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CHIRP Radio Best of 2019

Throughout December, CHIRP Radio presents its volunteers’ top albums of 2019. Our next list is from volunteer Bruce D. Cummings.



Hat Factory 93 by Rodan (Red Yeti Records)
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Rodan Hat Factory 93Wonderful addition to Rodan's extremely limited discography. Four of the tracks are early versions of songs that would later end up on "Rusty."



ZAM by Frankie and the Witch Fingers (Greenway Records)
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Frankie and the Witch Fingers ZAMEpic psychedelic workouts dominate this latest release from Los Angeles' own Frankie and the Witch Fingers. Lock yourself in and enjoy the ride.



No Justice by Federale (Jealous Butcher Records)
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Federale No JusticeThe latest from former Brian Jonestown Massacre bassist Collin Hegna's Spaghetti Western themed outfit. A classic cinematic sound and solid song writing. The vocals of Maria Karlin are a standout.



Street Worms by Viagra Boys (YEAR0001)
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Viagra Boys Street WormsSwedish post-punk. Originally released in 2018 in their homeland, but re-released in 2019 in the US and UK with some additional tracks on CD and download. Solid musicianship and dark humor.



Some Kind Of Trip (Singles 1990-94) by Television Personalities (Fire Records)
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Television Personalities Some Kind Of Trip (Singles 1990-94)Excellent singles compilation of Daniel Treacy's long running band. Post punk, psychedelia, indie pop, a bit of dance music, etc... there's something for everyone.



Some Kind Of Happening (Singles 1978-1989) by Television Personalities (Fire Records)
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Television Personalities Some Kind Of Happening (Singles 1978-1989)The companion to the other singles compilation. Same comments apply smile



VI by Papir (Stickman Records)
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Papir VIDanish instrumental rock. Four tracks that lock into some great grooves.



Guesswork by Lloyd Cole (Ear Music)
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Lloyd Cole GuessworkA surprisingly solid electro-pop outing from this veteran artist. Cole will probably never top his debut album Rattlesnakes from 1984 (!), but he turns in a smart and enjoyable effort here.



No Other by Gene Clark (4AD)
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Gene Clark No OtherExcellent reissue of Clark's 1974 flop. Hard to believe this wasn't a hit back in the day.



Diabolique by L'épée (A Records)
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L'épée DiaboliqueEmmanuelle Seigner, Anton Newcombe, and The Limiñanas all together. What else is there to say?


Angel Olsen (All Mirrors)
The Mountain Goats (In League With Dragons)
Weyes Blood (Titanic Rising)
The Replacements (Dead Man's Pop)
Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky (Droneflower)
Charlie Megira (Tomorrow's Gone)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Ghosteen)
Sudan Archives (Athena)
Orville Peck (Pony)




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