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Top 30 Chart: March 12 – 18, 2023


Check out the top played albums of the week!

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  • 🍁 = Canadian

30. 🌺 P.J. Perry: No Hugs (Cellar Live)
29. Eva Cassidy: I Can Only Be Me (Blix Street)
28. 🌺 Quiet Winter: Peppermint Tea (Imaginary North)
27. 🍁 Cots: Moonlit Building (Boiled)
26. The Suffers: It Starts With Love (Missing Piece)
25. The Cash Box Kings: Oscar’s Motel (Alligator)
24. 🌺 Jeff Stockton: The Honey Roads (Independent)
23. 🍁 Jill Barber: Homemaker (Outside)
22. 🌺 Cinephonic: Visions (Marlow)
21. The Allergies: Reconcile EP (Jalapeno)

Dawn Pemberton chats with Cots (aka Steph Yates) about her new album, Moonlight Building. Steph shares more about her songwriting practice, how it’s grounded in melody and image, though still an opaque process and based on exploration. Steph shares more about the song ‘No Way No How’ and how it evolved from a riff, to pushing around furniture, to a completed song.

20. 🍁 The Ostara Project: The Ostara Project (Cellar Live)
19. Shana Cleveland: Manzanita (Hardly Art)
18. 🌺 Double Suede: The Deep End (Independent)
17. Scree: Jasmine on a Night in July (Ruination)
16. 🍁 Matt Andersen: The Big Bottle of Joy (Sonic)
15. 🍁 Cat Clyde: Down Rounder (Second Prize)
14. 🍁 Ron Sexsmith: The Vivian Line (Warner)
13. 🍁 Mimi O’Bonsawin: Willow (Independent)
12. Eric Bibb: Ridin’ (Repute)
11. The War And Treaty: Lover’s Game (Independent)

Mimi O’Bonsawin chats with Dawn Pemberton from her home in Ontario about Willow, debuting this week at #13. Mimi answers the question where does the magic in her music come from, weaving culture and land into her life and art. Collecting stories, songs, and work-shopping compositions in front of an audience.

10. Supreme Beings of Leisure: 22 (Leisurephonic)
9. Joe Louis Walker: Weight of the World (40 Below)
8. Sunny War: Anarchist Gospel (New West)
7. 🍁 Carolyn Mark: Off Season (Terrible Hostess)
6. 🌺 Doug Organ: Quiet In The Library (Independent)
5. 🍁 Begonia: Powder Blue (Birthday Cake)
4. The Arcs: Electrophonic Chronic (Easy Eye Sound)
3. 🌺 Mac DeMarco: Five Easy Hot Dogs (Royal Mountain)
2. 🍁 Shakura S’Aida: Hold On To Love (Independent)
1. Andy Shauf: Norm (Arts & Crafts)

In the latest episode of the Hidden Track Podcast, Andy Shauf chats with CKUA’s Grant Stovel about his new album, Norm. In this extended conversation he shares what it’s like to have gone from playing small clubs to concert halls, how he considers himself a storyteller who happens to use music as his medium, and shares a live performances of “Halloween Store” and “Norm”.

Hidden Track Podcast

Andy Shauf: A Normal Record

At times, the protagonist of Andy Shauf's new album Norm might strike you as a charming, shambling sort of fellow....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.