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Staff Picks of 2016 | Jan 02, 2017

Megan O’Shea’s Top Albums of 2016

listed alphabetically

  • Accidental Seabirds-Metedeconk
  • Ballroom Thieves-Dead Eye
  • Beatrix Potter-In Another Life
  • Bone & Marrow-Introspectator
  • Colton Kayser-Place To Settle
  • Eric Church- Mr. Misunderstood
  • Jamestown Revival-The Education of a Wandering Man
  • Joseph Makovecki- Lost Kids EP
  • The Lumineers- Cleopatra
  • Miranda Lambert-The Weight Of These Wings
  • Warbler Roost-Sancta Malleo
Top 90 of 2016 | Jan 01, 2017

The Top 90 of 2016

  • 1) Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By
  • 2) Joe Bonamassa – Blues Of Desperation
  • 3) The Rolling Stones – Blue And Lonesome
  • 4) Blackberry Smoke – Like An Arrow
  • 5) David Bowie – Blackstar
  • 6) Marcus King Band – Marcus King Band
  • 7) Mudcrutch – 2
  • 8) Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep
  • 9) Ray Lamontagne – Ouroboros
  • 10) Jesse Malin – Outsiders
  • 11) Eric Clapton – I Still Do
  • 12) Santana – Santana Iv
  • 13) The Lumineers – Cleopatra
  • 14) Drive-By Truckers – American Band
  • 15) Foo Fighters – Saint Cecelia Ep
  • 16) Alejandro Escovedo – Burn Something Beautiful
  • 17) Mumford And Sons – Johannesburg
  • 18) Wilco – Schmilco
  • 19) The Pretenders – Alone
  • 20) Doyle Bramhall Ii – Rich Man
  • 21) Joe Jackson – Fast Forward
  • 22) St Paul & The Broken Bones – Sea Of Noise
  • 23) The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel
  • 24) The Record Company – Give It Back To You
  • 25) Cage The Elephant – Tell Me I’M Pretty
  • 26) Griffin House – So On And So Forth
  • 27) Sting – 57Th & 9Th
  • 28) Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway
  • 29) Paul Simon – Stranger To Stranger
  • 30) The Rides – Pierced Arrow
  • 31) The Avett Brothers – True Sadness
  • 32) Dawes – We’Re All Gonna Die
  • 33) Amos Lee – Spirit
  • 34) Willie Nile – World War Willie
  • 35) Eli “Paperboy” Reed – My Way Home
  • 36) Keith Richards – Crosseyed Heart
  • 37) Brian Fallon – Painkillers
  • 38) Bruce Springsteen – Chapter And Verse Compilation
  • 39) Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers – Rehab Reunion
  • 40) The Head & The Heart – Signs Of Light
  • 41) Big Head Blues Club – Way Down Inside: Songs Of Willie Dixon
  • 42) Moreland & Arbuckle – Promised Land Or Bust
  • 43) Nada Surf – You Know Who You Are
  • 44) Bob Weir – Blue Mountain
  • 45) Anthony D’Amato – Cold Snap
  • 46) Butch Walker – Stay Gold
  • 47) Nick Waterhouse – Never Twice
  • 48) Jamestown Revival – The Education Of A Wandering Man
  • 49) Sarah Jarosz – Undercurrent
  • 50) 7Horse – Livin’ In A Bitch Of A World
  • 51) The Jayhawks – Paging Mr Proust
  • 52) Dylan Leblanc – Cautionary Tale
  • 53) Michael Kiwanuka – Love And Hate
  • 54) Mark Erelli – For A Song
  • 55) Jack White – Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016
  • 56) Bob Mould – Patch The Sky
  • 57) Various Artists – The Musical Mojo Of Dr John Compilation
  • 58) Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – Call It What It Is
  • 59) D Generation – Nothing Is Anywhere
  • 60) Band Of Horses – Why Are You Okay
  • 61) Hamish Anderson – Trouble
  • 62) Eric Lindell – Matters Of The Heart
  • 63) Cheap Trick – Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello
  • 64) Phish – Big Boat
  • 65) Lee Harvey Osmond – Beautiful Scars
  • 66) The Monkees – Good Times
  • 67) Pete Yorn – Arranging Time
  • 68) The Howling Tongues – Boo Hiss
  • 69) Southern Culture On The Skids – The Electric Pinecones
  • 70) Waiting For Henry – Town Called Patience
  • 71) Michael Franti & Spearhead – Soulrocker
  • 72) Grant-Lee Phillips – The Narrows
  • 73) The Heavy – Hurt And The Merciless
  • 74) Various Artists – Dear Jerry Compilation
  • 75) Fantastic Negrito – The Last Days Of Oakland
  • 76) Run River North – Drinking From A Salt Pond
  • 77) Young In The City – Young In The City Ii
  • 78) Colossal Street Jam – Colossal Street Jam
  • 79) Kula Shaker – K 2.0
  • 80) Various Artists – Songs Of Summer Compilation
  • 81) Elephant Stone – Ship Of Fools
  • 82) Young In The City – Young In The City
  • 83) Margaret Glaspy – Emotions And Math
  • 84) The Young Presidents – Firehorse
  • 85) The Shelters – The Shelters
  • 86) Anders Osborne – Spacedust & Ocean Views
  • 87) Violent Femmes – We Can Do Anything
  • 88) Miraculous Mule – Two Tonne Testimony
  • 89) The Wild Feathers – Lonely Is A Lifetime
  • 90) Joseph Makoviecki (Of Thomas Wesley Stern – Lost Kids
  • 90.5) Ryan Sheridan – Ryan Sheridan
Staff Picks of 2016 | Dec 21, 2016

Jeff Raspe’s Picks

All listed in alphabetical order

INDEPENDENT RELEASES
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Silver Tears
American Babies – An Epic Battle Between Light And Dark
Andrew Leahey & The Homestead – Skyline In Central Time
Anthony D’Amato – Cold Snap
Ben Arnold – Lost Keys
BJ Barham – Rockingham
Butch Walker – Stay Gold
D Generation – Nothing Is Anywhere
Derik Hultquist – Southern Iron
Dinosaur Jr – Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not
Don DiLego – Magnificent Ram A
Eli “Paperboy” Reed – My Way Home
Griffin House – So On And So Forth
Hamish Anderson – Trouble
Hidden Cities – All New Friends EP
John K Samson – Winter Wheat
Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan – Take It, It’s Yours
Letters To Cleo – Back To Nebraska
Mark Erelli – For A Song
Michael McDermott – Willow Springs
Moreland & Arbuckle – Promised Land Or Bust
Nada Surf – You Know Who You Are
Nada Surf – Peaceful Ghosts
Richard Barone – Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village In The 60s
Run River North – Drinking From A Salt Pond
Ryley Walker – Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
Silver Torches – Heatherfield
Steve Conte – International Cover-Up
Sulk – No Illusions
The Ballroom Thieves – Deadeye
The Candles – Matter & Spirit
The Fleshtones – The Band Drinks For Free
The I Don’t Cares – Wild Stab
The Pixies – Head Carrier
Waiting For Henry – Town Called Patience
Willie Nile – World War Willie
Young In The City – Young In The City EP/Young In The City II EP

LOCAL RELEASES
Accidental Seabirds – Metedeconk
Airacuda – Daydreaming
Bone And Marrow – Introspectator
Colton Kayser – Place To Settle
Dave Mooney – Costumes And Crowns
Dave Vargo – Burning Through
Dentist – Ceilings
Des & The Swagmatics – Des & The Swagmatics
EdTang & The Chops – Magic Tricks And Rolling Stone
Francis Lombardi – Francis Lombardi
Homeless Apians – Mr Sun
Jo Wymer – S.L.G.
Joseph Alton Miller – Songs Of Travel For The Vagabond
Lowlight – Where Do We Go From Here
Matty Carlock – Loveless
Remember Jones – Ladies And Gentlemen, Remember Jones!
Stolen Rhodes – Bend With The Wind
The Anderson Council – Assorted Colours
The Rock N Roll HiFives – The Beat The Sound The Dragon’s Roar
The Shady Street Show Band – Revelry
The Vansaders – This Time Around
Val Emmich – Whatever’s Chasing You

MAJOR LABEL RELEASES
Alejandro Escovedo – Burn Something Beautiful
Brian Fallon – Painkillers
Eliot Sumner – Information
Jamestown Revival – The Education Of A Wandering Man
Marcus King Band – Marcus King Band
NEEDTOBREATHE – Hard Love
Pete Yorn – Arranging Time
Sting – 57th & 9th
Tall Heights – Neptune
The Lumineers – Cleopatra
The Wild Feathers – Lonely Is A Lifetime
Various Artists – Sing Street soundtrack

IMPORT RELEASES
Blue Rodeo – 1000 Arms (CAN import)
Peter Garrett – A Version Of Now (AUS import)
The Wonder Stuff – 30 Goes Around The Sun (UK import)

Staff Picks of 2016 | Dec 15, 2016

Michele’s Top 10 of 2016

  1. Red Hot Chili Peppers- “The Getaway”
  2. The Avett Brothers “True Sadness”
  3. Lumineers “Cleopatra”
  4. Mumford and Sons “Johannesburg”
  5. Tedeschi Trucks Band “Let Me Get By”
  6. Eli “Paperboy” Reed “My Way Home”
  7. Willie Nile “World War Willie”
  8. Nick Waterhouse “Never Twice”
  9. Ray Lamontagne “Ourorboros”
  10. Pete Yorn “Arranging Time”
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