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WPKN Programmers’ 2016 Top 10’s

Bob Anderson: “A Little Bit Of Everything

  • A Tribe Called Quest: We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
  • Bobby Rush: Porcupine Meat (Rounder)
  • David Bowie: ★ (Blackstar) (ISO/Columbia)
  • Iggy Pop: Post Pop Depression (Loma Vista)
  • Jim James: Eternally Even (ATO)
  • John Scofield: Country For Old Men (Impulse!)
  • Miles Davis & Robert Glasper: Everything’s Beautiful (Legacy)
  • NRBQ: High Noon – A 50-Year Retrospective (Omnivore)
  • Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool (XL)
  • The Rolling Stones: Blue & Lonesome (Rolling Stones)

Daniel Bass: “Monsoon Radio

  1. The Frightnrs: Nothing More to Say (Daptone)
  2. Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Denial (Matador)
  3. A-Wa: Habib Galbi (Way-Up/S-Curve)
  4. Mitski: Puberty 2 (Dead Oceans)
  5. V/A: Soul Sok Sega (Strut)
  6. Sunflower Bean: Human Ceremony (Fat Possum)
  7. case/lang/viers: case/lang/viers (Anti-)
  8. V/A: Thai Funk Volume 2 (Zud Rang Ma)
  9. A Tribe Called Quest: We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)
  10. Angel Olsen: My Woman (Jagjaguwar)

Bob Chamenko

  • Anders Osborne: Spacedust & Ocean Views (Back on Dumaine)
  • Charlie Hayden & Liberation Music Orchestra: Time Life – Song for the Whales & Other Beings (Impulse!)
  • The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Monolith Of Phobos (ATO)
  • Gov’t Mule: The TelStar Sessions (Evil Teen)
  • Hard Working Americans: Rest in Chaos (Melvin)
  • Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matthew Garrison: In Movement (ECM)
  • The Legendary Pink Dots: Pages of Aquarius (Metropolis)
  • Lucinds Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20 (Highway 20)
  • NRBQ: High Noon: A 50-Year Retrospective (Omnivore)
  • Tortoise: The Catastrophist (Thrill Jockey)

Eric Cocks: “Connections

  • Anna Rose: Strays In The Cut EP (Noble Steed)
  • The Beatles: Live at The Hollywood Bowl (Apple/UMG)
  • Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings Box Set (Columbia)
  • David Bowie: ★ (Blackstar) (ISO/Columbia)
  • The Kinks: The Mono Collection (Sanctuary/BMG)
  • Leonard Cohen: You Want I Darker (Columbia)
  • Richard Barone: Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s (RBM Special Editions)
  • Sam Phillips: Human Contact Is Never Easy (Littlebox)
  • Steve Addabbo: Out Of Nothing (Agf Entertainment)
  • Suzanne Vega: Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers (Perpetual Sounds)

Del “in Transition

  1. Eric Krasno: Blood From A Stone (Feel)
  2. Paul Simon: Stranger To Stranger (Concord)
  3. The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Monolith Of Phobos (ATO)
  4. Bombino: Azel (Partisan)
  5. David Bowie: ★ (Blackstar) (ISO)
  6. Throttle Elevator Music: IV (Wide Hive)
  7. Delta Generators: Hipshakers & Heartbreakers (Delta Generators)
  8. Hard Working Americans: Rest In Chaos (Melvin)
  9. Jane Lee Hooker: No B! (Ruf)
  10. The Heavy: Hurt & The Merciless (Bad Son)

Steve di Costanzo: “Radio Base Camp

  • Acid Arab: Musique de France (Crammed Discs)
  • The Avalanches: Wildflower (Modular)
  • David Bowie: ★ (Blackstar) (ISO/Columbia)
  • Drive-By Truckers: American Band (ATO)
  • Family Atlantica: Cosmic Unity (Soundway)
  • Frank Ocean: Blonde (Boys Don’t Cry)
  • Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1967-1972 Cre/ation (Pink Floyd/Columbia)
  • Simian Mobile Disco: Welcome to Sideways (Delicacies)
  • Sunflower Bean: Human Ceremony (Fat Possum)
  • V/A: Let’s Go Down and Blow Our Minds – British Psychedelic Sounds of 1967 (Grapefruit)

Kevin Gallagher: “Kevin Gallagher’s Bagalan

  • Colter Wall: Imaginary Appalachia (Soccermom)
  • Daniel Bachman: Daniel Bachman (Three Lobed)
  • Jack White: Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 (Third Man/Columbia)
  • Larry Coryell: Barefoot Man: Sanpaku (Purple Pyramid)
  • Mandolin Orange: Blindfaller (Yep Roc)
  • Parker Millsap: The Very Last Day (Okrahoma)
  • Roberto Fonseca: ABUC (Impulse!)
  • Rolling Stones: Blue & Lonesome (Rolling Stones)
  • Shovels & Rope: Little Seeds (New West)
  • Sturgill Simpson: A Sailor’s Guide To Earth (Atlantic)

David Golden: “Radio Golden

  • Alyssa Allgood: Out of the Blue (Jeru Jazz)
  • Frank Zappa: Meat Light (Zappa)
  • Jocelyn Michelle: Time to Play! (Chicken Coup)
  • John Scofield: Country For Old Men (Impulse!)
  • Larry Coryell: Barefoot Man – Sanpaku (Purple Pyramid)
  • Larry Young: In Paris – The ORTF Recordings (Resonance)
  • Luba Mason: Mixtura (Kookie)
  • Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace/La Orquesta Sinfonietta: Canto América (Patois)
  • Snarky Puppy: Culcha Vulcha (Ground UP)
  • Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra: All My Yesterdays (Resonance)

Dave Hogan: “Dave Hogan Radio

  1. Jason P Krug: The Zen Of Losing (Jason P Krug)
  2. John Prine: For Better, Or Worse (Oh Boy)
  3. The Sawtelles: Brown (Sawtelles)
  4. Robbie Fulks: Upland Stories (Bloodshot)
  5. Ian Hunter & the Rant Band: Fingers Crossed (Proper)
  6. Dan Carlucci: Rebirth (Dan Carlucci)
  7. Alejandro Escovedo: Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy)
  8. Jim Lauderdale: This Changes Everything (Sky Crunch)
  9. The Fleshtones: The Band Drinks For Free (Yep Roc)
  10. Waco Brothers: Going Down In History (Bloodshot)

Rich Kaminsky: “Off-Beat

  1. Jeffrey Martin: “Just Like Me (Joseph Stalin Song)” – Five Years Of Gravy (Fluff and Gravy)
  2. Lake Street Dive: “Hell Yeah” – Side Pony (Nonesuch)
  3. The Shifting Sands: “Coming Back” – Cosmic Radio Station (Fishrider)
  4. Willie Nile: “Forever Wild” – World War Willie (River House)
  5. Low Cut HighTops: “Dumb Ol’ Kid” – Eh, Whatever (Low Cut HighTops)
  6. The Strumbellas: “Young and Wild” – Hope (Glassnote)
  7. Weezer: “California Kids” – Weezer (White Album) (Atlantic)
  8. Beach Baby: “Sleeperhead” – No Mind No Money (Island)
  9. Phasers On Kill: “16 Stairs” – 16 Stairs (Snatchee)
  10. Drunken Prayer: “Fell into the Sun” – Five Years Of Gravy (Fluff and Gravy)

Binnie Klein: “A Miniature World

  • Angel Olsen: My Woman (Jagjaguwar)
  • Anoushka Shankar: Land Of Gold (Deutsche Grammophon)
  • Bon Iver: 22: A Million (Jagjaguwar)
  • David Bowie: ★ (Blackstar) (ISO/Columbia)
  • Hype Williams: 10/10 (Hype Williams)
  • Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker (Columbia)
  • Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool (XL)
  • Warpaint: Heads Up (Rough Trade)
  • Zhu: Generationwhy (Columbia)
  • Weyes Blood: Front Row Seat to Earth (Mexican Summer)

Martha Willette Lewis: “Live Culture

  • David Bowie: ★ (Blackstar) (ISO/Columbia)
  • The Bad Plus: It’s Hard (Okeh)
  • Bob Dylan: Fallen Angels (Columbia)
  • Jack White: Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 (Third Man)
  • Kate Tempest: Let Them Eat Chaos (Lex)
  • Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker (Columbia)
  • Mavis Staples: Livin’ On A High Note (Anti-)
  • Paul Simon: Stranger To Stranger (Concord)
  • Prince: 4Ever (NPG)
  • Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool (XL)

Allyson McCabe: “FM Mutations

  1. David Bowie: ★ (Blackstar) (ISO/Columbia)
  2. Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker (Columbia)
  3. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed)
  4. Kate Bush: Before the Dawn (Fish People/Concord)
  5. Cate Le Bon: Crab Day (Drag City)
  6. Mary Halvorson Octet: Away With You (Firehouse 12)
  7. Tony Molina: Confront The Truth (Slumberland)
  8. Parquet Courts: Human Performance (Rough Trade)
  9. V/A: Ork Records: New York, New York (Numero)
  10. Sneaks: Gymnastics (Merge)

Mark Mushin: “Monday Morning Music

  1. Stevie Nimmo: Sky Won’t Fall (Manhaton)
  2. Davy Knowles: Three Miles From Avalon (WYAN)
  3. Mike Zito: Make Blues Not War (Ruf)
  4. Ana Popovic: Trilogy (ArtisteXclusive)
  5. Aynsley Lister: Eyes Wide Open (Straight Talkin’)
  6. Sari Schorr & The Engine Room: A Force Of Nature (Manhaton)
  7. Andy Timmons Band: Theme From A Perfect World (Timstone)
  8. Mark May Band & The Soul Satyr Horns: Blues Heaven (Connor Ray Music)
  9. Ben Poole: Time Has Come (Manhaton)
  10. Lance Lopez: Live In NYC (Cleopatra Blues)

Martha Nachman: “The Music Never Stopped

  1. V/A: Day Of The Dead (4AD)
  2. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros: Person A (Community)
  3. The Record Company: Give It Back To You (Concord)
  4. Jeff Beck: Loud Hailer (Rhino)
  5. The Felice Brothers: Life In The Dark (Yep Roc)
  6. Colvin & Earle: Colvin & Earle (Fantasy)
  7. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Let Me Get By (Fantasy)
  8. Mavis Staples: Livin’ On A High Note (Anti-)
  9. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam: I Had A Dream That You Were Mine (Glassnote)
  10. The Avett Brothers: True Sadness (American/Republic)

Rick Petrone: “The Jazz Sound

  • Bill Evans: Some Other Time – The Lost Session from The Black Forest (Resonance)
  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels: I Long To See You (Blue Note)
  • Freddie Cole: He Was The King (High Note)
  • Herlin Riley: New Direction (Mack Avenue)
  • Jeremy Pelt: #jiveculture (High Note)
  • Joey Alexander: Countdown (Motema)
  • John Scofield: Country For Old Men (Impulse)
  • One For All: The Third Decade (Smoke Sessions)
  • Sarah Vaughan: Live at Rosy’s (Resonance)
  • Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining – The Songs of Jerome Kern (Columbia)

Rod Richardson: “Radio Nothing

  • Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis: NYN (Riverboat)
  • Acid Arab: Musique de France (Crammed)
  • A-WA: Habib Galbi (S-Curve)
  • Xiu Xiu: Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks (Polyvinyl)
  • Beats Antique: Shadowbox (Beats Antique)
  • Mick Rossi: 160 (Innova)
  • George Hurd: Navigation Without Numbers (Innova)
  • Stan Ridgway & Pietra Wexstun: Priestess Of The Promised Land (A440)
  • Sarathy Korwar: Day To Day (Ninja Tune)
  • Ergo: As Subtle As Tomorrow (Cuneiform)

Valerie Richardson: “Radio Something

  1. The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Monolith of Phobos (ATO)
  2. Cate Le Bon: Crab Day (Drag City)
  3. Hazmat Modine: Extra-Deluxe-Supreme (JARO Medien
  4. Jeff Beck: Loud Hailer (Rhino)
  5. La Yegros: Magnetismo (Soundway)
  6. Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker (Columbia)
  7. Michael Kiwanuka: Love & Hate (Polydor)
  8. Silas Lowe: Wandering Father, Forgotten Son (Silas Lowe)
  9. Xenia Rubinos: Black Terry Cat (Anti-)
  10. Zomba Prison Project: I Will Not Stop Singing (Six Degrees)

KC Ryan

  1. Rhiannon Giddens: Live At Jazzfest 2016 (Munck Music)
  2. Banjo Nickaru & The Western Scootches: Very Next Thing (On The Bol)
  3. Lucinda Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20 (Highway 20)
  4. The Monkees: Good Times! (Rhino)
  5. case/lang/veirs: case/lang/veirs (Anti-)
  6. Brother Sun: Weights & Wings (Brother Sun)
  7. Ronnie Spector: English Heart (429)
  8. Stephan Mikes: Animal Tracks (Goin’ Native)
  9. Mary Chapin Carpenter: The Things That We Are Made Of (Lambent Light)
  10. Bruce Springsteen: Chapter and Verse (Columbia)

Bob Shapiro: “In The Evening

  • Backtrack Blues Band: Way Back Home (Harpo)
  • Bob Lanza Blues Band: Time To Let Go (Connor Ray)
  • Brian Langlinais: Right Hand Road (Patoutville)
  • Duke Robillard: Full Circle (Stony Plain)
  • Erwin Helfer: Last Call (The Sirens)
  • J.W. Jones: High Temperature (Solid Blue)
  • Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne: Jumpin’ & Boppin’ (Stony Plain)
  • Liz Mandeville: The Stars Motel (Blue Kitty)
  • Sugar Ray and the Bluetones: Seeing Is Believing (Severn)
  • Tony Vega Band: Black Magic Box (Silver Belly)

Justin Shay: “JMS Jams

  • Anthony Child: Electronic Recordings From Maui Jungle Vol. 2 (Editions Mego)
  • Ashley Bellouin: Ballads (Drawing Room)
  • H Takahashi: Body Trip (Constellation Tatsu)
  • Kyle Landstra: Rest Assured (Bridgetown)
  • Landing: Third Sight (El Paraiso)
  • Les Halles: Transient (Not Not Fun)
  • Lunaria: All Is Dream (Sounds Of The Dawn)
  • M. Sage: Needleworks (Patient Sounds)
  • Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek: Schaum (Faitiche)
  • Roberto Musci: Tower Of Silence (Music From Memory)

Rob Silber: “Rock Therapy

  1. Ian Hunter & the Rant Band: Fingers Crossed (Proper)
  2. Willie Nile: World War Willie (River House)
  3. The Monkees: Good Times! (Rhino)
  4. Gary Frenay: File Under Pop Vocal (Northside)
  5. Cheap Trick: Bang Zoom Crazy… Hello (Big Machine)
  6. Rolling Stones: Blue & Lonesome (Rolling Stones)
  7. Ana Popovic: Trilogy (ArtisteXclusive)
  8. Alejandro Escovedo: Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy)
  9. V/A: Dear Jerry – Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia (Rounder)
  10. Jeff Beck: Loud Hailer (Rhino)

Bruce Swan: “Music My Mother Would Not Like

  1. The End of America: The End of America (Forest Park)
  2. Brooks Williams: My Turn Now (Red Guitar Blue Music)
  3. Poor Man’s Whiskey: Rockstar On The Weekend (Poor Man’s Whiskey)
  4. The Belle Hollows: Miller’s Creek (Elm Hill)
  5. Dave Gunning: Lift (Wee House of Music)
  6. Robin Batteau: Concert In D (Nouveau Retro)
  7. Dori Freeman: Dori Freeman (Trade Root)
  8. Ladybird: Hey There, Ladybird EP (Ladybird)
  9. National Park Radio: The Great Divide (MRI)
  10. Steven Pellend: These Days (Beech Tree)

howard thompson: “PURE

  1. Kate Tempest: Let Them Eat Chaos (Lex)
  2. Ian Hunter & The Rant Band: Fingers Crossed (Proper)
  3. Joy Askew: Queen Victoria (Joy Askew)
  4. The Rolling Stones: Blue & Lonesome (Rolling Stones)
  5. Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation: Mirage (Rocket)
  6. Jacob Collier: In My Room (Qwest)
  7. 7. Suicide: Suicide (Superior Viaduct)
  8. Britta Phillips: Luck Or Magic (Double Feature)
  9. Patti Smith: Horses – Live at Electric Lady Studios (Electric Lady)
  10. Soulwax: “Heaven Scent” 12” (feat. Chloë Sevigny) (DeeWee)

Mike Zito

  1. Birds of Chicago: Real Midnight (Five Head Entertainment)
  2. Amelia White: Home Sweet Hotel (White-Wolf)
  3. Elizabeth Cook: Exodus of Venus (Agent Love)
  4. Carter Sampson: Wilder Side (Continental Song City)
  5. Jeff Plankenhorn: Soulslide (Lounge Side)
  6. Jack Ingram: Midnight Motel (New Rounder)
  7. Parker Millsap: The Very Last Day (Okrahoma)
  8. Bonnie Raitt: Dig in Deep (Redwing)
  9. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends: Circlin’ Back Celebrating 50 Years (NGDB)
  10. Passenger: Young As The Morning Old As The Sea (Nettwerk)

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