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Top 30 Chart: May 21-27, 2023


Check out the top played albums of the week!

  • 🌺 = Albertan
  • 🍁 = Canadian

30. 🍁 Feist: Multitudes (Polydor)
29. Mya Byrne: Rhinestone Tomboy (Kill Rock Stars)
28. Whatitdo Archive Group: Palace of a Thousand Sounds (Record Kicks)
27. The War and Treaty: Lover’s Game (UMG)
26. Kassi Valazza: Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing (Fluff and Gravy)
25. Rahill: Flowers At Your Feet (Big Dada)
24. 🍁 Charlotte Cornfield: Could Have Done Anything (Next Door)
23. 🍁 Justin Rutledge: Something Easy (Outside)
22. Taj Mahal: Savoy (Stony Plain)
21. David Wax Museum: You Must Change Your Life (Nine Mile)

20. 🌺 Mallory Chipman: As Though I Had Wings (Tunnel Mountain)
19. Parker Millsap: Wilderness Within You (Thirty Tigers)
18. Tinariwen: Amatssou (Wedge)
17. Fiona Boyes: Ramblified (Blue Empress)
16. 🍁 Witch Prophet: Gateway Experience (Heart Lake)
15. 🍁 Great Lake Swimmers: Uncertain Country (Harbour Songs/Fontana)
14. 🍁 Del Barber: Almanac (Acronym)
13. 🍁 William Prince: Stand in the Joy (Six Shooter)
12. Zuco 103: Telenova (Six Degrees)
11. The Allergies: Tear The Place Up (Jalapeno)

Tony Dekker, frontman for Great Lake Swimmers, recently joined Dawn Pemberton to share more about the bands latest album, Uncertain Country, currently at #15. Tony shares more about exploring unique acoustic spaces for recording, as well as the impacts of the pandemic on their recording process. Tony takes us on a journey through recording single demos to compiling an album with numerous collaborators. He shares more about the song, ‘Moonlight Stay Above’, and the bands collaboration with a women’s choir, Minuscule.

10. Emily King: Special Occasion (ATO)
9. 🌺 Vivek Shraya: Baby, You’re Projecting (Mint)
8. 🍁 Tina Leon: Pull (Ensoul)
7. Joy Oladokun: Proof Of Life (Republic/Verve)
6. 🍁 Begonia: Powder Blue (Birthday Cake)
5. 🍁 Claire Davis: Get It Right (LRK)
4. 🍁 Alexandra Stréliski: Néo-Romance (Secret City)
3. 🌺 Bella White: Among Other Things (Rounder)
2. 🍁 Alex Cuba: El Swing Que Yo Tengo (Caracol)
1. 🍁 Kid Koala: Creatures of the Late Afternoon (Envision)

Dawn Pemberton recently spoke with Kid Koala, aka Eric San, about his latest album, Creatures of the Late Afternoon. Eric shares more about who the creatures are – you’ll be surprised by his answer – along with more about the hidden tracks on Vinyl that can be used as a soundtrack to elements of an embedded board game… Listen now:

Want to learn more, about this unique project and prolific artist? Check out the extensive conversation Kid Koala and Lealani had with Grant Stovel, on CKUA’s Hidden Track podcast.

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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.