CFBX Top 100 Albums for 2019

CFBX Top 100 Albums for 2019

Artist Title Label

  1. PUP* – Morbid Stuff (Little Dipper)

  2. Black Mountain* – Destroyer (Dine Alone)

  3. Dan Mangan* – More or Less (Arts and Crafts)

  4. Mother Mother* – Dance and Cry (Universal)

  5. Necking* – Cut Your Teeth (Mint)

  6. Wintersleep* – In the Land Of (Dine Alone)

  7. Matt Andersen* – Halfway Home By Morning (True North)

  8. Hollerado* – Retaliation Vacation (Royal Mountain)

  9. Shari Ulrich* – Back to Shore (Borealis)

  10. Mother Sun** – Caramel Clouds/Flower EP (Independent)

  11. Brandon Isaak* – Rise ‘n Shine (Independent)

  12. The Small Glories* – Assiniboine and the Red (Independent)

  13. Dumb* – Club Nites (Mint)

  14. Ada Lea* – What We Say in Private (Next Door)

  15. Jock Tears* – Bad Boys (Inky)

  16. Orville Peck* – Pony (Royal Mountain)

  17. The Shiverettes* – Real Shrill Bitches (Independent)

  18. Pottery* – No. 1 (Royal Mountain)

  19. Emilie Kahn* – Outro (Secret City)

  20. Said the Whale* – Cascadia (Arts and Crafts)

  21. At Mission Dolores** – Cool World (Factotum Co.)

  22. Foreign Diplmats* – Monami (Indica)

  23. The New Pornographers* – In the Morse Code of Break Lights (Concord)

  24. Begonia* – Fear (Rex Baby)

  25. Allison Lupton* – Words of Love (Independent)

  26. Kiwi Jr.* – Football Money (Mint)

  27. Diana Panton* – Solstice/Equinox (Independent)

  28. Living Hour* – Softer Faces (Kanine)

  29. Layla Zoe* – Gemini (Independent)

  30. Peach Pyramid* – Bright Blue (Oscar St.)

  31. Anemone* – Beat My Distance (Luminelle)

  32. Sean Luciw** – Beautiful Guitars (Ulusulu)

  33. Buildings and Food* – Quick Beat Save (Number F)

  34. Tanika Charles* – The Gumption (Record Kicks)

  35. Apollo Suns* – Dawn Offerings (Independent)

  36. Mauno* – Really Well (Tin Angel)

  37. Bruce Cockburn* – Crowing Ignites (True North)

  38. Royal Canoe* – Waver (Paper Bag)

  39. Lightning Dust* – Spectre (Western Vinyl)

  40. Whitehorse* – The Northern South Vol. 2 (Six Shooter)

  41. Close Talker* – How Do We Stay Here? (Slow Weather)

  42. Abigail Lapell* – Getaway (Coax)

  43. Unoband* – Todo es Arte (Independent)

  44. Celtic Kitchen Party* – Sociable! (Independent)

  45. Blessed* – Salt (Independent)

  46. Jah Cutta* – Ladies and Gentlemen (Independent)

  47. Mac DeMarco* – Here Comes the Cowboy (Royal Mountain)

  48. Alison Young* – So Here We Are (Triplet)

  49. Sheila Soares* – All There Is (Independent)

  50. Al Lerman* – Northern Bayou (Independent)

  51. Pugs and Crows* – Uncle! (Independent)

  52. Common Holly* – When I Say to You Black Lightning (Royal Mountain)

  53. Shotgun Jimmie* – Transistor Sister 2 (You’ve Changed)

  54. Harpdog Brown* – For Love and Money (Dog House)

  55. Rae Spoon* – Mental Health (Coax)

  56. The Planet Smashers* – Too Much Information (Stomp)

  57. Lydia Ainsworth* – Phantom Forest (Independent)

  58. Bodywash* – Comforter (Luminelle)

  59. Rusty Creek* – Looking Back (Independent)

  60. Abby Zotz* – Local Honey (Independent)

  61. Barbra Lica* – You’re Fine (Independent)

  62. Little Kim Retallick* – Work Week Blues (Independent)

  63. Doomsquad* – Let Yourself Be Seen (Royal Mountain)

  64. Sterling Blues Band* – Sterling Blues Band (Moondog)

  65. Only a Visitor* – Technicolour Education (Independent)

  66. Walrus* – Cool to Who (Outside)

  67. At Mission Dolores** – Last Night Outside Her Apartment (Factotum Co.)

  68. Britt A.M.* – Psychic Knots (Good Egg)

  69. Rich Aucoin* – Release (Haven)

  70. JV’s Boogaloo Squad* – Going to Market (Flatcar)

  71. nehiyawak* – nipiy/starlight EP (Arts and Crafts)

  72. Hush Hush Noise* – Hush Hush Noise (Coax)

  73. Future Womb* – Babygirlgalactic (Independent)

  74. Dawn Tyler Watson* – Mad Love (Independent)

  75. Paul Pigat* – The Game (Little Pig)

  76. Minivandal* – Turn Left Here (Independent)

  77. B.A. Johnston* – The Skid is Hot Tonight (Transistor 66)

  78. Colin Linden/Luther Dickenson* – Amour (Stony Plain)

  79. Mark Crissinger* – Believe in Love (Independent)

  80. Lindsay Beaver* – Tough as Love (Alligator)

  81. Charlotte Cornfield* – The Shape of Your Name (Next Door)

  82. Janiva Magness – Change in the Weather (BlueElan)

  83. Benny Turner/Cash McCall – Going Back Home (Nola Blue)

  84. DNDR – All We Know (AWAL)

  85. Dead Tired* – Full Vol. (New Damage)

  86. Tallies* – Tallies (Kanine)

  87. Partner* – Saturday the 14th (You’ve Changed)
  88. Homeshake* – Helium (Royal Mountain)

  89. Mike Goudreau* – Acoustic Sessions (Independent)

  90. Humans* – Going Late (Haven)

  91. Debra Power* – That’s How I Roll (Independent)

  92. Future Peers* – I’m Sorry! (Garment District)

  93. High Parade* – The Ocean (Independent)

  94. The Pink Noise* – Avenue (Not Unlike)

  95. Laura Anglade* – I’ve Got Just About Everything (Justin Time)

  96. David Gogo* – 17 Vultures (Cordova Bay)

  97. Amy Nelson* – Educated Woman (Independent)

  98. The Houses (Where We Grew Up)** – Dy//ng (Independent)

  99. Brave Shores* – La Hoo La La (Universal)

  100. Genevieve Racette* – No Water, No Flowers (Independent)

CFBX Top 25 Jazz Albums for 2019

  1. Alison Young* – So Here We Are (Triplet)

  2. Diana Panton* – Solstice/Equinox (Independent)

  3. JV’s Boogaloo Squad* – Going to Market (Flatcar)

  4. Sheila Soares* – All There Is (Independent)

  5. Laura Anglade* – I’ve Got Just About Everything (Justin Time)

  6. Veronica Swift – Confessions (Mack Avenue)

  7. Simone Morris* – Settling Up (Independent)

  8. Mike Allen* – Just Like Magic (Cellar Live)

  9. Jeff Goldblum/Mildred Snitzer Orchestra – The Capitol Studio Sessions (Decca)

  10. Angela Verbrugge* – The Night We Couldn’t Say Goodnight (Gut String)

  11. Donna Grantis* – Diamonds and Dynamite (E1)

  12. Bonerama – Plays Zeppelin (Basin Street)

  13. After Funk* – Santa Barbara (Independent)

  14. Jazzlab Orchestra* – Quintessence (Effendi)

  15. Jonathan Bauer* – Walk Don’t Run (Slammin)

  16. Jon Batiste – Hollywood Africans (Blue Note)

  17. Barbra Lica* – You’re Fine (Independent)

  18. Heather Bambrick* – Fine State (Independent)

  19. Alexis Baro* – Sandstorm (G-Three)

  20. Bill McBirnie* – The Silent Wish (Independent)

  21. Quinn Bachand’s Brishen* – Tunes in a Hotel (Independent)

  22. Jean-Marc Hebert* – L’Attente (Independent)

  23. Karin Plato* – This Could Be the One (Independent)

  24. Blue Standard* – A Good Thing (Big Time)

  25. Gentiane MG Trio* – Wonderland (Effendi)

CFBX Top 25 Worldbeat Albums for 2019

  1. Jah Cutta* – Ladies and Gentlemen (Independent)

  2. Kokoko! – Fongola (Royal Mountain)

  3. Ivana Popovic* – Bushes and Bombshells (Longplay)

  4. Souljazz Orchestra* – Chaos Theories (Do Right!)

  5. Rafael Zaldivar* – Consecration (Effendi)

  6. Unoband* – Todo es Arte (Independent)

  7. Santana – Africa Speaks (Universal)

  8. Olcay Bayir – Ruya: Dream for Anatolia (ARC Music)

  9. Cristian de la Luna* – Sabes (Independent)

  10. Junior Toots – A Little Bit of Love (Independent)

  11. Amanda Martinez* – Libre (Independent)

  12. Various Artists – 20 Best of Brazilian Capoeira (ARC Music)

  13. Land of Kush* – Sand Enigma (Constellation)

  14. Jane Bunnett and Maqueque* – On Firm Ground (Linus)

  15. Graeme Drum* – Eclectic (Independent)

  16. Musa Mboob and XamXam – The Gambia Sessions (ARC Music)

  17. Bluessilhouettes – Looking for Utopia (Independent)

  18. Dubmatix* – Exo Fam Remixes (Independent)

  19. Angelique Kidjo – Celia (Verve)

  20. Dhoad – Times of Maharajas (ARC Music)

  21. Coig* – Ashlar (Independent)

  22. AKA Trio – Joy (Bendigedig)

  23. Razteria – Infinity (Asteria)

  24. Roberto Lopez* – Kaleido Stropico (Curuma)

  25. Idan Raichel – And if You Come to Me (Cumbancha)

CFBX Top 25 Loud/Metal/Punk Albums for 2019

  1. PUP* – Morbid Stuff (Little Dipper)

  2. Necking* – Cut Your Teeth (Mint)

  3. The Shiverettes* – Real Shrill Bitches (Independent)

  4. Jock Tears* – Bad Boys (Inky)

  5. D.O.A.* – 1978 (Sudden Death)

  6. Old Firm Casuals – Holger Danske (Pirates Press)

  7. Waax – Wild and Weak (Independent)

  8. Dead Tired* – Full Vol. (New Damage)

  9. I.R. Idiot* – Spore (Independent)

  10. Flesh Rag* – Inside Your Mind (Independent)

  11. Snuff – There’s a Lot of it About (Fat Wreck Chords)

  12. The Discarded* – Sound Check and Fury (Rock Bottom)

  13. Priors* – New Pleasure (Slovenly)

  14. Lungbutter* – Honey (Constellation)

  15. Sleepcircle* – From the Heavens, Through the Window (Independent)

  16. No Mas* – Demo (Slow Death)

  17. Charger – Charger (Pirates Press)

  18. Obey the Brave* – Balance (Hell for Breakfast)

  19. Purlicue* – Dip ‘n Dot (Independent)

  20. Pkew Pkew Pkew* – Optimal Lifestyles (Dine Alone)

  21. Big John Bates* – Skinners Cage (Rookie)

  22. Gross Misconduct* – Equinox (Independent)

  23. Seas* – Cursed (Dine Alone)

  24. Bad Hoo* – What is When (Independent)

  25. The Mandates* – Dead in the Face (Teenage Rampage)

CFBX Top 25 Electronic Albums for 2019

  1. Anemone* – Beat My Distance (Luminelle)

  2. Buildings and Food* – Quick Beat Save (Number F)

  3. Lydia Ainsworth* – Phantom Forest (Independent)

  4. Bodywash* – Comforter (Luminelle)

  5. Mr. Merlot* – City Sex Vol. 2( Toneshenge)

  6. Light Conductor* – Sequence One (Constellation)

  7. DNDR – All We Know (AWAL)

  8. TR/ST* – The Destroyer – Part 1 (Royal Mountain)

  9. Hollowlove* – Hollowlove (Independent)

  10. Munya* – Feel (Luminelle)

  11. Flying Lotus – Flamagra (Warp)

  12. Ryan Playground* – 16/17 (Last Gang)

  13. Golden Grey* – 8-Bit Machine (Independent)

  14. Robyn – Honey (Konichiwa)

  15. Psychic Pollution* – Nuit de la Mort (Eat Glass)

  16. Joni Void* – Mise en Abyme (Constellation)

  17. Gary Flanagan* – Son of Parkway (Independent)

  18. Heiki* – Tower of Acid (Paper and Sound)

  19. Ivory Towers* – Queller (Independent)

  20. Radiant Baby* – Restless (Lisbon Lux)

  21. Saxsyndrum* – Second Nature (Independent)

  22. Lex Plexus** – Vault Smashing Vol. 5 (Ulusulu)

  23. Smaller Hearts* – Honestly (Independent)

  24. Humans* – Going Late (Haven)

  25. Aspen King* – Say Something (Independent)

CFBX Top 25 Urban/Rap Albums for 2019

  1. Moves* – Hiss 3: Hissterectomy (Hand Solo)

  2. Wordburglar* – Rhyme Your Business (Backburner)

  3. Aquasocks* – Holos (Black Buffalo)

  4. Ghost Cartridge* – Episode One (Independent)

  5. Ryan Hemsworth* – Elsewhere (Last Gang)

  6. Loyle Carner – Not Waving, But Drowning (AMF)

  7. DJ Hullewud/DJ Chase March* – The Mix Tape 2 (Independent)

  8. Dubgee* – Truth (Beast Van)

  9. Sum-01* – The Comeback Queen (Break North)

  10. Tongue Helmet* – Psychotronic Ape/Sunstroke Remixes (Urbnet)

  11. Samurai Champs* – Cabernet Sauvignon (Trifecta)

  12. Chillah Rose – Rose Above it All (Independent)

  13. Walking Wounded* – WWI (Independent)

  14. Sampa the Great – The Return (Ninja Tune)

  15. The Original Chu* – The Prefix (Independent)

  16. Waahli* – Black Soap (Independent)

  17. Touch and Dirty Sample* – Jawz (Hand Solo)

  18. Shad* – A Short Story About a War (Secret City)

  19. Haviah Mighty* – 13th Floor (Last Gang)
  20. Grossbuster* – Orilla and Grossbuster (Independent)

  21. Swamp Thing* – Horsepower (Urbnet)

  22. Tachichi* – Top Ten (Hand Solo)

  23. Rite Hook – Modity (Leedz)

  24. Bazooka Joe and Rob Crooks* – Schaudenfreude (Eat em Up)

  25. Tarik Robertson* – Union Latinoamerica Beat Tape (Makebelieve)

CFBX Top 25 Folk/Roots Albums for 2019

  1. Shari Ulrich* – Back to Shore (Borealis)

  2. Allison Lupton* – Words of Love (Independent)

  3. Abby Zotz* – Local Honey (Independent)

  4. Abigail Lapell* – Getaway (Coax)

  5. The Small Glories* – Assiniboine and the Red (Independent)

  6. Our Native Daughters – Songs of Our Native Daughters (Smithsonian Folkways)

  7. Amy Nelson* – Educated Woman (Independent)

  8. Villages* – Villages (Independent)

  9. Bruce Cockburn* – Crowing Ignites (True North)

  10. Genevieve Racette* – No Water, No Flowers (Independent)

  11. Paul Pigat* – The Game (Little Pig)

  12. Lenore* – Every Once in a While (Independent)

  13. Celtic Kitchen Party* – Sociable! (Independent)

  14. Kaia Kater* – Grenades (Acronym)

  15. Tomato Tomato* – Canary in a Coal Mine (Denim on Denim)

  16. Jon Brooks* – Moth Nor Rust II (Fallen Tree)

  17. Jessica Heine* – Goodbye Party (Fallen Tree)

  18. Gillian Nicola* – Dried Flowers (Independent)

  19. Danielle Knibbe* – The Ribcage and the Heart (Independent)

  20. Ken Workman* – Cold Canadian Nights (Independent)

  21. Madison Violet* – Everything’s Shifting (Independent)

  22. Lucas Choi Zimbel* – Tempered Tantrum (Independent)

  23. Kyle Pullan* – Winter Deer (Independent)

  24. Pretty Archie* – One Day Soon (Independent)

  25. Jay Aymar* – Your Perfect Matador (Independent)

CFBX Top 25 Blues Albums for 2019

  1. Layla Zoe* – Gemini (Independent)

  2. Matt Andersen* – Halfway Home By Morning (True North)

  3. Al Lerman* – Northern Bayou (Independent)

  4. Brandon Isaak* – Rise ‘n Shine (Independent)

  5. Sunday Wilde* – Sunday Wilde and the 1 Eyed Jacks (Independent)

  6. Tanika Charles* – The Gumption (Record Kicks)

  7. Dawn Tyler Watson* – Mad Love (Independent)

  8. Sterling Blues Band* – Sterling Blues Band (Moondog)

  9. Little Kim Retallick* – Work Week Blues (Independent)

  10. Harpdog Brown* – For Love and Money (Dog House)

  11. BB King Blues Band – The Soul of the King (Ruf)

  12. Rusty Creek* – Looking Back (Independent)

  13. Les Copeland** – One More Foot in the Quicksand (Earwig)

  14. Mike Goudreau* – Acoustic Sessions (Independent)

  15. Wellbad* – Heartbeast (Blue Central)

  16. Kate Lush Band – Headline (Independent)

  17. Lindsay Beaver* – Tough as Love (Alligator)

  18. Paul Oscher – Cool Cat (Blues Fidelity)

  19. Atomic Road Kings – Clean Up the Blood (Bigtone)

  20. Janiva Magness – Change in the Weather (BlueElan)

  21. Kirk Fletcher – Hold On (Independent)

  22. Nik Tee* – BC Boy (Barefeet)

  23. Eric Bibb – Global Griot (Stony Plain)

  24. South Island Rhythm Kings* – South Island Rhythm Kings (Independent)

  25. Debra Power* – That’s How I Roll (Independent

)CFBX Top 20 Classical Albums for 2019

  1. Helene Grimaud – Memory (Deutsche Grammophon)

  2. Trio Dell’Aria* – Memories of Places Past (Really)

  3. Anna Shelest – Donna Voce (Sorel)

  4. Jess Gillam – Rise (Decca)

  5. Marta Brankovich – Black Swan of Piano (Navona)

  6. Skald – Vikings Chant (Decca)

  7. Michele Tozetti – Bernstein: Complete Solo Piano Works (Piano Classics)

  8. David Darling – Cello (ECM)

  9. Angela Strelinksi* – Inscape (Secret City)

  10. Justin Haines and the Third Floor Orchestra* – Justin Haines and the Third Floor Orchestra (Justin Time)

  11. Nemanja Radulovich – Bika (Deutsche Grammophon)

  12. Partch Ensemble – Partch: Sonata Dementia (Bridge)

  13. Chilly Gonzales* – Solo Piano III (Gentle Threat)

  14. Heidi Bryer – Moonlight in Empty Rooms (Winterhall)

  15. Orchestra Now and Anna Shelest – Rubenstein: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Sorel)

  16. Nathan Shubert* – When You Take Off Your Shoes (Independent)

  17. Pacifica Quartet and Sharon Isbin – Souvenirs of Spain and Italy (Cedille)

  18. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra – American Rapture (Azica)

  19. Andrea Bocelli – Si (Decca)

  20. Idit Shner – Minerva (Origin Classical)

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