WYCE Top 50 Albums of 2018

posted by Cassie Betten on 12/14/2018

https://grcmc.org/wyce/visual

As another year comes to a close, we've compiled the data of top albums that debuted this year and were put into rotation in the WYCE Library. Taking a look back on the year - (since everyobdy else is doing it) here's our list of the most played 2018 records, complete with three tracks our Programmers just couldn't get enough of:

 

50. Shannon Shaw - Shannon In Nashville 

"Goodbye Summer"

2  "Broke My Own"

3  "Bring Her The Mirror"

 

 

 

49. Luke Winslow-King - Blue Mesa 

"Blue Mesa"

2 "Born To Roam"

3 "Better For Knowing You"

 

 

48. Femi Kuti - One People One World 

1 "One People One World"

2 "Best To Live On The Good Side"

3 "Corruption Na Stealing"

 

 

 

47. Boz Scaggs -Out Of The Blues 

1 "Radiator 110"

2 "Little Miss Night and Day"

3 "Down in Virginia"

 

 

 

46. Jimi Hendrix - Both Sides Of The Sky 

1 "Mannish Boy"

2 "Lover Man"

3 "Hear My Train A Comin’ "

 

 

 

45. Deva Mahal - Run Deep 

1 "Snakes"

2 "Can't Call It Love"

3 "Fire"

 

 

 

44. Ziggy Marley -Rebellion Rises 

"World Revolution"

"See Dem Fake Leaders"

"Rebellion Rises"

 

 

 

43. Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics - State Of All Things 

1 "Broken Woman" 

2 "State Of All Things"

3 "Call Out My Name"

 

 

 

42. Mystic Bowie - Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads 

1 "Burning Down The House"

2 "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)"

3 "Once In A Lifetime"

 

 

 

41. Turkuaz - Life In The City  

 1 "Life in The City"

2 "If I Ever Fall Asleep"

3 "Lady Lovely"

 

 

 

40. Nickodemus - A Long Engagement  

 1 "Mystic Molay"

2 "Immortales (Body Move)"

3 "The Crow"

 

 

 

39. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Close But No Cigar 

1 "Concussion"

2 "Little Booker T"

3 "Memphis"

 

 

 

38. Bettye Lavette -Things Have Changed 

1 "It Ain’t Me Babe"

2 "The Times They Are A Changin’ "

3 "Things Have Changed"

 

 

 

37. Shemekia Copeland - America’s Child 

1 "Ain’t Got Time For Hate"

2 "Americans"

3 "Would You Take My Blood"

 

 

 

36. David Byrne - American Utopia 

1 "Everybody’s Coming To My House"

2 "I Dance Like This"

3 "Here"

 

 

 

35. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel  

1 "Nameless, Faceless"

2 "Need A Little Time"

3 "City Looks Pretty"

 

 

 

34. Tommy Emmanuel - Accomplice 1 

1 "Purple Haze"

2 "Rachel’s Lullaby"

3 "Deep River Blues"

 

 

 

33. Brazilian Girls - Let’s Make Love 

1 "Pirates"

2 "Let’s Make Love"

3 "Balla Balla"

 

 

 

32. Brandi Carlile - By The Way, I Forgive You 

1 "The Joke"

2 "Every Time I Hear That Song"

3 "Harder To Forgive"

 

 

 

31. José James - Lean On Me 

1 "Lovely Day"

2 "Use Me"

3 "Ain’t No Sunshine"

 


30. Janelle Monàe - Dirty Computer 

1 "Make Me Feel"

2 "Pynk"

3 "Dirty Computer"

 

 

 

 

29. Michigander - Midland 

Michigan!

1 "5 AM"

2 "Fears"

3 "Falling"

 

 

28. Leon Bridges - Good Thing 

1 "Bad Bad News"

2 "Beyond"

3 "Bet Ain't Worth The Hand"

 

 

 

27. Lazy Genius - New Moon 

Local!

1 "Winter Beach"

2 "No Worries"

3 "New Moon"

 

26.  La Luz - Floating Features 

1 "Cicada"

2 "My Golden One"

3 "Mean Dream"

 

 

 

 

25. Major Murphy - No. 1 

Local!

1 "No 1."

2 "Radi-Yum"

3 "One Day"

 

 

24. Judith Owen - redisCOVERed  

1 "Play That Funky Music"

2 "Black Hole Sun"

3 "Shape Of You"

 

 

23. Jupiter and Okwess - Kin Sonic 

1 "Hello"

2 "Ekombe"

3 "Nzele Momi

 

 

 

22. Vox Vidorra - Vox Vidorra 

Local!

1 "What Kind of Woman"

2 "Pure Michigan"

3 "Rose"

 


21. Tower of Power - Soul Side Of Town 

1 "On The Soul Side of Town"

2 "Hangin’ With My Baby"

3 "Butter Fried"

 

 

 

 

20. Cabildo - Sin Fronteras 

Local!

1 "No Soy De Aqui"

2 "Nostalgia"

3 "Sin Fronteras"

 

 

19. Orgone - Undercover Mixtape 

1 "Nobody’s Fault But Mine"

2 "Look-A Py Py"

3 "The Black Five"

 

 

18. Brownout - Fear Of A Brown Planet 

1 "Fight The Power"

2 "Louder Than A Bomb"

3 "By The Time I Get To Arizona"

 

 

 

17. Lake Street Dive - Free Yourself Up 

1 "Good Kisser"

2 "Red Light Kisses"

3 "Shame, Shame, Shame"

 

 

 

16. Angelique Kidjo - Remain In Light 

1 "Once In A Lifetime"

2 "Born Under Punches"

3 "Crosseyed And Painless"

 

 

 


15. Caroline Rose - Loner 

1 "Talk"

2 "Soul No. 5"

3 "Jeannie Becomes A Mom"

 

 

 

14. Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us 

1 "Under The Wheels"

2 "End Of The World With You"

3 "Voices In The Field"

 

 

 

13. Bombino - Deran 

1 "Imajghane"

2 "Tehigren"

3 "Ouhlin"

 

 

 

12. The California Honeydrops - Call It Home (Vol 1 & 2) 

1 "Tell Me (I Wanna Know)"

2 "Cry For Me"

3 "Call It Home"

 

 

11. Roots Of Creation - Grateful Dub

1 "Fire On The Mountain"

2 "Friend of The Devil"

3 "Ripple"

 

 

 

 

10. Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo 

1 "Evan Finds The Third Room"

2 "August 10"

3 "Lady And Man"

 

 

 

9. Playing For Change - Listen To The Music 

1 "All Along The Watchtower"

2 "Natural Mystic/Just A Little Bit"

3 "Ripple"

 

 

8. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats - Tearing At The Seams 

1 "A Little Honey"

2 "You Worry Me"

3 "Baby I Lost My Way (But I’m Coming Home)"

 

 

 

7. Hollie Cook - Vessel of Love 

1 "Stay Alive"

2 "Angel Fire"

3 "Ghostly Fading"

 

 

 

6. Public Access - Unlimited 

Local!

1 "Everglades"

2 "Badlands"

3 "Isle Royale"

 

 

5. Pink Sky - Forms 

Local!

1 "Under"

2 "Breathing"

3 "Emotions"

 

 

4. The Decemberists - I’ll Be Your Girl 

1 "Severed"

2 "Once In My Life"

3 "We All Die Young"

 

 

 

3. The War and Treaty - Healing Tide 

Michigan!

1 "Healing Tide"

2 "Jeep Cherokee Laredo"

3 "Love Like There’s No Tomorrow"

 

 

2. Earth Radio - Earth Radio  

Local!

1 "Frequent Seas"

2 "You Don’t Know"

3 "Over Again"

 

 

1. Lindsay Lou - Southland 

Michigan!

1 "Sugar"

2 "Roll With Me"

3 "Southland"

 

 

We at WYCE would like to thank our vibrant Michigan Music scene for their submissions and National labels that value the platform non-commercial radio.
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 The Top 50 2018 Album data was compiled and analyzed via https://grcmc.org/wyce/visual

 and visually presented in this article by WYCE's Program Manager Cassie Betten.

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