Top Charts

Lighted Sign that says "You are what you listen to"

Over the course of the year, Radio Boise DJs hand-curate their playlists to feature their style and tone. However, when you look back at our reporting library, trends emerge. This list of 40 albums illustrate the artists we played the most in our free-form way!

(note from the “kid” who manages our monthly charts: I tried contorting numbers in every way possible (one spin per show, number of different DJs spinning, slight weighting to account for differing release dates, comparative points system based on top ten placements in the weekly charts…) to see if anyone other than The French Tips should be #1. But still, they totally ran away with it in every way of looking at things. What I did end up with was a pretty decent formula to determine to pretty accurately put every release in its correct place to represent what someone would most likely hear tuning in at any random time…. )

2019 Top 40 at Radio Boise

The French Tips – It’s the Tips
Jay Som – Anak Ko (Polyvinyl)
Big Thief – Two Hands (4AD)
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka (Polydor)
Y La Bamba – Mujeres (Tender Loving Empire)
Hot Chip – A Bath Full of Ecstacy (Domino)
Cherry Glazerr – Stuffed & Ready (Secretly Canadian)
The Shivas – Dark Thoughts (Tender Loving Empire)
Sun Blood Stories – Haunt Yourself
Generationals – Reader As Detective (Polyvinyl)
Sudan Archives – Athena (Stones Throw)
Toro Y Moi – Outer Peace (Carpark)
Dude York – Falling (Hardly Art)
The Mystery Lights – Too Much Tension (Wick)
Angel Olsen – All Mirrors (Jagjaguwar)
Bleached – Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? (Dead Oceans)
Vanishing Twin – The Age of Immunology (Fire)
Black Mountain – Destroyer (Jagjaguwar)
Aldous Harding – Designer (4AD)
Twin Peaks – Lookout Low (Grand Jury)
Tacocat – This Mess Is A Place (Sub Pop)
Allah Las – LAHS (Mexican Summer)
Wand – Laughing Matter (Drag City)
Twin Temple – Twin Temple (Bring You Their Signature Sound Satanic Doo-Wop) (Rise Above)
Marshall Poole – Pasadena
Stef Chura – Midnight (Saddle Creek)
Chromatics – Closer to Grey (Italians Do It Better)
Anemone – Beat My Distance (Luminelle)
Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar)
Big Thief – U.F.O.F. (4AD)
Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold (Mom + Pop)
Sheer Mag – A Distant Call (Wilsuns Recording Co.)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Fishing For Fishies (Flightless)
Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence (Sargent House)
Cate Le Bon – Reward (Mexican Summer)
Purple Mountains (Drag City)
Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride (Columbia)
Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? (4AD)
Drahla – Useless Coordinates (Captured Tracks)
Ex Hex – It’s Real (Merge)