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KGNU's Top 100 Albums of 2019

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KGNU's Top 100 albums of the year, ranked by how many spins each record received. Considering the variety of music programs in our schedule and the sheer number of DJ's (100+) doing them, it's no surprise that this is a diverse list. Thanks for listening with open minds and ears. It's a credit to you, the listeners, that KGNU has been able to offer a true musical alternative for nearly 40 years. You can always check our Top 30 charts as well.



Top 100 Albums on KGNU in 2019:


Tim O'Brien Band

#1
Artist: Tim O'Brien
Album: Tim O'Brien Band
Label: Tim O'Brien


The Butcher Shoppe EP

#2
Artist: Della Mae
Album: The Butcher Shoppe EP
Label: Rounder


Songs Of Our Native Daughters

#3
Artist: Our Native Daughters
Album: Songs Of Our Native Daughters
Label: Smithsonian Folkways


Live in London

#4
Artist: Mavis Staples
Album: Live in London
Label: Anti/Epitaph


October In The Railroad Earth

#5
Artist: Tom Russell
Album: October In The Railroad Earth
Label: Frontera


Celia

#6
Artist: Angélique Kidjo
Album: Celia
Label: Decca


We Get By

#7
Artist: Mavis Staples
Album: We Get By
Label: Anti


What It Is

#8
Artist: Hayes Carll
Album: What It Is
Label: Dualtone


Mujeres

#9
Artist: Y La Bamba
Album: Mujeres
Label: Tender Loving Empire


Ilana (The Creator)

#10
Artist: Mdou Moctar
Album: Ilana (The Creator)
Label: Sahel Sounds


Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings (Live)

#11
Artist: Aretha Franklin
Album: Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings (Live)
Label: Rhino Records


Call Me Lucky

#12
Artist: Dale Watson
Album: Call Me Lucky
Label: Red House Records


Doko Mien

#13
Artist: Ibibio Sound Machine
Album: Doko Mien
Label: Merge


American Love Call

#14
Artist: Durand Jones & The Indications
Album: American Love Call
Label: Dead Oceans


Tall, Dark, And Handsome

#15
Artist: Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men
Album: Tall, Dark, And Handsome
Label: Hotshot Records


Remind Me Tomorrow

#16
Artist: Sharon Van Etten
Album: Remind Me Tomorrow
Label: Jagjaguwar


Once a Day

#17
Artist: April Verch
Album: Once a Day
Label: Slab Tone Records


Tales Of America

#18
Artist: J.S. Ondara
Album: Tales Of America
Label: Verve Records


If You Can't Stand the Heat

#19
Artist: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Album: If You Can't Stand the Heat
Label: Compass Records


Jaime

#20
Artist: Brittany Howard
Album: Jaime
Label: ATO Records


Leylines

#21
Artist: Rising Appalachia
Album: Leylines
Label: Cometolife Records


Mass Manipulation

#22
Artist: Steel Pulse
Album: Mass Manipulation
Label: Rootfire Cooperative


Rise Sun

#23
Artist: The Infamous Stringdusters
Album: Rise Sun
Label: Tape Time Records


Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3

#24
Artist: Todd Snider
Album: Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3
Label: Aimless Records


Gece

#25
Artist: Alt?n Gün
Album: Gece
Label: ATO Records


Twentieth Century Oboe Sonatas

#26
Artist: Alex Klein & Phillip Bush
Album: Twentieth Century Oboe Sonatas
Label: Cedille Records


Patty Griffin

#27
Artist: Patty Griffin
Album: Patty Griffin
Label: Thirty Tigers


Live on the East Coast

#28
Artist: The Lee Boys
Album: Live on the East Coast
Label: M.C. Records


Union

#29
Artist: Son Volt
Album: Union
Label: Transmit Sound


Mettavolution

#30
Artist: Rodrigo y Gabriela
Album: Mettavolution
Label: ATO Records


Joni 75: A Joni Mitchell Birthday Celebration (Live)

#31
Artist: Various Artists
Album: Joni 75: A Joni Mitchell Birthday Celebration (Live)
Label: Decca


Lux Prima

#32
Artist: Karen O & Danger Mouse
Album: Lux Prima
Label: Lux Prima


Ahomale

#33
Artist: Combo Chimbita
Album: Ahomale
Label: Anti


Texas

#34
Artist: Rodney Crowell
Album: Texas
Label: RC1 Records


EGOLI

#35
Artist: Africa Express
Album: EGOLI
Label: !K7 Records


Rearrange My Heart

#36
Artist: Che Apalache
Album: Rearrange My Heart
Label: Free Dirt Records


Ritual REMIXED

#37
Artist: Leo Leobons
Album: Ritual REMIXED
Label: Kafundo Records


Years To Burn

#38
Artist: Calexico & Iron & Wine
Album: Years To Burn
Label: Sub Pop Records


Kingfish

#39
Artist: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
Album: Kingfish
Label: Alligator Records


When You're Ready

#40
Artist: Molly Tuttle
Album: When You're Ready
Label: Compass Records


Siku

#41
Artist: Nicola Cruz
Album: Siku
Label: ZZK Records


All for Money

#42
Artist: Greensky Bluegrass
Album: All for Money
Label: Big Blue Zoo Records


To Everyone in All the World: A Celebration of Pete Seeger

#43
Artist: John McCutcheon
Album: To Everyone in All the World: A Celebration of Pete Seeger
Label: Appalsongs


7

#44
Artist: Blue Canyon Boys
Album: 7
Label: Self Produced


Walking to New Orleans

#45
Artist: George Benson
Album: Walking to New Orleans
Label: Provogue


Fongola

#46
Artist: KOKOKO!
Album: Fongola
Label: Transgressive


The Great Divide

#47
Artist: Gary Nicholson
Album: The Great Divide
Label: Blue Corn Music


The Mauskovic Dance Band

#48
Artist: The Mauskovic Dance Band
Album: The Mauskovic Dance Band
Label: Soundway Records


Africa Speaks

#49
Artist: Santana
Album: Africa Speaks
Label: Concord


Flamagra

#50
Artist: Flying Lotus
Album: Flamagra
Label: Warp Records UK


Gnomes & Badgers

#51
Artist: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
Album: Gnomes & Badgers
Label: Seven Spheres Records


From Another World

#52
Artist: Jim Lauderdale
Album: From Another World
Label: Yep Roc Records


Putumayo Presents World Peace

#53
Artist: Various Artists
Album: Putumayo Presents World Peace
Label: Putumayo


Talk To A Human

#54
Artist: Terri Hendrix
Album: Talk To A Human
Label: Self Produced


Black Pumas

#55
Artist: Black Pumas
Album: Black Pumas
Label: ATO Records


Assiniboine & The Red

#56
Artist: The Small Glories
Album: Assiniboine & The Red
Label: Compass Records


Kicks.

#57
Artist: Rickie Lee Jones
Album: Kicks.
Label: The Other Side Of Desire


KOKOROKO - EP

#58
Artist: KOKOROKO
Album: KOKOROKO - EP
Label: Brownswood Recordings


Nick Waterhouse

#59
Artist: Nick Waterhouse
Album: Nick Waterhouse
Label: Innovative Leisure


Beats of Zion

#60
Artist: Rocky Dawuni
Album: Beats of Zion
Label: Aquarian Records


Amadjar

#61
Artist: Tinariwen
Album: Amadjar
Label: Anti


Electric Lady Sessions

#62
Artist: LCD Soundsystem
Album: Electric Lady Sessions
Label: DFA Records/Columbia


The Highwomen

#63
Artist: The Highwomen
Album: The Highwomen
Label: 2019 Highwomen LLC Under Exclusive License To Elektra Records


Son of the Drum Song

#64
Artist: Mustafa Khaliq Ahmed
Album: Son of the Drum Song
Label: Chaos Music


Livin' With the Blues Again

#65
Artist: Mary Flower
Album: Livin' With the Blues Again
Label: Little Village Foundation


Reggae Now!

#66
Artist: The Aggrolites
Album: Reggae Now!
Label: Pirates Press Records


Human Question

#67
Artist: The Yawpers
Album: Human Question
Label: Bloodshot


Dogrel

#68
Artist: Fontaines D.C.
Album: Dogrel
Label: Partisan Records


Mountains, Mamas and Memories

#69
Artist: Big Country Bluegrass
Album: Mountains, Mamas and Memories
Label: Rebel Records


Survivor Blues

#70
Artist: Walter Trout
Album: Survivor Blues
Label: Provogue


It Rains Love

#71
Artist: Lee Fields & The Expressions
Album: It Rains Love
Label: Big Crown Records


Niafunke

#72
Artist: Hama Sankare
Album: Niafunke
Label: Clermont Music


Fireweed

#73
Artist: Natalie Padilla
Album: Fireweed
Label: Heartseed Music


Tubman.

#74
Artist: Avery R. Young
Album: Tubman.
Label: FPE Records


Oklahoma

#75
Artist: Keb' Mo'
Album: Oklahoma
Label: Concord Records


A Journey Through Cuban Music

#76
Artist: Aymee Nuviola
Album: A Journey Through Cuban Music
Label: Top Stop Music


This Mess Is A Place

#77
Artist: Tacocat
Album: This Mess Is A Place
Label: Sub Pop


Alone Together

#78
Artist: Catherine Russell
Album: Alone Together
Label: Dot Time Records


American Music: Volume 7

#79
Artist: Grupo Fantasma
Album: American Music: Volume 7
Label: Blue Corn Music


Sky Blue

#80
Artist: Townes Van Zandt
Album: Sky Blue
Label: Fat Possum


Better Oblivion Community Center

#81
Artist: Better Oblivion Community Center
Album: Better Oblivion Community Center
Label: Dead Oceans


Echoes Of Japan (????????????)

#82
Artist: Minyo Crusaders
Album: Echoes Of Japan (????????????)
Label: Mais Um Discos


Nobody Told Me

#83
Artist: John Mayall
Album: Nobody Told Me
Label: Forty Below Records


Mall Of Fortune

#84
Artist: Harriet Brown
Album: Mall Of Fortune
Label: Innovative Leisure


Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited

#85
Artist: Mercury Rev
Album: Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited
Label: Partisan Records


Tip Of The Sphere

#86
Artist: Cass McCombs
Album: Tip Of The Sphere
Label: Anti/Epitaph


Miri

#87
Artist: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
Album: Miri
Label: OutHere Records


Colorado

#88
Artist: Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Album: Colorado
Label: Reprise


Already Ready Already

#89
Artist: Galactic
Album: Already Ready Already
Label: Tchoup-Zilla Records


Honest Work

#90
Artist: Ethyl and the Regulars
Album: Honest Work
Label: Sweet Crude Records


Western Stars

#91
Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Western Stars
Label: Columbia


Tides Of A Teardrop

#92
Artist: Mandolin Orange
Album: Tides Of A Teardrop
Label: Yep Roc Records


Hotel Last Resort

#93
Artist: Violent Femmes
Album: Hotel Last Resort
Label: Pias America


Begin Again

#94
Artist: Norah Jones
Album: Begin Again
Label: Blue Note


Atlantic Oscillations

#95
Artist: Quantic
Album: Atlantic Oscillations
Label: Tru Thoughts


Too Much Tension!

#96
Artist: The Mystery Lights
Album: Too Much Tension!
Label: Wick Records


U.F.O.F.

#97
Artist: Big Thief
Album: U.F.O.F.
Label: 4AD


The Hard Way

#98
Artist: Dale Ann Bradley
Album: The Hard Way
Label: Pinecastle


Hasta El Cielo (Con Todo El Mundo In Dub)

#99
Artist: Khruangbin
Album: Hasta El Cielo (Con Todo El Mundo In Dub)
Label: Late Night Tales


Gallipoli

#100
Artist: Beirut
Album: Gallipoli
Label: 4AD





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