Listeners call in with their favorite albums of 2018! Phil Ingrassia goes with “Years” by Sarah Shook & the Disarmers. And Bud Verge likes “Tearing at the Seams” by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. Plus, we play Bud’s song of the year: “New Birth in New England” by Phosphorescent.
Throughout January, we are featuring listener picks for favorite albums of 2018. Kevin Bartlett from the suburbs of Chicago starts with two picks: “Karma for Cheap” by Aaron Lee Tasjan and the Nude Party’s eponymous LP.
We conclude Greatest Hits Week with our most popular episode of 2018. You all really enjoyed hearing Nick Scalera talk about the current bands in the Flying Nun Records galaxy of stars. We get it – the Courtneys, Aldous Harding, Fazerdaze, Wax Chattels – they’re great bands.
As we change the calendar to 2019, we look back on some favorite episodes of the past year. Let’s start with our interview with Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia. He talks about his music fandom and plays a tune for us on his harmonica.