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Peter Zimmerman writesCHIRP Radio Best of 2019: Pete Zimmerman

CHIRP Radio Best of 2019

Throughout December, CHIRP Radio presents its volunteers’ top albums of 2019. Our next list is from DJ (Wednesdays 12 pm - 3 pm) Pete Zimmerman.

I listened to a lot of great music this year. Here are my favorites


#1   Purple Mountains by Purple Mountains (Drag City)
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Purple Mountains Purple Mountains



#2   Legacy! Legacy! by Jamila Woods (Jagjaguwar)
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Jamila Woods Legacy! Legacy!



#3   On the Line by Jenny Lewis (Warner Bros.)
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Jenny Lewis On the Line



#4   Crushing by Julia Jacklin (Polyvinyl)
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Julia Jacklin Crushing



#5   Remind Me Tomorrow by Sharon Van Etten (Jagjaguwar)
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Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow



#6   Bird Songs of a Killjoy by Bedouine (Space Bomb)
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Bedouine Bird Songs of a Killjoy



#7   Love Keeps Kicking by Martha (Dirtnap)
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Martha Love Keeps Kicking



#8   A Distant Call by Sheer Mag (Wilsuns)
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Sheer Mag A Distant Call



#9   Don't You Think You've Had Enough? by Bleached (Dead Oceans)
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Bleached Don't You Think You've Had Enough?



#10   Young Enough by Charly Bliss (Barsuk)
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Charly Bliss Young Enough


11-80 and some other songs I really liked:

11. Dehd “Water”
12. Girl K “Ride”
13. Divino Nino “Foam”
14. Whitney “Forever Turned Around”
15. The Hecks “My Star”
16. Mykelle Deville “Maintain”
17. Avery R. Young “tubman.”
18. Flesh Panthers “Holy Roller”
19. Fauvely “This is What the Living Do”
20. Fran “Company”
21. Angel Olson “All Mirrors”
22. Kevin Morby “Oh My God”
23. Oso Oso “Basking in the Glow”
24. Stef Chura “Midnight”
25. Big Thief “Two Hands” / “U.F.O.F”
26. Alex Cameron “Miami Memory”
27. Weyes Blood “Titanic Rising”
28. Alex Lahey “The Best of Luck Club”
29. Mannequin Pu**y “Patience”
30. Jay Som “Anak Ko”
31. Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride”
32. Better Oblivion Community Center “Better Oblivion Community Center”
33. Bob Mould “Sunshine Rock”
34. Hatchie “Keepsake”
35. Strand of Oaks “Eraserland”
36. Lana Del Rey “Norman F’ing Rockwell”
37. Tyler Ramsey “For the Morning”
38. Young Guv “Guv I & II”
39. Clairo “Immunity”
40. Mikal Cronin “Seeker”
41. Fruit Bats “Gold Past Life”
42. Twin Peaks “Lookout Low”
43. Serengeti “Quail”
44. Kaina “Next to the Sun”
45. Jupiter Styles “Ultra St. Opera”
46. Jack Larsen “Mildew”
47. Sault “7”
48. The Lilacs “Endure”
49. Andrew Bird “My Finest Work Yet”
50. Wilco “Ode to Joy”
51. Ona “Full Moon, Heavy Light”
52. Reese McHenry “No Dados”
53. Matt Surfin’ and Friends “Matt Surfin’ and Friends
54. Palehound “Black Friday”
55. Ex Hex “It’s Real”
56. Jeanines “Jeanines”
57. Sacred Paws “Run Around the Sun”
58. Hand Habits “Placeholder”
59. Cherry Glazerr “Stuffed & Ready”
60. The Resonars “No Exit”
61. Night Movies “Can You Really Find Me”
62. Pup “Morbid Stuff”
63. Jason Hawk Harris “Love & the Dark”
64. Caroline Polachek “Pang”
65. Strange Ranger “Leona”
66. Suggested Friends “Turtle Taxi”
67. Doug Tuttle “Dream Road”
68. The National “I Am Easy to Find”
69. Stella Donnelly “Beware of the Dogs”
70. Pedro the Lion “Phoenix”
71. White Reaper “You Deserve Love”
72. Vagabon “Vagabon”
73. Parsnip “When the Tree Bears Fruit”
74. Field Mouse “Meaning”
75. Mick Trouble “It’s the Mick Trouble LP”
76. Deadbeat Beat “How Far”
77. The New Pornographers “In the Morse Code of Break Lights”
78. Sampa the Great “The Return”
79. Moving Panoramas “In Two”
80. Versus “Ex-Voto”

“Yellowbrick” by Ric Wilson, “any other night” by the Dates, “Dead and Gone” by  DRAMA, “Honey” by Drugdealer, “Penny Rabbit and Summer Bear” by Kishi Bashi, “Uncomfortably Numb” by American Football, “Down Together” by Yip Deceiver,  “Circles” by Durand Jones, “The Open Road” by Kero Kero Bonito, “Wide Right” by Bad Bad Hats, “Forever Half Mast” by Lucy Dacus, “Athens” by Elva, “New Media” by Slow Pulp, “Crying in July” by Sports Boyfriend, “Feel the Need” by Eryn Allen Kane “The Other Side of Midnight” by Star Tropics, “Teggsas” by Half Gringa, “Unrepentant Crime” by Curt Castle, “Back” by Archi & Pelago,  “I Wanna Keep Yr Dog” by illuminati hotties, “Frequent Crier” by Future Teens, “About the Work Dancefloor” by Georgia, “Good Side” by Liz Phair, “Mercury in Retrograde” by Sturgill Simpson, “Good People” by Say Sue Me, “Sure Don’t Miss You” by The Dip, “Dream Boy” by Beach Bunny, “Home” by Caribou, “Price Went Up” by Nnamdi, “Rocket Fuel” by DJ Shadow and De La Soul, “You Were the Only One” by Calvero, “I’m a Stranger Now” by the Tallest Man on Earth, “Windows” by Frankie Cosmos, “Juice” by Lizzo, “Right Side of My Neck” by Faye Webster, “Rare Thing” by Frances Quinlan, “I Turned My Back on the Written Word” by Generationals, “Pretty” by Girlpool, “Can I Go On” by Sleater-Kinney “Devil May Care” by Son Volt, “A Place in the Sun” by Telekinesis, “For the First Time” by Best Coast, “Alien with a Sleep Mask On” by Ratboys, “Movies” by Otter Petter, “In the Water” by Jennifer Hall





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