The Best of 2017

There is a new and exciting year ahead of us, but we here at CJLO 1690AM want to take this chance to reminisce about the wonderful music, film, events, and FUN that 2017 bestowed upon us. The folks at the "little station that does!" give you their top picks of the year, and the lists reflect the amazing radio that broadcasts on CJLO every day, as well as the eclectic tastes of our DJs, volunteers, and staff!

And while you're here, have a look at our on-air schedule for more information on our programming, or click on a DJ's show page, all hyperlinked for your convenience below (because we care, man).

All the best to you and yours in 2018!


Holidays with The Rest of Us

There is so much in store for the next 3 weeks of The Rest of Us!

Host, Sylvain, has a Christmas special planned for December 19th, a Best Albums of 2017 episode on December 26, and a Best Live Performances of 2017 episode on January 2nd. Soooo many reasons to tune in!


CJLO TOP 30 (Dec 5th - 11th)

FRIDAYS = CHART DAYS!!

Above is CJLO's weekly TOP 30 from December 5th-11th. Our charts are compiled from actual airplay on our airwaves, broadcasted on 1690 AM in Montreal and its surrounding areas, as well as live via our website at CJLO.com

Montreal Locals: Ritual Master, Common Holly, Technial Kidman, Tshizimba, Shem G and The Barr Brothers

Canadian: Nordheim, Chad VanGaalen, Seer, METZ, Julie and The Wrong Guys, Casper Skulls, Mauno, Destroyer, Odonis Odonis, Alvvays, Tough Age, Beliefs and King Khan


Concert Review: Ripe & Clarks Bowling Club @ The Bermont, Nov. 30

The Boston band Ripe ripped it up at the Belmont, on November 30. Formed way back in October 2011, it was the first visit for this funk jam assemble to our fair city. The seven-member band led by vocalist Robbie Wulfsohn held a non-stop dance fest. As it says on their Facebook page, “We like to make you happy and make you dance. And then we like to party with you.”


BVST goes Santapalooza! VI

For the next two weeks, you're about to get all the holly jolly you can handle courtesy of BVST!


Corey Gulkin - All The Things I'll Forget

Montréal singer-songwriter Corey Gulkin (formerly Corinna Rose) is one of the city's most notable folk artists, best known for her experimental, dark, and intricate songwriting, as well as an off-kilter sense of rhythm and unconventional song structure. 


Album Review: "Phases" by Angel Olsen

A year after her breathtaking album My Woman, North-Carolina based singer-songwriter Angel Olsen releases her rarities album Phases. This treat gives listeners insight into how Olsen’s diverse genre palette came to be, reflecting all the different directions her musical abilities can take—from quiet lo-fi folk to sprawling psych-rock.

Phases is a multifarious album, B-sides that didn’t fit the flow of pop-oriented My Woman or the alt-rock Burn Your Fire for No Witness: raw and heartfelt demos of love and loss, and covers by artists that have influenced her musical and writing process.


CJLO TOP 30 (Nov 28th - Dec 4th)

FRIDAYS = CHART DAYS!!

Above is CJLO's weekly TOP 30 from November 28th to Dec 4th. Our charts are compiled from actual airplay on our airwaves, broadcasted on 1690 AM in Montreal and its surrounding areas, as well as live via our website at CJLO.com

Montreal Locals: Ritual Master, Common Holly, Technial Kidman

Canadian: Casper Skulls, Odonis Odonis, METZ, Cardinals Pride, Biblical, Beliefs, Mauno, Chad VanGaalen, Alvvays, Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton, Julie and The Wrong Guys, Destroyer, and Terra Lightfoot 


Concert Review: Daniel Caesar @ Corona, Nov. 25

Daniel Caesar took the stage at Corona Theatre on Saturday, November 25, and the crowd knew that they were about to witness something precious. The Toronto native is touring off of his gospel-founded, relentlessly nostalgic R&B tape, Freudian. With a rise in the press and a bump from features like Kali Uchis, H.E.R., and Syd, Caesar has established himself as an up-and-coming icon on the R&B radar, and he proved himself at the Corona.


Concert Review: Bella Fleck & Abigail Washburn @ Corona, Nov. 17

Bella Fleck and Abigail Washburn brought their banjos to Montreal on Tuesday, November 14th. First scheduled at the Corona Theatre but after a last minute venue change, the concert was moved to the L’Astral. The move proved itself to be quite fortunate as it provided a more intimate setting. 

The duo opened the concert with a few songs from their new album, Echo In The Valley, starting with a three song medley, “Sally In The Garden/Big Country/Molly Put The Kettle On”. Next up was “Railroad”, and then a question many of us may wonder at one time or another, “If I Could Talk To A Younger Me”.


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