NACC Community’s

Best Albums & Singles of 2019

See what albums and singles participating Music Directors,
DJs, promoters, labels and artists said were their personal
favorites of 2019 below!

Top Albums

Carly Flatau
WRUV FM Burlington

Joseph “Good Luck Kid”
Maggie Rogers “Heard It In A Past Life”
Muna “Saves the World”
Clairo “Immunity”
Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go”
Brockhampton “Ginger”
Mark Ronson “Late Night Feelings”
Lana Del Rey “Norman Fucking Rockwell”
Nasty Cherry – Season 1
Role Model “oh, how perfect”

Mick Cullen
Lancer Radio at College of Lake County (WYML 99.9)
“Eclectic, sometimes eccentric, always continuing to push new boundaries while still reaching back and exposing past influences”

Amanda Palmer– There Will Be No Intermission
Kishi Bashi– Omoiyari
Ezra Furman– Twelve Nudes
Kate Tempest– The Book of Traps and Lessons
The Faint– Egowerk
Brutus– Nest
Summer Cannibals– Can’t Tell Me No
Stef Chura– Midnight
The Coathangers– The Devil You Know
Sudan Archives– Athena

Joe McGinnis
The Syndicate

Vampire Weekend – Father Of The Bride
DIIV – Deceiver
Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
Hot Chip – A Bathfull of Ecstacy
American Football – American Football
(Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar
The Faint – Egowerk
The New Pornographers – In The Morse Code of Brake Lights
N0V3L – Novel
Maggie Rogers – Heard It In A Past Life

Grace Vetrone
“I thought this year was one of the best years for music. There was a lot of exploration in genres and a slight shift in what is the popular sound..”

Neotheater by AJR
For The Afternoon by Tyler Ramsey
Mayonnaise by Deer Tick
Sound Glory Prep by Jon Bellion
Pony by Rex Orange County
Philophobia by Amber Run
Born Hot by Chris Farren
1952 by Geoffroy
Avengers: Endgame (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Alan Silvestri
Headspace by Levitation Room

Nils Illokken
Inhailer Radio

Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising
Nilufer Yanya – Miss Universe
Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride
Caroline Polachek – Pang
Kindess – Something Like A War
Vanishing Twin – The Age Of Immunity
Aldous Harding – Designer
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Balthazar – Fever

Erika Bass
WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1 and HD-2 (Metal)

A Different Shade of Blue – Knocked Loose
Absolute – Kublai Khan
Death Atlas – Cattle Decapitation
The Valley – Whitechapel
Human Target – Thy Art is Murder
Wretched Illusions – Creeping Death
Deserted – Gatecreeper
Evergreen – After The Burial
Southern Hostility – Upon A Burning Body
the Blvck Sun II The Blood Moon – A Wake in Providence

Marissa Mele
Asheville FM – WSFM-LP
“Amazing world release, reissues and compilations this year! Epic year for world music!”

V/A – Mogadisco: Dancing Mogadishu, Somalia 1972-1991
Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy – “Mam Yinne Wa”
KOKOKO! – “Fongola”
V/A – Alefa Madagascar: Salegy, Soukous & Soul from the Red Island 1974-1984
V/A – Pour Me A Grog: The Funaná Revolt in 1990s Cabo Verde
Nicola Cruz – “Siku”
Combo Chimbita – “Ahomale”
V/A – Mamazonia: Odes to the Forest Vol. 1
Nigeria 70: No Wahala Highlife, Afro-Funk & Juju 1973-1987 (Vol. 4)
Sister Mantos – “Songs in the Key of Destroy Capitalism”

John K Diliberto
“It was a great year for ambient and chilled singers. Doing our year end Top 25 now and it’s difficult.”

LAMB – The Secret of Letting Go
AZAM ALI – Phantoms
RISE – Strangers
BLUETECH – Holotrope
STEVE ROACH – Trance Archeology
SHARON VAN ETTEN – Remind Me Tomorrow
MAPS – Colours Reflect Time Loss
SPATIALIZE – Beyond the Radar

Devin Hardgrove

Kishi Bashi – Omoiyari
Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising
Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell
Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
Tyler, The Creator – IGOR
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Bandana
Danny Brown – uknowwhatimsayin¿
Big Thief – Two Hands
Mannequin Pussy – Patience

Jason Pulaski
Innamissions Radio / KUCI 88.9FM
*Top 10 lists below are in no particular order

Kit Sebastian “Mantra Moderne”
Dengue Dengue Dengue “Zenit & Nadir”
Quantic “Atlantic Oscillations”
O’Flynn “Aletheia”
Sudan Archives “Athena”
Jane Weaver “Loops In the Secret Society”
The Cinematic Orchestra “To Believe”
People Under the Stairs “Sincerley, The P”
Squaring Circles “Motion”
Mark de Clive-Lowe “Heritage”

Benoit Poirier
CISM 89,3 FM
“RIP Rock?”

Possible Humans – Everybody Split [Hobbies Galore / Trouble In Mind]
The Cowboys – The Bottom Of A Rotten Flower [Feel It]
Corridor – Junior [Bonsound / Sub Pop]
Arlt – Soleil enculé [Objet Disque]
SUSS – High Line [Northern Spy]
Gong Gong Gong – Phantom Rhythm [Wharf Cat]
Yves Jarvis – The Same But By Different Means [Flemish Eye]
Fet.Nat – Le Mal [Boiled]
Pottery – No. 1 [Royal Mountain / Partisan]
Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising [Sub Pop]

Doug Blake
“No Beachwhistle but still pretty good.”

Mannequin Pussy–Patience–Epitaph
Tegan and Sara–Hey, I’m Just like you-Warner
Miranda Lambert–Wildcard-Vanner
PUP–Morbid Stuff–RISE
Lonely Island–The Bash Brothers Experience–Lonely Island
Cherry Glazerr–Stuffed and Ready–Secretly Canadian
Denzel Curry–Zuu–PH Recordings
Tijuana Panthers–Carpet Diem–Innovative Leasure
Get up Kids—Problems–Polyvinyl

Marcos Buznego
“The year started off slow but really hit its stride around summer & fall. Great year for underground/experimental/accelerated pop music especially but also quite solid for internet
rap as well.”

100 Gecs – 1000 Gecs
JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs
Lingua Ignota – CALIGULA
Liturgy – H.A.Q.Q.
Jai Paul – Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones)
Billy Woods & Kenny Segal – Hiding Places
Kai Whiston – No World as Good as Mine
SOPHIE – Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides Remix Album (Non Stop)
Charli XCX – Charli
Coin Locker Kid – SM

Jenny Inzerillo
High Plains Public Radio
“The clock needs to add hours to our days in order to play even a fraction of the excellent music that came out in 2019.”

Jake Xerxes Fussell – Out of Sight
Ordinary Elephant – Honest
Little Mazarn – Io
Shovels & Rope – By Blood
Susan Gibson – The Hard Stuff
Andrew Bird – My Finest Work Yet
Will Beeley – Highways & Heart Attacks
Keb’ Mo – Oklahoma
The Small Glories – Assiniboine & the Red
Hayden Pedigo – Valley of the Sun

Munsey Ricci
Skateboard Marketing Ltd.
“Nothing short of stellar”

Motorhead Deluxe Collectors Box Set
Opeth In Cauda Venenum
Overkill The Wings Of War
Between The Buried And Me Automata I
Creeping Death Wretched Illusion
Mayhem Daemon
Exmortus Legions Of The Endead
Jinjer Macro
Hellyeah Welcome Home
Kobra And The Lotus Evolution

Monty Daniel
“This was an amazing year for music! I was continuously surprised by the amount of well-produced music and the different collaborations this year. I’m immensely grateful for the variety of music artists were creating.”

Great Grandpa – Four of Arrows
Cherry Glazerr – Stuffed & Ready
Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center
Orville Peck – Pony
Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Tacocat – This Mess is a Place
Palehound – Black Friday
Clairo – Immunity
Dude York – Falling
Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence

Ed Zeitz
WRUW-FM 91.1 Cleveland/Chasing Infinity
“Every year is a great year for music. Whomever doesn’t think so is not paying attention!”

Charly Bliss “Young Enough”
Queen Of Jeans “If You’re Not Afraid, I’m Not Afraid”
Dude York “Falling”
Potty Mouth “Snafu”
Tacocat “This Mess Is A Place
Halfsour “Sticky”
Moving Panoramas “In Two”
Kitty Kat Fan Club “Dreamy Little You”
Stef Chura “Midnight”
Niights “Hellebores”

Kevin Ng
WBWC 88.3 FM The Sting radio station

Guy Walks Into a Bar – Mini Mansions
I Am Easy to Find – The National
Remind Me Tomorrow – Sharon Van Etten
Immunity – Clairo
Help Me Stranger – The Raconteurs
Let’s Rock – The Black Keys
Vols. 11 & 12 – Desert Sessions
Norman Rockwell – Lana Del Rey
Thanks for the Dance – Leonard Cohen

Chris DeRoin
Forces Of Obvious Luck (KRBX Radio Boise)

Jamila Woods – LEGACY! LEGACY!
Heath McNease – Be Clean Again
Noyz & Dusty Loops – LO FI GLORY
People Under the Stairs – Sincerely, the P
Anderson .Paak – Ventura
Little Brother – May the Lord Watch
Femi – From Indiana With Love
blackwave. – Are We Still Dreaming?
KRUM & Theory Hazit – Here’s Mud In Your Eye
Blu & Damu the Fudgemunk – Ground & Water

Amy Presley
What a fun year of music!

Lillie Mae – Other Girls
The Raconteurs – Help Us Stranger
Starcrawler – Devour You
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
Middle Kids – New Songs For Old Problems
WAAX – Big Grief
The Regrettes – How Do You Love?
Billie Eillish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go
TOOL – Fear Inoculum
Weezer – Weezer (Teal Album)

Maddie Van Beek
WRMC: Middlebury College Radio

Clairo – Immunity
Sudan Archives – Athena
Jean Dawson – Bad Sports
Big Thief – Two Hands
Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride
Barrie – Happy to Be Here
Nilüfer Yanya – Miss Universe
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

Alex DePompei
“Really incredible year all around. Best year for music since 2011 honestly”

Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell
Erika De Casier – Essentials
Little Simz – GREY Area
Jenny Hval – The Practice Of Love
Cass McCombs – Tip Of The Sphere
Wand – Laughing Matter
Jamila Woods – LEGACY! LEGACY!
Floating Points – Crush

Josh T. Landow
Y-Not Radio
“Lots of great stuff from established artists, but didn’t have any brand new artists blow me away as I have the last few years.”

Bleached “Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough”
Tacocat “This Mess Is A Place”
Charly Bliss “Young Enough”
Sleater-Kinney “The Center Won’t Hold”
White Reaper “You Deserve Love”
Alex Lahey “The Best of Luck Club”
Honeyblood “In Plain Sight”
Dude York “Falling”
Sheer Mag “A Distant Call”
Le Butcherettes “bi/MENTAL”

Isha Del Valle
LatinX – WMNF Tampa
“Great year for Latin Music”

Helado Negro “This is How You Smile”
Bad Bunny “X100 Pre”
iLe “Almadura”
Divino Niño “Foam”
Juan Wauters “Introducing Juan Pablo”
Cultura Profetica “Sobrevolando”
JBalvin, Bad Bunny “Oasis”
Robi Draco “Monte Sagrado”
Devendra Banhart “Ma”
Lila Downs “Al Chile”

Jon B.

“Jazz Flight” WUEV 91.5 fm

Snarky Puppy
Nate Merceruau
Markus Howell
Roberto Fonseca
Patrick Butler
Scott Allman
Nabate Isles
Arc Trio
Miles Davis



Vampire Weekend, “Father of The Bride”
Anderson .Paak, “Ventura”
Clairo, “Immunity”
Cage The Elephant, “Social Cues”
The National, “I Am Easy To Find”
Brittany Howard, Jaime
Elbow, “Giants of All Sizes”
Wallows, “Nothing Happens”
PUP, “Morbid Stuff”
Chon, “Chon”

John Platt

“My choices for albums are in alphabetical order, for singles in random order.”

Bobtown, “Chasing the Sun”
Alice Howe, “Visions”
Matt Nakoa, “Casting Shadows”
Our Native Daughters, “Songs of Our Native Daughters”
Ellis Paul, “The Storyteller’s Suitcase”
John Ritter, “Fever Breaks”
The Small Glories, “Assiniboine & the Red”
Bruce Springsteen, “Western Stars”
Various Artists, “Joni 75: A Joni Mitchell Birthday Celebration”
Susan Werner, “NOLA”

Marco Rojas
The Syndicate

Vampire Weekend – Father Of The Bride
slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain
Kano – Hoodies All Summer
Sheff G – The Unluccy Luccy Kid
Kevin Abstract – Arizona Baby
Full Of Hell – Weeping Choir
Gus Dapperton – Where Polly People Go To Read
Cage The Elephant – Social Cues
Bastille – Doom Days
Octavian – Endorphins

Bud Johnson
Acoustic Accents
“Always an embarrassment of riches.”

Assiniboine & The Red
Over The Trees
Rise Sun
When You’re Ready
All In Your Name
Front Porch
What Will We Do
There Is No Other

Andrew Wieler

Sleep Token – Sundowning
He Is Legend – White Bat
Crobot – Motherbrain
Norma Jean – All Hail
Sandveiss – Saboteur
Thank You Scientist – Terraformer
Goo Goo Dolls – Miracle Pill
Deathchant – Deathchant
Torche – Admission
Toothgrinder – I Am

Jordan Howard
The Syndicate

Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride (Columbia)
Jade Bird – Jade Bird (Glassnote)
BROCKHAMPTON – GINGER (Question Everything?/RCA)
Temples – Hot Motion (ATO)
Pixies – Beneath The Eyrie (BMG)
(Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar (Domino)
Milky Chance – Mind The Moon (BMG)
The Chemical Brothers – No Geography (Astralwerks)
DIIV – Deceiver (Captured Tracks)
Ezra Furman – Twelve Nudes (Bella Union/PIAS)

Trevor Morrison
“Overshadowed (personally) by best of the decade prep. I’m not including any co-sign records in the list below though because I have too many favorites!”

Purple Mountains “Purple Mountains”
Big Thief “U.F.O.F.”
Weyes Blood “Titanic Rising”
Erika de Casier “Essentials”
Jessica Pratt “Quiet Signs”
Charli XCX “Charli”
Aldous Harding “Designer”
(Sandy) Alex G “House of Sugar”
Badge Époque Ensemble “Badge Époque Ensemble”
Esther Rose “You Made It This Far”

Kim Tracy

Vampire Weekend Father of the Bride
Various Artists Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s “The Midnight Organ Fight”
Purple Mountains Purple Mountains
Charly Bliss Young Enough
Frank Turner No Man’s Land
The Mountain Goats In League with Dragons
Guided by Voices Sweating the Plague
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Fishing for Fishies
Bruce Springsteen Western Stars Songs from the Film
G Flip About Us

Gary Lowe
WUNH/Exploring Jazz
“Exemplary; extrodinary; fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

David Friesen “Circles 3 Trio”
Hiromi “Spectrum”
Jon Batiste “Chronology of a Dream”
Dave Douglas “Engage”
Nicholas Payton “Relaxin’ Withe Nick”
Chick Corea Trio “Trilogy 2”
Miguel Zenon “Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera”
Monty Alexander “Wareika Hill”
Ben Flocks “Mask of the Muse”
Bennet Paster “Indivisible”

Erin Pattie
WSOE 89.3 Music Director and Host of “The Weekly Playlist” and “Baby One More Time”

“Well, that slapped”

On The Line by Jenny Lewis
When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? by Billie Eilish
Norman Fucking Rockwell by Lana Del Rey
Beware of the Dogs by Stella Donnelly
All Mirrors by Angel Olsen
Chastity Belt by Chastity Belt
Remind Me Tomorrow by Sharon Van Etten
Crushing by Julia Jacklin
What Chaos Is Imaginary by Girlpool
Cheap Queen by King Princess

Michael Bagley
WMNF/Bodyrock (Wednesdays at Midnight)
“always a great year for new tunes..!!”

Kim Gordon “No Home Record”
Hide “Hell is Here”
Automatic “Signal”
Kill Shelter :Damage”
Nots “3”
Deli Girls “i don’t know how to be happy”
royal trux “white stuff”
priests “seduction of kansas”
antipole “radial glare”
hank wood and the hammerheads “self titled”

Emma Bauchner

Big Thief “U.F.O.F.”
Angel Olsen “All Mirrors”
Weyes Blood “Titanic Rising”
Jessica Pratt “Quiet Signs”
Little Simz “GREY Area”
Y La Bamba “Mujeres”
Caroline Polachek “Pang”
Lana Del Rey “Norman Fucking Rockwell!”
Julia Jacklin “Crushing”

Joltin Joe Pszonek
“Strong year, Difficult to pick just 10 releases.”

Rachael Sage Pseudomyopia
Bobtown Chasing The Sun
The Levins Caravan Of Dreams
Ellis Paul The Storyteller’s Suitcase
Judy Collins & Jonas Fjeld Winter Stories
Marion Halliday Rings Around Saturn
Malou Beauvior Spiritwalker
Petite Celine Man Made Fire
Sara Ryan Breathe
Daria Kulesh Earthly Delights

Chris Heim

Minyo Crusaders “Echoes of Japan”
Los Wembler’s de Iquitos “Vision del Ayahuasca”
Various Artists “Red Gold Green & Blue”
Steve Khan “Patchwork”
Corey Christiansen “La Proxima”
Joe Fiedler “Open Sesame”
Tad Robinson “Real Street”
Umut Adan “Bahar”
Rhiannon Giddens “There Is No Other”
Mao Ya “Moon Over City Ruins”

Jeremy Franklin
WLUR – Lexington, VA

Aldous Harding “Designer”
Joan Shelley “Like the River Loves the Sea”
Angel Olsen “All Mirrors”
Great Grandpa “Four of Arrows”
Molly Sarle “Karaoke Angel”
Alexa Rose “Medicine for Living”
Fontaines D.C. “Dogrel”
Big Thief “Two Hands”
Julia Jacklin “Crushing”
Lula Wiles “What Will We Do”

Jen Mulcare
WUMD (Dartmouth, MA)

Sharon Van Etten – Seventeen – Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar
The Mysterines – Gasoline – Take Control EP (Soundcloud)
Ezra Furman – Calm Down [aka I Should Not Be Alone] – Twelve Nudes (Bella Union)
Mattiel – Keep the Change – Satis Factory (ATO)
Monty Alexander-Wareika Hill- MACD
Poncho Sanchez-Trane’s Delight-Concord
Michael Kiwanuka – You Ain’t the Problem – Kiwanuka (Interscope)
Scrounge – Badoom – Ideal EP (Fierce Panda)
The Specials (ft. Sofia Khan) – 10 Commandments – Encore (UMG)

Zacharie Carriere
CJLO 1690 AM

Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising
Lungbutter – Honey
Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
Kim Gordon – No Home Record
Rick White + Eiyn Soff – The Opening
Empath – Active Listening: Night on Earth
Jessica Pratt – Quiet Signs
WHOOP-Szo – Warrior Down
Little Simz – Grey Area
Control Top – Covert Contracts

Liz LaMorte-Wright
The Syndicate

Little Simz “Grey Area”
Mannequin Pussy “Patience”
JPEGMAFIA “All My Heroes Are Cornballs”
Anderson .Paak “Ventura”
YBN Cordae “Lost Boy”
PUP “Morbid Stuff”
Tyler The Creator “IGOR”
Vampire Weekend “Father Of The Bride”
Lana Del Rey “Norman Fucking Rockwell!”
Megan Thee Stallion “Fever”

Chris Braun

Bon Iver – i,i
Cherry Glazerr – Stuffed & Ready
The Comet Is Coming – Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
Slow Thai – Nothing Great About Britain
James Blake – Assume Form
The Japanese House – Good At Falling
Tyler, The Creator – IGOR
Jay Som – Anak Ko
Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow
Defeater – Defeater

Jesse J. Wiza
The Current (KCMP)
“It was a beautiful year, songbirds delivering plenty of encouraging sunshine to an otherwise gray world.”

Marvin Gaye “You’re The Man”
Local Natives “Violet Street”
Helado Negro “This is How You Smile”
Whitney “Forever Turned Around”
Julia Jacklin “Crushing”
Tyler Childers “Purgatory”
Maggie Rogers “Heart It In A Past Life”
Sturgill Simpson “Sound & Fury”
James Blake “Assume Form”
People Under the Stairs “Sincerely, the P”

Steve Klein
KPUR, Pacific University
“it’s getting crazy out there”

Cass McCombs Tip of the Sphere
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Fishing for Fishies
Meat Puppets Dusty Notes
Infamous Stringdusters Rise Sun
Tinariwen Amadjar
Julia Jacklin Crushing
Mercury Rev Bobbie Gentry’s Delta Sweetie
Tyler Childers Country Squire
Wilco Ode to Joy
Black Keys Let’s Rock

Nick Mirov
“List is not ranked, just ten pretty good albums in no particular (well, alphabetical) order.”

Cat Scan “In Nature”
Deep State “The Path To Fast Oblivion”
Eerie Wanda “Pet Town”
Julia Shapiro “Perfect Version”
Living Hour “Softer Faces”
The New Pornographers “In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights”
Otoboke Beaver “Itekoma Hits”
Savage Mansion “Revision Ballads”
Truth Club “Not An Exit”
Uranium Club “The Cosmo Cleaners”

WCNI/Twisted Roots
“OK – no breakthrough release but lots of solid music to be enjoyed for the years to come. Most of these top 2019 releases seemed to get better with each listen and enjoyed in album (vs.
single) format, which gives me hope for the future!”

Budos Band: V
Kelly Finnigan: The Tales People Tell
Oh Sees: Face Stabber
Black Pumas: Black Pumas
GospelbeacH: Let It Burn
TK and the Holy Know Nothings: Aguably OK
Sam Cohen: The Future’s Still Ringing In My Ears
Astronomico: Bring All Your Ships Home
Mexico CIty Blondes: Blush
Seratones: Power

Owen Zoll
Radio 1190
“The fragmentation continued. College radio got a little bit less relevant… love it to death. Shout out to all the anti-algorithm, anti-playlist, anti-platform, anti-genre musicians out there!”

(Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar
Hannah Diamond – Reflections
Daniel Thorne – Lines of Sight
Solange – When I Get Home
Jai Paul – Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones)
black midi – Schlagenheim
Barker – Utility
Holly Herndon – PROTO
Caterina Barbieri – Ecstatic Computation

Joanie Lindstrom

Plague Vendor – By Night (Epitaph) (The record was good, seeing them live brought it to a
whole other level)
Stiff Richards – Dig (Pissfart)
Charger – s/t 12″ (Pirate’s Press)
The Drippers – Action Rock (The Sign)
Amyl and the Sniffers – s/t (ATO)
Crim – Pare Nostre Que Esteu A L’Infern (Contra)
Woodhawk – Violent Nature (s/r)
v/a – The New Testament (Dirty Water)
The Briefs – Platinum Rats (Burger)
Killer Hearts – EP (Spaghetty Town)

David May
WHFC/Desert Island Jazz
“Outstanding new recordings this year; it’s hard to pick only 10!”

Alan Broadbent Trio, New York Notes
Roberto Magris Sextet, Sun Stone
Tomas Janzon, 130th & Lenox
Larry Corban, Emergence
Hendrik Muerkens, Cobb’s Pocket
Steve Slagle, Spirit Calls
Cory Weeds, Live at Frankie’s Jazz Club
Steve Davis, Correlations
David Finck, BASSically Jazz
Dave Stryker, Eight Track III

Domenic Paolo
Pirate! Promotions

PVRIS “Hallucinations”
Flor “ley lines”
Anamanaguchi “[USA]”
Simple Creatures “Strange Love”
The Black Keys “Let’s Rock”
Geowulf “My Resignation”
Hunny “Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.”
Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
Chon “Chon”
Me Not You “Already Gone”

CJ Simonson
Planetary Group
“Hip Hop was mediocre, the rest was pretty good!”

Quiet Signs by Jessica Pratt
Patience by Mannequin Pussy
All MIrrors by Angel Olsen
Two Hands by Big Thief
GREY Area by Little Simz
No by Nanami Ozone
U.F.O.F. by Big Thief
Purple Mountains by Purple Mountains
Legacy! Legacy! by Jamilla Woods
Active Listening: Night on Earth by Empath

Luke Phillips
Planetary Group
“What a year! So many albums took me by complete surprise”

Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell
Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars
Wand – Laughing Matter
Sheer Mag – A Distant Call
100 gecs – 1000 gecs
Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
Potty Mouth – SNAFU
Sudan Archives – Athena
Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride

Will McCollum
“A fantastic year for fans of all kinds of music. Some greats faded from this realm as new greats appear on the horizon.”

Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
False – Portent
Tacocat – This Mess Is a Place
Mizmor – Cairn
Ex Hex – It’s Real
Ioanna Gika – Thalassa
Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow
Spellling – Mazy Fly
Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence
Drugdealer – Raw Honey

Dr. Metal
WRUW-FM 91.1 Cleveland

Avantasia – Moonglow
Sabaton – The Great War
Helloween – United Alive
Borknagar – True North
Grand Magus – Wolf God
Soilwork – Verklighten
Turilli/Lione Rhapsody – Zero Gravity (Rebirth)
Myrath – Shehili
Sinner – Santa Muerte
Amon Amarth – Berzerker

Shine On

Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising – Sub Pop
Julia Jacklin – Crushing – Polyvinyl
Faye Webster – Atlanta Millionaires Club – Secretly Canadian
Clairo – Immunity – Fader
Bon Iver – i, i – Jagjaguwar
Andy Stott – It Should Be Us – Modern Love
Jessica Pratt – Quiet Signs – Mexican Summer
Bobby Krlic – Midsommar (Original Score) – Milan / A24
Aldous Harding – Designer – 4AD
Cate Le Bon – Reward – Mexican Summer

Michelle Feghali
Sub Pop Records
“Lots of great albums this year!!”

Aldous Harding, Designer
Julia Jacklin, Crushing
Great Grandpa, Four Arrows
Marika Hackman, Any Human Friend
Empath, Active Listening, Night of Earth
Weyes Blood, Titanic Rising
Squid, Town Centre EP
Sunflower Bean, King of the Dudes EP
James Blake, Assume Form
Orville Peck, Pony

Geoff Geis
A man A plan A canal

Third Coast Percussion “Perpetulum”
Litku Klemetti “Ding Ding Dong”
Joose Keskitalo “En Lähde Surussa”
Delicate Steve “Til I Burn Up”
Eerie Wanda “Pet Town”
Faye Webster “Atlanta Millionaires Club”
Joseph Tomkins “Blow My Cartridge”
Mi Amigo Invencible “Dutsiland”
Post Life “Nothing/All Is Said”
Rosie Tucker “Never Not Never Not Never Not”

Jordan Young
Tinderbox Music – Specialty Genre Dept.
“Bops and Slaps.”

Jamila Woods “LEGACY! LEGACY!”
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib “Bandana”
Sadistik “Haunted Gardens”
Little Brother “May The Lord Watch”
Sampa The Great “The Return”
iLLism “iLLuminate”
The Holdup “Killing Time”
Griz “Ride Waves”
Raz Simone “Still Love”
Phalo Pantoja & Moemaw Naedon “Hard Head Mush Brain”

Troy Lemberg
“Took awhile into the year before I started thinking about this years releases. Bought a lot more records of releases from this year physically and local music here exploded with a lot of
releases I enjoyed.”

BIG THIEF – Two Hands (4AD)
WOOLWORM – Awe (Mint)
KAMIKAZE NURSE – Bucky Fleur (Agony Klub)
SNEAKS – Highway Hypnosis (Merge)
LUNGBUTTER – Honey (Constellation)
JON NEHER AND MICHAEL SCOTT DAWSON – Nothing Is On Fire (Fenwood Rail)
TUNIC – Complexion (Self Sabotage)
CARLY RAE JEPSEN – Dedicated (604)
SUNN O))) – Life Metal (Southern Lord)
MOUNT EERIE – Lost Wisdom (P.W. Elverum & Sun)

Sean Greedy
90.1 KBCZ/Metal from the Mountains+Hardrock for the Humpday
“I love that there is so much new music being released, but there haven’t been as many standout albums as I was hoping for. I think that the Community and College radio community
provides a better avenue to enjoy new music, as opposed to satellite and commercial radio.”

Death Angel – Humanicide
Diamond Head – The Coffin Train
Allegaeon -Apoptosis
Metal Allegiance Vol.II – Power Drunk Majesty
Queensryche – The Verdict
Dream Theater – Distance Over Time
Flotsam and Jetsam – The End of Chaos
Sacred Reich – Awakening
Archer Nation – Beneath the Dream
Venom Prison – Samsara

Art Menius

Gary Clark, Jr. This Land
Old Man Luedecke, Easy Money
Our Native Daughters, Songs of Our Native Daughte
Ellis Paul, The Storyteller’s Suitcase
Lula Wiles, What Will We Do
Louisa Branscomb, Gonna Love Anyway
Rachid Taha, Je Suis Africain
Grant Demody, My Dony
Si Kahn, Best of the Rest
Che Apalache, Rearrange My Heart

Sarah Bazzy
KUCR 88.3 FM. Cheap Vacation

Baby Keem “Die For My Bitch”
Sault “5”
Alice Phoebe Lou “Paper Castles”
Brainstory “Buck”
((( O ))) “((( 1 )))”
Little Simz “Grey Area”
Durand Jones & The Indications “American Love Call”
Anderson .Paak “Ventura”
Raveena “Lucid”
Maxo “Lil Big Man”

Kelli Lynch
“A stellar year for music.”

Bad Religion – Age of Unreason
Leonard Cohen – Thanks for the Dance
Desperate Journalist – In Search of the Miraculous
Mekons – Deserted
The Membranes – What Nature Gives…Nature Takes Away
Bob Mould – Sunshine Rock
Purple Mountains – S/T
ntains – S/T
Titus Andronicus – An Obelisk
Tombstones in Their Eyes – Maybe Someday

Destiny Colville

Baby Boys “I’m Set”
Bon Iver “i,i”
Cage The Elephant “Social Cues”
Hippo Campus “Demos II”
Car Seat Headrest “Commit Yourself Completely”
Dessa “Sound the Bells: Recorded Live at Orchestra Hall”
girl in red “chapter two”
SWMRS “Berkeley’s On Fire”
Wallows “Nothing Happens”
Oliver Tree “Do You Feel Me?”

Tristan McGarr
“This may be the best year for music this decade”

Lingua Ignota – Caligula
Xiu Xiu – Girl With Basket of Fruit
Black Midi – Schlagenheim
Charli XCX – Charli
Liturgy – H.A.Q.Q.
100 Gecs – 1000 Gecs
Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
Clipping – There Existed An Addiction to Blood
Lightning Bolt – Sonic Citadel
Dorian Electra – Flamboyant

Kari Hedlund
KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio
“2019 surpassed my expectations over and over. Great year for music.”

Weyes Blood
Sharon Van Etten
Adia Victoria
JS Ondara
Paul Cauthen
Brittany Howard
Dressy Bessy

Samantha Long
“Awesome year for music”

100 gecs “1000 gecs”
Weyes Blood “Titanic Rising”
(Sandy) Alex G “House of Sugar”
black midi “Schlagenheim”
PUP “Morbid Stuff”
FKA twigs “Magdalene”
Clairo “Immunity”
Tyler, the Creator “IGOR”
Faye Webster “Atlanta Millionaire’s Club”
Charly Bliss “Young Enough”

Erin Wolf
91.7 FM, WMSE
“Another great year for music! Here’s a mix of my fave national + Milwaukee releases…”

Aldous Harding, “Designer”
Jonathan Personne, “Histoire Naturelle”
Marielle Allschwang & The Visitations, “Precession Of A Day: the World Of Mary Nohl”
Fly Pan Am, “C’est ça”
Graham Hunt, “Leaving Silver City”
Helado Negro, “This Is How You Smile”
Old Earth, “Beast Of Needs”
Klassik, QUIET.
WAVY V, “The Fools Have Gone to Bed [7″ single]”
Tallies, s/t

The Foundry
“Great year for new and recurring bands.”

Sabaton “The Great War”
Kobra and the Lotus “Evolution”
Meshiaak “Mask of All Misery”
Sons of Texas “Resurgence”
Domination Inc. Memoir 414
Exmortus “Legions of the Undead”
Killswitch Engage “Atonement”
Allegaeon “Apoptosis”
Amon Amarth “Berserker”
Baby Metal “Metal Galaxy”

Hobart Taylor
“Independents take the lead, kudos to International Anthem.”

Joseph Daley “The Seven Heavenly Virtues The Seven Deadly Sins”
Victor Gould “Thoughts Become Things”
Britanny Anjou “Enamigo Reciptokataj”
AACM Great Black Music Ensemble Live@The Currency Exchange Cafe Vol. 1″
Yelena Eckemoff “Colors”
Kei Akagi “Aqua Puzzle”
Vinny Golia “Trajectory”
Dan McCarthy “Epoch”
Vivian Sessoms “Life II”
Extended “Harbinger”

Ryan Rutz
WAWM-SD Bulldog Radio

Peter Mulvey “There Is Another World”
Royal Bliss “Royal Bliss”
The Cranberries “In The End”
Violent Femmes “Hotel Last Resort”
Crobot “Motherbrain”
The Cat Empire “Stolen Diamonds”
Rose of the West “Rose of the West”
Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
Purple Mountains “Purple Mountains”
Jocelyn & Chris Arndt “The Fun In The Fight”

WVIA-FM / Mixed Bag
“Not a spectacular year for music from my perspective. The steady march toward worse and worse audio quality continued.”

Mavis Staples: We Get By
Bruce Hornsby: Absolute Zero
Marc Cohn & the Blind Boys of Alabama: Work to Do
International Orange: A Man and His Dog
Annie Gallop: Bookish
American Football: LP3
The Infamous Stringdusters: Rise Sun
The Bros. Landreth: 87
The Currys: This Side of the Glass
Public Opinion Afro Orchestra: Naming and Blaming


Toro y Moi “Outer Peace”
Altin Gün “Gece”
Stella Donnelly “Beware of the Dogs”
James Blake “Assume Form”
Karen O & Danger Mouse “Lux Prima”
Blood Orange “Angel’s Pulse”
Doja Cat “Hot Pink”
Andrew Bird “My Finest Work Yet”
Kate Bollinger “I Don’t Wanna Lose”

David Little
Radio Free Brooklyn/A New Latin World

ANI CORDERO “El Machete”
ILE “Almadura”
VOCES DEL BULLERENGUE “Anonimas y Resilientes”
DAYME AROCENA “Sonocardiogram”
YURI JUAREZ AND JHAIR SALA “Lima(Musica Criolla Instrumental)”
ELJURI “Resiste”

Sabryyah Abdullah
KWTF 88.1 FM

Santana Africa Speaks
Steel Pulse – Mass Manipulation
Hope Masike The Exorcism of a Spinster
Morgan Heritage Loyalty
The NewMaster Sounds Shake it
Calypso Rose Calypso Rose and Friends
Preservation Hall Jazz Band A Tuba To Cuba
The Souljazz Orchestra Chaos Theories
Eki Shola – Possible
Neue Grafik Ensemble Foulden Road

Jenn Misko
The Band Mom
“I never finish these lists for real until late January at best, so this is more like a very rough draft and I know I’ll be embarrassed about lots of omissions later. (I’ll eventually publish my
closer-to-final versions on But as usual there was lots to love about music this year, and here’s what’s caught me the most in real time before I got around to much catch-up effort. Sorry I cheated a little bit with the singles, I couldn’t choose!”

Dude York “Falling”
Better Oblivion Community Center “Better Oblivion Community Center”
Lizzo “Cuz I Love You”
Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron “Lost Wisdom Pt 2”
Ezra Furman “Twelve Nudes”
Purple Mountains “Purple Mountains”
The National “I Am Easy To Find”
Kishi Bashi “Omoiyari”
Vagabon “Vagabon”

Jeff Szczesniak
“Some Really Good Stuff This Year”

Purple Mountains
Blut Aus Nord
Jamila Woods
Blood Incantation
Weyes Blood
Big Thief
Orville Peck
Black Keys

Dan Manning
Terrorbird Media

Black Midi – Schlagenheim
Boy Harsher – Careful
Elizabeth Colour Wheel – Nocebo
Lingua Ignota – Caligula
(Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar
Black Marble – Bigger Than Life
Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race
Big Brave – A Gaze Among Them
FKA Twigs – Magdalene
Drab Majesty – Modern Mirror

Dawood Nadurath
Terrorbird Media
“pretty cool!”

Body Meat – Truck Music
Lomelda – M For Empathy
Hovvdy – Heavy Lifter
Black Marble – Bigger Than Life
(Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar
Big Thief – UFOF
Wished Bone – Sap Season
Nivhek – After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house
Boy Harsher – Careful
Sprawwl – Sprawwl

Jerry Steller
Vitriol Radio Promo

“Way more music than I had time to listen to so I’m sure I missed plenty of gems, and my list is in no way comprehensive, but this is some music that I really enjoyed this year.”

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
Shey Baba – Requiem
Vampire Weekend – Father Of The Bride
TR/ST – The Destroyer 1 & 2
Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow
Yola – Walk Through Fire
Louise Burns – Portraits
Muna – Saves The World
Band Of Skulls – Love Is All You Love
Maggie Rogers – Heard It In A Past Life

Shil K. Patel
Tiger Bomb Promo
“As usual, the albums we represented at radio via Tiger Bomb this year were among my favorites but here are my 10 favorite non-Tiger Bomb albums of 2019 in alphabetical order:”

Big Thief – U.F.O.F. (4AD)
Bill Callahan – Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest (Drag City)
Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? (4AD)
Hand Habits – Placeholder (Saddle Creek)
Aldous Harding – Designer (4AD)
FKA Twigs – Magdalene (Young Turks)
Jay Som – Anak Ko (Polyvinyl)
Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains (Drag City)
Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising (Sub Pop)
Nilüfer Yanya – Miss Universe (ATO)

Tori Benes
Tiger Bomb Promo
“feeling grateful for all the beautiful art we’ve been gifted this year :’) *I chose not to include releases Tiger Bomb has worked since I’ve been full time~”

Aldous Harding “Designer”
Big Thief “U.F.O.F.”
Dehd “Water”
Mannequin Pussy “Patience”
Cate Le Bon “Reward”
Living Hour “Softer Faces”
Tenci “My Heart is an Open Field”
Palehound “Black Friday”
Sharon Van Etten “Remind Me Tomorrow”
Jenny Hval “The Practice of Love”

Mathieu Aubre

Big Thief “U.F.O.F”
Kate Tempest “The Book of Traps & Lessons”
Holly Herndon “Proto”
FKA Twigs “Magdalene”
Florist “Emily Alone”
Aldous Harding “Designer”
Little Simz “Grey Area”
Faye Webster “Atlanta Millionaires Club”
Weyes Blood “Titanic Rising”
Matana Roberts “Coin Coin Chapter Four : Memphis”

Brian Robb
“Women saved rock n roll.”

CHARLY BLISS – Young Enough
ANGEL OLSEN – All Mirrors
Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
SASAMI – Sasami
BLACK BELT EAGLE SCOUT – At The Party With My Brown Friends
(SANDY) ALEX G – House Of Sugar
LANA DEL REY – Norman Fucking Rockwell
BIG THIEF – Two Hands
MINIHORSE – Living Room Art

Eric Funk
KRKQ – Mountain Chill® – 95.5FM Telluride, CO
“Strange times on the planet made for a great year of music.”

CARAVAN PALACE – Chronologic
HÆLOS – Any Random Kindness
TORO Y MOI – Outer Peace
HATCHIE – Keepsake
MAYA JANE COLES – Waves & Whirlwinds
BIBIO – Ribbons

Jaya Chakka


Hozier “Wasteland, Baby!”
Common Holly “When I Say to You Black Lightning”
Florist “Emily, Alone”
(Sandy) Alex G “House of Sugar”
Hovvdy “Heavy Lifter”
Jay Som “Anak Ko”
Black Belt Eagle Scout “At the Party With My Brown Friends”
girl in red “beginnings”
Kishi Bashi “Omoiyari”

Bruce Trujillo

Indie 102.3
“I’m happy to see a lot of strong women, particularly Latin and black, speaking up and out about issues surrounding their experiences.

Y La Bamba “Mujeres”
Combo Chimbita “Ahomale
Lizzo “Cuz I Love You”
Black Belt Eagle Scout “At The Party With My Brown Friends”
Better Oblivion Community Center “Better Oblivion Community Center”
Helado Negro “This Is How You Smile”
Angel Olsen “Mirror Fears”
Alex Cameron “Miami Memory”
Kiltro “Creatures of Habit”
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard “Infest the Rat’s Nest”

Arianne Smith-Piquette
CKUA Radio
Slowthai “Nothing Great About Britain”
The Quiet Temple “The Quiet Temple”
nêhiyawak “nipiy”
Idles “A Beautiful Things: Idles Live at Le Bataclan”
Mannequin Pussy “Patience”
Jamila Woods “LEGACY! LEGACY!”
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah “Ancestral Recall”
Clairmont The Second “Do You Drive?”
Various Artists “Cover Art”
KNLO “Sainte-Foy”

Bob Weiser
WOMR Community Radio Cape Cod/The old Songs’ Home
“plenty great music being made”

John McCutcheon, ‘Well May the World Go’
Lula Wiles
Our Native Daughters
Dave Gunning
Della Mae
Susan Werner
Gathering Sparks
Lissa Schneckenburger
Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

“HECK YEAH 2019”

Sharon Van Etten – remind me tomorrow
Vampire weekend – Father of the Bride
Purple mountain – purple mountain
Orville Peck – pony
Stella Donnelly – beware of the dogs
Fontaines DC – Dogrel
Bon Iver – I,I
(Sandy) Alex G – House of sugar
Angelo De Augustine – Tomb
The national – I am easy to find

Mike Saffran
Coldplay “Everyday Life”
Liam Gallagher “Why Me? Why Not”
Noel Gallagher “This Is The Place” [EP]
Grimes “Miss Anthropocene” [Advance Tracks]
Hatchie “Keepsake”
Mallrat “In the Sky” [EP]
Miss June “Bad Luck Party”
The National “I Am Easy To Find”
Tegan and Sara “Hey, I’m Just Like You”
Twen “Awestruck”

Michael Philips
WOWD Takoma Radio
This was a great year for jazz. There were fantastic albums released in a range of jazz styles.
Some old hands like Chick Corea and Joshua Redman, who release a lot of albums, released
some great ones this year.
Tomeka Reid – “Old New (Cuneiform)
Greg Ward Presents Rogue parade – “Stomping Off From Greenwood (Greenleaf)
Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom – “Glitter World” (Royal Potato Family)
Joel Ross – “Kingmaker” (Blue Note)
Gilad Hekselman – “Further Chaos” (Motema)
Linda May Han Oh – “Aventurine” (Biophilia)
Matt Mitchell – Phalanx Ambassadors (Pi Recordings)
Julian Lage – “Love Hurts” (Mack Avenue)
Claire Ritter & Ran Blake – “Eclipse Orange (Zoning Recordings)
Theo Croker – “Star People nation” (Masterworks)

Bennett Rosner
WRSU-FM – The Off Beat with Bennett Rosner
Dope stuff all around
The Summercamp “Incognito Mode”
Toro Y Moi “Outer Peace”
Yung Bae “Bae 5”
Wallows “Nothing Happens”
Frankie Cosmos “Close it Quietly”
Tuxedo “Tuxedo 3”
Idlewave “Idlewave”
Telekinesis “Effluxion”
Twin Peaks “Lookout Low”
Guster “Look Alive”

Michael Murphy
WMEB/The Blues Bus
Our Native Daughters / Songs of Our Native Daughters / Smithsonian Folkways
Unknown Instructors / Unwilling to Explain / Org Music
The Babe Rainbow / Today / 30th Century Records
Mary Lane / Travelin’ Woman / Women of the Blues Records
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram / Kingfish / Alligator
Criminal Hygiene / Run It Again / Dangerbird
The Dream Syndicate / These Times / Anti
Angie McMahon / Salt / Dualtone
Mercury Rev / Bobbie Gentry’s the Delta Sweete Revisited / Partisan
Jenny Lewis / On The Line / Warner Bros

Dave Sanford
Distiller Promo
Kraak & Smaak – Pleasure Centre (Jalapeño)
Lee Fields & The Expressions – It Rains Love (Big Crown)
Budos Band – V (Daptone)
Acid Arab – Did (Crammed Discs)
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations – 50 Foot Woman (Record Kicks)
Griz – Ridewaves (Self – Released)
Kate Tempest – The Book of Traps and Lessons (American)
Karate Boogaloo – KB’s Mixtape No. 2 (HopeStreet)
Marco Benevento – Let It Slide (Royal Potato Family)
Anna Tivel – The Question (Fluff & Gravy)

Rotten Milk
Music Director, WTUL New Orleans 91.5 FM
The Comet is Coming! “Trust in the Lifeforce of Deep Mystery” [Impulse]
Battles “Juice B Crypts” [Warp]
Ka Baird “Respires” [RVNG Int’l]
Scott Gilmore “Two Roomed Motel” [Crammed Discs]
Patrick Cowley “Mechanical Fantasy Box” [Dark Entries]
Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano “FRKWYS Vol. 15: serenitatem” [RVNG Int’l]
Khruangbin “Hasta El Cielo” [Dead Oceans]
Jaimie Branch “Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise” [International Anthem]
Land of Kush “Sand Enigma” [Constellation]
Mukqs – “SD Biomix” [Orange Milk]

Wanda Fischer

John McCutcheon To Everyone in the World
Wes Weddell Somewhere in the Middle
Viv Nesbitt and John Dillon Mother Jones in Heaven
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer Wahoo!
Katherine Rondeau Unfortunate Point of View
Reggie Harris Ready to Go
John Lowell This Long Stretch of Gravel
Windborne Lay Around That Shack
Debra Cowan Greening the Dark
The Early Risers Making Life Sweet
adrian lugo

WEFT Champaign/ sync soundsystem

“A surprising amount of good music was released in 2019.”
DJ Shadow “Our Pathetic Age”
Frikstailers “Extrasolar”
The Chemical Brothers “No Geography”
Dog Blood “Turn Off The Lights”
Nicola Cruz “Siku”
Defizit “Growth Spurt”
Com Truise “Persuasion System”
Es-K “ReCollection”
Barrio Lindo “Fulgor”
8Di-06 “More Ghost Than Man”

David Sommerstein

North Country Public Radio
“Very strong, esp in the top 5”

iLe – Almadura
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
Djely Tapa – Barokan
Vaudou Game – Otodi
J. Balvin & Bad Bunny – Oasis
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Bongo Hop – Satingarona, Pt.2
Sampa the Great – The Return
Rachid Taha – Je Suis Un Africain
Ibibio Sound Machine – Dobo Mien

Mark Michaelis

WGDR/Acoustic Harmony
“So many great new releases in the folk/americana genre this year, extremely difficult to cut down to a top 10!”

Catherine MacLellan “Coyote”
Hanna Sanders and Ben Savage “Awake”
R J Cowdery “What If This Is All There Is”
Ordinary Elephant “Honest”
Kora Feder “In Sevens”
Cej “Adobe Road”
Peter Mayer “Catching Rain”
Ellis Paul “The Storytellers Suitcase”
Carrie Newcomer “The Point Of Arrival”
Karla Bonoff “Carry Me Home”

Graham MacRae

A man A plan A canal

Bill Orcutt “Odds Against Tomorrow”
The Beatles “Abbey Road (Super Deluxe Edition)”
Ulaan Khol “Collapsing Hymns”
Lightning Bolt “Sonic Citadel”
Mdou Moctar “Ilana: The Creator”
Oh Sees “Face Stabber”
Prince “1999 (Super Deluxe Edition)”
John Zorn “Nove Cantici Per Francesco D’Assisi”
Slam Dunk “In Hell”
Arthur Russell “Iowa Dream”

Mark Pruett, Director of Programming & Metal

Black Night Meditations – WSCA 106.1 FM
“The verdict of the seven spirits is beyond the grasp of mortal hands. Under pale moon’s witching cross, Metal reigns in supreme darkness…far beyond the ruins of fading light. Hell no longer awaits. In the mortal realm, the welcome ’70s influence runs right across the borders, from Junius Meyvant to Harry Styles. Eschew the landscape, even if partially.”

Queensryche – The Verdict
Vargrav – Reign in Supreme Darkness
Ringarë – Under Pale Moon
Crypt Sermon – The Ruins of Fading Light
Hellish Grave – Hell No Longer Awaits
Bewitcher – Under the Witching Cross
Midnight Odyssey – Biolume Part 1
Altar of Oblivion – The Seven Spirits
Arctos – Beyond the Grasp of Mortal Hands
Cénotaphe – Empyrée

Zack Marshall

Radio 1190
“Some ups and downs, but overall very good!”

Nérija “Blume”
Sam Wilkes “Live on The Green”
Mary Halvorson, John Dieterich “A Tangle of Stars”
Resavoir “Resavoir”
Jazzmeia Horn “Love and Liberation”
Sefi Zisling “Expanse”
Alfa Mist “Structualism”
Junius Paul “Ism”
Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade “Trilogy 2 (Live)”
Kokoroko “Kokoroko”

Dennis Maher

KMUD Garberville

BOCA 45 – Forty Five
ANA EGGE – Is It The Kiss
Ben Winship – Acorns
The Aggrolites – Reggae Now
JETS – Zoospa
GLORYHAMMER – Legends From Beyond th Galactic Terrorvortex
DYLAN MOON – Only the Blues
ANDREA AND MUD – Bad News Darlin’


“One of the better years of releases”

Caravan Palace – Chronologic
The Black Keys – Let’s Rock
Hollywood Vampires – Rise
Cold War Kids – New Age Norms
White Reaper – You Deserve Love
Ryan Caraveo – Butterfly Boy
Refused – War Music
In Flames – I, The Mask
Dream Theater – Distance Over Time
Motionless In White – Disguise

Russ Slaten, KRUA Loud Rock Director

KRUA 88.1FM, Anchorage,
“Many great releases in Metal this year. Here is my list of the 10 Top Metal Albums of 2019:”

Blood Incantation “Hidden History of the Human Race”
Schammasch “Hearts of No Light”
Cattle Decapitation “Death Atlas”
Baroness “Gold & Grey”
Astrosaur “Obscuroscope”
Gatecreeper “Deserted”
Tyr “Hel”
Misery Index “Rituals of Power”
Obsequiae “The Palms of Sorrowed Kings”
Cult of Luna “A Dawn to Fear”

Gareth Sturrup

102.7 CHOP FM
“The best year in music since 2016. Perfect way to end the decade.”

Ceres – We Are A Team
Oso Oso – Basking In The Glow
Big Thief – Two Hands/UFOF
Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell
Field Medic – Fade Into The Dawn
Charly Bliss – Young Enough
Bon Iver – i,i
FKA Twigs – Magdalene
Leif Vollebekk – New Ways
Hatchie – Keepsake

David Camp

Radio Nope

Mal Blum – Pity Boy
Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
Guided By Voice – Sweating The Plague
The Pernice Brothers – Spread The Feeling
Metz – Automat
Pip Blom – Boat
that dog. – Old LP
Young Guv – GUV I
Mike Krol – Power Chords
Lunch Lady – Angel

Gary Lowe

WUNH/Exploring Jazz and Jazz Isn’t Easy
“Incredible output; our yearly titles are growing!”

Scott Wilkie “Brazil”
David Friesen “Circle 3 Trio”
Hiromi “Spectrum”
Chick Corea Trio “Trilogy 2”
Monty Alexander “Wareika Hill”
Bennet Paster “Indivisible”
Yoko Miwa Trio “Keep Talkin'”
Aaron Parks “Little Big”
Lisa Hilton “Oasis”
David Liebman and Friends “Play Miles Davis on the Corner”

Top Singles

Mick Cullen
Lancer Radio at College of Lake County (WYML 99.9)

“A Mother’s Confession,” Amanda Palmer
“Scream,” Stef Chura
“5 Farms,” The Coathangers
“I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend,” Ezra Furman
“Confessions,” Sudan Archives
“Keep Moving Don’t Move,” Kate Tempest
“Can’t Tell Me No,” Summer Cannibals
“War,” Brutus
“Angeline,” Kishi Bashi
“Chaos from Within,” Bad Religion

CJ Simonson

Planetary Group

“Drunk II” by Mannequin Pussy
“Seventeen” by Sharon Van Etten
“True Blue (feat. Angel Olsen)” by Mark Ronson
“All My Happiness Is Gone” by Purple Mountains
“Not” by Big Thief
“T-Shirt” by Pecas
“Affection” by Nanami Ozone
“Cattails” by Big Thief
“This Is Not Who I Want To Be” by Joanna Sternberg
“Don’t Know HOw To Keep Loving You” by Julia Jacklin

Luke Phillips

Planetary Group

“Misbehavin’ (1989)” – Aimee Leigh & Uncle Baby Billy
“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X
“The Greatest” – Lana Del Rey
“Drunk II” – Mannequin Pussy
Big Thief – “Not”
Sharon Van Etten – “Seventeen”
Megan Thee Stallion – “Hot Girl Summer”
“Wish Upon the Weather” – Altameda
FKA twigs – “mary magdalene”
“Something’s Got A Hold On Me” – Sam Cohen

Jordan Howard

The Syndicate

“Number One Fan” – MUNA
“Blankenship” – DIIV
“Apple Tree” – Another Sky
“Sunday Driver” – The Raconteurs
“Meateater” – ALASKALASKA
“Come On” – Mondo Cozmo
“Boyer” – Kevin Abstract
“Shiny New Model” – BODEGA
“Exoskeleton” – Dan Luke and the Raid
“Ride Or Die” – Megan Thee Stallion

Maddie Van Beek

WRMC: Middlebury College Radio

99 Neighbors – Welcome to Chili’s
mmmonkia – I Can’t!
Baseball Gregg – Hong Kong Hike
binki – Sea Sick
Sudan Archives – Confessions
Grace Ives – Icing on the Cake
BROCKHAMPTON – If You Pray Right
Okey Dokey – Modern Chemistry (feat. Liz Cooper and the Stampede)
Mallrat – Groceries
Lala Lala and WHY? – Siren 042

Erika Bass

WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1 and HD-2
A Remanufactured Fear – Shame Spiral
Enemies in Red – Dying Wish
From the Ashes – Gatecreeper
Redefined – As I Lay Dying
Behold the Crown – After The Burial
Brimstone – Whitechapel
Mistakes Like Fractures – Knocked Loose
Ripping Through Flesh – Creeping Death
Masquerade of Madness – King Diamond
Micro – Jinjer

Nils Illokken

Inhailer Radio

Aldous Harding – The Barrel
Caroline Polachek – So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings
Electric Guest – Dollar
Hot Chip – Hungry Child
Kindess – Cry Everything
Weyes Blood – Everyday
Bon Iver – Naeem
Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall
SAULT – Up All Night
Squid – The Cleaner

Michelle Feghali

Sub Pop Records

Aldous Harding, “The Barrel”
Orville Peck, “Turn To Hate”
Marika Hackman, “the one”
Great Grandpa, “Dark Green Water”
Weyes Blood, “Something to Believe”
Julia Jacklin, “Good Guy”
Dry Cleaning, “Viking Hair”
Beirut, “Gallipoli”
duendita, “pray”
Sunflower Bean, “Come For Me”

David Little

Radio Free Brooklyn/A New Latin World

ALEA “No Hay Na'”
LA GRAN MAWON “Melancolia Tropical”
TRIBU BAHARU “Vamos a Bailar”
BARACUTANGA “Cuida Tus Espaldas”
AMPERSAN “Cuando Muere Una Lengua”
GRUPO REBOLU “Tiempos Buenos”
ALEA “Alborota”

Kelli Lynch


Algiers – Void
Close Lobsters – All Compasses Go Wild
Courtney Love – Mother
Bonnie Prince Billy – Squid Eye
Dogtooth – What For
Algiers – Dispossession
David J – The Autuer
Medicine – Sentimental Lady (Bob Welch)
Sincere Engineer – Shattering
The Cry – Why?

Mark Pruett
Director of Programming & Metal

Black Night Meditations – WSCA 106.1 FM

Arctos – The Ancestor’s Path
Queensryche – Launder the Conscience
Ringarë – Sorrow Under Starry Night
Bewitcher – Savage Lands of Satan
Vargrav – The Glory of Eternal Night
Diviner – The Earth, The Moon, The Sun
Arch/Matheos – Wrath of the Universe
The Night Flight Orchestra – Cabin Pressure Drops
Junius Meyvant – Across the Borders
Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar

Sean Greedy

90.1 KBCZ/Metal from the Mountains
+Hardrock for the Humpday

Ascending from Ashes – The Prince
Battle Beast – Piece of Me
The Offering – Ultraviolence
Kobra and the Lotus – Get the F*ck Out of Here
Queensryche – Man the Machine
Diamond Head – Death by Design
Moon Tooth – Trust
The Damned Things – Omen
Blue Red Roses – All the Same
Delain – Masters of Destiny

Isha Del Valle

LatinX – WMNF Tampa

Bandalos Chinos “Departamento”
Davila 666 “Huesos Viejos”
JBalvin “Blanco”
International Dub Ambassadors “Cool Down”
Okills “Desde La Ultima Vez”
Rawayana “#Sadico”
La Bien Querida ” La Fuerza”
Chicano Batman “Hablame”
Mula “Ella Sabe”
Hidrogenesse “Brujerias Jotas”

Gareth Sturrup

102.7 CHOP FM

Big Thief – Cattails
Field Medic – Henna Tatto
Ceres – Me and You
Oso Oso – The View
Hatchie – Obsessed
Strange Ranger – living Free
Lizzo – Juice
Bon Iver – U (Man Like)
Prince Daddy and the Hyena – Lauren (Track 2)
American Football – Heir Apparent

Alex DePompei


Black Country, New Road – Sunglasses
Sharon Van Etten – Seventeen
Squid – Houseplants
Faye Webster- Room Temperature
Georgia – About Work The Dancefloor
Slayyyter – Mine
Caroline Polachek – So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings
FKA Twigs – Cellophane
Little Simz – Selfish
Destroyer – Crimson Tide


The Foundry

Boy “Hellyeah”
This Venom “Disturbed”
Delirious “Eclipse”
Black Heart “Life Of Agony”
The Unfinished Story “Bloodied Hourglass”
82 All The Way “Sabaton”
Ravenous “Killswitch Engage”
Parthenongenesis “Allegaeon”
Resurgence “Sons Of Texas”
Death Squad Anthem “Thy Art Is Murder”

Amy Presley


Broken Social Scene “Can’t Find My Heart”
The Raconteurs “Now That You’re Gone”
Cayucas “Real Life”
Catfish and the Bottlemen “2all”
Elohim, AWOLNATION “flagpole sitta”
Middle Kids “Real Thing”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Lana Del Ray “Doin’ Time”
Weezer “Take On Me”

Tristan McGarr


Charli XCX – Gone
(Sandy) Alex G – Gretel
Blood Incantation – The Giza Power Plant
Swans – It’s Coming It’s Real
Alex Cameron – Miami Memory
Duster – Copernicus Crater
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Planet B
Megan Thee Stallion – Realer
JPEGMAFIA – Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot
Clipping – Nothing Is Safe

Josh T. Landow

Y-Not Radio

Charly Bliss “Chatroom”
Bleached “Kiss You Goodbye”
Tacocat “Hologram”
Alex Lahey “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself”
The New Pornographers “Falling Down The Stairs of Your Smile”
White Reaper “Might Be Right”
Honeyblood “The Third Degree”
Sir Babygirl “Haunted House”
Hatchie “Obsessed”
Dude York “Falling”

Chris Braun


Clairo – “Bags”
James Blake with Andre 3000 – “Where’s The Catch?”
Bon Iver – “Hey Ma”
Labrinth – “Mount Everest”
Denzel Curry – “RICKY”
Lolo Zouai – “Caffeine”
The Japanese House – “You Seemed So Happy”
Benny Sings – “Not Enough”
Bonobo – “Linked”
Grace Ives – “Icing On the Cake”



Derek Smalls “Gimme Some (More) Money”
Luke Combs “Beer Never Broke My Heart”
Bad Wolves “Killing Me Softly”
Blink 182 “Blame It on My Youth”
Cage The Elephant “Social Cues”
Billie Eilish “Bad Guy”
Of Monsters and Men “Wars”
Lumineers “Gloria”
Foals “The Runner”
Ozzy Osbourne “Under the Graveyard”

Jenn Misko

The Band Mom

Dude York “Falling” and also “Box”
Sharon Van Etten “Seventeen”
Better Oblivion Community Center “Exception to the Rule” and also “Sleepwalkin'”
Helado Negro “Please Won’t Please”
Orville Peck “Nothing Fades Like The Light”
WHY? “Reason”
Ezra Furman “My Teeth Hurt” and also “Evening Prayer AKA Justice”
Pedro the Lion “Yellow Bike”
Lizzo “Like A Girl”
Sir Babygirl “Cheerleader”

Art Menius

Ellis Paul, The Battle of Charlottesville
Gary Clark, Jr. This Land
Dan Bern, Dear Tiger Woods
Tim O’Brien Band, Pastures of Plenty
Judy Collins, Jonas Fjeld, & Chatham County Line, Northwest Passage
Grant Dermody, Great Change
Christine Lavin, The Liar Tweets Tonight
Brooksie Wells, Love On
Our Native Daughters, Slave Driver
Old Man Luedecke, Death of Truth

Joltin Joe Pszonek

Emma Langford The Winding Road Down To Kells Bay
Rachael Sage Bravery’s On Fire
Saskia For You
Carol Crittenden Rise
Dear Bertrand Falling Down
Ana Egge We Are One
Molly-Anne California Calling

Mathieu Aubre

Ezra Furman “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend”
Men I Trust “Tailwhip”
Laurence-Anne “Instant zéro”
Steve Gunn “New Moon”
Kelsey Lu “Due West”
Corridor “Domino”
Stella Donnelly “Boys Will Be Boys”
Lowly “Baglaens”
Lambchop “Everything for You”
Body Meat “Truck Music”

Kevin Ng

WBWC 88.3 FM The Sting radio station

Falling – James Supercave
The Archer – Alexandra Savior
It Might Be Time – Tame Impala
Trouble in Paradise – Rufus Wainwright
In a Spiral – Phantogram
Walking on a String – Matt Berninger & Phoebe Bridgers
sugar honey ice tea – Bring Me the Horizon
Hey Lover – Mini Mansions
Loves Missing -Iggy Pop
Finally Alone – Mac DeMarco



Faye Webster “Kingston”
Tame Impala “Borderline”
Still Woozy ft. Omar Apollo & Elujay “Ipanema”
Choker “Dualshock”
Wallows ft. Clairo “Are You Bored Yet?”
HOMESHAKE “Just Like My”
Wizaard “Ur Headdy”
Omar Apollo “Ashamed”
Toro y Moi “Ordinary Pleasure”
A. A. Bondy “Images of Love”

Emma Bauchner


FKA Twigs “Cellophane”
Black Country, New Road “Sunglasses”
Angel Olsen “Lark”
Weyes Blood “Movies”
Big Thief “Not”
Aldous Harding “The Barrel”
Caroline Polachek “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings”
Japanese Breakfast “Essentially”
(Sandy) Alex G “Gretel”
Hatchie “Without A Blush”

Doug Blake


Haim–Now I’m In it
Taylor Swift–Cruel Summer
beabadoobee–I wish I was Stephen Malkmus
Mannequin Pussy–Drunk II
Tegan and Sara–I’ll be back someday
Denzel Curry–Ricky
The Regrettes–California Friends
The Get up Kids– Lou Barlow
Miranda Lambert–Tequila Does
Lonely Island–Oakland Nights

Ed Zeitz

WRUW-FM 91.1 Cleveland/Chasing Infinity

Illuminati Hotties “I Wanna Keep Your Dog”
Lucy Dacus “La Vie En Rose”

Jesse J. Wiza

The Current (KCMP)
Julia Jacklin “Body”
Tyler Childers “All Your’n”
Neal Francis “These Are The Days”
HAIM “Summer Girl”
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges “Texas Sun”
Maggie Rogers “Light On”
Beth Bombara “Tenderhearted”
Jeff Pianki “Weight of the World”
Whitney “Giving Up”
Caribou “Home”

Trevor Morrison


Kasper Marott “Drømmen Om Ø – Forever Mix ’19”
(Sandy) Alex G “Gretel”
Big Thief “Not”
Vanishing Twin “Magician’s Success”
Brutus “War”
Holly Herndon “Frontier”
Slayyyter “Mine”
Badge Époque Ensemble “Undressed In Solitude (feat. James Baley)”
FKA twigs “Cellophane”
Thom Yorke “Dawn Chorus”


Shine On

Kirin J Callinan – The Whole Of The Moon – Universal
Big Thief – Not – 4AD
Lightning Bolt – Blow To The Head – Thrill Jockey
Damien Jurado – Throw Me Now Your Arms – Mama Bird
Thurston Moore – Leave Me Alone – Daydream Library
yeule – Pretty Bones – Bayonet
Brittany Howard – Stay High – ATO
Better Oblivion Community Center – Dylan Thomas – Dead Oceans
Woman’s Hour – Luke – Practise
Freddie Gibbs And Madlib – Crime Pays – Keep Cool / RCA

Geoff Geis

A man A plan A canal

Lil Nas X “Old Town Road”
Milton James “6,6”
Kim Gordon “Murdered Out”
Moses Boyd “Stranger Than Fiction”
Hand Habits “placeholder”
Natalia Lafourcade “Una Vida”
Litku Klemetti “Keijukaisvalssi”
JUICEBOXXX “Running So Deep”
Delicate Steve “Freedom”
El Perro Del Mar “Please Stay”

Marcos Buznego


Bladee – Vanilla Sky
Algiers – Can The Sub_Bass Speak?
Caroline Polachek – So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings
FKA Twigs – Cellophane
Earthgang – UP
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Crime Pays
RCB – Ohh Yeaaa Juiced Up Pop Punk Emo Swag
Riley The Musician – Thin
Shadi – Lord Mohammad

Marco Rojas

The Syndicate

Local Natives – When Am I Gonna Lose You
Octavian – Bet feat. Skepta & Michael Phantom
Young Thug – The London feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott
Vegan – Nauseous/Devilish feat. JPEGMafia
ESSIE GANG – Pattern Channel
Stormzy – Wiley Flow
Megan Thee Stallion – Realer
Kodak Black – Zombie feat. NLE Choppa
Cage The Elephant – Ready To Let Go
Pizzagirl – Dennis

Destiny Colville


Maggie Rogers “Love You For a Long Time”
Tame Impala “It Might Be Time”
Why Not “Ding Dong”
The 1975 “People”
Remo Drive “Nearly Perfect”
Harry Styles “Lights Up”
Hayley Kiyoko “I Wish”
Peach Pit “Feelin’ Low (F*ckboy Blues)”
half•alive “arrow”
Cigarettes After Sex “Heavenly”

Liz LaMorte-Wright

The Syndicate

Mannequin Pussy “Drunk II”
PUP “Free At Last”
Vegyn, JPEGMAFIA “Nauseaous / Devilish”
MUNA “Number One Fan”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. VickeeLo “Ride Or Die”
(Sandy) Alex G “Gretel”
Slowthai, Denzel Curry “Psycho”
JPEGMAFIA “Jesus Forgive Me I Am A Thot”
DIIV “Blankenship”
Caroline Polachek “Door”

Graham MacRae

A man A plan A canal

Mustard “Pure Water (with Migos)”
Nipsey Hussle “Racks In The Middle (feat. Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy)”
Lil Nas X “Old Town Road”
YG “Go Loko (feat. Tygo, Jon Z)”
Drake “Money In The Grave (ft. Rick Ross)”
Weyes Blood “Andromeda”
Wilco “Everyone Hides”
Young Thug “The London (feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott)”
Purple Mountains “Margaritas at the Mall”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”

Munsey Ricci

Skateboard Marketing Ltd.

Overkill By Motorhead
Opeth Heart In Hand
Overkill Last Man Standing
Between The Buried And Me Condemned to the Gallows
Creeping Death Bloodlust Contamination
Mayhem Falsified And Hated
Exmortus Swallow Your Soul
Jinjer Judgement (& Punishment)
Hellyeah Black Flag Army
Kobra And The Lotus Burn!

Mark Michaelis

WGDR/Acoustic Harmony
Pharmacon “Wolf Alice”

Erin Pattie

WSOE 89.3 Music Director and Host of “The Weekly Playlist” and

“Baby One More Time”
Riding Solo by Hinds
Labrador by WAAX
Taller Than The Average Man by Das Body
You’re Not Always On My Mind by Quivers
Shoulder Charge (feat. Lucius) by Jesca Hoop
Looking For America by Lana Del Rey
High School by Chloe Lilac
I’ll die anyway by girl in red
Graveyard by Halsey
Living Proof by Camilla Cabello

John K Diliberto


RISE – Temples
BAT FOR LASHES – Kids in the Dark
UNKLE – Feel More with Less
ANGEL OLSON – All Mirrors
IOANNA GIKA – Out of Focus
SUSS – Chisholm Trail
MAPS – The Plans We Made
GRIMES – So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth

John Platt


Rising Appalachia (with Ani DiFranco), “Speak Out”
The Levins, “Brighter Day”
Bobtown, “No Man’s Land”
Keb’ Mo’, “Put a Woman in Charge”
The Highwomen, “Redesigning Women”
Bruce Springsteen, “Hello Sunshine”
Amy Speace, “Grace of God”
Chris Stamey, “Manhattan Melody (That’s My New York)”
The Lumineers, “Gloria”
Roger Street Friedman, “Sun Never Sets”

Jason Pulaski

Innamissions Radio / KUCI 88.9FM

Romare – Gone b/w Danger 12″
Dirty Art Club – Mystic Drive Thru EP
Auntie Flo – Kabsa 12″
Daphni – Sizzling EP
Dj Seinfeld – Galazy 12″
Four Tet – Anna Painting 12″
La Chica – Sola (Rone remix) 12″
East Of Oceans – Neverlasting Love 12″
Octo Octa – For Lovers 12″
Pieces Of A Man – Nothing To Lose (Zed Bias remix) 12″

Michael Bagley

WMNF/Bodyrock (Wednesdays at Midnight)

rosegarden funeral party “martyr”
kill shelter “In decay”
Skynd “Tyler Hadley
Pleasure Symbols “Image Reflected”
Hank/Hammerheads “how am i supposed to wake up?”
royal trux “white stuff”
starcrawler “hollywood ending”
Deli Girls “officer”
Priests “Seduction Of Kansas”
The Hots “before you”

Sabryyah Abdullah

KWTF 88.1 FM

Santana Africa Speaks
Steel Pulse – Human Trafficking
Hope Masike The Exorcism of a Spinster
organ Heritage The World Is Yours
Lee “Scratch” Perry – Stop killing Your Brothers
Protoje Not Another Word
the Garifuna Collective Uraga (Story)
The Late Ones – Crosses
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Keep Your Head Up
Lakou Mizik Iko Kreyol

Grace Vetrone


Schedule by Post Animal
Hurt by Oliver Tree
Good Afternoon by Stanley
Crashed Cars by Devarrow
Laxx by Tim Ayre
Darkest Before Dawn by Alex Ernst
Season Of The Witch by Lana Del Ray
Dead Yet by gabriel black and phem
12 Step by Jonathan K and CAMP.30
Gun Shy by Paper Beat Scissor

Kari Hedlund

KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio

Sharon Van Etten – 17
Cate Le Bon – Mothers Mothers Magazines
Big Thief – Not
Devendra Banhart – Kantori Ongaku
Wilco – Citizens
Andrew Bird – Sisyphus
Velvet Negroni – Kurt Kobain
Sudan Archives – Iceland Moss
Emily King – Look At Me
Calvin Arsenia – Headlights

Andrew Wieler


Sleep Token – Dark Signs
He Is Legend – When the Woods Were Young
Crobot – Low Life
Bring Me the Horizon – Heavy Metal
!!! – Serbia Drums
Baroness – I’d Do Anything
Goo Goo Dolls – Indestructible
Art vs. Science – Zeus in the Architecture
Seer – Seven Stars, Seven Stones
Norma Jean – /with_errors

Jen Mulcare

WUMD (Dartmouth.MA)

Squid – Houseplants – single (Speedy Wunderground)
Johnny Marr – Armatopia

Brian Robb


LIZZO – Juice
CHARLY BLISS – Blown To Bits

Marissa Mele

Asheville FM – WSFM-LP

The 100 Knights Orchestra – “Soul Fugue”
Buscabulla – “Vamono”
Stirling March – “Under Cover Lover”
Antibalas – “Fight Am Finish”
Mdou Moctar – “Kamane Tarhanin”
Sotomayor – “Quema”
Vula Viel – “My Own Skin”
Acid Arab – “Malek Ya Zahri (feat. Cheikha Hadjla)”
Sankayi – “Il Ne Faut Pas Intervenir (Martin Meissonnier Reconstruction)”
Vance & Suzzane – “I Can’t Get Along Without You”

Adrian Lugo

WEFT Champaign/ sync soundsystem

The Chemical Brothers “Eve Of Destruction KOKOKO! Remix)”
Squarepushern”Vortrack (Fracture Remix)”
Eric Copeland “Heads (Ramzi Remix)”
MACE & Ckrono “Vroom Vrau”
The Soul Surfers “Summer Madness”
SBTRKT “New Dorp New York (Rawley Re-Edit)”
Apollo Noir “Bifurcation Towards Chaos”
Flume “Rushing Back (feat. Vera Blue) [Petit Biscuit Remix]”
Niña Dioz “Salsa (Remix) feat. Go”
Foreigner; I Wanna Know What Love Is (BLOND-ISH Sunrise Jungle Rework)

Ryan Rutz

WAWM-SD Bulldog Radio

The Glorious Sons “Panic Attack”
Dinosaur Pile-Up “Back Foot”
Lana del Rey “Doin’ Time”
The Cranberries “All Over Now”
Mo Kenney “Ahead of Myself”
The Cat Empire “Ready Now”
Billie Eilish “Bad Guy”
Crobot “Low Life”
Reel Big Fish “Life Sucks…Let’s Dance!”
Violent Femmes “Another Chorus”

Jenny Inzerillo

High Plains Public Radio
The War – Ordinary Elephant
My Favorite Picture of You – Willie Nelson
US 85 – Will Beeley
Vermont – Little Mazarn
It Ain’t Easier – Yola
Oklahoma – Keb’ Mo
Toloache – Mariachi Flor de Toloache
We’ve Got a Runner – Gregory Ackerman
Michael Was Hearty – Jake Xerxes Fussell
Mint Condition – Caroline Spence

Bob Weiser

WOMR Community Radio Cape Cod/The old Songs’ Home

Twin Flames, ‘Human’
Rising Appalachia, ‘Harmonize’

Terence Praet

Distiller Promo

Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall”
Anna Tivel – “Worthless”
Big Thief – “Cattails”
Toro y Moi – “Freelance”
Ex Hex – “Cosmic Cave”
Lee Fields & The Expressions – “Blessed with Best”
The Budos Band – “Old Engine Oil”
Reese McHenry – “Detroit”
Titus Andronicus – “Just Like a Ringing Bell”
The Hold Steady – “The Last Time That She Talked to Me”

Jerry Steller

Vitriol Radio Promo

Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Bright Horses
TR/ST – Gone
Minke – Another Me
HAIM – Hallelujah
Carly Rae Jepsen – Now That I Found You
Caroline Polachek – So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings
Kygo & Whitney Houston – Higher Love
Ariana Grande – NASA
Clairo – Bags

Jessi Whitten

KVOQ Indie 102.3

Weyes Blood “Everyday”
Aldous Harding “The Barrel”
Kiltro “Curico”
Nilufer Yanya “Heavyweight Champion of the Year”
Sharon Van Etten “Comeback Kid”
Big Thief “Not”
Lizzo “Juice”
Jenny Lewis “Do Si Do”
Big Wild “6’s to 9’s”
Omar Apollo “Ashamed”

Bruce Trujillo

Indie 102.3

Y La Bamba “Mujeres”
CHAI “I’m Me”
Combo Chimbita “Ahomale”
Femina “Resist ft. Iggy Pop”
Flor de Toloache “Besos de Mezcal”
Brittany Howard “Stay High”
Lizzo “Soulmate”
Angel Olsen “Lark”
Vagabon “Water Me Down”
Black Belt Eagle Scout “My Heart Dreams”

Dennis Maher
KMUD Garberville

ZAKIYYAH – “shades of Black”