The Wild 10 Countdown for July 17, 2013

Wild10 Vinyl July 17

Apologies for the delay due to the ridiculous heatwave. Louise Burns is still number one for the second week. The song chosen from her sophomore album, The Midnight Mass happened to be “Don’t Like Sunny Days.” Quite fitting to use it for the hot weather experiencing in Ontario.
Two new entries this week are Brendan Canning and CFCF.
Here’s the top 10 for this week;

1. Don’t Like Sunny Days – Louise Burns
2. Painful Like – Austra
3. Amends – Braids
4. Fire Me Up – Lightning Dust
5. Trip The Fantastic Light – Grand Analog featuring Maylee Todd and Len Bowen
6. Punch My Face – We Are The City
7. I Wanna Know – Maestro Fresh Wes featuring The Trews
8. I Love You – Said The Whale
9. Plugged In – Brendan Canning (New entry)
10. Camera – CFCF (New entry)

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The Wild 10 Countdown for July 10, 2013

Wild 10 July 10th Vinyl

This week’s countdown finally has Louise Burns on the top spot. Her second album, The Midnight Mass got released on Tuesday through music stores and digital downloads. The style in the new album has more an 80s style and it’s worth listening to. The music video to Emeralds Shatter got released.
The only new entry on this week’s top 10 is from Shad & Skratch Bastid’s EP, The Spring Up. The track chosen was Homie, which features Cadence Weapon.
On the radio show itself, it was a best of interview segment by Data Romance. Originally aired in October (2012), you can watch the interview below. As usual, you can listen to the audio from below the top 10.
There were new music from Body Language and ASTR. There were a couple of flood songs as Toronto experienced heavy rain and power outages. You can check the playlist from the live show over at this link.
Here’s the top 10 list for July 10th

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The Wild 10 Countdown for July 3, 2013

Orchestrated Noise - Maestro Fresh Wes

It’s a brand new month and we’re half-way through 2013. Since it’s the post-Canada Day edition of the Wild 10 Countdown and Summer radio show, it’s still fitting for Maestro Fresh Wes to take the top spot for another week. Quite ironic to have Black Trudeau be number one for this week after celebrating Canada’s 146th birthday. The only new entry on the countdown is Grand Analog as the band will be releasing a new album in August.

As the regular blog is on a Summer break, the radio show will be recapped here. As mentioned before that the radio show is on a Summer edition and keeping me company for part of the Summer is Katarina, host of The Cloud on CKCU-FM. This week’s show had a wrap up to The Community Cup.

The playlist from the live show can be seen over at this link. The audio will be posted below.
Here’s the top 10 for July 3, 2013;

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The Wild 10 Countdown for June 26, 2013

Orchestrated Noise - Maestro Fresh Wes

To end off June and to begin Summer, Maestro Fresh Wes takes the top spot to end the month as he released his new album in thirteen years. That’s right! Orchestrated Noise got released this week and there’s been a lot of buzz to the Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop. The 18 track album has collaborations from the likes of Classified, Chuck D, The Trews, Sam Roberts and opera singer, Measha Bruggergosman. One of the top hits from the album is considered to be catchy and sampled from the great Canadian, Blue Rodeo. It’s Reach For The Sky, which features Classified and sampling Try by Blue Rodeo. It’s definitely a terrific album and recommended for your Summer listening. Maestro Fresh Wes also released a music video to this song, Black Trudeau.
The song that takes the top spot this week happens to be History Repeated and it features Montreal rocker, Sam Roberts. The reason for picking that song was that Roberts was in Ottawa for the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival and I’m still having a good laugh at this video from CBC Music Presents The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions.
The only new entry this week is Lightning Dust as the band released their new album, Fantasy. It’s out this week.
Here’s the top 10.

1. History Repeated – Maestro Fresh Wes featuring Sam Roberts

2. Emeralds Shatter – Louise Burns

3. Sleep – Austra

4. Chasing The Sunset – Imaginary Cities

5. I Love You – Said The Whale

6. Near Enough – Braids

7. In Enemies – Still Life Still

8. Bottom of the Lake – We Are The City

9. Trasher – Hooded Fang

10. Diamond – Lightning Dust

The Wild 10 Countdown for June 19, 2013

Photo by Izabella Rachwal

Photo by Izabella Rachwal

This is the post-NXNE edition as I had a great time in Toronto. This week’s countdown had some of the acts performing in Toronto for NXNE. Imaginary Cities takes the top spot as Summer begins on Friday and it’s just fitting to officially start Summer with a lovely track. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see them at NXNE as I was at another venue. The new entry is Maestro Fresh Wes as his upcoming album, Orchestrated Noise comes out on June 25th and it’s been a decade since the Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop has released an album.
Here’s the top 10;
1. Chasing The Sunset – Imaginary Cities
2. Jasper – Louise Burns
3. Barbara-Ann – Said The Whale
4. Reconcile – Austra
5. Genes – Hooded Fang
6. Notebook – Majical Cloudz
7. Near Enough – Braids
8. In Enemies – Still Life Still
9. Black Trudeau – Maestro Fresh Wes
10. Legs Give Out – We Are The City

The Wild 10 Countdown for June 12, 2013

I Love You Said The Whale

For the third week, Said The Whale is still number one on the Wild 10 Countdown.  This week’s countdown consisted of acts performing at NXNE this week. The new debuts this week are Braids and Still Life Still.
Off to Toronto this weekend!
Here’s the top 10 for this week
1. Barbara-Ann – Said The Whale
2. Jasper – Louise Burns
3. Chasing The Sunset – Imaginary Cities
4. Trees – Michael Feuerstack
5. Reconcile – Austra
6. Never Minding – Hooded Fang
7. Childhood’s End – Majical Cloudz
8. All We Have Is Us – Bravestation
9. Near Enough – Braids
10. In Enemies – Still Life Still

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 March 9, 2011

Photo by Vanessa Heins

For another week, The Rural Alberta Advantage stays on top on the countdown. Not much further to say about them except that Departing is still an excellent album. There were two new debuts on the countdown and they are Snailhouse and Jill Barber. For the time being, I posted the March 9th edition of the radio show on CKCU-FM. Included on the show were the two interviews from We Are City and Aidan Knight. Those two will be posted on a future entry on the regular blog at wildworks. Here’s the top 10.

1. Stamp – Rural Alberta Advantage (2nd week)

2. I Want The Lights On After Dark – Memphis (steady and the album, Here Comes A City is out)

3. Welcome – Hey Rosetta! (steady and still going strong as they are the X3 Artist of the Month for March)

4. Peripheral Visionaries – Young Galaxy (steady and they will be in town on Saturday night. Plus a remix of You Have Everything is out.)

5. Hummingbird – Imaginary Cities (Going up a spot to the big 5)

6. Tell Me – Jill Barber (New entry and it’s the return of Jill Barber as her upcoming album, Mischievous Moon comes out on April 5th)

7. Paper Airplane (featuring Jenn Grant) – Buck 65 (Going down)

8. Plath Heart – Braids (Going down)

9. Sentimental Gentleman – Snailhouse (New entry and the album from the same title comes out on May 24th)

10. How I Met You – Jenn Grant (Going down)

Audio – Radio Show
You can listen to the March 9th edition of WildWorks. The playlist is at this link.
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The Wild 10 Countdown for March 2, 2011

Photo by Vanessa Heins

New month and no new entries on The Wild 10 Countdown but there’s a new number one song to kick off March as you see from the photo on top. That’s right! It’s The Rural Alberta Advantage as their second studio album is officially released. Also happening in March is the X3 Artist of the Month and it’s Newfoundland & Labrador’s Hey Rosetta! Welcome drops down to #2 and could stay strong within the top 5 as it gets a good boost for March. Also trailing to the top spot is Memphis as their album, Here Comes A City arrives next week.
Without further ado, here’s the top 10.

1. Stamp – The Rural Alberta Advantage (Taking the top spot)

2. Welcome – Hey Rosetta! (Last week at #1)

3. I Am The Photographer – Memphis (Temporarily replacing I Want The Lights On After Dark)

4. Peripheral Visionaries – Young Galaxy (Last week at #2)

5. Paper Airplane (featuring Jenn Grant) – Buck 65 (Going up)

6. Hummingbird – Imaginary Cities (Going up)

7. Plath Heart – Braids (Going down)

8. How I Met You – Jenn Grant (Steady)

9. Leftovers – PS I Love You & Diamond Rings (Going up)

10. Hot Mess (featuring Elly Jackson) – Chromeo (Going down. Song finally out on iTunes Canada)

The Wild 10 Countdown for February 23, 2011

Sorry for the delay as I have been under the weather. To keep it short and simple, a new number one song, a few new entries and due to reading week, the top 10 was aired on the radio. Here’s the top 10 list;

1. Welcome – Hey Rosetta! (1st week at Number one)

2. North Star – The Rural Alberta Advantage (Inching closer to #1)

3. Peripheral Visionaries – Young Galaxy (Falling down from the top spot.

4. I Want The Lights On After Dark – Memphis (Jumping a spot)

5. Plath Heart – Braids (Going down a spot)

6. Who By Fire (featuring Jenn Grant) – Buck 65 (Going up)

7. Hummingbird – Imaginary Cities (New entry)

8. Hot Mess (featuring Elly Jackson) – Chromeo (steady)

9. Getcha Good – Jenn Grant (Going down)

10.Leftovers – PS I Love You & Diamond Rings (New entry)