KRCL's Best of 2019: DJ Picks

  • December 17, 2019
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From blues to folk, electronica to world and everything in between, check out KRCL's DJs Best of 2019:

Brian Kelm of Red White & Blues top 20 Blues Albums of 2019
Chris O’Leary / 7 Minutes Late (American Showplace 1/18/19)
Walter Trout / Survivor Blues (Provogue 1/25/19)
John Mayall / Nobody Told Me (Forty Below Records 2/22/19)
Nick Schnebelen / Crazy All By Myself (VizzTone 3/1/19)
Tommy Castro & the Painkillers / Killin’ It Live (Alligator 3/1/19)
Tony Holiday / Porch Sessions (VizzTone 3/8/19) I always include an acoustic CD!
Brandon Santini / The Longshot (American Showplace 3/15/19)
Harpdog Brown / For Love & Money (Dog House 4/26/19)
Bob Corritore / Do the Hip-Shake Baby (VizzTone 5/3/19)
Cash Box Kings / Hail to the Kings (Alligator 5/17/19)
Christone Kingfish Ingram / Kingfish (Alligator 5/17/19)
Fruteland Jackson / Good As Your Last Dollar (Electro-Fi 5/17/19) another acoustic!
The Texas Horns / Get Here Quick (Severn 5/24/19)
Heather Newman / Rise From The Flames (VizzTone 7/5/19)
Ben Levin / Before Me (VizzTone 7/19/19)
Delbert McClinton / Tall, Dark & Handsome (Hot Shot Records 7/26/19)
Shaun Murphy / Reason To Try (Vision Wall Records 8/1/19)
Coco Montoya / Coming In Hot (Alligator 8/23/19)
Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters / Beyond The Blue Door (Stony Plain 8/30/19)
Altered Five Blues Band / Ten Thousand Watts (Blind Pig 9/6/19)

Circus Brown, Not A Side Show, Favorite Albums of 2019
Altin Gun / Gece
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard / Fishing for Fishes
Oh Sees / Face Stabber
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard / infest the Rats Nest
Royal Trux / White Stuff

Circus Brown's Top 9 of the Teens
Deerhunter / Halcyon Digest (2010)
Black Lips / Arabia Mountain (2011)
Queens of the Stone Age / ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Thee Oh Sees / Floating Coffin (2013)
J.C. Satan / self titled (2015)
The Flaming Lips / Oczy Mlody (2017)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard / Gumboot Soup (2017)
Oh Sees / Smote Reverser (2018)

Connor Estes of The Late Night Lowdown Top Albums of 2019
SAULT / 5
Helado Negro / This is How You Smile
Sudan Archives / Athena
Kindness / Something Like a War
Cuco / Para Mi
Tank and The Bangas / Green Balloon
Ensemble Entendu / Music for the Densely Populated Vol. 2
Charley Crockett / The Valley
Anemone / Beat My Distance
Hypnolove / Plexus

Courtney of Afternoon Delight Fave Albums of 2019 A-Z
Angel Olsen / All Mirrors
The Reds, Pinks and Purples / Anxiety Art
Black Belt Eagle Scout / At the Party with My Brown Friends
Lizzo / Cuz I Love You
DIIV / Deciver
Aldous Harding / Designer
Mega Bog / Dolphine
Divino Niño / Foam
Shura / Forevher
Brittany Howard / Jamie
Hatchie / Keepsake
Michael Kiwanuka / KIWANUKA
Wand / Laughing Matter
Bat For Lashes / Lost Girls
Karen O & Danger Mouse / Lux Prima
Girlpool / Minute In Your Mind
Omni / Networker
Kim Gordon / No Home Record
Slowthai / Nothing Great About Britian
Kevin Morby / Oh My God
Jenny Lewis / On the Line
Purple Mountains / Purple Mountains
Sharon Van Etten / Remind Me Tomorrow
Fat White Family / Surfs Up!
Swervedriver / Swervedriver
Vanishing Twin / The Age of Immunology
Coathangers / The Devil You Know
Weyes Blood / Titanic Rising
Vagabon / Vagabon
Solange / When I Get Home

Ebay of The Afternoon Show Best Albums of 2019:
Michael Kiwanuka / Kiwanuka
Sharon Van Etten / Remind Me Tomorrow
Brittany Howard / Jaime
Marvin Gaye / You're The Man
Andrew Bird / My Finest Work Yet
Black Pumas / Black Pumas
Black Keys / Let's Rock
Bon Iver / i,i
The National / I Am Easy To Find
The New Pornographers / In The Morse Code of Brake Lights
Karen O & Danger Mouse / Lux Prima
Fruit Bats / Gold Past Life
Jenny Lewis / On The Line
J.S. Ondara / Tales of America
Aldous Harding / Designer
Fontaines D.C./ Dogrel
Sleater-Kinney / The Center Won't Hold
Vampire Weekend / Father of the Bride
Purple Mountains / Purple Mountains

Ebay's Best Soul Albums:
Michael Kiwanuka / Kiwanuka
Brittany Howard / Jaime
Marvin Gaye / You're The Man
Durand Jones & The Indications / American Love Call
Black Pumas / Black Pumas
Anderson Paak. / Ventura
Raphael Saadiq / Jimmy Lee
Prince / Originals
Mavis Staples / We Get By
Yola / Walk Through Fire
Seratones / Power
Jamila Woods / Legacy! Legacy!

Ebay's Best of the Decade:
Arcade Fire / The Suburbs (2010)
Kendrick Lamar / To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
D'Angelo / Black Messiah (2014)
Frank Ocean / Channel Orange (2010)
The War on Drugs / Lost in the Dream (2014)
Alabama Shakes / Boys & Girls (2012)
Bon Iver / Bon Iver (2011)
Childish Gambino / Awaken My Love (2016)
Leon Bridges / Coming Home (2015)
Fleet Foxes / Helplessness Blues (2011)
Courtney Barnett / Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. (2015)
Spoon / They Want My Soul (2014)
Tame Impala / Currents (2015)
Lucius / Wildewoman (2013)
A Tribe Called Quest / We Got If From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service (2016)
Beach House / Teen Dreams (2010)
Deerhunter / Halcyon Digest (2010)
Bjork / Vulnicular (2015)
Solange / A Seat at the Table (2016)
Wye Oak / Civilian (2011)
Parquet Courts / Wide Awake! (2018)
James Blake / James Blake (2011)
Sleater-Kinney / No Cities to Love (2015)
Idles / Joy As An Act Of Resistance (2018)

Eugenie of The Midday Show Favorite Women Who Rock Releases of 2019
Brittany Howard / Jamie
Sharon Van Etten / Remind Me Tomorrow
Jamila Woods / Legacy! Legacy!
Jenny Lewis / On the Line
Our Native Daughters / Songs of Our Native Daughters
Black Belt Eagle Scout / At the Party With My Brown Friends
Lizzo / Cause I Love You
Tedeschi Trucks Band / Signs
Seratones / Power
The Highwomen / The Highwomen 
Tank & the Bangas / Green Balloon
Jessy Wilson / Phase 

Emily from Wednesday Night Mix Tape 2019 Favorites
Sharon van Etten / Remind me Tomorrow
Jenny Lewis / On the Line
Julia Jacklin / Crushing
Black Belt Eagle Scout / At the Party...
Lizzo / Cuz I Love You
The National / I Am Easy to Find
Jay Som / Anak Ko
Weyes Blood / Titanic Rising
Fruit Bats / Gold Past Life
Bon Iver / i,i
Deerhunter / Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
Caroline Polachak / Pang
Purple Mountains / self-titled
Sleater-Kinney / The Center Won't Hold
Big Thief / UFOF and Two Hands
Better Oblivion Community Center / self titled
Hand Habits / Place Holder
Angel Olsen / All Mirrors
Sandy (Alex G) / House of Sugar
Clairo / Immunity
Bat For Lashes
Heather Woods Broderick / Invitation 

John Florence of A Brand New Day Favorite Songs of 2019
1. The Highwomen - Highwomen
2. Josh Ritter / All Some Kind of Dream Fever Breaks
3. Better Oblivion Community Center / Dylan Thomas
4. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real / Turn Off the News (Build a Garden) 
5. Jade Bird / Self-titled album - Lottery  
6. Black Pumas / Self-titled album - Colors  
7. Bedouin / Bird Songs of a Killjoy - Echo Park 
8. Joseph / Good Luck Kid - Good Luck Kid
9. Sturgill Simpson / Sound & Fury / Mercury’s in Retrograde 
10. The Avett Brothers / Tell the Truth - Closer Than Together
11. The Claypool Lennon Delirum / South of Reality - Blood and Rockets 
12. Haim - Hallelujah
13. Jakob Dylan, Beck / Echo in the Canyon - Bells of Rhymney 
14. Wilco / Ode to Joy - Love is Everywhere (Beware) 
15. Jeff Tweedy / Warmer - Orpans  
16. Bob Dylan / Bootleg Series: Travelin' Through -  Wanted Man 
17. Keb Mo / Oklahoma - Oklahoma
18. Waterboys / Where the Action Is - Same
19. Big Thief / Two Hands - Forgotten Eyes 
20. Neil Young and Crazy Horse / Colorado - Milky Way 
21. Madison Cunningham / Who Are You Now - LA (Looking Alive) 
22. Craig Finn / I Need A New War - Blankets  
23. Flaming Lips / King's Mouth / How Many Times 
24. Shovels & Rope / By Blood - C'mon, Utah 
25. Beck / Hyperspace - Hyperspace
26. North Mississippi Allstars / What You Gonna Do? - Up and Rolling
27. Sharon Van Etten / Remind Me Tomorrow - Seventeen 
28. Michael Kiwanuka / KIWANUKA - You Ain’t the Problem 
29. Son Volt / Union - Devil May Care 
30. Of Monsters and Men / Sleepwalker - Fever Dream
31. Tedeschi Trucks Band / Signs - Signs, High Times 
32. Mavis Staple / Live in London - Slippery People 
33. Mercury Rev (w/ Lucinda Williams) - Ode to Billy Joe
34. The National / I Am Easy to Find - Light Years
35. Durand Jones & the Indications / American Love Call - Morning in America  
36. The Hold Steady - Denver Haircut
37. Hozier / Wasteland, Baby - Almost (Sweet Music)  
38. Calexico and Iron and Wine - Father Mountain

Ma Black of Night Estereo's Favorites
Natalia Doco / El Buen Galincho
Combo Chimbita / Ahomale
Daniela Andrade / Tamale
Cuco / Para Mi
Frikstailers / Extrasolar
Y La Bamba / Mujeres
Beck / Hyperspace
Chancha Via Circuito / Bienaventuranza Remixes EP 
2 Singles 2019
Bandalos Chinos feat. Adan Jodorowsky "Departamento"
Mima & International Dub Ambassadors "Ñam - Ñam"

Michelle Tanner of Night Train Best of 2019
The Highwomen / The Highwomen
Black Pumas / Black Pumas
Mavis Staples / We Get By
Sturgill Simpson / Sound & Fury
Various Artists / Women Sing Tom Waits - Come On Up to the House
Steep Canyon Rangers / North Carolina Songbook
Yola / Walk Through Fire
Eilen Jewell / Gypsy
Brittany Howard / Jaime
Booker T. Jones / Note By Note
The Raconteurs / Help Me Stranger

Ken Burrola's Liquid Rhythms Top 10 Albums
10. Madonna / Madame
9. XMaluma / 11:11
8. Jamila Woods / Legacy! Legacy!
7. Brittany Howard / Jaime
6. Post Malone / Hollywood's Bleeding
5. The Chemical Brothers / No Geography
4. Clairo / Immunity
3. Gang Starr / One Of The Best Yet
2. Laurel Halo / Dj-Kicks
1. MoMA Ready / The NYC Dance Project

Shell Danis of Good Vibes Favorites of 2019
1. Black Pumas / Black Pumas
2. Rising Appalachia / Leylines
3. Lizzo / Cuz I love You
4. Brittnay Howard / Jamie
5. Black Belt Eagle Scout / At The Party With My Brown Friends
6. Bon Iver / i,i
7. Mavis Staples / We Get By
8. Bob Dylan / The Bootleg Series
9. Maggie Rogers / Heard it In My Past Life
10. The Highwomen / The Highwomen

 

 


 

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