to perform a few tracks from the upcoming album and the concert to kick off the season on October 5th. Bulat was making the rounds on various Ottawa media as well. It was great to see her and will see again at the concert.
The song chosen this week is “It Can’t Be You.” Don’t forget to listen to the audio below.
Here’s the top 10 list for this week.
1. It Can’t Be You – Basia Bulat
2. Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins) – Shad
3. Reflektor – Arcade Fire
4. Narrows – Said The Whale
5. The Great Rhyme Dropper – Grand Analog featuring Shad
6. Something For You – Lindi Ortega
7. Make Me A Mirror – Ark Analog
8. Crying My Heart Out – Young Galaxy
9. What I Do – The Joynt featuring Maya Mayne
10. Pyramids In The Sand – Maestro Fresh Wes
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The Wild 10 Countdown for September 18, 2013

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Back from the Summer break and coming to you from Toronto this week. The Wild 10 Countdown for the Fall edition. Due to the changes of the radio show, the countdown will be separate.
It’s great to resume the top 10 and start from scratch on the chart toppers. There’s a whole load of new releases in the Fall. It’s exciting to see Basia Bulat, Shad, Said The Whale, The Darcys and Arcade Fire come out with new albums as it’ll be highly anticipated.
Number one this week goes to The Darcys as Warring, their new album is released.
After the top 10, I went through the Polaris Music Prize Short List nominees. I will go through it again on WildWorks at CKCU for September 23rd.
Here’s the top 10 and the audio.

1. The River – The Darcys

2. Tall Tall Shadow – Basia Bulat

3 Stylin – Shad feat. Saukrates

4. Reflektor – Arcade Fire

5. Helpless Son – Said The Whale

6. Born Again – DIANA

7. Rap Sheet (This Day On) – Grand Analog featuring Saukrates

8. Tin Star – Lindi Ortega

9 Pray For Sound – Fevers

10. Mourning Trance by Still Life Still

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The Wild 10 Countdown and Radio Show for August 17, 2011

This week’s countdown was another rarity as it was aired live at CKCU-FM. Due to the unpredictability of going to air live and not pre-record had the new song by Feist being automatically entered to the countdown. It’s been getting a lot of plays since it was released on Friday. Her upcoming album, Metals is being anticipated.
Another new entry to countdown is Cuff The Duke. The top 4 songs are still at the same position for another week.
Culture War by Arcade Fire is on the top spot for the 4th week. Taking a page from TRL, Culture War is being retired on the top spot. Expect a new number one song for next week.

On the radio show, there’s going to be a countdown to Pop Montreal as my show will be promoting the excellent festival in Montreal. It runs from September 21st to 25th. Also on the show was another Summer shoutout on picking out U2 songs.
For the Chinese music, I played another Cantonese version of Careless Whisper. This time, it’s by the late Anita Mui.
The playlist for the radio show is at this link. Don’t forget to listen to the radio show on the bottom of the entry.

Here’s the top 10;

1. Culture War – Arcade Fire. (4th week)

2. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan

3. Niagara – Ohbijou

4. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

5. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

6. Generation Handclap (Kitchen Party Remix) – Library Voices

7. Flawless – Shad

8. How Come You Never Go There – Feist

9. Count On Me – Cuff The Duke

10. Den of Love – Hooded Fang

Audio/Podcast
The August 17, 2011 Radio Show – Press play to listen.
[audio http://www.archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForAugust172011/WildworksAugust17.mp3]

The Wild 10 Countdown and Radio Show for August 10, 2011

Arcade Fire is still number one on the Wild 10 Countdown for the third week. There’s no change in from number two to four but those three songs are still getting popular and the album haven’t been released yet. The new entries are The Sheepdogs and Shad.

Radio Show (Summer Edition)
This week’s show consisted of shoutouts, dedications and long songs. Some were funny as I couldn’t stop chuckling with the way I picked the songs.
It was a last minute pick as I had extra time and I decided to play a Chinese version of Careless Whisper for Nat & Marie.
There were two bands I have forgotten to play, they were Data Romance and Teenage Kicks. As for Teenage Kicks, the album was available at CKCU-FM’s music library. I kept forgetting to play that rockin’ band.
Enjoy!

To view what was played on the show, the playlist is at this link.

Here’s the top 10 list for August 10, 2011;

1. Culture War – Arcade Fire (3rd week)

2. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan

3. Niagara – Ohbijou

4. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

5. Generation Handclap – Library Voices

6. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

7. What About Us – Handsome Furs

8. Flawless – Shad (New Entry)

9. ESP – Hooded Fang

10. I Don’t Know – The Sheepdogs (New Entry)

Audio/Podcast
The full 2 hour radio show for August 10, 2011 – press play to listen

Hour 1 – press play to listen

Hour 2 – press play to listen

The Wild 10 Countdown for August 3, 2011 and Radio Show

It couldn’t be a good week for Arcade Fire as The Deluxe Edition of The Suburbs came out and the announcement that they will be performing a free show at Pop Montreal for September 22. Culture War is number one for the 2nd week on The Wild 10 Countdown. Still strong contenders are Dan Mangan’s Oh Fortune, Ohbijou’s Niagara and Elliott Brood’s Northern Air. The only new entry on the countdown is Toronto’s Hooded Fang as they released their 2nd album last week. It was also a privilege to see them last week at Now Playing CHUO.

On the radio show, a big congratulation goes to the Saskatoon, SK rock band, The Sheepdogs as they won a cover contest for Rolling Stones.
The playlist for the August 3rd show is at this link.

Here’s the top 10 list.

1. Culture War – Arcade Fire (2nd week)

2. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan

3. Niagara – Ohbijou

4. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

5. What About Us – Handsome Furs

6. Generation Handclap (Kitchen Party Remix) – Library Voices

7. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

8. Soviet Race – Graham Wright

9. Lose It – Austra

10. ESP – Hooded Fang

Audio/Podcast
It’s in 3 choices, the full show, first hour and/or second hour.
The August 3rd Radio Show – press play to listen.

The first hour – press play to listen

The second hour/live show at CKCU-FM – press play to listen.

The Wild 10 Countdown for July 27, 2011 and Amy Winehouse

July is wrapping up and this week’s top 10 has a new number. Bumping off Handsome Furs is none other than Arcade Fire. They take the top spot as the special edition of The Suburbs will be releasing soon. The only debut on the countdown is The Midway State. Ohbijou and Dan Mangan are considered the greatest gainers as they’re getting a lot of play on various radio shows on CKCU-FM and CHUO-FM.

Aside from that, there was a tribute to Amy Winehouse for the first and second hour of the radio show and podcast. It’s not hard to avoid her death as she was a prominent figure in the music industry in the 2000’s. She had an incredible voice but a tortured soul due to alcohol and drug abuse. She will be greatly missed in the music industry. As mentioned on the show, if she never existed, there wouldn’t be a Lady GaGa or Adele.

Without further ado, here’s the top 10 list.

1. Culture WarArcade Fire (new at #1)

2. Oh FortuneDan Mangan

3. NiagaraOhbijou

4. Northern AirElliott Brood

5. What About UsHandsome Furs (former #1)

6. Soviet Race – Graham Wright

7. Generation Handclap – Library Voices

8. Lose It – Austra

9. Gosh, Darn, DamnRebekah Higgs

10. Fire! – The Midway State.

The radio show playlist for July 27th is at this link.

Audio/Podcast – You can choose 3 settings. The full show, hour 1 and/or hour 2.
The full radio show – press play to listen.

The first hour  – press play to listen.

The second hour – press play to listen.

The Wild 10 Countdown for July 20, 2011 & Radio Show

Apologies for the slight delay as Apple’s Mac OS X Lion came out and my MacBook Pro was being upgraded.
For the third week on the top spot, it’s still Handsome Furs. There were two new entries in the form of Rebekah Higgs and Ohbijou. There’s a heatwave throughout Ontario and luckily, Ottawa Bluesfest has ended. The radio show is included in this entry.
The July 20th, 2011 playlist is at this link.
Here’s the top 10 list.

1. What About Us – Handsome Furs (3rd week)

2. Culture War – Arcade Fire

3. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan (greatest gainer)

4. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

5. Niagara – Ohbijou (new entry)

6. Lose It – Austra

7. Soviet Race – Graham Wright

8. Generation Handclap – Library Voices

9. The Other Shoe – Fucked Up

10. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs (new entry)

Audio/Podcast
The July 20th radio show – press play to listen

The Wild 10 Countdown for July 13, 2011

The Summer continues on and Handsome Furs is still number one for the 2nd week. The only new entry being Dan Mangan’s Oh Fortune as the same title of the forthcoming album will be out on September 27th.
Here’s the top 10.

1. What About Us – Handsome Furs (2nd week)

2. Lose It – Austra

3. Culture War – Arcade Fire

4. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

5. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan (New)

6. Generation Handclap – Library Voices

7. Soviet Race – Graham Wright

8. The Other Shoe – Fucked Up

9. Peace on the Rise – Chad VanGaalen

10. I Miss You When You’re Gone – Matthew Barber

The Wild 10 Countdown for July 6, 2011 & Radio Show (Summer Season)

For the Summer months, this blog will be updated than the main blog. Finally, it’s back to full form.
This week’s countdown was slightly off due the Canada Day festivities. No new entries, just the same songs but mixed around in the positions. New number one song to kick off July is Handsome Furs as their album dropped last week and they are also The X3 Artist of the Month.  In this entry, the radio show is included. Without further ado, here’s the top 10;

1. What About Us – Handsome Furs (1st week)

2. Culture War – Arcade Fire

3. Generation Handclap – Library Voices

4. Lose It – Austra

5. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

6. Soviet Race – Graham Wright

7. Queen of Hearts – Fucked Up

8. Sara – Chad VanGaalen

9. I Miss You When You’re Gone – Matthew Barber

10. Kill Count – The Balconies

The playlist from the radio show at CKCU-FM is at this link.

Audio/Podcast
The July 6, 2011 Summer radio show – press play to listen.