The CJLO Top 100 of the Decade

We have only just dipped our toes into the opaque open waters of the 2020's. If you'd prefer to mellow in the backyard pool of the recent past for a while, here is your haven. Come, wade with us through these 100 decade-defining releases; ground yourself before taking the plunge into the fraught future.


CJLO DJ SPOTLIGHT

Hi! I'm Renita. I'm a musician, soundscaper, podcaster and lover of all things sound and storytelling. I'm also the host of my music talk show 5 Songs With. Each week, I play through 5 very different songs, and then explore the unexpected ways they connect. I play everything from classic rock to Bulgarian choral songs to Latin dance music and beyond on the show - you'd be surprised at some of the weird and wonderful ways things are interconnected. It's a rollercoaster of music history and trivia every week!


CJLO's Best of the Decade

As the decade comes to a close, we at CJLO, have taken the time to look back at the past 10 years to document our favourite albums, artists and movies. Join us on this blast from the past and see if you agree with our choices!

See you in the New Year! 


Alex hosts Ashes to Ashes every Tuesday from 8 p.m.


CJLO Top 100 of 2019

The year and the decade have come to an end and what does humanity have to show for it? Not much, besides some great music.


CJLO BEST OF 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, it's time to look back at our favourite content of the year! Each of our DJs have sent in their own curated list of "Best of" content for the year. Do you agree with their picks?


Francella is CJLOs Station Manager and hosts Superconnected every Monday at 11 a.m.


The Sand Enigma: A Look into the Creative Energy of Montreal/Cairo’s Jazz Group Land of Kush

On November 11th, 2019, I was sneaking my way into a sold out Sala Rossa to catch the launch of Sam Shalabi’s Montreal-based big band Land of Kush and their newest work entitled Sand Enigma. I was led to the very back of the room, weaving and cautiously stepping between the mush of people. In through the green room, and on to what is usually the stage, there are chairs set up for an additional audience perched above and behind the massive setup of instruments and chairs on the ground. Taking my seat in the dark, I look out into the room. People sitting, standing shoulder to shoulder, all anticipating what is to come.


Into the Wild with Laurence-Anne

Photo Credit: Geneviève Grenier

Album titles can be a tricky thing to finalize. Along with its cover, an album’s title will ideally evoke some sense of what to expect when you listen to it. With Première apparition, Montreal singer-songwriter Laurence-Anne picked the most vividly descriptive title that I’ve heard in quite some time. Released in February 2019, her debut album title suggests the existence of an otherworldly nature to the artist’s particular set of alternative pop songs.


Gringe Brings the Heat To L’Astral

On November 29th, France-based rapper Gringe, otherwise known as Guillaume Tranchant, played an energetic show at L’Astral in the downtown core. The second Gringe took the small stage, he was able to effortlessly command the room's unsurmountable energy. Rapping with eloquence, maturity and ease, the France-native delivered a solid performance and proved himself to be an effective storyteller.


Daniel Caesar at Place Bell, November 12th, 2019

On November 12th, thousands of young Canadians trekked through the cold and filled Laval’s Place Bell to see Daniel Caesar
 
Unfortunately, the opening act did not perform, so the audience anxiously waited for Daniel Caesar - and it was definitely worth the wait. The roaring audience was thrilled to see Daniel. The stage set, complete with the silhouette of the band displayed upon a huge canvas while Daniel stood centre stage with four divine back-up vocalists accompanying him, made for an incredible show. 


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