The Wild 10 Countdown for October 31, 2013

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It’s been awhile I have posted the top 10. I take full apology for the lack of entries for the month of October. As mentioned on the main blog that I got sick from the cold and things bogged down. I didn’t get a chance to compile the countdown for a month. Since it’s back, I hope to have things back and running soon.
This week on the top spot happens to be Arcade Fire as their new album, Reflektor officially got released this week. After weeks of anticipation, the response has been favourable and good.
Still going strong on the countdown this week are Shad and Basia Bulat. For the absent weeks, I would have Basia Bulat and Shad on the top spot in October.
Debuting this week on the countdown is a song I am very hooked on and it’s Demon by Kandle. The song got released as a single not too long and expect Kandle to release her first full length in February 2014. It will be called In Flames. Another new entry is Kashka as Kat Burns, formerly of Forest City Lovers will be releasing her new album in November called Bound.
There’s a bit of a Halloween theme with this week’s audio.
Have a great week!
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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 September 18, 2013

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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

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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 Return of The Wild 10 Countdown for August 15, 2012 and Radio Show

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(Photo by Norman Wong)

Apologies for the lack of updates on this blog. It was due to being sick back in Winter and I got bogged down ever since. As the regular blog is on a Summer break, what better way to post a brand new entry for the time being.
The August 15th show was a live two in a half hour edition. I was filling in for the Summer show at CKCU-FM. The Wild 10 Countdown was aired live as opposed to pre-recorded. For the second week at the top spot, Stars is number one as anticipation of the upcoming album, The North will be released on September 4th. New entries for this week are Kashka and Papermaps. Still going strong on the top 10 are Diamond Rings, Hannah Georgas, Crystal Castles and Purity Ring.
Also played on the show were new tracks from the likes of The Luyas, The Wilderness of Manitoba and Rah Rah. A bit of withdrawl from the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

Here’s the top 10 and you can also listen to the radio show.
1. Backlines – Stars (2nd week)
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Enemies – Hannah Georgas
4. Plague – Crystal Castles
5. The Void – Metric
6. Belispeak – Purity Ring
7. It Ain’t Over – Shad
8. We Didn’t Know – Fire X Fire
9. Inferior Ghost – Papermaps
10. Beautiful Distraction – Kashka

Radio Show/Audio
The August 15th playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForAugust152012/WildworksAugust152012.mp3]

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 7, 2011

It’s a brand new month and a new season is upon us as people are returning to school and work. All the summer fun is ending. This week’s countdown has a new number one  as September will have a lot of new album releases from the likes of Dan Mangan and Elliott Brood. Ohbijou is on top for the first week of September. The lone new entry is Hey Ocean’s brand new song, Make A New Dance Up.
Without further ado, here’s the top 10. Apology on the slight delay in entering the countdown summary.

1. Niagara – Ohbijou (1st week at #1)

2. How Come You Never Go There – Feist

3. Rows of Houses – Dan Mangan

4. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

5. Generation Handclap – Library Voices

6. Flawless – Shad

7. Count On Me – Cuff The Duke

8. If I Get Old – Elliott Brood

9. Wasted Time – Adaline

10. Make A New Dance Up – Hey Ocean!

The Wild 10 Countdown for August 31, 2011

It’s the last day of August and for the second week, Library Voices stays on top. Even though summer is not done yet. Summer of Lust, their second album is getting a lot of good reviews and plays from radio shows I listen to. The new entry this week happens to be Adaline. There were a few songs that were played differently for this week’s countdown.
Here’s the top 10.

1. Traveller’s Digest – Library Voices (2nd week)

2. How Come You Never Go There – Feist

3. Niagara – Ohbijou

4. Rows of Houses – Dan Mangan

5. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

6. Flawless – Shad

7. Count On Me – Cuff The Duke

8. If I Get Old – Elliott Brood

9. Prophecy – Adam & The Amethysts

10. Wasted Time – Adaline

The Wild 10 Countdown and Radio Shows from August 24th and 25th

Due to a delay in posting up this entry and the podcast, I got bogged down this week. To keep a bit short. A new number one on the countdown is Saskatchewan’s Library Voices with Generation Handclap. Making it to the top 5 is Feist’s How Come You Never Go There.
For the radio show, I continued with the Pop Montreal countdown, played my picks for Ottawa Folk Festival (they were Basia Bulat, Rural Alberta Advantage & The Wooden Sky) and the U2 Summer shoutout challenger. There’s another radio show I filled in was on Thursday afternoon. It was for Fundamentally Sound and with guest co-host, Kapri.

Here’s the top 10 for the week of August 24, 2011

1. Generation Handclap – Library Voices (1st week)

2. Niagara – Ohbijou

3. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan

4. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

5. How Come You Never Go There – Feist

6. Flawless – Shad

7. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

8. Count On Me – Cuff The Duke

9. Den of Love – Hooded Fang

10. Prophecy – Adam & The Amethyst

Audio/Podcast
The August 24th radio show – Playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.

Guest co-host on Fundamentally Sound – Playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.

The Wild 10 Countdown and Radio Show for August 17, 2011

This week’s countdown was another rarity as it was aired live at CKCU-FM. Due to the unpredictability of going to air live and not pre-record had the new song by Feist being automatically entered to the countdown. It’s been getting a lot of plays since it was released on Friday. Her upcoming album, Metals is being anticipated.
Another new entry to countdown is Cuff The Duke. The top 4 songs are still at the same position for another week.
Culture War by Arcade Fire is on the top spot for the 4th week. Taking a page from TRL, Culture War is being retired on the top spot. Expect a new number one song for next week.

On the radio show, there’s going to be a countdown to Pop Montreal as my show will be promoting the excellent festival in Montreal. It runs from September 21st to 25th. Also on the show was another Summer shoutout on picking out U2 songs.
For the Chinese music, I played another Cantonese version of Careless Whisper. This time, it’s by the late Anita Mui.
The playlist for the radio show is at this link. Don’t forget to listen to the radio show on the bottom of the entry.

Here’s the top 10;

1. Culture War – Arcade Fire. (4th week)

2. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan

3. Niagara – Ohbijou

4. Northern Air – Elliott Brood

5. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

6. Generation Handclap (Kitchen Party Remix) – Library Voices

7. Flawless – Shad

8. How Come You Never Go There – Feist

9. Count On Me – Cuff The Duke

10. Den of Love – Hooded Fang

Audio/Podcast
The August 17, 2011 Radio Show – Press play to listen.
[audio http://www.archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForAugust172011/WildworksAugust17.mp3]

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