2018 album favorites continue this week. Jimmy Lonetti of Minneapolis calls in to talk up “Longwave” by Bonny Doon. And Adam Coop of Louisville loves Jack White’s “Boarding House Reach.”
It’s a country-tinged episode of our 2018 listener favorites series. Eric from suburban Philadelphia picks “Golden Hour” by Kacey Musgraves, and Peter Nordgren of Cornucopia WI recommends “Off the Beaten Path” by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.
It’s a metal edition of 2018 listener favorites. Trip Bakun of Oregon talks up Judas Priest’s “Firepower” album, while Jo Fleischer of North Carolina recommends “The Sciences” by Sleep. Plus, we play another favorite of Jo’s: “Electric Messiah” by High On Fire.
It’s an electronic edition of 2018 listener favorites. Kevin Clement of Baton Rogue LA likes Guerilla Toss’ “Twisted Crystal” album. And Josh Lisker, brother of Intern Sam, calls in to recommend “Little Dark Age” by MGMT.
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.
Our favorite story from 2018. Scott Carney of Wax Fang talks about how an episode of “American Dad” came to be built around his song “Majestic.”
Another of our favorite episodes from 2018. This is the first part of our interview with an artist you need to know: Lee Bains III.
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.