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Top 100 Albums of 2019


Check out our year-end list of the most played albums in 2019!
These are the Top 100 albums our hosts played the most on CKUA.

  • = Albertan
  • = Canadian

  1. Vampire Weekend: Father Of The Bride (Columbia)
  2.  Lee Harvey Osmond: Mohawk (Latent)
  3.  Lucette: Deluxe Hotel Room (Rock Creek)
  4. Various Artists: Cover Art (Calgary Folk Music Festival)
  5. Mavis Staples: We Get By (ANTI-)
  6.  Begonia: Fear (Rex Baby/ The Orchard)
  7.  Manx Marriner Mainline: Hell Bound For Heaven (Stony Plain)
  8.  JV’s Boogaloo Squad: Going To Market (Flatcar)
  9. Hayes Carll: What It Is (Dualtone)
  10. Matt Andersen: Halfway Home By Morning (True North)

  12.  Altameda: Time Hasn’t Changed You (Pheromone)
  13. Our Native Daughters: Songs Of Our Native Daughters (Smithsonian Folkways)
  14. Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars (Columbia)
  15.  Jenn Grant: Love, Inevitable (Leovela)
  16.  Kacy & Clayton: Carrying On (New West)
  17. Jenny Lewis: On The Line (Warner)
  18. Josh Ritter: Fever Breaks (Pytheas)
  19. Brittany Howard: Jaime (ATO)
  20. Nick Waterhouse: Nick Waterhouse (Innovative Leisure)
  21. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Signs (Fantasy)

  23.  Leeroy Stagger: Strange Path (True North)
  24. Bon Iver: i,i (Jagjaguwar)
  25. Andrew Bird: My Finest Work Yet (Loma Vista)
  26. The Cat Empire: Stolen Diamonds (Two Shoes)
  27. Yola: Walk Through Fire (Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch)
  28.  Tanika Charles: The Gumption (Record Kicks)
  29. Norah Jones: Begin Again (Blue Note)
  30.  Alex Cuba: Sublime (Caracol)
  31. The Budos Band: V (Daptone)
  32. Emily Triggs: Middletown (Independent)

  34. Calexico and Iron & Wine: Years to Burn (Sub Pop)
  35.  Old Man Luedecke: Easy Money (True North)
  36.  Leeroy Stagger: Me and the Mountain (Rebeltone)
  37. Sharon Van Etten: Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar)
  38. Durand Jones & The Indications: American Love Call (Dead Oceans)
  39. Ikebe Shakedown: Kings Left Behind (Colemine)
  40. Leyla McCalla: The Capitalist Blues (Jazz Village / [PIAS])
  41. Bruce Cockburn: Crowing Ignites (True North)
  42.  Tim Williams: Corazones Y Murallas/ Hearts & High Walls (Cayuse)
  43.  The New Pornographers: In the Morse Code of Brake Lights (Concord)

  45. Shovels & Rope: By Blood (Dualtone)
  46.  King Of Foxes: Salt & Honey (Independent)
  47. Tinariwen: Amadjar (ANTI-)
  48. The Black Keys: Let’s Rock (Easy Eye Sound/ Nonesuch)
  49. Robbie Robertson: Sinematic (Universal)
  50. The Raconteurs: Help Us Stranger (Third Man)
  51.  Corb Lund: Cover Your Tracks (Warner)
  52. Celeigh Cardinal: Stories From A Downtown Apartment (Independent)
  53.  The Small Glories: Assiniboine & The Red (Red House)
  54.  Justin Rutledge: Passages (Outside)

  56.  Whitehorse: The Northern South, Vol. 2 (Six Shooter)
  57. Abigail Lapell: Getaway (Coax)
  58. Patty Griffin: Patty Griffin (Thirty Tigers)
  59. The Bros. Landreth: ’87 (Birthday Cake)
  60. The Cactus Blossoms: Easy Way (Walkie Talkie)
  61.  Michael Jerome Browne: That’s Where It’s At! (Borealis)
  62.  nêhiyawak: nipiy (Arts & Crafts)
  63. Ibibio Sound Machine: Doko Mien (Merge)
  64.  Matt Patershuk: If Wishes Were Horses (Black Hen)
  65. Karen O & Danger Mouse: Lux Prima (BMG)

  67. Hiss Golden Messenger: Terms Of Surrender (Merge)
  68. Bill Callahan: Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest (Drag City)
  69. Mdou Moctar: Ilana (The Creator) (Sahel Sounds)
  70.  Jom Comyn: Crawl (Double Lunch)
  71. Black Pumas: Black Pumas (Cadence)
  72. J.S. Ondara: Tales Of America (Verve Forecast)
  73.  Joey Landreth: Hindsight (Cadence)
  74. Wilco: Ode To Joy (dBpm)
  75. The National: I Am Easy to Find (4AD)
  76.  Mauno: Really Well (Tin Angel)

  78. Sturgill Simpson: Sound & Fury (Elektra)
  79.  Del Barber: Easy Keeper (Acronym)
  80. Michael Kiwanuka: Kiwanuka (Interscope/Polydor)
  81. The California Honeydrops: A Higher Degree (Independent)
  82. Leonard Cohen: Thanks For The Dance (Sony)
  83. Marvin Gaye: You’re The Man (UMG)
  84.  Lucas Chaisson: Most True Thing (Keeping On)
  85. Buddy & Julie Miller: Breakdown On 20th Ave South (New West)
  86. Cass McCombs: Tip of the Sphere (ANTI-)
  87. Angelique Kidjo: Celia (Verve)

  89. The Highwomen: The Highwomen (Elektra)
  90. Ian & Sylvia: The Lost Tapes (Stony Plain)
  91. Maggie Rogers: Heard It In A Past Life (Capitol)
  92. Molly Tuttle: When You’re Ready (Compass)
  93. Jade Bird: Jade Bird (Glassnote)
  94. Leaf Rapids: Citizen Alien (Coax)
  95. Beirut: Gallipoli (4AD)
  96.  Jim Cuddy: Countrywide Soul (5 Corners)
  97.  Cat Clyde: Hunters Trance (Cinematic)
  98. Mandolin Orange: Tides of a Teardrop (Yep Roc)

  100.  Roberto Lopez:  Kaleido Stropico (Curura)
  101. Mavis Staples: Live in London (ANTI-)
  102. Steve Earle: Guy (New West)
  103. Aldous Harding: Designer (4AD)
  104. Mercury Rev: Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited (Partisan)
  105. The SoulJazz Orchestra: Chaos Theories (DoRight!)
  106.  Dave McCann: Westbound Til Light (Independent)
  107.  Harpdog Brown: For Love & Money (Dog House)
  108.  Royal Canoe: Waver (Paper Bag)
  109.  Dori Freeman: Every Single Star (Blue Hens)