Fireball XL5 is the name of an indie-pop show hosted by Frank Seglenieks that for 18 years was on CKMS 100.3 FM Radio Waterloo. However, as a result of a format change in mid-2008, Fireball XL5 is now heard only as a podcast.

Of course I stole the name of the show from the 60s British Supermarionation program, which featured puppets kind of like the movie Team America.

I play alternative music that usually classified as indie-pop with the occasional feature on a particular artist or theme as well as discussions on pop culture topics of the day. I start off each show with the best song that I have heard since the last show.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Best Albums of 2012


Fireball XL5 Best albums of 2012



  • 1. Diamond Rings - Free Dimensional (Buy the album here)
  • 2. The Magic - Ragged Glory (Stream and buy the album here)
  • 3. Hospitality - Hospitality (Buy the album here)
  • 4. Chairlift - Something (Buy the album here)
  • 5. The Smittens - Believe Me (Stream and buy the album here)
  • 6. Dent May - Do Things  (Buy the album here)
  • 7. Amanda Mair - Amanda Mair (Buy the album here)
  • 8. The School - Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything (Stream and buy the new album here)
  • 9. The Hive dwellers - Hewn from the Wilderness (Buy the album here)
  • 10. TOPS - Tender Opposites (Stream the album and buy the digital album for only $5 here)
  • 11. Jens Lekman - I Know What Love Isn't (Stream and buy the album here)
  • 12. Magnetic Fields - Love At The Bottom of the Sea (Stream and buy the album here)
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