WUMB August Program Guide

Brendan’s Top 10 Albums of 2019

Happy New Year! It was another great year of music, and as usual we as a staff at WUMB have been reflecting back on our top albums of the year. Each Saturday at 1 PM in the month of January, WUMB weekday on-air hosts will be playing our favorite music releases of 2019 as we take turns hosting episodes of Guest Mix. I was up first, and these are my picks:

10.) Allison Moorer – Blood. A direct, autobiographical collection of songs, and a companion to her memoir. If you know Allison’s life story, you know how heavy that is.
9.) Michaela Anne – Desert Dove. Well-written, accessible songs with creative production.
8.) Our Native Daughters – Songs of Our Native Daughters. A natural-sounding collaboration with songs of social import.
7.) Yola – Walk Through Fire. A stunning showcase of Yola’s vocal chops supported by Dan Auerbach’s lush production.
6.) Dori Freeman – Every Single Star. Confessional, vulnerable songs. A great continuation of the partnership between Freeman and Teddy Thompson.
5.) J.S. Ondara – Tales of America. A unique voice telling a unique story.
4.) Whitehorse – Northern South, Vol. 2 EP. Creative interpretations of blues classics.
3.) Tyler Childers – Country Squire. “Cosmic American Music” for this generation.
2.) Anna Tivel – The Question. Dark, intimate, sparse, and compelling. All things I love from a good singer/songwriter.
1.) Ian Noe – Between the Country. I knew this would be my favorite album of the year the first time I heard it back in the spring. One of the best collections of songs I’ve heard in years! Not bad for a debut.

Tune in throughout January to hear Randi, Michelle, and Albert play their favorites of 2019 each week on Guest Mix!

~ Brendan

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