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Here it is! The CKUA top 100 albums of 2015.

The list is derived from the albums listed in our weekly Top 30 chart, and placement is based on number of plays and highest chart position achieved.

CKUA’s Top Album of 2015: Faith Healer – Cosmic Troubles (Mint) The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers (Photo: Last Gang Records) http://faithhealer.bandcamp.com/

CKUA’s top album of 2015: Faith Healer – Cosmic Troubles (Image: faithhealer.bandcamp.com)

Albertan Artist= Albertan
Canadian Artist= Canadian

  1.  Albertan Artist Faith Healer – Cosmic Troubles (Mint)
  2.  Canadian Artist Whitehorse – Leave No Bridge Unburned (Six Shooter)
  3.  Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (MapleMusic)
  4.  Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear (Sub Pop)
  5.  Rhiannon Giddens- Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch)
  6.  Canadian Artist Joel Plaskett – The Park Avenue Sobriety Test (Pheromone)
  7.  Canadian Artist Great Lake Swimmers – A Forest Of Arms (Nettwerk)
  8.  The Decemberists – What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (Capitol)
  9.  Leon Bridges – Coming Home (Columbia)
  10.  Albertan Artist Colleen Brown – Direction (Kickline Records)
  11.  Calexico – Edge Of the Sun (ANTI-)
  12.  Albertan Artist AM Static – A Life Well Lived (self released)
  13.  Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter (ATO)
  14.  Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (Stax)
  15.  Albertan Artist Leeroy Stagger – Dream It All Away (Rebeltone Records)
  16.  Albertan Artist Corb Lund – Things That Can’t Be Undone (New West)
  17.  Canadian Artist Buffy Sainte-Marie – Power In the Blood (True North)
  18.  Albertan Artist Samantha Savage Smith – Fine Lines (Pipe & Hat)
  19.  Florence + the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Republic)
  20.  Canadian Artist Mike Edel – India, Seattle (Cordova Bay)
  21.  Punch Brothers – The Phosphorescent Blues (Nonesuch)
  22.  Galactic – Into the Deep (Provogue)
  23.  San Fermin – Jackrabbit (Downtown)
  24.  Canadian Artist Diana Krall – Wildflower (Verve)
  25.  Los Lobos – Gates Of Gold (429 Records)
  26.  The Weepies- Sirens (Nettwerk)
  27.  D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah (RCA)
  28.  Martin Sexton – Mixtape Of the Open Road (Kitchen Table)
  29.  Canadian Artist Colin Linden – Rich In Love (Stony Plain)
  30.  Boz Scaggs – A Fool To Care (429 Records)
  31.  Pops Staples – Don’t Lose This (ANTI-)
  32.  Albertan Artist John Wort Hannam – Love Lives On (Rebeltone Records)
  33.  Canadian Artist Hayden – Hey Love (Arts & Crafts)
  34.  Canadian Artist LeE HARVeY OsMOND – Beautiful Scars (Latent)
  35.  Canadian Artist Ron Sexsmith – Carousel One (Compass)
  36.  Canadian Artist Mocky – Key Change (mockyrecordings.com)
  37.  Canadian Artist Old Man Luedecke – Domestic Eccentric (True North)
  38.  Richard Thompson – Still (Fantasy)
  39.  Canadian Artist Will Butler – Policy (Merge)
  40.  Canadian Artist Pharis & Jason Romero – A Wanderer I’ll Stay (Lula Records)
  41.  Canadian Artist Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon (Arts & Crafts)
  42.  James Taylor – Before This World (Concord)
  43.  Canadian Artist Colin James – Hearts On Fire (Universal Music Canada)
  44.  Josh Rouse – The Embers Of Time (Yep Roc)
  45.  Canadian Artist Michael Jerome Browne – Sliding Delta (Borealis)
  46.  Canadian Artist Mac Demarco – Another One (Captured Tracks)
  47.  Canadian Artist Sarah MacDougall – Grand Canyon (sarahmacdougall.com)
  48.  Keith Richards – Crosseyed Heart (Virgin)
  49.  Canadian Artist Leaf Rapids – Lucky Stars (Black Hen)
  50.  Lord Huron – Strange Trails (I Am Sound Records)
  51.  Tame Impala – Currents (Interscope)
  52.  Canadian Artist Socalled – Peoplewatching (Dare To Care)
  53.  Steve Earle & the Dukes – Terraplane (New West)
  54.  The Lone Bellow – Then Came the Morning (Descendant Records)
  55.  Dar Williams – Emerald (Dar Williams Records)
  56. Canadian Artist Lindi Ortega – Faded Gloryville (Last Gang)
  57.  Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free (Southeastern Records)
  58.  Amy Helm – Didn’t It Rain (eOne)
  59.  Canadian Artist Terra Lightfoot – Every Time My Mind Runs Wild (Sonic Unyon)
  60.  Beirut – No No No (4AD)
  61.  Van Morrison – Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue (RCA)
  62.  Canadian Artist Lydia Ainsworth – Right From Real (Arbutus)
  63.  Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass (Spacebomb)
  64.  Laura Marling – Short Movie (Ribbon)
  65.  James McMurtry – Complicated Game (self released)
  66.  Various – DJ Maestro Presents: Nina Simone Little Girl Blue Remixed (Naxos)
  67.  Albertan Artist The Hearts- Equal Love (jeffstuart.com)
  68.  Canadian Artist C and C Surf Factory – Garage City (Six Shooter)
  69.  Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – The Traveling Kind (Nonesuch)
  70.  Bob Schneider – King Kong (Shockorama)
  71.  Josh Ritter – Sermon On the Rocks (Pytheas Recordings)
  72.  Canadian Artist Alex Cuba – Healer (Caracol Records)
  73.  Robben Ford – Into the Sun (Provogue)
  74.  Canadian Artist Jayme Stone – Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project (Borealis)
  75.  Canadian Artist Destroyer – Poison Season (Merge)
  76.  Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra – Sirens Of Song (East West)
  77.  Jose Gonzalez – Vestiges and Claws (Mute)
  78.  Iron and Wine & Ben Bridwell – Sing Into My Mouth (Black Cricket)
  79.  D. McPherson – Let the Good Times Roll (Rounder)
  80.  Sonny Landreth – Bound By the Blues (Provogue)
  81.  Wilco – Star Wars (ANTI-)
  82.  Romi Mayes – Devil On Both Shoulders (self released)
  83.  Canadian Artist The Slocan Ramblers – Coffee Creek (slocanramblers.com)
  84.  Canadian Artist Dan Mangan + Blacksmith – Club Meds (Arts & Crafts)
  85.  Diamond Rugs – Cosmetics (Sycamore)
  86.  Belle and Sebastian – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance (Matador)
  87.  Ben Folds – So There (New West)
  88.  Canadian Artist Chilly Gonzales – Chambers (Gentle Threat)
  89.  Matthew E. White – Fresh Blood (Domino)
  90.  Canadian Artist Harry Manx – 20 Strings and the Truth (Dog My Cat)
  91.  Justin Townes Earle – Absent Fathers (Vagrant)
  92.  Guster – Evermotion (Nettwerk)
  93.  Canadian Artist Kathryn Calder – Kathryn Calder (File Under: Music)
  94.  My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall (ATO)
  95.  Canadian Artist BRAIDS – Deep In the Iris (Arbutus)
  96.  Canadian Artist The Souljazz Orchestra – Resistance (Do Right! Music)
  97.  SOAK – Before We Forgot How To Dream (Rough Trade)
  98.  Mark Knopfler – Tracker (Virgin EMI)
  99.  Dan Bern – Hoody (Kababa)
  100.  The Milk Carton Kids – Monterey (ANTI-)

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