Top Albums for Spring 2018

CFBX Top 50 Albums for Spring 2018

Artist Title Label

  1. Born Ruffians* – Uncle, Duke and the Chief (Paper Bag)

  2. Lex Plexus** – Stellar Trip (Ulusulu)

  3. Shred Kelly* – Archipelago (Devilduck)

  4. Destroyer* – Ken (Merge)

  5. Wolf Parade* – Cry Cry Cry (Sub Pop)

  6. U.S. Girls* – In a Poem Unlimited (Royal Mountain)

  7. Cootes Paradise* – Cootes Paradise (Independent)

  8. Trent Severn* – Portage (Independent)

  9. Maylee Todd* – Acts of Love (Do Right!)

  10. Sue Foley* – The Ice Queen (Stony Plain)

  11. Milk and Bone* – Deception Bay (Bonsound)

  12. Nap Eyes* – I’m Bad Now (You’ve Changed)

  13. Downchild*-  Something I’ve Done (Linus)

  14. Suuns* – Felt (Secret City)

  15. Frigs* – Basic Behaviour (Arts and Crafts)

  16. Samantha Fish – Belle of the West (Ruf)

  17. The Pack A.D.* – Dollhouse (Cadence)

  18. Hillsburn* – The Wilder Beyond (LHM

  19. )Miesha and the Spanks* – Girls Girls Girls (Saved by Vinyl)

  20. Taivi* – Rising Tide (Independent)

  21. Sam Tudor* – Quotidian Dream (Independent)

  22. Gord Downie* – Introduce Yourself (Arts and Crafts)

  23. Laila Biali* – Laila Biali (Chronograph)

  24. New Weather Machine* – Seas of Dawn (Independent)

  25. Freak Heat Waves* – Beyond XXXL (Telephone Explosion)

  26. Barney Bentall* – The Drifter and the Preacher (True North)

  27. Danielle Duval* – Lose It (Independent)

  28. Rube and Rake* – Back and Forth (Independent)

  29. Raleigh* – Powerhouse Bloom (Independent)

  30. Olympic Symphonium* – Beauty in the Tension (Forward)

  31. Ought* – Room Inside the World (Royal Mountain)

  32. So Long Seven* – Kala Kalo (Independent)

  33. Johnny Reid* – Revival (Halo)

  34. Minor Empire* – Uprooted (World Trip)

  35. Emily Burgess* – Are We in Love? (Independent)

  36. Ladyshark – Lovesick (Amityville)

  37. Suzie Vinnick* – Shake the Love Around (Independent)

  38. Sarah Cripps* – Sarah Cripps (Independent)

  39. Hearing Trees*-  Quiet Dreams (Independent)

  40. Andrew Vivona* – Pyramids of Light (Independent)

  41. Compassion Gorilla* – Coalesce (Independent)

  42. The Wailin’ Jennys* – Fifteen (True North)

  43. Rec Centre* – Dealer to the Stars (Independent)

  44. Holy Hum* – All of My Bodies (Heavy Lark)

  45. Beck – Colors (Capitol)

  46. Kylie Fox* – Balcony EP (Independent)

  47. Yamantaka//Sonic Titan* – Dirt (Paper Bag)

  48. Weaves* – Wide Open (Buzz)

  49. Smash Boom Pow* – EP #2 (Independent)

  50. Heavy Bell* – By Grand Central Station (Independent)

CFBX Top 10 Jazz Albums for Spring 2018

  1. Justin Grey and Synthesis* – New Horizons (Independent)

  2. Company B Jazz Band* – The Bee Sides (Independent)

  3. Gregory Porter – Nat King Cole and Me (Blue Note)

  4. Laila Biali* – Laila Biali (Chronograph)

  5. Alex Pangman* – Alex Pangman’s Hot Three! (Justin Time)

  6. The Achromatics* – Give Me That Beat (Independent)

  7. The Confabulation* – Tunnels and Visions (Independent)

  8. Jen Hodge All-Stars* – All’s Fair in Love and Jazz (Independent)

  9. Miss Emily* – Between (Independent)

  10. Harley Card* – The Greatest Invention (Independent)

CFBX Top 10 Worldbeat Albums for Spring 2018

  1. So Long Seven* – Kala Kalo (Independent)

  2. Beautiful Nubia* – Umunudum (EniObanke)

  3. Brenda Navarrete – Mi Mundo (Alma)

  4. Minor Empire* – Uprooted (World Trip)

  5. Justin Grey and Synthesis* – New Horizons (Independent)

  6. Compassion Gorilla* – Coalesce (Independent)

  7. Sweet Fanta Fe* – Santa Fe (Independent)

  8. Esmerine* – Mechanics of Dominion (Constellation)

  9. Various Artists – African Cafe (Putumayo)

  10. Meklit – When the People Move, the Music Moves Too (Six Degrees)

CFBX Top 10 Loud/Metal/Punk Albums for Spring 2018

  1. Miesha and the Spanks* – Girls Girls Girls (Saved by Vinyl)

  2. Stretch Marks* – Who and What? The Complete Studio Recordings (Sounds Escaping)

  3. Wake* – Misery Rites (Translation Loss)

  4. Mansbridge* – Juxtapose (My Fingers! My Brain!)

  5. Slow* – Against the Glass (Artoffact)

  6. Proto Idiot – Leisure Opportunity (Slovenly)

  7. The Uglies* – Fuck Up My Whole Weekend (Bug Nasty)

  8. The Faps* – Hot Slaw (Independent)

  9. Greber* – Cemetery Preston (Pink Lemonade)

  10. Ladyshark – Lovesick (Amityville)

CFBX Top 10 Electronic Albums for Spring 2018

  1. Lex Plexus** – Stellar Trip (Ulusulu)

  2. Dana Jean Phoenix* – Synth City (Independent)

  3. Maylee Todd* – Acts of Love (Do Right!)

  4. Secret Sign* – Fever Dance (Independent)

  5. Kutch* – Notionside (Independent)

  6. Adrian Underhill* – CU Again (Indica)

  7. Francois Couture* – Neige (Boghei)

  8. Humans* – The Feels (Haven Sounds)

  9. Texture and Light* – Eat Magic (Independent)

  10. Stegosarahs* – Simple Subtraction (Independent)

CFBX Top 10 Urban/Rap Albums for Spring 2018

  1. ChanHays* – Here (Droppin’ Science)

  2. Coolzey and Fresh Kils* – Kilzey (Public School)

  3. Mr. Lif and Brass Menazeri – Resilient (Waxsimile)

  4. Lucha Lonely* – The Bobby Lonely Story (Hand Solo)

  5. Grand Analog* – Survival (Independent)

  6. Abhi the Nomad – Marbled (Tommy Boy)

  7. Dan-E-O* – Dear Hip Hop (Urbnet)

  8. Def3* – Small World (Urbnet)

  9. Sum-01* – 2 Dolla Holla 2.0 (Independent)

  10. Illism – Love and Loyalty (Independent)

CFBX Top 10 Folk/Roots Albums for Spring 2018

  1. Taivi* – Rising Tide (Independent)

  2. Buffy Sainte-Marie* – Medicine Songs (True North)

  3. Barney Bentall* – The Drifter and the Preacher (True North)

  4. Rube and Rake* – Back and Forth (Independent)

  5. Trent Severn* – Portage (Independent)

  6. Bird City* – Winnowing (Coax)

  7. The Wailin’ Jennys* – Fifteen (True North)

  8. The Fugitives* – The Promise of Strangers (Borealis)

  9. Kyle Pullan* – Into the Wild (Independent)

  10. Sarah Hiltz* – Beauty in the Blue (Independent)

CFBX Top Ten Blues Albums for Spring 2018

  1. Cootes Paradise* – Cootes Paradise (Independent)

  2. Downchild* – Something I’ve Done (Linus)

  3. Samantha Fish – Belle of the West (Ruf)

  4. Janiva Magness – Love is an Army (Bluelan)

  5. Johnny Reid* – Revival (Halo)

  6. Mike Clark Band* – Forever People (Independent)

  7. Emily Burgess* – Are We in Love? (Independent)

  8. Angel Forrest* – Electric Love (Ad Litteratam)

  9. Rev. Shawn Amos – Breaks it Down (Put Together)

  10. Jim Byrnes* – Long Hot Summer Days (Black Hen)

CFBX Top Five Classical Albums for Spring 2017

  1. Angela Dubeau and La Pieta*- Richter: Portrait (Analekta)

  2. Anne-Sofie Mutter/Daniil Trifonov – Schubert: Trout Quintet (Deutsche Grammophon)

  3. Alain Lefevre/Joann Falletta* – Matthieu: Concerto No. 3 (Analekta)

  4. Anne-Sofie Mutter – Mutterisms (Deutsche Grammophon)

  5. Andrea-Ann Duschenes* – Villa-Lobos/Castro (Independent)