2018: DJ Top Tens

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Radio Boise DJ’s have poured over their playlists and constructed their Top Ten lists for 2018. Some are composed of albums, some of individual tracks. What you are guaranteed is that each selection provides the highest possibility that you will enjoy it. To own these albums or tracks yourself, please support local record stores and online services that pay artists.

Ambrose Richardson
High Wild & Free, Friday 10pm-midnight
Yob “Our Raw Heart” Relapse
Sleep “The Sciences” Third Man
Marissa Nadler “For My Crimes” Sacred Bones
Bob Dylan “more blood, more tracks” Legacy
Charles Bradley “Black Velvet” Daptone
Parquet Courts “Wide Awake!” Rough Trade
High on Fire “Electric Messiah” eOne
Various Artists “Technicolor Paradise:Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights” Numero Group
Neil Young “Roxy: Tonight’s the Night Live” Reprise
Marisa Anderson “Cloud Corner” Thrill Jockey

Brian Boru
Global Grooves, Saturday 7-9am
Angelique Kidjo – Once In A Lifetime, Remain In Light
Bombino – Imajghane, Deran
Brownout – Shut Em Down, Fear Of A Brown Planet
Chancha Via Circuito – Ilaló (feat. Mateo Kingman), Bienaventuranza
Femi Kuti – One People One World, One People One World
Imarhan – Azzaman, Temet
Jupiter & Okwess – Musonsu, Kin Sonic
El Mundo Khruangbin – Como Me Quieres, Con Todo
Orquesta Akokán – Mambo Rapidito, Orquesta Akokán’
Thievery Corporation – Voyage Libre (feat. LouLou Ghelichkhani), ‘Treasures From the Temple’ (ESL Music)

Dan DeLion
Riff Haven, Tuesday 9-11pm
All Them Witches – ATW
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures
Clutch – Book of Bad Decisions
Earthless – Black Heaven
Forming The Void – Rift
Greenleaf – Hear The Rivers
King Buffalo – Longing to be the Mountain/Repeater
Nothing – Dance on the Blacktop
Sleep – The Sciences
Windhand – Eternal Reward

Dusky Durango
Dusky Durango’s Caravan, Wednesday 10pm-midnight
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN
Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
Cherry Glazerr – Apocalipstick
Dungen – Haxan
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Tell the Devil I’m Getting There as fast as I can
Mt. Eerie – A Crow Looked at Me
Kikagaku Moyo -Stone Garden
St. Vincent – Masseduction
Luna – A Sentimental Education
Slowdive – Slowdive

Greg Harness
Ramblers Retreat, Tuesday 6-8am
Anna & Elizabeth – The Invisible Comes o Us
Kaia Kater – Grenades
Dom Flemons – Black Cowboys
Los Texmaniacs – Cruzando Borders
Hermanos Herrera – Sones Jarochos y Huastecos y Más
Grupo Mono Blanco – ¡Fandango! Sones Jarochos from Veracruz
Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles – Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
Rahim Alhaj – One Sky
Various – Epilogue: A Tribute to John Duffey
Barbara Dane – Hot Jazz, Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs

Grant Olsen
It’s Now Right Now, Wednesday 7-10pm
Irv Teibel – Environments (Numero Group/Syntonics Research) RE
Little Mazarn – Little Mazarn (Self Sabotage)
Katamari Damacy Original Video Game Soundtrack (Mondo)
Nite Jewel – On Your Own/The Joke’s On You EP (Gloriette)
Treepeople – No Mouth Pipetting (Treepeople) RE
Juliana Hatfield – Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John (American Laundromat)
Music From The Motion Picture “Popeye”—The Harry Nilsson Demos (Varese Sarabande)
Kikagaku Moyo – Masana Temples (Guruguru Brain)
Eurythmics – 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother) (RCA) RE
The Sundays – Reading, Writing And Arithmetic (Geffen/Universal) RE

Jason Beek
Spoonful, Sunday 10am-noon
Willie Nelson – Last Man Standing
Loretta Lynn – Wouldn’t It Be Great
JD McPherson – Socks
Pinto Bennett – The Last Saturday Night
Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol. 14
Holly Golightly – Do the Get Along
Charles Bradley – Black Velvet
Buck Owens – Country Singer’s Prayer
Doc Watson – Live at Club 47
Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard – Sing Me Back Home: The DC tapes 1965-1969

John McCarthy
Jazz: Beyond the Sky, Wednesday 9am-noon
Anat Cohen & Fred Hersch – Live In Healdsburg
Kobie Watkins Grouptet – Movement
Mike Clark & Delbert Bump – Retro Report
Christian Sands – Facing Dragons
McClenty Hunter Jr. – The Groove Hunter
Kandace Springs – Indigo
Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom – Glitter Wolf
Kenny Barron Quintet – Concentric Circles
Amanda Gardier – Empathy
Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Final Tour: the Bootleg Series Vol. 6

For Good Or For Awesome, Friday 5-8pm
Rostam – In A River
Born Ruffians – Side Tracked
Khruangbin – Maria Tambien (album of the year!)
Maribou State – Slow Heat
Lord Huron – When the Night is Over
The Knocks – Ride or Die
Generationals-It May Get Bad When You’re Lonely and Cold
White Denim – Performance
Kurt Vile – Loading Zones
Yuno- No Going Back

Nichole Marie
The Rapture, Tuesday Noon-3pm
Caroline Rose– Loner
The Beths–Future Me Hates Me
We Were Promised Jetpacks–The More I Sleep the Less I Dream
Courtney Barnett–Tell me How You Really Feel
Hippo Campu–Bambi
Let’s Eat Grandma–I’m All Ears
Jenn Champion–Single Rider
Hop Along–Bark Your Head Off Dog
Rubblebucket–Sun Machine
Wye Oak–The Louder I Call the Faster it Runs

Night Nurse
Necessary Luxuries, Wednesday 5-7pm
Cumulus – Comfort World (Trans Records)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Tearing At The Seams (Stax)
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Close But No Cigar (Colemine Records)
The Love Bunch – From The Gutter To The Grave (The Love Bunch)
Caroline Rose – Loner (New West Records)
Thunderpussy – Thunderpussy (Stardog Records)
King Tuff – The Other (SubPop)
The James Hunter Six – Whatever It Takes (Daptone Records)
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Young Sick Camellia (RECORDS LLC)
Leon Bridges – Good Thing (Columbia)

Norman Davis
Juke Joint, Monday 5-8pm and Swing State, Saturday 5-7am
Buddy Guy – The Blues is Alive and Well
Whitney Shay – A Woman Rules The World
Casey Hensley – Live featuring Laura Chavez
The Original Blues Brothers Band – The Last Shade Of Blue Before Black
Mississippi Marshall – Jesus Tone
Vanessa Collier – Honey Up
Too Slim & The Taildraggers – High Desert Heat
Shemekia Copeland – America’s Child
Southern Avenue – Southern Avenue
Elvin Bishop Trio – Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here

Wayne Birt
Drift Correction, Sunday 8-10pm and V3, Friday 9am-noon
Traden – Traden
Dire Wolves – Paradisiacal Mind
Cheer-Accident – Fade
Grand Veymont – Route du Vertige
Nest Egg – Nothingness is Not a Curse
48 Chairs – 70% Paranoid
Nightcrawlers – The Biophonic Boombox Recordings
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes – Ame Debout, Paiz, No 2
Sandra Bell – Net
The Goon Sax – We’re Not Talking

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