2019 Year In Review | Who topped the NACC Charts this year?

The 2019 musical chart year is in the books! We’ve been thrilled to keep track of what tickled the eardrums of programmers and listeners alike in this amazing corner of the music industry. There is no place like College Radio for independent, up-and-coming, left-of-center, and heritage artists to get their music on the airwaves. And it’s all based simply on the merit of the music. Programming at stations across North America that report to NACC is wildly and wonderfully diverse. To those of you that report to NACC and to those of you that use our services, thanks for your support! We look forward to getting back to it in 2020. Happy Holidays!We asked promoters and music programmers alike to share with us their personal Top 10 Albums and/or Top 10 Singles of 2019 as well as their thoughts on the music that came out this year. You can find all that information HERE.

The Full NACC 200 for 2019 as well as year-end Top 30s for all our other charts is available to NACC Subscribers. To become a NACC subscriber, head HERE for more information.

NACC 200 Top Album of 2019 : Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow [Jagjaguwar]
NACC Non-Comm Top Album of 2019: Black Keys Let’s Rock [Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch]
NACC NEXT Top Album of 2019: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow [Jagjaguwar]
NACC Singles #1 of 2019 : Tame Impala “Borderline” [Modular/Island]


BLUES : Christone “Kingfish” Ingram Kingfish [Alligator]
CHILL : Elder Island The Omnitone Collection [Whole]
ELECTRONIC : Quantic Atlantic Oscillations [Tru Thoughts]
FOLK : Molly Tuttle When You’re Ready [Compass]
HEAVY : Dream Theater Distance Over Time [Inside Out]
HIP-HOP : Injury Reserve Injury Reserve [Loma Vista/Concord]
JAZZ : Miles Davis Rubberband [Rhino/Warner]
LATIN : Making Moves Ameri’kana [3/2]
WORLD : KOKOKO! Fongola [Transgressive/PIAS]


Biggest One-Week Climb: Allah-Las LAHS (Mexican Summer) [200-24]
Highest Debut: Black Keys Let’s Rock (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch) [2]
Biggest Jump To #1: Jeff Tweedy Warm (dBpm) [31-1]
Biggest Climb Into Top 10: Marika Hackman Any Human Friend (Sub Pop) [182-10]
Most Weeks At #1: Black Keys Let’s Rock (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch) [5]
Most Added: Girlpool What Chaos Is Imaginary (Anti-) [105]



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