Charts and hot wax – May 1, 2023

| & filed under Top 30.

Heading down to the chart calculating level of CJSR’s bunker complex is my favourite part of the week.


Nice New Music

Psychic Pollution
Transcendental Phrases [Self-Released]
Victoria, BC          Electronic/Ambient
Fantastic electronic spaces.

A Produce
The Clearing (Expanded Edition) [Independent Project]
Los Angeles, CA        Electronic
Originally self-released in 1988 by the late Barry Craig, who was a prolific artist operating on the fringe of the experimental and DIY music scene in Los Angeles from the 1980s until his premature death in 2011. 

Crushxd” b/w “Dust Bunny” [Self-Released]
New York, NY        Rock/Pop
Good indie rock.

U.S. Girls
Bless This Mess [Royal Mountain]
Toronto, ON        Rock/Pop



Local Adds

Lesser Slave
Nothing Means Anything [Self-Released]

Confusionaires“Westernization” [Self-Released]

Cozar – Exotic Strains From The Astral Plane [Self-Released]



CJSR CHARTS – May 1, 2023

* indicates a Canadian artist.
Artists in red are local!
Chart ranking reflects airplay during the week ending 05-01-2023.

Top 30



1    B.A. Johnston*    Argos Suck    Self-Released

2    Snotty Nose Rez Kids*    I’m Good, HBU    Self-Released

3    Battle Them Now*    Demonstration Tape    Mangled Tapes

4    Deathcrash    Less    Fire Talk

5    Adrian Quesada    Jaguar Sound    ATO

6    Pike*    Pike    Self-Released

7    Home Front*    Games of Power    Self-Released

8    Keep A Weather Eye On*    Wave

9    Various*    Imaginary North Transmission 004    Imaginary North

10    DA’AT*    The Hissing House    Bat-Cave Productions

11    Pony Girl*    Enny One Will Love You    Paper Bag

12    Cold Water*    Instead, I Am a Golden Oriole    Grimalkin

13    Dearly Beloved*    Walker Park    Sonic Unyon

14    Various    Rare Global Pop 1980s (Crammed Archives 2)    Crammed Discs

15    Various    Mainstream Disco Funk    WeWantSounds

16    Deerhoof    Miracle Level    Joyful Noise

17    strongboi    strongboi    Self-Released

18    Smoulder*    Violent Creed of Vengeance    Cruz Del Sur

19    Cxtotheworld*    Unforgiveable    Grandiose

20    Weval    Remember    Technicolour

21    Hey Hey My My    High_Life    Vietnam

22    Negativland    Speech Free    Seeland

23    Avi Granite 6*    Operator    Pet Mantis

24    Papi Shiitake    Wabi-Sabi    Trash Casual

25    Judson Claiborne    Live Active Culture, Vol. 1    Self-Released

26    Feeble Little Horse    Hayday    Saddle Creek

27    Confusionaires*    Westernization    Self-Released

28    Uncanny Valley*    Fevering Stare    Self-Released

29    Atsuko Chiba*    Water, It Feels Like It’s Growing    Mothland

30    Black Country, New Road    Live at Bush Hall    Ninja Tune






1    Keep A Weather Eye On*    Wave

2    Negativland    Speech Free    Seeland

3    Debby Friday*    GOOD LUCK    Sub Pop

4    Fluffy Maybes ????    Rawland    Self-Released

5    Scrutineer*    5    Self-Released

6    DJ Sun    Loveletter    Soular

7    Adam John Bergren*    Dissipation Dynamics    Self-Released

8    Selina Martin*    Time Spent Swimming    Self-Released

9    Django Django    Off Planet Part 2    Because Music

10    Nosaj Thing*    Continua    LuckyMe



Hip Hop



1    Snotty Nose Rez Kids*    I’m Good, HBU    Self-Released

2    Cxtotheworld*    Unforgiveable    Grandiose

3    Sensational x The Dirty Sample*    The Spot Rocker    Hand’Solo

4    Wax Tailor    Fishing For Accidents    Lab’Oratoire

5    Cakes Da Killa    Svengali    Young Arts Records

6    Little Simz    NO THANK YOU    Forever Living Originals

7    Brockhampton    The Family    RCA

8    Dave Okumu and the 7 Generations    You Survived So I Might Live    Transgressive/PIAS

9    Chadio*    Cousin of Lucy    Hand’Solo

10    Seun Kuti & Black Thought    African Dreams    SKE80






1    Avi Granite 6*    Operator    Pet Mantis

2    Up and Over Trio*    Up and Over    Bent River

3    Elizabeth Shepherd*    Three Things    Pinwheel Music

4    Andrew Littleford Quintet*    Far As The Eye Can See    Self-Released

5    Jasonzumpano*    If You Press It Will Break    Jaz

6    Phil Ranelin , Wendell Harrison, Adrian Younge, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad    Phil Ranelin and Wendell Harrison JID016    Jazz Is Dead

7    Okonski    Magnolia    Colemine

8    P.J. Perry*    No Hugs    Cellar

9    Jim Head*    Prismatic    Self-Released

10    William Carn*    Choices    Self-Released






1    Home Front*    Games of Power    Self-Released

2    Smoulder*    Violent Creed of Vengeance    Cruz Del Sur

3    Greybeard*    Dark Age    Self-Released

4    They Grieve*    To Which I Bore Witness    Silent Pendulum

5    Hail the Void*    Memento Mori    Ripple Music

6    Vopli Vidopliassova    Tantsi [reissue]    Org Music

7    Civic    Taken By Force    ATO records

8    One Step Closer    Songs For The Willow    Run For Cover

9    Marauder    Metal Constructions VII    Pitch Black

10    Phrozen*    Questioning Society’s Secrets    Self-Released






1    Paula Eve Kirman*    The Crow    Self-Released

2    Ol’ Boots & The Hoots*    Buck Or Two Buckaroo    Self-Released

3    Status/Non-Status*    January 3rd    You’ve Changed

4    Jill Barber*    Homemaker    Outside Music

5    Carleton Stone*    Papercut    Turtlemusik

6    Margo Price    Strays    Loma Vista

7    Kliffs*    After the Flattery    Self-Released

8    Mynolia    All Things Heavy    Bronzerat

9    Cox and McCrae*    Beyond The Great Pause    Self-Released

10    Payphones*    Rioting Heart    Self-Released





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