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Top 30 Chart: May 28 – June 3, 2023


Check out the top played albums of the week!

  • 🌺 = Albertan
  • 🍁 = Canadian

30. 🍁 Cowboy Junkies: Such Ferocious Beauty (Latent)
29. 🍁 Claire Davis: Get It Right (LRK)
28. 🍁 Great Lake Swimmers: Uncertain Country (Harbour Songs/Fontana)
27. Kassi Valazza: Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing (Fluff and Gravy)
26. Mya Byrne: Rhinestone Tomboy (Kill Rock Stars)
25. 🌺 Bella White: Among Other Things (Rounder)
24. Rahill: Flowers At Your Feet (Big Dada)
23. 🍁 Blood Ceremony: The Old Ways Remain (Rise Above)
22. 🌺 Kinjo & Young Rhythm & Blues: Gone Too Long (Independent)
21. 🍁 Gord Downie & Bob Rock: Lustre Parfait (Arts & Crafts)

20. 🍁 Tina Leon: Pull (Ensoul)
19. Eric Bibb: Ridin’ (Repute)
18. 🍁 Alexandra Stréliski: Néo-Romance (Secret City)
17. 🍁 Symphony Orchestra: Radiant Music (Telephone Explosion)
16. The Allergies: Tear The Place Up (Jalapeno)
15. David Wax Museum: You Must Change Your Life (Nine Mile)
14. 🌺 Starpainter: Rattlesnake Dream (Neon Moon)
13. Emily King: Special Occasion (ATO)
12. Joy Oladokun: Proof Of Life (Republic/Verve)
11. 🍁 Bruce Cockburn: O Sun O Moon (True North)

Amy van Keeken chats with Mallory Chipman about zoomusicology, an emerging field researching animal sounds, specifically bird songs. She shares a bit more about capturing field recordings of birds around Alberta, such as owls and peregrine falcons, experiencing their connection to the land, and translating that into music. Yes, the root of these songs are the melodies of bird calls! Learn more:

10. 🍁 William Prince: Stand in the Joy (Six Shooter)
9. Fiona Boyes: Ramblified (Blue Empress)
8. 🌺 Vivek Shraya: Baby, You’re Projecting (Mint)
7. 🌺 Mallory Chipman: As Though I Had Wings (Tunnel Mountain)
6. Whatitdo Archive Group: Palace of a Thousand Sounds (Record Kicks)
5. Parker Millsap: Wilderness Within You (Thirty Tigers)
4. 🍁 Charlotte Cornfield: Could Have Done Anything (Next Door)
3. 🍁 Kid Koala: Creatures of the Late Afternoon (Envision)
2. Tinariwen: Amatssou (Wedge)
1. 🍁 Alex Cuba: El Swing Que Yo Tengo (Caracol)

Hitting #1 this week on the Top 30 chart, Alex Cuba shares more about creating Cuban-Canadian music, collaborating with his father, finding a home at CKUA, and his love for Alberta and Canada.

Want to learn more, about this album and the work of Alex Cuba? Check out the extensive conversation he had with Grant Stovel, on CKUA’s Hidden Track podcast.

Hidden Track Podcast

Alex Cuba: Essence of the Soul

He is without a doubt the only winner of a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album ever to make...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.