WXNA DJ End-of-year picks 2017


Acid Altar — DJ Karl
Drab Majesty — The Demonstration
Emil Amos — Filmmusik
Kendrick Lamar — DAMN.

Aging Hipster — Heather Lose
The Lees of Memory — The Blinding White of Nothing at All (local pick)
Grateful Dead — May 1977: Get Shown the Light (non-local pick)


All About Nashville — Laurel Creech
Bully — Losing
Margo Price — American Made
The Audio Wreck — Nick Davis
Naomi Punk — Yellow


Big Planet Noise — Bob Irwin
The Yardbirds — Yardbirds ‘68

The Continental — DJ Rhatfink
1. Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts — Milano
2. Songhoy Blues — Résistance
3. Robyn Hitchcock — Robyn Hitchcock

Body to Body — Adam McDole
1. Godflesh — Post Self
2. Kendrick Lamar — DAMN.
3. Slowdive — Slowdive
4. Wulfband — Revolter
5. Power Trip — Nightmare Logic
6. 3teeth — shutdown.exe
7. Comaduster — Solace
8. Bella Morte — Year of the Ghost
9. Uniform — Wake in Fright
10. Schwefelgelb — Den Umgekehrten Atem / Anwar Sadat — Ersatz Living (tie)

D-Funk — D-Funk
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings — Soul Of A Woman
Kamasi Washington — Harmony Of Difference
Bully — Losing
Margo Price — All American Made
Lilly Hiatt — Trinity Lane
Tristen — Sneaker Waves
Jane Weaver — Modern Kosmology
Guided By Voices — How Do You Spell Heaven
The Replacements — For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986
Tony Allen — The Source

Delicious Elixir — Roger Blanton
Twain - Rare Feeling
David Rawlings - Poor David’s Almanack
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard -
Flying Microtonal Banana
Heaters - Matterhorn
Blackfoot Gypsies - To The Top
Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
Bonobo - Migration
Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir -
Do Not Pass Me By Vol. II (re-issue)

Double Shot — Joe & Sue
Jon Latham — Lifers

Eighties/Schmeighties — DJ Ed
1.  Husker Du — Savage Young Du
2.  Downtown Boys — Cost of Living
3. Lilly Hiatt — Trinity Lane
4.  St. Vincent — Masseduction
5.  Bully — Losing
6.  Robyn Hitchcock — Robyn Hitchcock
7.  Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile — Lotta Sea Lice
8.  Aimee Mann — Mental Illness
9.  Portugal, The Man — Woodstock
10. Lorde — Green Light

Flying Lesson — Mike Hester
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever — The French Press
Four Tet — Two Thousand and Seventeen
Curtis Harding — Face Your Fear
Big Thief — Capacity
Jane Weaver — Modern Cosmology
Cigarettes After Sex — Cigarettes After Sex
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard — Murder of the Universe
Ride — Weather Diaries
Mount Eerie — A Crow Looked at Me
Protomartyr — Relatives in Descent
Triptides — Afterglow

The English Breakfast — Ken Rhodes
St. Vincent — Masseduction

Gilded Splinters — Big Chief Chaz
Stanton Moore — With You In Mind

Girl Happy! / Hipbilly Jamboree! — Kels Koch
Various Artists — Honeybeat: Groovy 60's Girl-Pop

Hot Fudge Tuesdays  — DJ Sweetbaby
Randy Newman — Darkmatter

Loveless In Nashville — Josh Mock
Run the Jewels — Run the Jewels 3
Protomartyr — Relatives in Descent
Manchester Orchestra — A Black Mile to the Surface
Pharmakon — Contact
Kendrick Lamar — DAMN.
SZA — Ctrl
David Bazan — Care
Fever Ray — Plunge
Godspeed You! Black Emperor — Luciferian Towers
Mount Eerie — A Crow Looked at Me

Loud Love Show — Drew Wilson
The Smith Street Band — More Scared of You Than You Are of Me

Melted Clock Radio — Jason Piffier
LCD Soundsystem — American Dream
Father John Misty — Pure Comedy
Kendrick Lamar — DAMN.
Fever Ray — Plunge
Spoon — Hot Thoughts
The xx — I See You
St. Vincent — Masseduction
Toro y Moi — Boo Boo
SZA — CTRL
Vince Staples — Big Fish Theory

Musical Mysticism — Nexus
1. Six Organs of Admittance — Burning the Threshold
2. Julien Baker — Turn Out the Lights
3. Makeup and Vanity Set — Syncro
4. Thievery Corporation — The Temple of I & I
5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor — Luciferian Towers
6. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard — Flying Microtonal Banana
7. Valerie June — The Order of Time
8. Jlin — Black Origami
9. Kendrick Lamar — DAMN.
10. Songhoy Blues — Résistance
11. Father John Misty — Pure Comedy
12. Run the Jewels — RTJ3
13. Bob Dylan — Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13/1979-81
14. Wu-Tang — The Saga Continues
15. Kamasi Washington — Harmony of Difference
16. Haim — Something to Tell You
17. Alice Coltrane — World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
18. Vince Staples — Big Fish Theory
19. Moon Duo — Occult Architecture Vol. 2
20. Bonobo — Migration
21. Kikagaku Moyo — Stone Garden
22. Raekwon — The Wild
23. Thelonious Monk — Les Liaisons Dangereuses
HONORABLE MENTIONS (ALPHABETICAL):
Antibalas — Where the Gods Are In Peace
Beck — Colors
Blockhead — Funeral Balloons
Emancipator — Baralku
Four Tet — New Energy
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard — Polygondwanaland
Makeup and Vanity Set — Chrome

Nashville U — Gina Bacon
Robyn Hitchcock — Robyn Hitchcock

No Remorse  — DJ AK
1. Spirit Adrift — Curse Of Conception (20 Buck Spin)
2. Black Anvil — As Was (Relapse)
3. Daeva — Pulsating Dark Absorptions (20 Buck Spin)

Free Association — Alexis Stevens
1. Aimee Mann — Mental Illness
2. Big Thief — Capacity
3. Valerie June — The Order of Time
4. Kevin Morby — City Music
5. Kendrick Lamar — DAMN.

Psych Out! — Mike Mannix
Desmadrados Soldados de Ventura — The Grand Celestial Purge (Golden Lab)
Dire Wolves — Excursions to Cloudland (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)
Headroom — Head in the Clouds (Trouble in Mind)
Sundays & Cybele — Chaos & Systems (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)
Moon Duo — Occult Architecture, Volume 1 (Sacred Bones)
Kikagaku Moyo — Stone Garden (Guruguru Brain)
The Beginner’s Mynd — Don’t Lose Your Mind (13 O'clock)
The Myrrors — Hasta la Victoria (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)
Flowers Must Die — Kompost (Rocket Recordings)
Six Organs of Admittance — Burning the Threshold (Drag City)

Randy’s Record Shop / Hipbilly Jamboree! — Randy Fox
JD McPherson — Undivided Heart & Soul
(fav new album)
The Replacements — For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986 (fav new album that is actually old)
The Muffs — The Muffs (fav vinyl reissue)

Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour — James Riley
1. JD McPherson — Undivided Heart & Soul
2.  Jenny Don't & The Spurs — Call Of The Road
3. Truly Lover Trio — Candy Kisses
4. Dale Watson & Ray Benson — Dale & Ray
5. Celine Lee — Celine Lee
 6. Billy Burnette — Crazy Like Me
7. The Country Side Of Harmonica Sam — A Drink After Midnight
8. Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones — Love You To Life
9. Don Diego Trio — Greetings From Austin
10. The Kokomo Kings — Too Good To Stay Away From

Runout Numbers — Casey and Laura
The Mountain Goats — Goths (Casey’s pick)
Future Islands — The Far Field (Laura’s pick)

The Scattershot — Michael Buhl
1. Sleaford Mods — English Tapas
2. L.A. Witch — s/t
3. Blind Butcher — Alawalawa
4. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats — Vol. 1
5. Protomartyr — Relatives in Descent
6. Saicobab — Sab Se Purani Bab

Slings & Arrows — Michael Roark
The Moonlandingz — Interplanetary Class Classics
(best new fuzzy-synth, psych-pop super group)
Curtis Harding — Face Your Fear
(best new psychedelic retro-soul)
Chicano Batman — Freedom Is Free
(best new Latin soul-funk and go-to LP in the studio)

Songs On the Wire — Anne McCue
Mary Battiata & Little Pink — The Heart, Regardless
Tristen — Sneaker Waves
The Secret Sisters — You Don't Own Me
Palm Ghosts — Greenland
Jaime Wyatt — Felony Blues
King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard — Polygondwanaland
Sera Cahoone — From Where I Started

Soul of the City — Erica Schulz
Top 5 as voted by listeners of Soul in the City:
1. SZA — Ctrl
2. Jay-Z — 4:44
3. Thundercat — Drunk
4. Rapsody — Laila's Wisdom
5. Moonchild — Voyager

Vinyl Ever After — Ann and Jens Clawson
LCD Soundsystem — American Dream (Ann)
Thundercat — Drunk (Jens)

X-Posure — Leanne Merritt
1. My Baby  —  Prehistoric Rhythm (Prehistoric Rhythm Records)
2. The Sundowners  —  Cut The Master (Skeleton Key Records)
3. Here Lies Man  —  Here Lies Man (RidingEasy Records)