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KXCI’s Top 100 Countdown of 2019

December 31, 2019
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We analyzed all the KXCI station playlists from the past year and crunched the numbers to determine the 100 most played albums of 2019, as selected by all the KXCI DJs. We’re playing the 2019 Annual Top 100 Countdown on Tuesday, December 31 from 7am to 6 pm.

We started at 100 on Your Morning Brew and worked our way to #1 on The Homestretch. KXCI DJs also infused their favorite notable musical moments and honored performers who passed away during 2019.

The remarkable breadth of great music that greets you whenever you connect with KXCI is a journey, a destination, an inspiration, and an education, all at once. Music has so much to offer. Thank you for making it possible and we wish you all the best in 2020 and beyond!

Your Morning Brew Countdown Playlist with Gene Armstrong #100 to #71! Listen again through January 13, 2020!

Morning Music Mix Countdown Playlist with Amy A. #70 to #51! Listen again through January 13, 2020!

AFTERNOON MUSIC MIX Countdown PLAYLIST with KXCI Music Director Duncan Hudson #50 to #31! Listen Again through January 13, 2020!

HOMESTRETCH Countdown PLAYLIST with Casey #31 to #1! Listen again through January 13, 2020!

KXCI fan Mathew Smith made a Spotify Playlist of the Top 100!

Consider the powerful emotions, pleasures, and inspirations you find when you spend time with KXCI. Whether it’s a few minutes or several hours, KXCI makes any day a better one. Together, we make the music play! KXCI stays independent for YOU because it’s our mission, first and foremost, to keep us all connected.

In turn, YOU help support KXCI because you hear the rewards of your generosity each time you turn the dial to 91.3FM.

Here’s the complete list of KXCI’s Top 100 for 2019. Let the discussions begin!

Position Artist Release Name Label
1 Jenny Lewis On the Line
Warner Bros.
2 Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
Jagjaguwar
3 Calexico & Iron & Wine Years to Burn
Sub Pop Records
4 Karen O & Danger Mouse Lux Prima
30th Century Records
5 The Black Keys “Let’s Rock”
Nonesuch
6 Mavis Staples We Get By Anti
7 Michael Franti & Spearhead Stay Human Vol. II
Boo Boo Wax/Thirty Tigers
8 Lila Downs Al Chile
Sony Music Entertainment Mexico
9 Wilco Ode to Joy
dBpm Records
10 Black Pumas Black Pumas
ATO Records
11 Gary Clark Jr. This Land
Warner Bros.
12 Brittany Howard Jaime
ATO Records
13 Julia Jacklin Crushing
Polyvinyl Records
14 Tacocat This Mess Is a Place
Sub Pop Records
15 The Raconteurs Help Us Stranger
Third Man Records
16 Vampire Weekend Father of the Bride
Columbia
17 Norah Jones Begin Again
Blue Note
18 The New Pornographers In the Morse Code of Brake Lights
Concord Records
19 Fruit Bats Gold Past Life
Merge Records
20 Pedro the Lion Phoenix
Polyvinyl Records
21 Lizzo Cuz I Love You
Nice Life/Atlantic
22 XIXA The Code – EP
Dust and Stone
23 Andrew Bird My Finest Work Yet
Loma Vista
24 The National I Am Easy to Find 4AD
25 Black Belt Eagle Scout At the Party with My Brown Friends
Saddle Creek
26 Jeff Tweedy Warm
dBpm records
27 Strand of Oaks Eraserland
Dead Oceans
28 Better Oblivion Community Center Better Oblivion Community Center
Dead Oceans
29 John Coinman Under the Sun
Arroyo Verde Productions
30 Galactic Already Ready Already
Tchoup-Zilla Records
31 Howe Gelb Gathered
Fire Records
32 Orkestra Mendoza La Caminadora
Orkesta Mendoza Musica
33 Billy Sedlmayr Harlem River Drive
Fell City Records
34 Bruce Springsteen Western Stars
Columbia
35 Patty Griffin Patty Griffin
PGM/Thirty Tigers
36 Santana Africa Speaks
Concord Records
37 Tedeschi Trucks Band Signs Fantasy
38 Angel Olsen All Mirrors
Jagjaguwar
39 Flying Lotus Flamagra
Warp Records
40 Kyle Craft Showboat Honey
Sub Pop Records
41 Sheryl Crow & friends Threads
The Valory Music Co.
42 Bon Iver i,i
Jagjaguwar
43 Citizen Cope Heroin and Helicopters
RainWater Recordings/Thirty Tigers
44 Echo In The Canyon Echo in the Canyon [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] BMG
45 Josh Ritter Fever Breaks Pytheas
46 Solange When I Get Home
Columbia
47 Beirut Gallipoli 4AD
48 The Head and the Heart Living Mirage Reprise
49 Lana Del Rey Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Interscope/Polydor Records
50 Rodrigo y Gabriela Mettavolution
ATO Records/Rubyworks
51 Son Volt Union
Thirty Tigers/Transmit Sound
52 Billie Eilish WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
Darkroom/Interscope Records
53 Hayes Carll What It Is
Dualtone
54 Prince Originals
Warner Bros.
55 Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY!
Jagjaguwar
56 Toro y Moi Outer Peace
Carpark Records
57 Chelsea Wolfe Birth of Violence
Sargent House
58 Helado Negro This Is How You Smile
RVNG Intl.
59 Michael Kiwanuka KIWANUKA
Interscope/Polydor Records
60 Ladytron Ladytron
Ladytron Music
61 The Highwomen The Highwomen
Low Country Sound/Elektra
62 Robbie Robertson Sinematic UMe
63 Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Turn Off the News (Build a Garden) Fantasy
64 Rickie Lee Jones Kicks
OSOD/Thirty Tigers
65 Willie Nelson Ride Me Back Home Legacy
66 Anchorbaby Groovysmo
Midtown Island Recordings
67 Beck Hyperspace
Capitol Records
68 Hot Chip A Bath Full of Ecstasy
Domino Recording Co.
69 Allman Betts Band Down to the River BMG
70 Diluvio AZ Marea en el Desierto
Diluvio Az
71 Elbow Giants of All Sizes
Polydor Records
72 Meat Puppets Dusty Notes
Megaforce
73 Keb’ Mo’ Oklahoma
Concord Records
74 Rising Appalachia Leylines
Rising Appalachia
75 Yola Walk Through Fire
Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch
76 Belle and Sebastian Days of the Bagnold Summer Matador
77 Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? 4AD
78 Glen Hansard This Wild Willing
Anti;Anti/Epitaph
79 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Fishing for Fishies
ATO Records
80 The Felice Brothers Undress
Yep Roc Records
81 Bill Callahan Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
Drag City Records
82 boygenius boygenius
Matador Records
83 Cherry Glazerr Stuffed & Ready
Secretly Canadian
84 JR JR Invocations / Conversations
Love is EZ
85 Purple Mountains Purple Mountains
Drag City Records
86 Seratones Power
New West Records
87 Angelique Kidjo Celia
Decca/Verve
88 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Ghosteen
Ghosteen Ltd
89 The Bird and the Bee Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 2 (A Tribute to Van Halen)
No Expectations / Release Me Records
90 Van Morrison Three Chords and the Truth
Exile/Caroline
91 Aldous Harding Designer 4AD
92 Kishi Bashi Omoiyari
Joyful Noise Recordings
93 Mercury Rev Bobbie Gentry’s the Delta Sweete Revisited
Partisan Records
94 Rising Sun Daughter Rising Sun Daughter – EP
Rising Sun Daughter
95 Steve Gunn The Unseen In Between Matador
96 Tom Poley & Dharmapoke Electric Fence
Blue Bhikku records
97 Local Natives Violet Street
Loma Vista Recordings
98 Mark Lanegan Band Somebody’s Knocking
Heavenly Recordings
99 Tinariwen Amadjar
Anti/Epitaph
100 Various Artists Come On Up To the House: Women Sing Waits
Dualtone

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