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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 DJ Megatron.

A great year for music! Very excited to see what 2020 brings.


#1   My Finest Work Yet by Andrew Bird (Loma Vista)
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Andrew Bird My Finest Work YetBrilliant album, brilliant musician, and his 2019 tour is one of my top 5 concerts of all time.



#2   Jaime by Brittany Howard (ATO)
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Brittany Howard JaimeLove the complexities of this album along with the fantastic vocal range of Brittany Howard. Also had a chance to see her on tour this year and was blown away. Only artist I have ever heard cover a Prince song, "Breakdown" from Art Official Age, and actually do the song justice.



#3   Father of the Bride by Vampire Weekend (Columbia)
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Vampire Weekend Father of the BrideThis was actually my most played album of 2019. It has many easy breeze songs that were perfect for taking a summer stroll.



#4   Superdream by Big Wild (Counter Records)
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Big Wild SuperdreamDancey, mellow, and lush, this is one of my favorite dance/electronic albums of the year.



#5   Erotic Reruns by Yeasayer (Yeasayer)
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Yeasayer Erotic RerunsSome of the catchiest short tunes and one that really reflects political frustration in "24-Hour Hateful Live!". An underrated album from 2019. Sadly, Yeasayer announced that they were breaking up as a band this year, but I am excited to see what the talented musicians in this band do next.



#6   Cuz I Love You by Lizzo (Nice Life/Atlantic)
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Lizzo Cuz I Love YouNo one can deny that 2019 was the year of Lizzo! Such a talent and this MN-born is proud she chose to spend time honing her craft in my home state. GO LIZZO!! Excited to see what you do next.



#7   Electric Lady Sessions by LCD Soundsystem (Columbia/DFA)
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LCD Soundsystem Electric Lady SessionsLove these live recorded versions of LCD Soundsystem's songs in Electric Lady Studios. The sound captures the electricity of a live performance without the screaming fans. A few covers are included with "Seconds" by the Human League and Chic's "I Want Your Love".



#8   Originals by Prince (Warner Bros.)
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Prince OriginalsOriginal versions of Prince songs. My favorite is the original "Manic Monday" with Wendy and Lisa harmonies.



#9   On the Line by Jenny Lewis (Warner Bros.)
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Jenny Lewis On the LineJenny is a singer/songwriter goddess.



#10   Ventura by Anderson .Paak (12 Tone)
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Anderson .Paak VenturaIncludes one of my favorite songs of the year "Make it Better" featuring the amazing Smokey Robinson.






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