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 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)

The Wild 10 Countdown for July 10, 2013

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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 April 3, 2013

Credit: Michelle Ford

Credit: Michelle Ford

It’s a brand new month and this week’s Wild 10 Countdown had a few new entries and a number one song staying for another week. Jewel by Gold & Youth is still the number one song on the Wild 10 for the second week. As for the new entries, they are Young Galaxy, The Abramson Singers and The Besnard Lakes. The Besnard Lakes released their fourth album this week.
Maestro Fresh Wes cracks the top 5 as he’s recently been announced as the greatest Canadian rappers ever by CBC Music. Rounding the top 5 are Language Arts (she’s performing Friday at Raw Sugar Cafe, along with Gianna Lauren), Austra and Young Galaxy.
Here’s the top 10 list;

1. Jewel – Gold & Youth
2. Home – Austra
3. New Summer – Young Galaxy
4. Wonderkind – Language Arts
5. Stranger – Maestro Fresh Wes featuring Saukrates
6. Headphone – Mounties
7. The Other Day – Blue Hawaii
8. Ghosts – Gianna Lauren
9. Jack of Diamonds – The Abramson Singers
10. And Her Eyes Were Painted Gold – The Besnard Lakes
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The Wild 10 Countdown for March 27, 2013


(Credit: Michelle Ford)

The end of March edition of the Wild 10 Countdown has Gold & Youth on the top spot. As mentioned on the audio that it’s been on the current listening rotation. It’s still an addicting track full of 80s new wave and electronica being blended.
The new entries for this week are Gianna Lauren and Maestro Fresh Wes. Lauren is releasing her new EP, On Personhood on April 2nd and the new track by Maestro Fresh Wes was released several weeks ago and will be on his upcoming album, Orchestrated Noise. Plus, there hasn’t been any new Hip-Hop tracks on the countdown recently.
Suuns returns to the Wild 10 as they created some buzz from Canadian Music Week.
Here’s the top 10 list;

1. Jewel – Gold & Youth
2. Headphones – Mounties
3. Home – Austra
4. The Sinking of the Greenhill Park – The Matinee
5. Chasing The Sunlight – Imaginary Cities
6. Wonderkind – Language Arts
7. In Two/In Two II – Blue Hawaii
8. 2020 – Suuns
9. Stranger – Maestro Fresh Wes featuring Saukrates
10. Anchor Down – Gianna Lauren
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The Wild 10 Countdown for October 10 & 17, 2012


Apologies for the delays. Here’s the double top 10 edition. On October 17th, there’s a new number one song on the Wild 10 and it’s Rah Rah. The previous week was still Jenn Grant.
Here’s the top 10s.
October 17th edition of The Wild 10 Countdown
1. Prairie Girl – Rah Rah
2. I’ve Got Your Fire – Jenn Grant
3. Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It – Stars
4. Caves – Data Romance
5. We Want To Be Pleasantly Surprise, Not Expectedly Let Down – Dan Mangan
6. Do Your Own Time – A.C. Newman
7. Grand (Rhythymnals) – Luke Lalonde
8. Canadian National – Inlet Sound
9. Murder of Crows – Lindi Ortega
10. Jiao – Daphni

October 10th edition of The Wild 10 Countdown
1. I Want You Back – Jenn Grant
2. Fantasize – Hannah Georgas
3. Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It – Stars
4. Cold July – Whitehorse
5. Caves – Data Romance
6. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
7. Reach For The Sky – Maestro Fresh Wes
8. We Want To Be Pleasantly Surprise, Not Expectedly Let Down – Dan Mangan
9. Wrath of God – Crystal Castles
10. Undone – Luke Lalonde

The Wild 10 Countdown for October 3, 2012


It’s a brand new month and Fall is in the air. This week’s countdown didn’t have major movers but for the second week on the top spot, it’s Jenn Grant. Her new album, The Beautiful Wild is still a terrific album. One song trending is Maestro Fresh Wes as he released a music video to Reach For The Sky. I gave a hint on what song was sampled. It was Try by Blue Rodeo. Due to a delay on the regular blog, this week’s radio show is posted here. Hope you will enjoy the audio.
Here’s the top 10;

1. White Dove – Jenn Grant (2nd week)
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Devil’s Got a Gun – Whitehorse
4. Backlines – Stars
5. Somebody – Hannah Georgas
6. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
7. Reach For The Sky – Maestro Fresh Wes
8. Caves (Phon.O Remix) – Data Romance
9. When The War Came Home – Jason Collett
10. Morning Sun – The Wilderness of Manitoba

Audio/Radio Show
The October 3rd Radio Show – The playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForOctober32012/WildworksOctober32012.mp3]
Music Video
Reach for the Sky – Maestro Fresh Wes