Saturday, August 12, 2017

August 12, 2017 CHIRP Radio playlist (Show #349)

9:00 AM The Beach Boys • Caroline No • Pet Sounds • Capitol

9:02 AM XTC • This World Over • The Big Express • Virgin

9:08 AM Bedouine • Nice and Quiet • Bedouine • Spacebomb

Saturday, August 5, 2017

August 5, 2017 CHIRP Radio playlist (Show #348)

9:01 AM Kelela • LMK • Take Me Apart • Warp

9:05 AM Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark • Almost • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark • Virgin

9:08 AM James Elkington • Make it Up • Wintres Woma • Paradise of Bachelors

Saturday, July 22, 2017

July 22, 2017 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #347)

9:01 AM Cornelius • The Spell of a Vanishing Loveliness • Mellow Waves • Rostrum

9:03 AM Björk • Hyperballad • Post • Elektra

9:09 AM SZA • Garden (Say it Like Dat) • CTRL • Top Dawg

Sunday, July 16, 2017

July 15, 2017 CHIRP Radio playlist (Show #346)

9:01 AM Rhye • Please • single • Loma Vista

9:04 AM Phosphorescent • Can I Sleep In Your Arms • To Willie • Dead Oceans

9:08 AM Fleet Foxes • Kept Woman • Crack-Up • Nonesuch

Saturday, July 8, 2017

July 8, 2017 CHIRP Radio playlist (Show #345)

9:00 AM Toro Y Moi • No Show • Boo Boo • Carpark

9:05 AM Stray Cats • I Won't Stand in Your Way • Rant n' Rave With the Stray Cats • EMI America

9:07 AM Sam Amidon • Juma Mountain • The Following Mountain • Nonesuch

9:13 AM James Elkington • Grief Is Not Coming • Wintres Woma • Paradise of Bachelors

Saturday, July 1, 2017

My mid-year Top 20 albums (and a few more that came close)

This is a pretty off the cuff list, so I'm sure things will shift considerably just among these albums as the year goes on. What counts as a new release is somewhat subjective, but I feel that since the Thelonious Monk album was never before released, it can't be a reissue, so it must be new. And although the Run The Jewels was digitally released right before 2016's end, the physical release was 2017, and that's good enough for me. Of course, there are things I need to get, and things I forgot, and things I just got (like the new Vince Staples, for example) that I haven't listened to enough.

1. Songhoy Blues -- Résistance
2. Rhiannon Giddens -- Freedom Highway
3. Thelonious Monk -- Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960
4. Run The Jewels -- Run The Jewels 3
5. Algiers -- The Underside of Power
6. Syd -- Fin
7. Temples -- Volcano
8. B Boys -- Dada
9. Jay Som -- Everybody Works
10. Sampha -- Process
11. Rose Elinor Dougall -- Stellular
12. Mark Lanegan Band -- Gargoyle
13. Joan Shelley -- Joan Shelley
14. The New Pornographers -- Whiteout Conditions
15. Andrew Combs -- Canyons of My Mind
16. Ibibio Sound Machine -- Uyai
17. Robyn Hitchcock -- Robyn Hitchcock
18. British Sea Power -- Let the Dancers Inherit the Party
19. Laura Marling -- Semper Femina
20. Juana Molina -- Halo
21. Dutch Uncles -- Big Balloon
22. Kendrick Lamar -- Damn
23. Ron Sexsmith -- The Last Rider
24. Ambrose Akinmusire -- A Rift in Decorum
25. Mark Eitzel -- Hey Mr. Ferryman
26. Real Estate -- In Mind
27. Aimee Mann -- Mental Illness
28. Panda Riot -- Infinity Maps
29. Sacred Paws -- Strike a Match
30. Paul Weller -- A Kind Revolution
31. BNQT -- Volume 1
32. Maximo Park -- Risk to Exist


July 1, 2017 CHIRP Radio playlist (Show #344)

9:01 AM TLC • Perfect Girls • TLC • 852 Musiq

9:05 AM The Pipettes • Because It's Not Love (But It's Still A Feeling) • We Are the Pipettes • Memphis Industries

9:07 AM Big Sadie • Need Your Love • Keep Me Waiting • Spindle Tree Records