Sunday, December 17, 2017

My Top 40 albums of 2017

I listened to at least 150 albums full through this year, and these the ones that stuck the most. As always, the usual caveats: 1) I only base the list on albums I own, so things I really dug but didn't purchase, like B Boys, didn't make it, 2) of course, there are many terrific albums I've never gotten around to, like Alvvays' latest, for example, and, 3) the rankings mean a bit less the further down the list this goes, the distinctions between 21 and 25, for example, are very small. I also had to figure out what to do with Run The Jewels, whose third album was offered for free in mid-December, but not physically out until 2017. I decided to exclude it. There are also a number of records that could have made the 40 during a different week. It's just a matter of when the wheel stops spinning.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

December 16, 2017 CHIRP Radio playlist (Show #366)

9:00 AM Wilco • Please Be Patient With Me • Sky Blue Sky • Nonesuch

9:03 AM Imagination • Just an Illusion • In the Heat of the Night • BR Music

9:07 AM ChanHays • Never Knew (featuring Supastition, Ambition & One Be Lo) • Here • Droppin' Science

Saturday, December 2, 2017

December 2, 2017 CHIRP Playlist (Show #365)

9:00 AM Fine Young Cannibals • Johnny Come Home • Fine Young Cannibals • I.R.S.

9:03 AM Rumer • Slow • Seasons of My Soul • Atlantic

9:07 AM Brooklyn Raga Massive • Cells 9–11 • Terry Riley in C • Northern Spy

Saturday, November 25, 2017

November 25, 2017 CHIRP Radio playlist (Show #364)

8:59 AM Neko Case • That Teenage Feeling • Fox Confessor Brings the Flood • ANTI-

9:02 AM Kraftwerk • Expo2000 • Expo2000 • EMI Electrola

9:05 AM Lost Horizons • Score the Sky • Ojal√° • Bella Union

Saturday, November 18, 2017

November 18, 2017 CHIRP Radio playlist (Show #363)

9:01 AM The Cramps • Goo Goo Muck • Psychedelic Jungle • I.R.S.

9:04 AM Portishead • Roads • Dummy • Go! Discs

9:09 AM Fazerdaze • Bedroom Talks • Morningside • Flying Nun

Saturday, November 11, 2017

November 11, 2017 CHIRP Radio playlist (Show #362)

9:00 AM Robbie Fulks • The Buck Starts Here • Country Love Songs • Bloodshot

9:03 AM Norman Connors • You Are My Starship • You Are My Starship • Buddah

9:08 AM Julien Baker • Hurt Less • Turn Out the Lights • Matador

Saturday, November 4, 2017

November 4, 2017 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #361)

9:01 AM XTC • Harvest Festival • Apple Venus • Idea/TVT

9:04 AM The Dells • There Is • There Is • Cadet

9:08 AM Tricky • It's Your Day • Ununiform • False Idols