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CKUT’s Top 100 of 2017

Here it is, our last blog post of 2017. The list below recaps the most-played albums of the entire year at CKUT, carefully compiled from the logs documenting our freeform airplay over the past twelve months. Check it out, and be sure to dig into the titles that are unfamiliar – there are some true gems on this list, and those with open ears will find a lot to love.

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CKUT

1. le fruit vert – paon perdu – three:four CC *
2. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
3. arto lindsay – cuidado madame – northern spy
4. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
5. markus floats – first album – self-released CC *
6. joni void – selfless – constellation CC *
7. deerhoof – mountain moves – joyful noise
8. jessica moss – pools of light – constellation CC *
9. she-devils – s/t – secretly canadian CC *
10. fiver – audible songs from rockwood – idée fixe CC
11. pierre kwenders – makanda at the end of space, the beginning of time – bonsound CC *
12. do make say think – stubborn persistent illusions – constellation CC *
13. the luyas – human voicing – paper bag CC *
14. mozart’s sister – field of love – arbutus CC *
15. tim darcy – saturday night – jagjaguwar CC *
16. blue hawaii – tenderness – arbutus CC *
17. austra – future politics – domino CC
18. sound of the mountain – amplified clarinet & trumpet – mystery and wonder CC *
19. godspeed you! black emperor – luciferian towers – constellation CC *
20. ty segall – s/t – drag city
21. not you – misty – fundog CC
22. aim low – scratched out – amplitude ambitions CC *
23. best fern – covers ep – self-released CC *
24. avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche – pas pire pop, i love you so much – constellation CC *
25. the pink noise – freddie prinze – freeer records CC *
26. couleur dessin – s/t – fixture records CC *
27. anamai – what mountain – halocline trance CC
28. smileswithteeth – suddenly constantly – self-released CC *
29. family band – four standards – egg paper factory CC *
30. homeshake – fresh air – sinderlyn CC *
31. colleen – a flame my love, a frequency – thrill jockey
32. cop car bonfire – deep forest – self-released CC *
33. naomi punk – yellow – captured tracks
34. corridor – supermercado – michel records CC *
35. philippe lauzier – dome – small scale music CC *
36. anjou – epithymia – kranky
37. tasseomancy – do easy – hand drawn dracula CC
38. mauno – tuning – idée fixe CC
39. katie moore & andrew horton – six more miles – self-released CC *
40. margret – the most fun that two people can have together – egg paper factory CC *
41. palberta – bye bye berta – wharf cat
42. the pink noise – subtext – not unlike CC *
43. moses sumney – aromanticism – jagjaguwar
44. julia holter – in the same room – domino
45. nadja – the stone is not hit by the sun, nor carved with a knife – gizeh CC
46. mich cota – kija/care – egg paper factory CC *
47. omar souleyman – to syria, with love – mad decent
48. metz – strange peace – royal mountain records CC
49. milk music – mystic 100’s – dom america
50. bill orcutt – s/t – palilalia records
51. sam shalabi & alan bishop – mother of all sinners: puppet on a string – unrock CC *
52. her harbour – winter’s ghost – e-tron records CC
53. zola jesus – okovi – sacred bones
54. run the jewels – run the jewels 3 – self-released
55. julie & the wrong guys – s/t – dine alone records CC
56. tiny vipers – laughter – ba da bing!
57. sneaks – it’s a myth – merge
58. golden retriever – rotations – thrill jockey
59. chad van gaalen – light information – flemish eye CC
60. partner – in search of lost time – you’ve changed CC
61. yoo doo right – ep2 – second best records CC *
62. sam shalabi & stefan christoff – s/t – small scale music CC *
63. jlk & the assassins – tempestuous – smooth vibin CC *
64. the cosmic range – new latitudes – idee fixe CC
65. tops – sugar at the gate – arbutus CC *
66. timber timbre – sincerely, future pollution – arts & crafts CC
67. laura baird – i wish i were a sparrow – ba da bing!
68. oren ambarchi – hubris – editions mego
69. jon mckiel – memorial ten count – you’ve changed CC
70. united waters – the narrows – drawing room records
71. pc worship – buried wish – northern spy
72. forest swords – compassion – ninja tune
73. century palm – meet you – deranged records CC
74. lydia ainsworth – darling of the afterglow – arbutus CC
75. cold specks – fool’s paradise – arts & crafts CC
76. japanese breakfast – soft sounds from another planet – dead oceans
77. david nance – negative boogie – ba da bing!
78. inland island – step right up – self-released CC *
79. tyshawn sorey – verisimilitude – pi
80. sontag shogun – patterns for resonant space – youngbloods
81. holy data – s/t – self-released CC *
82. second woman – s/w – spectrum spools
83. we r dying 2 kill u – buy your city/pay the rent – self-released CC *
84. seabuckthorn – turns – lost tribe sounds
85. slight – the hustle is a many splendored thing – second best records CC *
86. respectfulchild – 在找 : :searching : : – coax records CC
87. tim berne’s snakeoil – incidentals – ecm
88. sick boss – s/t – drip audio CC
89. jacques greene – feel infinite – arts & crafts CC *
90. walter tv – carpe diem – sinderlyn CC
91. esmerine – mechanics of domination – constellation CC *
92. the necks – unfold – ideologic organ
93. dickey/maneri/shipp – vessel in orbit – aum fidelity
94. fred thomas – changer – polyvinyl CC *
95. honey – new moody judy – wharf cat records
96. meredith monk – on behalf of nature – ecm
97. les filles de illighadad – eghass malan – sahel sounds
98. foonyap – palimpsest – self-released CC
99. john carpenter – anthology: movie themes – sacred bones
100. moor mother – fetish bones – don giovanni

CC indicates Canadian content
* indicates local content