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.

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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

The Wild 10 Countdown for November 16, 2011

Sorry for the delay as I slightly got bogged down with other things happening after Wednesday’s radio show. New number one song for the week and it’s Coeur de Pirate as Blonde was release recently. The new entry happens to be Bry Webb as his solo album, Provider came out this week.
To keep it short, here’s the top 10.

1. Adieu – Coeur de Pirate

2. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards

3. Niagara – Ohbijou

4. How Come You Never Go There – Feist

5. It – Rich Aucoin

6. Take Me Out – The Wooden Sky

7. Lines – Said The Whale

8. Rows of Houses – Dan Mangan

9. Fire – Yukon Blonde

10. Rivers of Gold – Bry Webb (New entry)

The Wild 10 Countdown for November 9, 2011

As mentioned at the main blog that the Funding Drive is done and over  with for another year. After being number one for the 6th week, How Come You Never Go There by Feist is going to be retired. The top 5 songs haven’t moved for another week as they’re getting lots of plays on various radio shows. Blonde by Coeur De Pirate, the second album  came out this past week and it’s getting a lot of attention on iTunes and social media. There’s only one new entry and it’s Said The Whale as they released a new EP called New Brighton.
Here’s the top 10.

1. How Come You Never Go There – Feist (6 weeks at #1)

2. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards

3. Adieu – Cœur de pirate

4. Niagara – Ohbijou

5. Rows of Houses – Dan Mangan

6. It – Rich Aucoin

7. Take Me Out – The Wooden Sky

8. Lines – Said The Whale (New entry)

9. Fire – Yukon Blonde

10. Who Are You? – Kathryn Calder

The Wild 10 Countdown for November 2, 2011

For the fifth week on top, Feist continues to stay at number one. It seems like there’s no stopping Feist and her excellent album, Metals. Also getting some airplays are Kathleen Edwards for Change The Sheets and Coeur De Pirate for Adieu. Blonde by Coeur De Pirate will be out sometime this month. There are a few new entries from The Wooden Sky and Yukon Blonde. Yukon Blonde seems to be getting some plays on various radio shows.
Dan Mangan and Ohbijou are still going strong as they’re still getting a lot of plays. A bit of unique irony for the countdown, four out of five on the top 5 are mainly filled by female artists and bands.
In case if you’re wondering which radio shows I follow in compiling the top 10, they are The Strombo Show, A Juncture, Now Playing on CHUO, Thursday Special Blend, Looking Good For Radio and Whatever’s Cool With Me. Then the occasional and random listenings on CBC Radio programs.
Here’s the top 10;

1. How Come You Never Go There – Feist (5th Week at #1)

2. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards

3. Adieu – Coeur De Pirate

4. Niagara – Ohbijou

5. Rows of Houses – Dan Mangan

6. Shaking Down The Old Bones – The Darcys

7. It – Rich Aucoin (He’s November’s X3 Artist of the Month)

8. Who Are You? – Kathryn Calder

9. Take Me Out – The Wooden Sky (New Entry)

10. Fire – Yukon Blonde (New Entry)

The Wild 10 Countdown for October 26, 2011

For the 4th week on top, Feist continues to dominate the countdown. It’s still being played on a couple of CKCU shows. Since it’s funding drive time, there’s a bit of a delay writing the entry as various radio shows need help getting phone pledges and the station needs to get 1/3 of the funding from the listeners. There were a couple of new debuts from Kathryn Calder and Rich Aucoin. The top 5 spots got some changes this week. Here’s the top 10 list.

1. How Come You Never Go There – Feist (4th week at #1)

2. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards

3. Adieu – Coeur De Pirate

4. Rows of Houses – Dan Mangan

5. Niagara – Ohbijou

6. Shaking Down The Old Bones – The Darcys

7. Hold You – Elliott Brood

8. Cultured Man – The Zolas

9. It – Rich Aucoin

10. Who Are You? – Kathryn Calder

The Wild 10 Countdown for October 19, 2011

If you reading side by side from my regular blog, this week’s edition was unique because the top 10 was split into parts from the podcast and the live edition for the radio show. The top 5 was aired live on CKCU-FM because of the Dan Mangan interview I got to do. For the third week on the top spot, Feist continues to reign at number one as various radio shows are continuing to play her excellent songs from Metals. Dan Mangan, Ohbijou and Kathleen Edwards continue to garner strong airplays on other radio shows as well. The new entry this week is Vancouver’s The Zolas as they announced a 7 inch EP to be released soon.
Here’s the top 10;

1. How Come You Never Go There – Feist (3rd week at #1)

2. Rows of Houses – Dan Mangan

3. Niagara / Scalpel Blade – Ohbijou (The live airing was Scalpel Blade. The podcast edition was Niagara)

4. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards

5. Adieu – Coeur De Pirate

6. Hold You – Elliott Brood

7. Shaking Down The Old Bones – The Darcys

8. In Your Light – Bruce Peninsula

9. Cultured Man – The Zolas

10. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

Extra Comment
Speaking of Feist again, I stumbled on my Facebook news feed and saw this. It’s The Undiscovered First performed on The Black Cab Sessions. It’s a nice video and Feist sounds amazing!

The Wild 10 Countdown for October 12, 2011

For the second week at the top spot, Feist continues to be played throughout various radio shows. Metals is just an excellent album to listen to. Dan Mangan and Ohbijou are still in the top three as they’re getting a lot of airplay as well. Oh Fortune and Metal Meets are getting a great reviews and both are currently on tour. Dan Mangan is in Ottawa on Friday, October 14th at The Bronson Centre. Ohbijou are embarking the eastern part of the tour as they were in Ottawa and Toronto the week before.
Without further ado, here’s the top 10 for week of October 12, 2011.

1. How Come You Never Go There – Feist (2nd week at #1)

2. Rows of Houses – Dan Mangan

3. Niagara – Ohbijou

4. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards

5. If I Get Old – Elliott Brood

6. Adieu – Coeur De Pirate

7. Shaking Down The Old Bones – The Darcys

8. Count On Me – Cuff The Duke

9. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

10. In Your Light – Bruce Peninsula (New entry)