Top Albums of the first 10 years

Looking back on the first 10 years of the show, we’ve compiled some totally unscientific and rather unreliable statistics. As best we can figure, these are the most played albums in the show’s 10 year history!

These are the albums that have been played 15 times or more:

Plays Album Artist
46 The North Side Benches Jim Bryson
43 Curious Heart Michael Johnston
42 Jimson Weed Nathan
40 40 Days The Wailin’ Jennys
39 Torn Screen Door David Francey
38 Matt Mays Matt Mays
35 Love Songs for the Last 20 Del Barber
33 Hanging the Battle Scarred Pinata NQ Arbuckle
33 The Here in Review JP Hoe
32 Step Inside this House Lyle Lovett
32 The Unavoidable Truth Reid Jamieson
31 Failer Kathleen Edwards
30 Two Hearts Christina Martin
29 Shakespeare My Butt The Lowest of the Low
29 The Occasionals Jim Bryson
28 High or Hurtin’ Blackie & The Rodeo Kings
28 Key Principles Nathan
28 Stranger Nathan
27 The Waking Hour David Francey
26 Reconstruction Site The Weakerthans
26 Sweet Somethin’ Steady Romi Mayes
26 The Last Supper in a Cheap Town NQ Arbuckle
25 Kings of Love Blackie & The Rodeo Kings
24 Land of Milk & Honey Eliza Gilkyson
24 Left & Leaving The Weakerthans
24 Maintenance Greg Macpherson
24 Tryin’ to Start out Clean Willie P Bennett
24 XOK NQ Arbuckle
23 Back to Me Kathleen Edwards
22 Ambassador Elliott BROOD
22 BARK Blackie & The Rodeo Kings
22 Dust Bowl Revival Ox
22 Fate’s Right Hand Rodney Crowell
22 Tell the band to go home Paul MacLeod
22 The Last Supper in a Cheap Town NQ Arbuckle
21 Far End of Summer David Francey
21 No Bourbon & Bad Radio Scott Nolan
21 Road Radio Skydiggers
21 Simple Stuff Easily Amused
21 Skating Rink David Francey
21 Sweetheart: Love Songs various
21 Washington Square Serenade Steve Earle
20 Colorado Low Chris Neufeld
20 Everything Is Real Leeroy Stagger
20 Filth & Fire Mary Gauthier
20 Firecracker The Wailin’ Jennys
20 Pontiac Lyle Lovett
20 Unravel Lynn Miles
20 Wandered Shannon Lyon
20 Wise and Otherwise Harry Manx
19 Broke Down Slaid Cleaves
19 Broken (and other Rogue States ) Luke Doucet
19 Canadian Amp – Neko Case Neko Case
19 Fools for the Radio Mike Plume Band
19 Songs of Work & Freedom The Brothers Cosmoline
19 Tales From the Invisible Man Danny Michel
19 The Wailin’ Jennys The Wailin’ Jennys
19 We Shall Not Flag or Fail We Shall Go On to the End Geoff Berner
19 We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions Bruce Springsteen
18 Beautiful House Leeroy Stagger
18 Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Lucinda Williams
18 CMT Christmas various
18 Dear Love Leeroy Stagger
18 Headwaters Del Barber
18 Johnstown Oh Susanna
18 Oak Lake Tannis Slimmon
18 Old No. 1 Guy Clark
18 On the Floor of Heaven The Blue Shadows
18 Receiver / Reflector Scott Nolan
18 Soul Parade Jesse DeNatale
18 Streets with No Lights Dustin Bentall
18 This Evening Tonight Darren Day & The Fading Hopes
18 Ways & Means Paul Kelly
17 Achin In Yer Bones Romi Mayes
17 Andy Sheppard Andy Sheppard
17 Depression River Leeroy Stagger
17 Hobo’s Taunt Willie P Bennett
17 Love Sweet Love Lynn Miles
17 Mountain Meadows Elliott BROOD
17 Oh Susanna Oh Susanna
17 Restless Skydiggers
17 Wishbones Slaid Cleaves
16 Blackie & The Rodeo King Willie P Bennett
16 Church Bell Blues Catherine MacLellan
16 Confusion Unlimited Kate Maki
16 Drive-In Movie Fred Eaglesmith
16 Heartstrings Willie P Bennett
16 Hymns for the Happy Sunparlour Players
16 Just Married: An Album of Duets Carolyn Mark
16 Let’s Just Stay Here Carolyn Mark & NQ Arbuckle
16 Matador Sunset The Warped 45s
16 Matt Mays & El Torpedo Matt Mays & El Torpedo
16 Melodrama Joel Kroeker
16 No Never Alone Justin Rutledge & The Junction 40
16 Song & Dance, Man Mike Plume Band
16 Table for One Mike Plume
16 The Animal Years Josh Ritter
16 The Live Beta Project JP Hoe
16 Things is Changin’ Fred Eaglesmith
16 Under & Over Jason Plumb
15 Age of Miracles Chuck Prophet
15 Balanced on a Pin Greg Macpherson
15 Borrowed Tunes: A Tribute to Neil Young various
15 Dublin Blues Guy Clark
15 How Was Tomorrow The Cash Brothers
15 I Can Too Christina Martin
15 In the Belly of a Whale Danny Michel
15 Lipstick Lies & Gasoline Fred Eaglesmith
15 Off Windmill The Guthries
15 Orphans – Tom Waits Tom Waits
15 Postcards Scott Nolan
15 Stranded in Suburbia Melissa McClelland
15 The Devil on a Bench in  Stanley Park Justin Rutledge
15 Whale Music Rheostatics
15 Where the Bungalows Roam Jim Bryson
15 Whoever it Was That Brought Me Here Will Have to Take Me Home Martyn Joseph
15 You Can’t Save Everybody Kane, Welch, Kaplan


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