Free Kick’s 2013 Round-up

Free Kick is a weekly free-form radio show broadcast on CKUT 90.3 from Montreal every Sunday at 11am-1pm eastern time; or alternatively, subscribe to the podcast – all links at the bottom of this post.  Here is a shared top 10 of 2013 from hosts Swan and Dave.


True to the format of the show, each of us came up with a separate list of 5 Canadian releases that became favourites in 2013. A fair number were released in late 2012 but got most of their play in 2013. Items are listed in no particular order.

Swan’s Top 5:

Alaclair Ensemble – Touladis –
A Tribe Called Red – Nation II Nation –
Colin Stetson & Mats Gustafsson – Stones –
Stefan Cristoff & Sam Shalabi – родина (Rodina) –
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! –

Dave’s Top 5:

Ratchet Orchestra – Hemlock –
Bernard Falaise – S’Enfouir –
Drumheller – Sometimes Machine –
Land of Kush -The Big Mango –
Alex Lukashevsky – Too Late Blues –


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