2020: DJ Top Tens

Radio Boise DJs have poured over their playlists and constructed their Top Ten lists for 2020. 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.

Dan DeLion
Riff Häven, Tuesday 9-11pm
Lowrider – Refractions
Fragile – 1692
Lord Buffalo – Tohu Wa Bohu
Elephant Tree – Habits
Nothing – The Great Dismal
Hum – Inlet
Forming The Void – Reverie
All Them Witches – Nothing As The Ideal
Slift – Ummon
Psychlona – Venus Skytrip

Dave Morris
Radio Debu, Sunday 7am-9am
Kim Wilson – Take Me Back: The Bigtone Sessions (M.C. Records)
James Booker – Classified reissue(Craft Recordings)
Various Artists – The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection (Craft Recordings)
Elvis Costello – Hey Clockface (Concord Records)
The Replacements – Pleased To Meet Me Deluxe Edition (Rhino/Warner Brothers)
Swamp Dogg – Sorry You Couldn’t Make It (Joyful Noise Records)
Various Artists – Popcorn Blues Party: Vol. 1 (Koko Mojo)
Nels Cline – Share The Wealth (Blue Note)
Dave Alvin – From An Old Guitar: Rare & Unreleased Recordings (Yep Roc Records)
NRBQ – In * Frequencies (Omnivore)

DJ Dusty C
Uncertain Radio Program, Saturday 3-5pm
Waxahatchee – St. Cloud
Jeff Parker – Suite For Max Brown
Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter
Tenci – My Heart Is An Open Field
Lake – Roundelay
Kevin Morby – Sundowner
Caribou – Suddenly
Mac Miller – Circles
Lianne La Havas – Lianne La Havas
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger – Force Majeure

DJ Kevin
For Good Or For Awesome, Friday 5-7pm
Yves Tumor – Heaven to a Tortured Mind
Charli XCX – how I’m feeling now
Choir Boy – Gathering Swans
Jockstrap – Wicked City
Good Sad Happy Bad – Shades
Deerhoof – Love-Lore
Princess Nokia – Everything is Beautiful
Dirty Projectors – 5EPs
100 gecs – 1000 gecs and the Tree of Clues
OK Kaya – Surviving is the new Living

Ev Hadden
Shades of Blues, Monday 7:30-9pm
Uncivil War – Shemekia Copeland
Heart on the Line – Vanessa Collier
Blues in My Heart – Fiona Boyes
Can’t Nobody Stop Me Now – Gerald McClendon
The Devil My Care – Avey Grouws Band
My Claim to Fame – Mick Hayes
Idaho Women Sing the Blues – Various (produced by Boise Blues Society)
Live at the Paramount – Ruthie Foster Big Band
Unemployed Highly Annoyed – Jeremiah Johnson
Too Far from the Bar – Sugar Ray & the Bluetones

Grant Olsen
It’s Now Right Now, Wednesday 7-10pm
Dhaima – Love Lives Forever
Michele Mercure – Pictures Of Echoes
Felicia Douglass – Ready For Your Miracle
Holland Andrews (Like A Villain) – This Isn’t Forever
Talkin’ To Johnny – Talkin’ To Johnny
Vaguess – Guest List To Heaven
Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Johnny Coley – Diffuse Suspense
Emilee Gomske – Seed & Surgery
Katherine de Rosset – The Tower

John McCarthy
Jazz Beyond the Sky, Wednesday 9am to noon
Gilfema – Three
Pat Metheny – From This Place
Curtis Stigers – Gentleman
Artemis – Artemis
Barrett Martin Group – Scattered Diamonds
Sharel Cassity – Fearless
Nubya Garcia – SOURCE
Dafnis Prieto – Transparency
Dayna Stephens Quartet – Right Now! Live At The Village Vanguard
John Beasley – MONK’estra plays John Beasley

John Reusser
Super Sub
Max Richter – All Human Beings – International Voices
Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud
Field Medic – Floral Prince
Courtney Marie Andrews – Old Flowers
Mark Lanegan – Straight Songs of Sorrow
Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex
Jeff Tweedy – Love It The King
Khruangbin – Mordechai
Toots and the Maytals – Got To Be Tough
Run The Jewels – RTJ4

Mary Jane
Black Sheep Farm, Saturday 9-11am
The Incredible Bongo Band
Altin Gun ( with 2 dots over the u,if you can)
Tony Lindsay
Katie Pruitt
Dale Ann Bradley
Gilberto Gil
Tash Sultana
T Sisters
Robbie Robertson & the Red Road Ensemble

Matthew Wordell
Vibe Archive, Thursday 9am-Noon
Yussef Dayes Trio – Welcome to the Hills
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes – What Kinda Music
Future Islands – As Long As You Are
Nick Hakim – Will This Make Me Good
Andy Shauf – The Neon Skyline
Bearcubs – Early Hours
The Budos Band – Long In The Tooth
Logic – No Pressure
Tame Impala – The Slow Rush
Terrace Martin, Robert Grasper, 9th Wonder – Dinner Party

Nichole Marie
The Rapture, Tuesday Noon-3pm
Smokey Brights – I Love You But Damn
Merce Lemon – Moonth
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
The Avalances – We Will Always Love You
Arlo Parks – Collapsed On Sunbeams
Georgia – Seeking Thrills
Dream Wife – So When You Gonna…
Lime Cordial – 14 Steps To A Better You
Skullcrusher – Skullcrusher EP
Sylvan Esso – Free Love

Night Nurse
Necessary Luxuries, Wednesday 5-7pm
Fat Night – Live For Each Other (Acrophase Records)
Róisín Murphy – Róisín Machine (Skint)
Khruangbin – Mordechai (Dead Oceans)
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Just Dropped In (To See What My Rendition Was In) (Daptone Records)
Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack (Motown Records)
Dehd – Flower of Devotion (Fire Talk)
The Chicks – Gaslighter (Columbia)
Haim – Women In Music Pt. III (Columbia)
Porridge Radio – Every Bad (Secretly Canadian)
Kelly Finnigan – A Joyful Sound (Colemine Records)

Sadie Mayhem
Femme Fatale, Saturday 5-7pm
Bad Cop/Bad Cop – The Ride
Caroline Rose – Superstar
Death Valley Girls – Under the Spell of Joy
Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Jenny O. – New Truth
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
Soccer Mommy – color theory
The Bombpops – Death in Venice Beach
Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud
Widowspeak – Plum

Sienna White
Super Sub
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – Temple
Hinds – The Prettiest Curse
Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder – Dinner Party
Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud
Perfume Genius – Set my Heart on Fire Immediately
Yumi Zouma – Truth or Consequences
Megan Thee Stallion – Suga
Cimafunk – Cun Cun Prá
Populous – W
Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Tara Pozzi
Life in the Sunshine, Friday Noon-2pm
Bastien Keb – The Killing of Eugene Peeps (Gearbox Records)
Buscabella – Regresa (Ribbon Music, LLC)
Fat Night – Live for Each Other (Acrophase Records)
Alex Ebert – I vs I (Community Music)
(Liv).e – Couldn’t Wait to Tell You (In Real Life Music)
Domenique Dumont – People on Sunday (The Leaf Label)
Oscar Jerome – Breathe Deep (Oscar Jerome)
Fat Freddy’s Drop – LOCK-IN (The Drop Limited)
Kit Sebastian, Halal Cool J, Natureboy Flako – Mantra Moderne (Mr Bongo)
Son Little – aloha (Anti)

The Current, Thursday Noon-3pm
7 Seconds – Porridge Radio
Nighttime Creatures – Lawn
Our Love Will Still Be There – The Shivas
One Good Day – Control Top
Guilty Conscience – 070 Shake
Shades – Good Sad Happy Bad
It Might Take A Woman – Girlhood
Off My Mind – Hazel English
Sunblind – Fleet Foxes
All My Best Shit – Spice