CFBX Top Albums for Summer 2018

CFBX Top 50 Albums for Summer 2018

  1. Dusted* – Blackout Summer (Royal Mountain)

  2. Jo Passed* – Their Prime (Royal Mountain)

  3. Peach Kelli Pop* – Gentle Leader/Which Witch EP (Mint)

  4. David Vest* – David Vest (Cordova Bay)

  5. Wax Mannequin* – Have a New Name (Coax)

  6. Crystal Shawanda* – Voodoo Woman (New Sun)

  7. Astral Swans* – Strange Prison (Saved by Vinyl)

  8. Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar* – Run to Me (Gypsy Soul)

  9. D.O.A.* – Fight Back (Sudden Death)

  10. Oral Fuentes* – Rise Up (Independent)

  11. Conor Gains* – Compass (Unidisc)

  12. Jennifer Castle* – Angels of Death (Idee Fixe)

  13. Bend Sinister* – Foolish Games (Cordova Bay)

  14. Jack de Keyzer* – Check Mate (Blue Star)

  15. Camaro ’67* – Still Burning (Independent)

  16. Bernice* – Puff: In the Air Without a Shape (Arts and Crafts)

  17. Oh Geronimo* – Oh Geronimo (Independent)

  18. To the Trees* – To the Trees (Independent)

  19. Nutrition** – Nutrition (Independent)

  20. Calpurnia* – Scout EP (Royal Mountain)

  21. Slocan Ramblers* – Queen City Jubilee (Independent)

  22. Sugar Brown* – It’s a Blues World (Calling All Blues!) (Independent)

  23. Amy Cervini* – No One Ever Tells You (Anzic)

  24. Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk!)

  25. Anemone* – Baby Only You and I (Luminelle)

  26. Van Morrison/Joey DeFrancesco – You’re Driving Me Crazy (Exile)

  27. Steve Hill* – One Man Blues Rock Band (No Label)

  28. Versa* – Versa (Independent)

  29. The Lifers* – Honey Suite (Independent)

  30. Michael Kaeshammer* – Something New (Linus)

  31. Frog Eyes* – Violet Psalms (Paper Bag)

  32. Pharis and Jason Romero* – Sweet Old Religion (Lula)

  33. Buddy Guy – The Blues is Alive and Well (Silvertone)

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

  35. Molly Johnson* – Meaning to Tell Ya (Universal)

  36. Rahim Alhaj Trio – One Sky (Smithsonian Folkways)

  37. Manitoba Hal* – Blues is in the Water (Independent)

  38. Smaller Hearts* – Smaller Hearts (Independent)

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

  40. David Francey* – The Broken Heart of Everything (Laker)

  41. Papermaps* – Confessions: To Each Their Own (Sparks)

  42. Tampa* – Belated Love (Tiny Rock)

  43. Nova Scotiables* – Nova Scotiables (Independent)

  44. Jaunt* – Cue EP (Independent)

  45. Yukon Blonde* – Critical Hit (Dine Alone)

  46. Towanda* – Freak of Nurture (Independent)

  47. Dumb* – Seeing Green (Mint)

  48. Various Artists* – CKXU’s Cosmic Frequencies (Independent)

  49. Mystic Bowie – Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads (Independent)

  50. Always a Bad Thing* – Always a Bad Thing (Baffled Octopi)

CFBX Top 10 Jazz Albums for Summer 2018

  1. Michael Kaeshammer* – Something New (Linus)

  2. Molly Johnson* – Meaning to Tell Ya (Universal)

  3. Jeremy Ledbetter Trio* – Got a Light? (Alma)

  4. Amy Cervini* – No One Ever Tells You (Anzic)

  5. Van Morrison/Joey DeFrancesco – You’re Driving Me Crazy (Exile)

  6. Robi Botos* – Old Soul (A440)

  7. Eddie Henderson – Be Cool (Smoke Sessions)

  8. Avery Raquel* – My Heart Away (Independent)

  9. Al Di Meola – Opus (Ear Music)

  10. Halie Loren – From the Wild Sky (Justin Time)

CFBX Top 10 Worldbeat Albums for Summer 2018

  1. Oral Fuentes* – Rise Up (Independent)

  2. Grupo Mono Blanco – Fandango! (Smithsonian Folkways)

  3. Kiran Ahluwalia* – 7 Billion (Six Degrees)

  4. Sly and Robbie Meet Dubmatix* – Overdubbed (Independent)

  5. Bellegarde* – Anba Tonel (Independent)

  6. Camaro ’67* – Still Burning (Independent)

  7. Near East* – Near East (Independent)

  8. Kune* – Kune: Canada’s Global Orchestra (Universal)

  9. Tunto – Ilona (Aani)

  10. The Vibronics – Woman on a Mission (Independent)

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

  1. D.O.A.* – Fight Back (Sudden Death)

  2. Volcano Calculator** – Volcano Calculator (Ulusulu)

  3. Chain Whip* – Christmas Demo (Slow Death)

  4. pooched* – wut does music mean to U? (Independent)

  5. Life in Vacuum* – All You Can Quit (New Damage)

  6. Teenage Head* – Fun Comes Fast (Warner)

  7. The Slyde* – Awakening (Independent)

  8. Fred Cracklin* – Looming Spook (Cuchubata)

  9. Cheap Tissue – Cheap Tissue (Lolipop)

  10. Cancer Bats* – The Spark That Moves (New Damage)

CFBX Top 10 Electronic Albums for Summer 2018

  1. Smaller Hearts*-  Smaller Hearts (Independent)

  2. Kellarissa* – Ocean Electro (Mint)

  3. Makeness – Loud Patterns (Secretly Canadian)

  4. Anemone* – Baby Only You and I (Luminelle)

  5. Blvd Noir* – Ombres (Independent)

  6. Heartfelt* – Whispers (Independent)

  7. Nightmares on Wax – Shape the Future (Warp)

  8. Golden Grey* – Colours (Full Flight)

  9. Blood Wine or Honey – Fear and Celebration (Do Right!)

  10. Gel Nails* – Cool Spam from the Inventors of Purgatory (Independent)

CFBX Top 10 Urban/Rap Albums for Summer 2018

  1. Elaquent* – Celebrate Life (Urbnet)

  2. Chessclub* – These Flowers Are for You (Urbnet)

  3. Fraction and Finsta* – Thoughtwork (Independent)

  4. The Southsiders* – Voices in My Head (Independent)

  5. Factor Chandelier* – Wisdom Teeth (Fake Four)

  6. Brom* – Malaise (Independent)

  7. Sabo Forte* – Robes (Independent)

  8. Cadence Weapon* – Cadence Weapon (E1)

  9. Library Steps* – Rap Dad, Real Dad (Hand Solo)

  10. Jamel Thomas* – One on the House (National Defence)

CFBX Top 10 Folk/Roots Albums for Summer 2018

  1. David Francey* The Broken Heart of Everything Laker

  2. Loreena McKennitt* Lost Souls Quinlan Road

  3. Steve Dawson* Lucky Hand Black Hen

  4. The Lifers* Honey Suite Independent

  5. Slocan Ramblers* Queen City Jubilee Independent

  6. Rebecca Lappa* Spirit Independent

  7. Andrew Collins Trio* Tongue Independent

  8. Nova Scotiables* Nova Scotiables Independent

  9. Jeff Morris* Laws of Motion Independent

  10. Donovan Woods* Both Ways Meant Well

CFBX Top Ten Blues Albums for Summer 2018

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

  2. Conor Gains* – Compass (Unidisc)

  3. Jack de Keyzer* – Check Mate (Blue Star)

  4. Crystal Shawanda* – Voodoo Woman (New Sun)

  5. Kathy and the Kilowatts – Premonition of Love (Nola Blue)

  6. Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar* – Run to Me (Gypsy Soul)

  7. Steve Hill* – One Man Blues Rock Band (No Label)

  8. David Vest* – David Vest (Cordova Bay)

  9. Manitoba Hal* – Blues is in the Water (Independent)

  10. Elliott and the Audio Kings* – Long Live the King (Busted Flat)

CFBX Top Five Classical Albums for Summer 2018

  1. David Aaron Carpenter – Motherland (Warner)

  2. Lara Downes – For Lenny (Sony Masterworks)

  3. Randy Hathaway – Classical Guitar in America (Independent)

  4. Laurie Anderson/Kronos Quartet – Landfall (Nonesuch)

  5. Jesse Brown* – Still (Independent)

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