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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/16/20

  1. Jesse Malin: Meet Me At the End Of the World Again – Sunset Kids (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  2. Drive-By Truckers: Armageddon’s Back in Town – The Unraveling (ATO, 2020)
  3. Eric Burdon & War: Spill the Wine – Eric Burdon Declares “War” (MGM, 1970)
  4. Gambang Kromong Slendang Betawi: Onde-Onde – Music of Indonesia, Vol 3: Music from the Outskirts of Jakarta: Gambang Kromong (Smithsonian Folkways, 1991)
  5. Chuck Prophet: Get Off The Stage – single (Yep Roc, 2020)
  6. Evritiki Zygia: Fog – Ormenion (Teranga Beat, 2020)
  7. Moong Duc Thang: Hroong Jew’s Harp – Bamboo on the Mountains: Kmhmu Highlanders from SE Asia & the United States (Smithsonian Folkways, 1999)
  8. Carmen Souza: St. Vitus Dance – ¬The Silver Messengers (Galileo Music, 2019)
  9. CEL (Felix Kubin & Hubert Zemler): Ping Korridor – CEL (Bureau B, 2020)
  10. Michael Franti & Spearhead: When the Sun Begins to Shine – Stay Human, Vol. 2 (Boo Boo Wax, 2019)
  11. Pearl Jam: Dance Of the Clairvoyants – single (Republic, 2020)
  12. The Cure: Friday I’m In Love – Wish (Elektra, 1992)
  13. Claudia Schmidt: Chickadee Blues – Hark the Dark (Pragmavision, 2018)
  14. Supersuckers: That’s a Thing – Play That Rock N’ Roll (Acetate, 2020)
  15. David Essex: Rock On – Rock On (Columbia, 1973)
  16. Justin & the Juicetones: Left Handed Cigarette – The Show Must Go On EP (Justin & the Juicetones, 2020)
  17. Beach Bunny: Promises – Honeymoon (Mom & Pop, 2020)
  18. Bantou Mentale: Bantou Drive – Mentale Zombie (Glitterbeat, 2020)
  19. Jose Feliciano: I’m America – Behind This Guitar (Republic, 2020)
  20. The Stooges: Fun House – Fun House (Elektra, 1970)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/09/20

  1. Shabaka and the Ancestors: Go My Heart, Go to Heaven – We Are Sent Here By History (Impulse!, 2020)
  2. Gang of Four: Ether – Entertainment (Warner Bros., 1979)
  3. The Psychedelic Furs: Don’t Believe – Made of Rain (Cooking Vinyl, 2020)
  4. Praed: Doomsday Survival Kit – Doomsday Survival Kit (Akuphone, 2019)
  5. A Girl Called Eddy: Come To The Palisades! – Been Around (Elefant, 2020)
  6. The Haden Triplets: I’ll Fly Away – The Family Songbook (Trimeter, 2020)
  7. The Long Ryders: Greenville – Psychedelic Country Soul (Cherry Red, 2019)
  8. Paul Kelly: Stealing In The Name Of The Lord – Charlie Gillett’s Radio Picks – Honky Tonk Vol. 2 (Ace, 2014)
  9. Flowers of America: Creepy Creepin’ The Dark Hallway – single (Magic Door, 2020)
  10. Sandy Denny: Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood – Sandy (Island, 1972)
  11. Nada Surf: Looking for You – Never Not Together (Barsuk, 2020)
  12. Fredrika Stahl: Pull Up Your Sleeves – Tomorrow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Sony, 2015)
  13. Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela: We’ve Landed – Rejoice (World Circuit, 2022)
  14. Van Der Graaf Generator: Theme One – single (Charisma, 1972)
  15. African Head Charge: Dervish Chant – Songs Of Praise (On-U Sound, 1990)
  16. Tartie: Ablaze (YouTube)
  17. Clem Snide: Roger Ebert – Forever Just Beyond (Ramseur, 2020)
  18. A Girl Called Eddy: Been Around – Been Around (Elefant, 2020)
  19. Nadah El Shazly: Afqid Adh-Dhakira (I Lose Memory) – Ahwar (Nawa, 2017)
  20. Patto: Singing the Blues On Reds – Roll ’em Smoke ’em Put Another Line Out (Island, 1972)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/02/20

  1. Drive-By Truckers: Thoughts and Prayers – The Unraveling (ATO, 2020)
  2. King Princess: Hit The Back – Cheap Queen (Zelig/Columbia, 2019)
  3. East Village: Here It Comes – Hotrod Hotel (Slumberland, 2020)
  4. John Prine: When I Get to Heaven – The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy, 2018)
  5. Miles Davis: Back Seat Betty – We Want Miles (Columbia, 1981)
  6. Eliza & the Delusionals: Just Exist – A State of Living In an Objective Reality (Cooking Vinyl, 2019)
  7. En Attendant Ana: Do You Understand – Juillet (Trouble in Mind, 2020)
  8. Spiritualized: Rocket Shaped Song – Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space BP (Dedicated, 2009)
  9. Black Lips: Angola Rodeo – Sing in a World That’s Falling Apart (Fire, 2020)
  10. The Replacements: I’ll Be You (Bearsville Version) – Dead Man’s Pop (Rhino, 2019)
  11. Amy Allison: Baby You’re the One – No Frills Friend (Spit & Polish, 2003)
  12. Dropkick Murphys: Amazing Grace – The Gang’s All Here (Hellcat, 1999)
  13. Jose Feliciano: The Chain – Behind This Guitar (Anthem, 2020)
  14. Similar Kind: Over There – Faces & Places EP (Factory Underground, 2019)
  15. Wye Oak: Fear of Heights – single (Merge, 2020)
  16. Bonny Light Horseman: Deep In Love – Bonny Light Horseman (37d03d, 2020)
  17. Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts: Can I Get An Amen – single (Wicked Cool, 2020)
  18. Garbage: Destroying Angels (feat. John Doe, Exene Cervenka) – single (Stun Volume, 2018)
  19. Kevin Morby: I Only Have Eyes For You – Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album (30th Century, 2017)
  20. Joe Meek & The Blue Men: I Hear A New World – I Hear A New World – An Outer Space Music Fantasy (Él, 2019)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/26/20

  1. Yuna & Little Simz: Pink Youth – Rouge (Verve Forecast, 2020)
  2. The Coffin Daggers: Ringo Mura Kara – Eleki (Cleopatra, 2020)
  3. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram: Fresh Out (feat. Buddy Guy) – Kingfish (Alligator, 2019)
  4. Conlon Nancarrow: Study No. 26 – Studies for Player Piano: The Original 1750 Arch Recordings (Other Minds, 2008)
  5. Etenesh Wassie & Mathieu Sourisseau: Minjar – Yene Alem (Buda Musique, 2018)
  6. They Might Be Giants: We Want a Rock – Flood Live in Australia (Asbestos, 2018)
  7. Mélissa Laveaux: Nan Fon Bwa – Radyo Siwèl (Nø Førmat!, 2018)
  8. Mannequin Pussy: Drunk II – Patience (Epitaph, 2019)
  9. William Tyler: Alpine Star – Goes West (Merge, 2019)
  10. Carolyn Sullivan: Dead! – Dave Godin’s Deep Soul Treasures • Vol. 5 (Kent, 2019)
  11. Difford & Tilbrook: Take Me I’m Yours (feat. Robert Glasper & ?uestlove) – single (Yep Roc, 2019)
  12. Pauline Oliveros & Deep Listening Band: Hi Bali, Hi – Sanctuary (Mode, 1995)
  13. Squirrel Flower: Not Your Prey – Contact Sports (Deluxe Ed.) (It Takes Time, 2016)
  14. Jimmy LaFave: Walk Away Renee – Austin Skyline (Bohemia Beat, 1992)
  15. P.P. Arnold: Baby Blue – The New Adventures of… (earMUSIC, 2019)
  16. The Pink Fairies: The Snake – single (Polydor, 1971)
  17. The Record Company: I Wanna Be Your Dog – single (TRC, 2019)
  18. Nina Simone: Baltimore – Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service (Ace, 2019)
  19. Jay Som: Tenderness – Anak Ko (Polyvinyl, 2019)
  20. Alabama 3: Speed of the Sound of Loneliness – Exile On Coldharbour Lane (Elemental, 1997)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Martha Willette Lewis, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/19/20

  1. Dave Hogan: Real Cool Hand – Third Life (Dave Hogan, 2017)
  2. A Girl Called Eddy: Someone’s Gonna Break Your Heart – Been Around (Elefant, 2020)
  3. Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran: God Only Knows – Hagar’s Song (ECM, 2013)
  4. Eric Jacklin: Dreams We Share – The ‘Efflux’ EP (Eric Jacklin, 2020)
  5. Georgia: Started Out – Seeking Thrills (Domino, 2020)
  6. of Montreal: Polyaneurism – UR Fun (Polyvinyl, 2020)
  7. Graham Norwood: It’ll Never Happen Again – Out Of The Sea (Reasons Love, 2020)
  8. Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band: Death of the Last Stripper – Just Like Moby Dick (Paradise of Bachelors, 2020)
  9. The Orielles: Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme) – Disco Volador (Heavenly, 2020)
  10. Fred Fredburguer: Colegas [Colleagues] – Colegas (Elefant, 2019)
  11. The Jay Vons: The Word – The Word (La Castanya, 2019)
  12. King Princess: Homegirl – Cheap Queen (Zelig/Sony, 2019)
  13. Marshall Crenshaw: Only An Hour Ago – Miracle Of Science (Shiny-Tone, 2020)
  14. The Residents: Burn My Bones – Animal Lover (Mute, 2005)
  15. Joe Jackson: Night By Night – single (earMUSIC, 2019)
  16. Kalie Shorr: FU Forever – Open Book (Kalie Shorr, 2019)
  17. Chet Baker: You Make Me Feel So Young (Take 5) – It Could Happen To You (Original Jazz Classics/Riverside, 1987
  18. Mick Ronson: Billy Porter – Play, Don’t Worry (RCA Victor, 1975)
  19. Nada Surf: Something I Should Do – Never Not Together (Barsuk, 2020)
  20. Guy Klucevsek: 3 Microids, No. 2: Eleven Large Lobsters Loose in the Lobby – Transylvanian Software (Starkland, 1999)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/12/20

  1. The Amplifier Heads: The Boy with the Amplifier Head – Loudah (Vinyl Frontier, 2019)
  2. Wingless Angels: I Write My Name/Good Morning – Wingless Angels (Mindless, 1996)
  3. Michael Kiwanuka: You Ain’t the Problem – Kiwanuka (Polydor, 2019)
  4. Amyl and the Sniffers: Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled) – Amyl and the Sniffers (ATO, 2019)
  5. Rickie Lee Jones: Jolie Jolie – Traffic From Paradise (Geffen, 1993)
  6. Octo Octa: Imminent Spirit Arrival – Resonant Body (T4T LUV NRG, 2019)
  7. Ramin Rahimi: I Stand Alone – Sumerian Dance: Persian Percussion Electrified (ARC, 2012)
  8. The Cordial Sins: You Are a Weight – In Memory E.P. (Diversion, 2019)
  9. Jake Shimabukuro: While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Walking Down Rainhill (Hitchhike, 2004)
  10. The Who: Hero Ground Zero – WHO (Polydor, 2019)
  11. Television: 1880 or So – Television (Capitol, 1992)
  12. Loga Ramin Torkian: The Wild Deer (Gavin) – Mehraab (Six Degrees, 2012)
  13. Hazmat Modine: Crust Of Bread – Box of Breath (Geckophonic/Jaro, 2019)
  14. Saeid Shanbehzadeh: Kalfat – Pour-Afrigha (Buda, 2016)
  15. Jesse Malin: Meet Me At The End Of The World Again – Sunset Kids (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  16. Hayley Mary: The Piss, The Perfume – The Piss, The Perfume (I OH YOU, 2020)
  17. Jockstrap: I Want Another Affair (Taylor Skye Remix) – Lost My Key in the >3 Club <3 (Kaya Kaya, 2019)
  18. Dorothy Moore: Misty Blue – Misty Blue (Malaco, 1976)
  19. Samantha Fish: She Don’t Live Around Here – Kill Or Be Kind (Rounder, 2019)
  20. Adam & the Ants: Antmusic – Kings of the Wild Frontier (Epic, 1980)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/05/20

  1. Yo La Tengo: Eight Candles – Hanukkah + (Verve Forecast, 2019)
  2. Donnie Fritts: The Oldest Baby In The World – Oh My Goodness (Single Lock, 2015)
  3. Linda Ronstadt: Get Closer – Get Closer (Asylum, 1982)
  4. Lina_ Raül Refree: Destino – Lina_ Raül Refree (Glitterbeat, 2019)
  5. Suzi Quatro: Heart On The Line – single (Steamhammer, 2019)
  6. The Puppini Sisters: Panic – Betcha Bottom Dollar (UCJ/Verve, 2007)
  7. Archie Shepp: Cousin Mary – Four for Trane (Impulse!, 1965)
  8. The Rutles: Let’s Be Natural – The Rutles (Warner Bros, 1978)
  9. John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble: Long Swing Dream – All Can Work (New Amsterdam, 2018)
  10. Acid Arab: Rajel (feat. Ammar 808) – Jdid (Crammed, 2019)
  11. George Harrison: Ding Dong, Ding Dong – Dark Horse (Apple, 1974)
  12. Robert Black: Trio – State Of The Bass (OODiscs, 1994)
  13. The Techniques: Queen Majesty – single (Treasure Isle, 1967)
  14. Henry Threadgill: Like It Feels – Makin’ A Move (Columbia, 1995)
  15. Harry Nilsson: Cheek To Cheek – Flash Harry (Mercury, 1980)
  16. Big Black: Bad Penny – Songs About Fucking (Touch And Go, 1987)
  17. Mott: Too Short Arms (I Don’t Care) – Shouting and Pointing (Columbia, 1976)
  18. Roland Kirk: Theme for the Eulipions – The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man (Warner Bros, 1976)
  19. Hifi Sean: Testify (feat. Crystal Waters) – Ft. (Plastique 2016)
  20. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Wandering Star – single (Sour Mash, 2019)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favourite Picks of the Year, 2019

Bob Anderson: “A Little Bit Of Everything

  • Sun Ra: Monorails and Satellites Works for Solo Piano Vols. 1,2,3 (Cosmic Myth)
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago: We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Pi)
  • Charlie Karp: Back To You (Red Parlor)
  • Delbert McClinton and the Self-Made Men: Tall, Dark & Handsome (Hot Shot)
  • Eric Dolphy: Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance)
  • Galactic: Already Ready Already (Tchoup-Zilla)
  • The JB’s: More Mess On My Thing (Now-Again)
  • John Coltrane: Blue World (Impulse!)
  • Nick Lowe: Love Starvation (Yep Roc)
  • Raphael Saadiq: Jimmy Lee (Columbia)
  • Thom Yorke: Anima (XL)

Steve di Costanzo: “Radio Base Camp

  • Altin Gün: Gece (ATO)
  • Brittany Howard: Jaime (ATO)
  • The Comet Is Coming: Trust In The Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery (Impulse!)
  • Fontaines D.C.: Dogrel (Partisan)
  • Jamila Woods: Legacy! Legacy! (Jagjaguar)
  • Michael Kiwanuka: KIWANUKA (Interscope)
  • ¿Que Vola?: ¿Que Vola? (Nø Førmat)
  • Sampa The Great: The Return (Ninja Tune)
  • Sault: 5 (Forever Living Originals)
  • Steve Gunn: The Unseen In Between (Matador)

Alec Cumming “Snap, Crackle, POP!

  • Aldous Harding: Fixture Picture (4AD)
  • Cate Le Bon: Daylight Matters (Mexican Summer)
  • DIIV: Skin Game (Captured Tracks)
  • Joe Jackson: Friend Better (earMUSIC)
  • Kate Tempest: Firesmoke (American Recordings)
  • Nick Lowe: Love Starvation (Yep Roc)
  • Robert Forster: Crazy Jane on the Day of Judgement (Tapete)
  • Stephen Bishop: Like Mother Like Daughter (BMG Rights Management)
  • The Stroppies: Cellophane Car (Tough Love)
  • Sunflower Bean: Fear City (Mom + Pop)

Del “in Transition

  • Bonnie Bishop: The Walk (Bonnie Bishop)
  • Bruce Hornsby: Absolute Zero (Zappo Prod’s)
  • Fred Gillen Jr: If I Woke Up This Morning and Died (Dye)
  • Gary Clark Jr: This Land (Warner Bros.)
  • Josh Ritter: Fever Breaks (Pytheas)
  • Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: Rootz Reggae Dub (Megawave)
  • Norah Jones: Begin Again (Blue Note)
  • Son Volt: Union (Transmit Sound)
  • Willie Nelson: Ride Me Back Home (Legacy)
  • Wynton Marsalis: Bolden (OST) (Blue Engine)

Kevin Gallagher “Digging In The Dirt

  • Bria Skonberg: Nothing Ever Happens (Bria Skonberg)
  • The Infamous Stringdusters: Live from Covington Kentucky (Tape Time)
  • Juan Álamo & Marimjazzia: Ruta Panoramica (Summitt)
  • Justin Townes Earle: The Saint of Lost Causes (New West)
  • Mavis Staples – Live in London (Anti-)
  • Our Native Daughters (feat. Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell): Songs of Our Native Daughters (Smithsonian Folkways)
  • Paul Nedzela: Introducing Paul Nedzela (Outside In)
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band: A Tuba to Cuba (Sub Pop)
  • Snarky Puppy: Immigrance (GroundUP)
  • Stan Getz: Getz at the Gate (Live at the Village Gate, Nov 26th, 1961) (Verve)

Tone “Doc” Hardy “Jazz and Soul On Ice

  1. Miles Davis: Rubberband (Warner/Rhino)
  2. Althea René: Flawsome (Althea Rene)
  3. Norman Brown: Highest Act of Love (Shanachie)
  4. Lori Williams: Full Circle (LoriJazz)
  5. Brendan Rothwell: Sentiment (Brendan Rothwell)
  6. Prince: Originals (NPG/Warner Bros)
  7. G-Nice: I’m Aroundd – The Marathon Continued (The Real G-Nice/Horizon)
  8. Cassandra Lucas: Long Way Home (CRC Musik)
  9. Trombeatz: A Carribean Thing (Truth Revolution/The Innovative People)
  10. Tahirah Memory: Asha (Tahirah Memory)

Rich Kaminsky: “Off-Beat

  • Alex Lahey: Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself (Dead Oceans)
  • Ali Barter: History of Boys (PIAS)
  • Charlie Bliss: Hard to Believe (Barsuk)
  • Le Butcherettes: father/ELOHIM (Rise)
  • The Coolies: Blueberry Crumble (Wicked Cool)
  • Deer Tick: Hey! Yeah! (Partisan)
  • Duck and Cover: Bleeding (State Line/Susspool)
  • The Hu: Yuve Yuve Yu (Eleven Seven)
  • Los Straitjackets: Ashokan Farewell (Yep Roc)
  • Tacocat: New World (Sub Pop)

Binnie Klein: “A Miniature World

  1. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Ghosteen (Ghosteen)
  2. Aldous Harding: Designer (4AD)
  3. Hozier: Wasteland, Baby! (Columbia
  4. Big Thief: U.F.O.F. (4AD)
  5. Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising (Sub Pop)
  6. Angel Olsen: All Mirrors (Jagjaguwar)
  7. Toro Y Moi: Outer Peace (Carpark)
  8. Thom Yorke: Anima (XL)
  9. Beck: Hyperspace (Capitol)
  10. Kevin Morby: Oh My God (Dead Oceans)

Martha Willette Lewis: “The Flux Capacitor

  1. Kate Tempest: Holy Elixir (American Recordings)
  2. Higher Brothers: Sunshine (88rising)
  3. Mondo Cozmo: Black Cadillac (Last Gang)
  4. Mattiel: Keep the Change (ATO)
  5. Son Volt: The 99 (Transmit Sound)
  6. I Know Leopard: Seventy Lies (Ivy League)
  7. The Felice Brothers: Undress (Yep Roc)
  8. Catherine Russell: You’re Not the Only Oyster in the Stew (Dot Time)
  9. Doomsquad: General Hum (Bella Union)
  10. Foals: Exits (Warner Bros.)

Michelle Morgan: “Love and Communication”

  • Angel Olsen: All Mirrors (Jagjaguwar)
  • Big Thief: Two Hands *and* U.F.O.F (4AD)
  • Cherry Glazerr: Stuffed & Ready (Secretly Canadian)
  • Helado Negro: This is How You Smile (RVNG Intl.)
  • Kishi Bashi: Omoiyari (Joyful Noise)
  • Mannequin Pussy: Patience (Epitaph)
  • Mega Bog: Dolphine (Paradise of Bachelors)
  • Nilüfer Yanya: Miss Universe (ATO)
  • Pile: Green & Gray (Exploding in Sound)
  • Sharon Van Etten: Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar)

Mark Mushin: “One Step Ahead Of The Blues

  1. Kelly’s Lot: Alyssa (Kelly’s Lot)
  2. Sean Gaiser: Brave (Sean Gaiser)
  3. Sally Fletcher: Colours Of Your Rainbow (1555456 Records DK)
  4. Southbound: Four Leaf Clover (Southbound)
  5. Cara Being Blue: Old Feelin’ (Cara Being Blue)
  6. Regina Bonelli: Killing Floor (True Groove)
  7. Adam Holt: Mr. Morning Drive (Zenith)
  8. Brandon Santini: Heartbreaker (American Showplace)
  9. Seth Rosenbloom: Keep On Turning (HOLMZ)
  10. Michael Bloom And The Blues Prophecy: Old Man Blues (Random Acts)

Martha Nachman: “The Music Never Stopped

  1. Vampire Weekend: Father Of The Bride (Columbia)
  2. Kevin Morby: Oh My God (Dead Oceans)
  3. Hayes Carll: What It Is (Dualtone)
  4. Our Native Daughters (feat. Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell): Songs of Our Native Daughters (Smithsonian Folkways)
  5. The Highwomen: The Highwomen (Elektra)
  6. The Black Keys: Let’s Rock (Easy Eye/Nonesuch)
  7. Jade Bird: Jade Bird (Glassnote)
  8. The Avett Brothers: Closer Than Together (American Recordings)
  9. Upstate: Healing (Royal Potato Family)
  10. Sheryl Crow: Threads (Valory/Big Machine)

Rick Petrone: “The Jazz Sound

  1. Joey DeFransesco: In The Key Of The Universe (Mack Avenue)
  2. Mike Le Donne: Partners In Time (Savant)
  3. Monty Alexander: Wareika Hill Rastamonk Vibrations (MACD)
  4. Mary Stallings: Songs Were Made To Sing (Smoke Sessions)
  5. Jimmy Cobb: This I Dig Of You (Smoke Sessions)
  6. Ted Nash, Steve Cardenas, Ben Allison: Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs (Plastic Sax)
  7. Nicki Parrott: New York To Paris (Arbors)
  8. Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: The Hope I Hold (Green Leaf)
  9. Jonathan Kreisberg: Capturing Spirits – JKQ Live! (New for Now)
  10. Adrian Cunningham: Play Lerner & Loewe (Arbors)

Rod Richardson: “Radio Nothing

  • A-WA: Bayti Fi Rasi (S-Curve)
  • Acid Arab: Jdid (Crammed)
  • The Budos Band: The Budos Band V (Daptone)
  • The Hu: The Gereg (Eleven Seven)
  • Michael Gordon: Acquanetta (Cantaloupe)
  • Natacha Atlas: Strange Days (Whirlwind)
  • Park Jiha: Philos (Glitterbeat)
  • R. Weis: Glass In Your Ear (R. Weis)
  • Rammstein: RAMMSTEIN (Universal)
  • Širom: A Universe That Roasts Blossoms For a Horse (Glitterbeat)

Valerie Richardson: “Radio Something

  • Altın Gün: Gece (ATO)
  • BaianaSystem: O Futuro Não Demora (Máquina de Louco)
  • Buke & Gase: Scholars (Brassland)
  • Cate Le Bon: Reward (Mexican Summer)
  • Jesca Hoop: Stonechild (Memphis Industries)
  • Keb’ Mo’: Oklahoma (Concord)
  • Mark Mulcahy: The Gus (Mezzotint)
  • Rachid Taha: Je Suis Africain (Naïve)
  • Various Artists: Puro Tayta Shanti (Discos Shaki/Little Axe)
  • Violent Femmes: Hotel Last Resort (Add It Up/PIAS)

KC Ryan

  • Bruce Springsteen: If I Should Fall Behind (Columbia)
  • Cate Le Bon: Daylight Matters (Mexican Summer)
  • Josh Ritter & The Milk Carton Kids: The Gospel of Mary (Pytheas)
  • Kate Tempest: People’s Faces (American Recordings)
  • The Menzingers: America (You’re Freaking Me Out) (Epitaph)
  • Savoy Brown: Don’t Hang Me Out to Dry (Quarto Valley)
  • Serena Fisseau and Vincent Peisani: What a Wonderful World (ACT Music)
  • The Slambovian Circus of Dreams: Every Little Light (Storm King)
  • Whyte Horses: Ça Plane Pour Moi (CRC)
  • Youn Sun Na: Mercy Mercy Me (the Ecology) (Warner Music)

Rob Silber: “Rock Therapy

  1. Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul: Summer Of Sorcery (Wicked Cool)
  2. Samantha Fish: Kill Or Be Kind (Rounder)
  3. Mike Zito and Friends: Rock & Roll – A Tribute To Chuck Berry (Ruf)
  4. Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars (Columbia)
  5. Kelly’s Lot: Can’t Take My Soul (Kelly’s Lot)
  6. The Who: Who (Polydor)
  7. Alice Wallace: Into The Blue (JTM)
  8. John Mayall: Nobody Told Me (Forty Below)
  9. Genya Ravan: Icon (Rum Bar)
  10. Stephen Clair: Strange Perfume (Rock City)

Bruce Swan: “Music My Mother Would Not Like

  1. Dave Gunning: Up Against The Sky (Wee House of Music)
  2. Martyn Joseph: Here Come The Young (Pipe)
  3. Ordinary Elephant: Honest (Ordinary Elephant)
  4. Peter Mulvey: There Is Another World (Righteous Babe)
  5. Danny Schmidt: Standard Deviation (Live Once)
  6. Catherine MacLellan: Coyote (Catherine MacLellan)
  7. Anna Tivel: The Question (Anna Tivel)
  8. Charlie Parr: Charlie Parr (Red House)
  9. Rod Picott: Tell The Truth & Shame The Devil (Welding Rod)
  10. River Drivers: Big Oak Road (River Drivers)

howard thompson: “PURE

  1. Mondo Cozmo: Black Cadillac (Last Gang)
  2. Kelly Hunt: Across the Great Divide (Rare Bird)
  3. Robyn Hitchcock: Take Off Your Bandages (Tiny Ghost)
  4. Iris Dement: House Where Nobody Lives (Dualtone)
  5. Daniel Norgren: Dandelion Time (Superpuma)
  6. Mindy Gledhill: Adiós Cariño (Blue Morph)
  7. The Reverse Cowgirls: Hot Dinners (Northern Cowboy)
  8. Lost Bayou Ramblers: Amedé Choupique (live) (Lost Bayou)
  9. The Vacant Lots: The Bells (A Recordings)
  10. Motörhead: Overkill (40th Anniversary Edition) (BMG)

Amy “Night Nurse” Wachtel: “Rockers Arena

  1. Mykal Rose: Red, Gold, Green and Blue (Trojan JA)
  2. Akae Beka: Mek A Menshun (Zion High Productions)
  3. Various: Down In Jamaica (40 Years Of VP Records) (VP)
  4. Third World: More Work to be Done (Ghetto Youths International)
  5. Koffee: Rapture (Columbia)
  6. Jesse Royal: LionOrder (ft. Protoje) (Easy Star)
  7. Steel Pulse: Mass Manipulation (Rootfire Collective)
  8. Oku Onuora: I’ve Seen (Fruits)
  9. Lila Iké: Where I’m Coming From(In.Digg.Nation Collective)
  10. Mortimer: Lightning (Easy Star)

WPKN’s Favourite Picks of the Year, 2018

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/22/19

  1. W.H. Lung: Inspiration! – Incidental Music (Melodic, 2019)
  2. Deb Never: Ugly – House on Wheels (WeDidIt, 2019)
  3. Kongar-Ool Ondar: Where Has My Country Gone – Back Tuva Future (Warner Bros., 1999)
  4. Beck: Uneventful Days – Hyperspace (Fonograf/Capitol, 2019)
  5. Bonny Light Horseman: Jane Jane – Bonny Light Horseman (37d03d, 2019)
  6. Alan Vega: Screamin Jesus – It (Fader, 2017)
  7. David Bowie: Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed – David Bowie (Parlophone, 1969)
  8. Michael Kiwanuka: Hard To Say Goodbye – KIWANUKA (Polydor, 2019)
  9. Hand Habits: placeholder – placeholder (Saddle Creek, 2019)
  10. Pinpeat Orchestra of Siemreap Angkor: Phleng krao nay – Cambodian: Folk & Ceremonial Music (UNESCO/Smithsonian, 1996)
  11. Paul Simon: St. Judy’s Comet – There Goes Rhymin’ Simon (Columbia, 1973)
  12. A Thousand Tiny Fingers: Psychedelic Steppenwolves (feat. Dave Rubin) – Psychedelic Steppenwolves (Mad Hands, 2008)
  13. The Red Propellers: Pink Knives Sharpened – pulse waltz free fall (Rollercoaster, 2019)
  14. Beck: Everlasting Nothing – Hyperspace (Fonograf/Capitol, 2019)
  15. Bismillah Khan: Raga: Katavati – The Shenai Artistry of Bismillah Khan (Capitol, 1968)
  16. The Teskey Brothers: Man Of The Universe – Run Home Slow (Glassnote, 2019)
  17. Vincent Quatroche: All the Old Cars – Matador From Another Planet (Sleeping Giant, 2004)
  18. Paranoid London: Starting Fights (feat. Josh Caffe) – PL (Paranoid London, 2019)
  19. Fleet Foxes: Third of May/Ōdaigahara – Crack-up (Nonesuch, 2017)
  20. Josh Ritter & The Milk Carton Kids: The Gospel of Mary – single (Pytheas, 2019)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/15/19

  1. Matt Barbier: Octahedron [Violoncello] – Platonic Solids (Carrier, 2019)
  2. The Who: I Don’t Wanna Get Wise – Who (Polydor, 2019)
  3. Samantha Fish: Run, Run, Rudolph – single (Rounder, 2019)
  4. Los Lobos: La Rama – Llegó Navida (Rhino, 2019)
  5. Burning Spear: Marcus Garvey – Marcus Garvey / Garvey’s Ghost (Island, 1987)
  6. Robyn Hitchcock & Andy Partridge: Planet England – Planet England (Ape House, 2019)
  7. [Philip Glass, comp.]/Trinity Wall Street/JulianWachner [cond.]: Movement II. Creation Of The Cosmos – Symphony No. 5 (Orange Mountain, 2019)
  8. Duck and Cover: Bleeding Edge – single (State Line, 2019)
  9. Pentaphobe: Sahan – A Tribal Metamorphosis (Mondo Melodia, 2005)
  10. William Doyle (feat. Brian Eno): Design Guide – Your Wilderness Revisited (William Doyle, 2019)
  11. Mike Zito: Johnny B. Goode (feat. Walter Trout) – Rock & Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry (Ruf, 2019)
  12. Ry Cooder: John Lee Hooker for President – Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (Nonesuch, 2011)
  13. Garbage: We Never Tell – Strange Little Birds (Stun Volume, 2016)
  14. Alanis Morissette: Reasons I Drink – single (Crush/Thirty Tigers, 2019)
  15. John Martyn: Head and Heart – Bless The Weather (Island, 1971)
  16. Termination Dust: It’s Not A Place, It’s A Feeling – Growing Down (Glacial Pace, 2019)
  17. Amnesia Scanner: AS Too Wrong – Another Life (Pan, 2018)
  18. Randy Newman: Rider In the Rain – Little Criminals (Warner Bros., 1977)
  19. Electric Peace: Kill For Your Love – Kill For Your Love (Barred, 2019)
  20. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Mars For The Rich – Infest The Rat’s Nest (ATO, 2019)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/08/19

  1. DIIV: Skin Game – Deceiver (Captured Tracks, 2019)
  2. Coldplay: Arabesque – Everyday Life (Parlophone, 2019)
  3. Amnesia Scanner: AS Acá (feat. Lalita) – single (Pan, 2019)
  4. Len Barry: 1-2-3 – MOD: The Ultimate Collection (Union Square/UMC, 2018)
  5. Soccer Mommy: Yellow Is the Color Of Her Eyes – single (Loma Vista, 2019)
  6. Patrick Watson: Sit Down Beside Me – single (Secret City, 2010)
  7. Wadada Leo Smith: The Empress, Lady Day – Najwa (TUM, 2017)
  8. Eivind Opsvik: Lull Of Lumber – Overseas III (Loyal Label, 2008)
  9. Sunflower Bean: Sinking Sands – Twentytwo in Blue (Mom+Pop, 2018)
  10. David Bowie: Good Morning Girl – MOD: The Ultimate Collection (Union Square, 2018)
  11. Soundwalk Collective w/Patti Smith: Mummer Love – Mummer Love (Bella Union, 2019)
  12. Karl Berger & Jason Hao Hwang: Prophecy – Conjure (True Sounds, 2019)
  13. Graham Parker: Nixon’s Rules – single (100%, 2019)
  14. Suss: Mojave – High Line (Northern Spy, 2019)
  15. Walter Trout: Nature’s Disappearing – Survivor (Provogue, 2019)
  16. (Sandy) Alex G: Crime – House of Sugar (Domino, 2019)
  17. Wendy Carlos: Afterlife – Tales Of Heaven And Hell (East Side Digital, 1998)
  18. Kyoko Kitamura’s Tidepool Fauna: Deadbolt – Protean Labyrinth (Kyoko Kitamura, 2018)
  19. Dandy: Rudy, A Message To You – single (Ska Beat, 1967)
  20. Eddie Cochran: C’mon Everybody – Eddie Cochran (Liberty, 1960)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, Binnie Klein, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Kevin Gallagher, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/01/19

  1. Geraint Watkins: Rush of Blood – Rush of Blood (The Last Music Company, 2019)
  2. Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey: Clickty Smash-Boom – Utter (Relative Pitch, 2018)
  3. Kamasi Washington: Cherokee – The Epic (Brainfeeder, 2015)
  4. Rachid Taha: Andy waloo – Je suis africain (Naïve, 2019)
  5. Stereolab: Mass Riff – Margerine Eclipse: Expanded Edition (Duophonic/Warp, 2019)
  6. Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue: Song for Naldo – Sounds & Cries of the World (Pi, 2015)
  7. Nazz: Some People – The Complete Nazz (Purple Pyramid, 2019)
  8. Wipers: Taking Too Long – Youth Of America (Park Avenue, 1981)
  9. Ghost Rhythms: Nattes – Live at Yoshiwara (Cuneiform, 2019)
  10. Jesse Malin: Shining Down – Sunset Kids (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  11. Paul McCartney: Home Tonight – single (Capitol, 2019)
  12. Culture: Black Star Liner Must Come – Two Sevens Clash (Joe Gibbs Record Globe, 1977)
  13. Jeffrey Foskett: Laughter in the Rain – Voices (BMG Rights Management, 2019)
  14. Brian Dewan: Carve That Possum – Words Of Wisdom (Eschatone, 2007)
  15. Luke Lalonde: The Perpectual Optimist – The Perpetual Optimist (Paper Bag, 2019)
  16. Aubrie Sellers: Far From Home – Far From Home (Aubrie Sellers, 2019)
  17. Kris Davis: Big Band Ball – Capricorn Climber (Clean Feed, 2013)
  18. Harry Nilsson: U.C.L.A. – Losst and Founnd (Omnivore, 2019)
  19. Julie Doiron: Más Dulce (feat. Nacho Vegas) – Canta en Español, Vol. 4 (Acuarela, 2019)
  20. Sex Pistols: My Way – The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle (Virgin, 1979)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rob Silber, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson