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 February 8, 2012

There’s a new number one song as Kathleen Edwards is no longer on the top spot. It’s now Plants & Animals taking over the top spot. The End of That comes out on February 28th. Whenever I hear Lightshow, I get pretty excited over the song.
The only debut for this week’s countdown is Bahamas as the 2nd album, Barchords got released.
Here’s the top 10;

1. Lightshow – Plants & Animals

2. Easy Come Easy Go – Great Lake Swimmers

3. Lines – Said The Whale

4. Chameleon/Comedian – Kathleen Edwards

5. Peg – The Darcys

6. Malibu Rum – The Wooden Sky

7. Stairway – Yukon Blonde

8. Anything You Want Dear – Zeus

9. Caught Me Thinking – Bahamas

10. Montreal – The Weeknd

Audio/Radio Show
[audio http://www.archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForFebruary82012/WildworksFebruary82012PartA.mp3]

The Wild 10 Countdown for February 1, 2012

A brand new month and still at number one for the 5th week is Kathleen Edwards. To change it up a bit for this week, I decided to play Pink Champagne instead of Change The Sheets.
Two new entries were Zeus and Yukon Blonde. February will be heating up as there will be new releases coming out.
Here’s the top 10;

1. Pink Champagne – Kathleen Edwards (5th week)

2. Lightshow – Plants and Animals

3. Lines – Said The Whale

4. Easy Come Easy Go – Great Lake Swimmers

5. Initiation – The Weeknd

6. Child of the Valley – The Wooden Sky

7. Peg – The Darcys

8. Stairway – Yukon Blonde (New)

9. Genesis – Grimes

10. Are You Gonna Waste My Time? – Zeus

Audio
The February 1st show – Press play to listen.
[audio http://www.archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForFebruary12012/WildworksFebruary12012PartA.mp3]

The Wild 10 Countdown for January 25, 2012

Still celebrating Chinese New Year, the top 10 still continued on podcast form. Change The Sheets by Kathleen Edwards still reigns at the number one spot. Two new debuts on the countdown are The Darcys and Grimes. AJA by The Darcys got released this past week and Visions by Grimes will be out soon.
Here’s the top 10;

1. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards (4th week)

2. Lines – Said The Whale

3. Lightshow – Plants & Animals

4. Montreal – The Weeknd

5. Easy Come Easy Go – Great Lake Swimmers

6. Adieu – Coeur De Pirate

7. Sperry – Little City

8. Child of the Valley – The Wooden Sky

9. Josie – The Darcys

10. Genesis – Grimes

Audio
[audio http://www.archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForJanuary252012/WildworksJanuary25.mp3]

The Wild 10 Countdown for January 19, 2012

Due to the countdown being posted a day late because of certain events that happened on Wednesday. This week’s countdown had a couple of new entries from The Wooden Sky, John K. Samson, Joel Plaskett Emergency and the Great Lake Swimmers. For the third week on top, Change The Sheets by Kathleen Edwards came out as Voyageur was released this past Tuesday.
Here’s the top 10;

1. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards (3rd Week at #1)

2. Lines – Said The Whale

3. Golden Baby – Coeur de Pirate

4. Lightshow – Plants & Animals

5. MontrealThe Weeknd

6. Easy Come Easy Go – Great Lake Swimmers

7. Sperry – Little City

8. Harbour Boys – Joel Plaskett Emergency

9. When I Write My Master’s Thesis – John K. Samson

10. Child of the Valley – The Wooden Sky

Audio
The January 19th show – Press play to listen.
[audio http://www.archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForJanuary182012/WildworksJanuary19.mp3]

The Wild 10 Countdown for January 11, 2012

For the second week, Change The Sheets by Kathleen Edwards is number one as Voyageur will be released on iTunes and music stores on January 17th. The new entries for this week are Toronto’s Hands & Teeth and The Weeknd.
This is a test of sorts as I’m posting the audio on this week’s entry if it’s easy to listen from here.
Here’s the top 10;

1. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards

2. La petite mort – Coeur de Pirate

3. Lines – Said The Whale

4. I Won’t Try To Break Your Heart – Crissi Cochrane

5. It – Rich Aucoin

6. Graveyard – Feist

7. Lightshow – Plants & Animals

8. Outside – The Weeknd

9. Sperry – Little City

10. Hunting Season – Hands & Teeth

Audio/Podcast
Press play to listen.
[audio http://www.archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForJanuary112012/WildworksJan112012Two.mp3]

The Wild 10 Countdown for January 4, 2012 and The Top 11 Non-Canadian Indie Music of 2011

Welcome back and it’s 2012 as The Wild 10 Countdown returns after a holiday absence from the year-end countdown and Christmas tunes.
In starting the new year, the countdown slightly brings a new slate or old slate as there weren’t any new tunes coming out during December. After 4 weeks on top, Coeur de Pirate falls and taking over the top spot is Kathleen Edwards with Change The Sheet. Her forthcoming album, Voyageur will be out on January 17th.
Debuting tracks for the brand new year are Little City and Plants & Animals as they have new materials to be released this month and the next.
I’ve decided to post up the top 11 non-Canadian indie music of 2011 on here because it was played on the live show on CKCU-FM. I had a tough decision to putting the year ender for 2011. It had to be Lykke Li on top because she had a great year with her second studio album, Wounded Rhymes. There were others in the top 11 that I also enjoyed putting in. There were surprises like Lana Del Rey and Neon Indian as they’ve been getting a lot of buzz from music critics and bloggers. One of the most unlikely choice in the top 11 was Emmy The Great.
Here are the lists;

The Wild 10 Countdown for January 4, 2012

1. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards (1st week at #1)

2. Adieu – Coeur de Pirate

3. Lines – Said The Whale

4. It – Rich Aucoin

5. I Won’t Try To Break Your Heart – Crissi Cochrane

6. Graveyard – Feist

7. Lightshow – Plants & Animals

8. Niagara – Ohbijou [YouTube link]

9. Post-War Blues – Dan Mangan

10. Sperry – Little City

The Top 11 Non-Canadian Indie Music of 2011

1. I Follow Rivers – Lykke Li [YouTube link]

2. Calgary – Bon Iver

3. Iris – Emmy The Great

4. Young Blood – The Naked & Famous

5. Marathon – Tennis

6. Go Outside – Cults [YouTube link]

7. Blue Jeans – Lana Del Rey [YouTube link]

8. Cruel – St. Vincent

9. Midnight City – M83

10. Don’t Move – Phantogram

11. Hex Girlfriend – Neon Indian

Audio Archive
January 4th, 2012 (Part 1) – Press play to listen. The Wild 10 Countdown.

January 4th, 2012 (Part 2) – Press play to listen. The Top 11 Non-Canadian Indie Music of 2011.

The Wild 10 Countdown for December 7, 2011

It was another live 2 hour edition on CKCU-FM. Except that my show was only broadcast on the Internet. I forgot to mention during the show that this is last regular countdown for 2011. It’s not the end of the countdown, it’s this time of month where Christmas and year-end countdowns happen. The next several weeks, the countdown will be frozen due to holiday programming and the best of 2011 countdown.
For the fourth week at number 1, Coeur de Pirate currently stays on top. She is currently the X3 Artist of the Month for December. Feist rebounds back up because various shows on CKCU and CHUO were playing her songs and she performed at NAC on Monday night. There were no new entries.
Here’s the top 10.

1. Adieu – Coeur de Pirate

2. The Bad In Each Other – Feist

3. Asa – Bry Webb

4. It – Rich Aucoin

5. Lines – Said The Whale

6. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards

7. Don’t Be Afraid of the Spark – The Sunparlour Players

8. Niagara – Ohbijou

9. Post-War Blues – Dan Mangan

10. Fine – Chrissi Cochrane

The Wild 10 Countdown for November 30, 2011

It’s end of the November and apologies for back to back posts as I forgot about entering last week’s top 10 summary. This week was aired live on CKCU-FM. For the third week on top, it’s still Coeur de Pirate with Adieu from her sophomore album, Blonde. The only new entry is Crissi Cochrane.
I don’t know if this edition is the last of 2011 or there could be one more next week as we approach the holidays and a year-end countdown.
Here’s the top 10.

1. Adieu – Coeur de Pirate (3rd week at #1)

2. Wapusk – Kathleen Edwards

3. Undead Pt. 1 – Estrangement – Rich Aucoin

4. Lines – Said The Whale

5. Niagara – Ohbijou

6. Asa – Bry Webb

7. The Bad In Each Other – Feist

8. Don’t Be Afraid of The Spark – The Sunparlour Players

9. About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All – Dan Mangan

10. I Won’t Try To Break Your Heart – Crissi Cochrane

The Wild 10 Countdown for November 23, 2011

Sorry for the late delay. I got behind with other things happening. Coeur de Pirate stays on top for the 2nd week.
Here’s the top 10.

1. Adieu – Coeur de Pirate (2nd week at #1)

2. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards

3. Niagara – Ohbijou

4. It – Rich Aucoin

5. How Come You Never Go There – Feist

6. Lines – Said The Whale

7. Rows of Houses – Dan Mangan

8. Fire – Yukon Blonde

9. Rivers of Gold – Bry Webb

10. Don’t Be Afraid of The Spark – The Sunparlour Players