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The DJs' Best of 2018 Lists

Best of 2018

Here are the DJ's "Best Of" lists.  We'd love to hear from you, too.  Send your thoughts via email with this link.

Dave Michaels (M-F 5-10a)

Favorite Albums (in no particular order) of 2018:

By the Way, I Forgive You by Brandi Carlile
Driving Friend by Johnny Irion
I’ll Be Your Girl by The Decemberists
Between Two Shores by Glen Hansard
Wide Awake by Rayland Baxter
High Water I by The Magpie Salute
Bottle It In by Kurt Vile
The Beatles (White Album) (50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) by The Beatles
An American Treasure (Box Set) by Tom Petty
More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14 by Bob Dylan

Favorite Songs (in no particular order) of 2018:

“Before the Next Teardrop Falls” by Al Green
“Here’s Looking at You, Kid” by Brett Dennen
“Loading Zones” by Kurt Vile
“Hideaway” by Great Peacock
“Keep a Little Soul” by Tom Petty
“Betting on the Sun” by Bird Streets
“Bang Bang Bang” by The Sea The Sea
“Dr. Richard” by Pete Donnelly
“Two Stones” by The Rechorduroys
“Gasoline” by Sawyer Fredericks

Eva (M-F 10a-3p)

Favorite Songs:

Books - Caamp
Sucker's Prayer The Decemberists
Game To Lose - I'm With Her
Short Court Style - Natalie Prass
Here’s Looking At You Kid - Brett Dennen
Rainboots - The Big Takeover
Hey Man - Liz Cooper & the Stampede
Keep A Little Soul - Tom Petty
Total Disaster - Rhett Miller
Sweet Old Religion - Pharis & Jason Romero
Let 'em Talk - Rosie & the Riveters
Mine the River - Kerri Powers
State of the Union - James McMurtry

Favorite Albums:

Good Thing - Leon Bridges
God's Favorite Customer - Father John Misty
Everything Here - The Suffers
Paper Crown - Ballroom Thieves
Make My Bed EP - King Princess
Concrete and Mud - Sam Morrow
Carolina Confession - The Marcus King Band
Tearing at the Seams - Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Favorite Local 518:

No Shoes Allowed - Ellen Keehan
Lolita - Girl Blue
Bang Bang Bang - The Sea The Sea
Mama Says - Leah Woods
Leave Me Alone - Onlyness

The Buggy Jive Mixtape - Professor Buggy Jive
Emphemagoria - Ampevene
Bedtime Blazy Vol. II - Wurliday
Your Girl No More (EP) - Zan & the Winter Folk
Hide Your Ghost - Sawyer Fredericks

Chris Wienk (M-F 3-9p)

Favorite Albums of 2018

1. The Sea The Sea "From the Light"
2. Donovan Woods "Both Ways"
3. Amy Ray "Holler"
4. Becky Warren "Undesirable"
5. Brandi Carlile "By the Way, I Forgive You"
6. The Decemberists "I'll Be Your Girl"
7. Tom Petty "An American Treasure"
8. Gibson Brothers "Mockingbird"
9. Erin Costelo "Sweet Marie"
10. Anderson East "Encore"
11. Sawyer Fredericks "Hide Your Ghost"
12. Bird Streets "Bird Streets"

13. Darlingside "Extralife"


1. Girl Blue "Lolita"
2. Donovan Woods "Another Way"
3. Brandi Carlile "Hold Out Your Hand"
4. Bear Grass "Unawake"
5. Amy Ray "Sure Feels Good Anyway"
6. Sawyer Fredericks "Should Have Known Better"
7. Bird Streets "Betting On the Sun"

8. Bryan Thomas "Stolen"

Andy Gregory (The Local 518, Th 11p)

Favorite Albums (alphabetical)

Ayo B - "Dreamland"
Bear Grass - "Left"
Bell's Roar - "We Carry Us"
Blue Factory - "Powered By Noises"
C.K. & The Rising Tide - "American Romance"
Candy Ambulance - "Spray"
Joe Mansman and The Midnight Revival Band - "Wolves Among Sheep"
Michael Jerling - "Family Recipe"
Mike Campese - "The Fire Within"
MIRK - "Sense"
Northern Faces - "Fingers Crossed"
Onlyness - "Onlyness"
Professor Buggy Jive - "The Buggy Jive Mixtape"
Rechorduroys - "Rechorduroys"
Stefon Harris + Blackout - "Sonic Creed"
The Gibson Brothers - "Mockingbird"
The Parlor - "Kiku"
The Sea The Sea - "From The Light"
Wurliday - "Bedtime Blazer Vol. II"

Songs  (alphabetical)

Bird Streets - "Betting On The Sun"
David Tyo - "Oh, Life"
Ellen Keehan - "No Shoes Allowed"
Girl Blue - "Lolita" / "If You Ever Take The Train"
Leah Woods - "Mama Says"
Novus Cantus - "In the City"
Sam Reed - "Doing Fine"
Sawyer Fredericks - "Gasoline"
Shane Guerrette - "Nomadic Soul"
Sorrow Estate - "Blood Red Sunsets"
The Gibson Brothers - "Lay Your Body Down"
The Sea The Sea - "Bang Bang Bang"
TJ Foster - "An Ode to My Twenties" / "Nervous Little Boy"
Zan & the Winter Folk - "Running On Empty"

Joyce Jackey (Sun 10a-3p)
Favorite Albums 2018

1 - Donovan Woods-Both Ways
2 - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats- Tearing at The Seams
3 - The Revivalists_All My Friends
4 - The Decemberists-I’ll Be Your Girl
5 - Billy F. Gibbons-The Big Bad Blues
6 - Boz Scaggs-Out of The Blue
7 - Rayland Baxter-Wide Awake
8 - Marcus King Band-Carolina Confessions
9 - Dan Mangan-More or Less
10 - Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit-Live From The Ryman
11 - Darlingside-Extralife
12 - Amanda Shires-To The Sunset
Honorable Mention: The Beatles-50th anniversary Deluxe Edition of The White Album
Tabitha (Sun 3-7p and Bluegrass Around the Bend)


1) Hold Out Your Hand - Brandi Carlile
2) Such A Simple Thing - Ray LaMontagne
3) Fine Line - Parker Millsap
4) Ripple - Jimmy Buffet, David Crosby, & David Hildalgo
5) Hideaway - Great Peacock
6) Rolling On - Israel Nash
7) The Ode - Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
8) Now Is Our Time - Yarn
9) Silver Lining - Mt. Joy
10) Kick Out The Windows - Parsonsfield
11) State of The Union - James McMurtry
12) Roll Away - Birds of Chicago
13) Lay Your Body Down - Gibson Brothers
14) Tough Folks - American Aquarium
15) Sweet Old Religion - Pharis & Jason Romero


1) Mockingbird - Gibson Brothers
2) The Travelin' McCoury's - The Travelin' McCoury's
3) See You Around I'm With Her
4) Things Change - American Aquirium
5) By the Way, I Forgive You - Brandi Carlile