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Top 30 Chart: June 25 – July 1, 2023


Check out the top played albums of the week!

  • 🌺 = Albertan
  • 🍁 = Canadian

30. Ben Folds: What Matters (New West)
29. The Allergies: Tear The Place Up (Jalapeno)
28. Whatitdo Archive Group: Palace of a Thousand Sounds (Record Kicks)
27. Iris DeMent: Workin’ On A World (Independent)
26. Arlo Parks: My Soft Machine (Transgressive/PIAS)
25. 🍁 Cowboy Junkies: Such Ferocious Beauty (Latent)
24. 🌺 Khotin: Release Spirit (Ghostly International)
23. Fiona Boyes: Ramblified (Blue Empress)
22. Nora Stanley & Benny Bock: Distance of the Moon (Colorfield)
21. Ekiti Sound: Drum Money (Crammed Discs)

Edmonton’s Khotin aka Dylan Khotin-Foote speaks with Dawn Pemberton about Release The Spirit, currently sitting at #24. Dylan shares more about how he crafts tracks, removing distractions, and trusting his own creative process. He shares about bit more about Casio keyboards, the specific model that inspires him, it’s sounds and how it impact his lo-fi sound. How are his live performance constructed? Find out here:

20. Rahill: Flowers At Your Feet (Big Dada)
19. 🍁 Feist: Multitudes (Polydor)
18. 🍁 Charlotte Cornfield: Could Have Done Anything (Next Door)
17. 🍁 Half Moon Run: Salt (BMG)
16. 🍁 Terry Uyarak: UNNUAQ (Aakuluk)
15. 🍁 Claire Davis: Get It Right (LRK)
14. 🍁 TEKE::TEKE: Hagata (Kill Rock Stars)
13. 🍁 Witch Prophet: Gateway Experience (Heart Lake)
12. Josh Ritter: Spectral Lines (Thirty Tigers)
11. Ben Harper: Wide Open Light (Chrysalis)

Witch Prophet speaks with Dawn Pemberton On The Rise about Gateway Experience, currently at #13. They chat about being on tour, the variation between performing as a duo or a full band, even digging into the sound quality of live instrumentation versus a hip hop or dj performance. Witch Prophet shares more about crafting a visual image alongside being a musical artist.

10. 🍁 Alex Cuba: El Swing Que Yo Tengo (Caracol)
9. 🌺 Starpainter: Rattlesnake Dream (Neon Moon)
8. This Is The Kit: Careful Of Your Keepers (Rough Trade)
7. Jenny Lewis: Joy’all (Glassnote)
6. 🍁 Jeremie Albino: Tears You Hide (Kill Rock Stars)
5. 🍁 Big Little Lions: AMPM (Fallen Tree)
4. 🍁 William Prince: Stand In The Joy (Six Shooter)
3. Joy Oladokun: Proof Of Life (Republic/Verve)
2. Durand Jones: Wait Til I Get Over (Dead Oceans)
1. David Wax Museum: You Must Change Your Life (Nine Mile)

Want to learn more, about this unique duo that is still at #1? Check out the extensive conversation David Wax Museum had with Grant Stovel, on CKUA’s Hidden Track podcast.

Hidden Track Podcast

David Wax Museum | Syncopated Truths

They’ve always been musical alchemists, melding worlds and traditions together, taking on the big questions, and crafting bold musical narratives....Listen

Tune in to On The Rise with Dawn Pemberton and Brendan Cross every Friday from noon-3pm MT when they connect the musical dots, taking a peek at CKUA chart history, chat with great artists, and, of course, count down the Top 30 albums every week.