Note: The Wild 10 Countdown is on a brief hiatus. Apologies for the inconvenience.
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
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
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)
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
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;
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
It’s a new month and we’re half way through 2013.
Said The Whale takes the top spot for another week as the I Love You EP got released this week. Their EP is a sneak peak to their upcoming full length album. The new entry this is Majical Cloudz and making a return to the top 10 is Austra as the sophomore album, Olympia will be out soon.
Jasper by Louise Burn got released as the second single to her upcoming album to be out in July, The Midnight Mass.
Here’s the top 10.
1. Barbara-Ann – Said The Whale
2. Jasper – Louise Burns
3. Scorekeeper – Michael Feuerstack
4. Jewel – Gold & Youth
5. Never Minding – Hooded Fang
6. Somewhere We Belong – Bravestation
7. Water Under The Bridge – Imaginary Cities
8. Forgive Me – Austra
9. With Her Shadow – Born Ruffians
10. Bugs Don’t Buzz – Majical Cloudz
To end off the final week of May’s edition of the Wild 10 Countdown. Said The Whale takes the top spot as their upcoming EP, I Love You comes out on June 4th. What I forgot to mention on the podcast was the EP being considered the Summer listening or theme for 2013.
The only new entry for this week on the countdown is Imaginary Cities as their new album, Fall of Romance, officially got released.
Here’s the top 10 list
1. I Love You – Said The Whale
2. Flowers In The City – Michael Feuerstack
3. Little Wild Love – Gold & Youth
4. Emeralds Shatter – Louise Burns
5. Hero Brother – Sarah Neufeld
6. Bye Bye Land – Hooded Fang
7. Too Soaked To Break – Born Ruffians
8. Somewhere We Belong – Bravestation
9. Bread & Cheese (featuring Black Bear) – A Tribe Called Red
10. Sooner or Later – Imaginary Cities
Credit: Michelle Ford
It’s a short week as the Victoria Day weekend has gone and went.
For another week, Gold & Youth is still number one of the Wild 10 Countdown. As for the new entries this week, they are A Tribe Called Red and Bravestation.
Here’s the top 10 list;
1. Quarters – Gold & Youth
2. I Love You – Said The Whale
3. Emeralds Shatter – Louise Burns
4. Flowers In The City – Michael Feuerstack
5. So Slow – Born Ruffians
6. Hero Brother – Sarah Neufeld
7. Graves – Hooded Fang
8. I Can’t Stand It – Maylee Todd
9. Somewhere We Belong – Bravestation (New entry)
10. Bread & Cheese (featuring Black Bear) – A Tribe Called Red
Credit: Michelle Ford
As the Victoria Day long weekend approaches, this week’s Wild 10 Countdown got a new number one song. Beyond Wilderness by Gold & Youth is their debut full length album. It got released this week and it takes the top spot as they band is getting some attention lately. If you love 80s new wave influence, the album is for you.
New entries this week are Sarah Neufeld and Hooded Fang.
Here’s the top 10 for this week;
1. Time To Kill – Gold & Youth
2. New Summer – Young Galaxy
3. Golden Promises – Born Ruffians
4. I Love You – Said The Whale
5. Emeralds Shatter – Louise Burns
6. Wait Up For You – The Belle Game
7. I Can’t Stand It – Maylee Todd
8. Flowers In The City – Michael Feuerstack
9. Graves – Hooded Fang
10. Hero Brother – Sarah Neufeld