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#1
This is North Carolina Public Radio station, WNCW's top 100 albums of the year list. As with any1 who tries to formulate a top 100 list, a bias is gonna enter in somewhere. But, unlike most radio stations, commercial success of the album is not the bias they use. As you can plainly see from looking at the list, these guys are folk junkies. With that bias in mind, I find the list very good. Though not perfect. It's certainly better then 90% of the other "Top # albums of 2009" lists.

Heres the link if you don't wanna look here or if you just wanna check the station out:
http://www.wncw.org/Top100_2008.html

(EDIT: please note how the page says Top 100 "regional, bluegrass, reggae, jazz, celtic, and blues releases" just to reinforce what I said about their bias, earlier)

1 - Avett Brothers – I And Love And You
2 - Steep Canyon Rangers - Deep in the Shade
3 - Wilco - (The Album)
4 - Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
5 - Bela Fleck - Throw Down Your Heart
6 - Levon Helm - Electric Dirt
7 - Del McCoury Band - Family Circle
8 - Dave Rawlings Machine - A Friend of a Friend
9 - Belleville Outfit - Time to Stand
10 - Steve Earle - Townes
11 - Drive-By Truckers - The Fine Print
12 - Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
13 - Sam Bush - Circles Around Me
14 - Elvis Costello - Secret, Profane & Sugarcane
15 - Derek Trucks Band - Already Free
16 - Balsam Range - Last Train to Kittyhawk
17 - Tom Waits - Glitter & Doom: Live
18 - Dehlia Low - Tellico
19 - Gov't Mule - By a Thread
20 - Roseanne Cash - The List
21 - Norah Jones - The Fall
22 - Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood - Live From Madison Square Garden
23 - Eilen Jewell - Sea of Tears
24 - Monsters of Folk - (self-titled)
25 - Steve Martin - The Crow
26 - Guy Clark - Somedays The Song Writese You
27 - James McMurtry - Live in Europe
28 - Lyle Lovett - Natural Forces
29 - Leonard Cohen - Live in London
30 - Iron & Wine - Around the Well
31 - Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
32 - Honeycutters - Irene
33 - Rodrigo y Gabriela - 11:11
34 - Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
35 - Son Volt - American Central Dust
36 - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Up From Below
37 - Ben Harper & The Relentless 7 - White Lies For Dark Times
38 - J.J. Cale - Roll On
39 - Van Morrison - Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl
40 - M. Ward - Hold Time
41 - Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel - Willie & The Wheel
42 - Justin Townes Earle - Midnight at the Movies
43 - Gourds - Haymaker
44 - Robert Earl Keen - The Rose Hotel
45 - Felice Brothers - Yonder is the Clock
46 - Buddy & Julie Miller - Written in Chalk
47 - Neil Young - Fork in the Road
48 - Ricky Skaggs - Solo: Songs My Dad Loved
49 - Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - (self titled)
50 - Black Joe Lewis & The Hoenybears - Tell 'Em What Your Name Is!
51 - Bryan Sutton and Friends - Almost Live
52 - Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer
53 - Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers - Levitate
54 - Dailey & Vincent - Brothers From Different Mothers
55 - Songs From the Road Band - As the Crow Flies
56 - Blind Boys of Alabama - Live in New Orleans
57 - Todd Snider - The Excitement Plan
58 - Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi
59 - Langhorne Slim - Be Set Free
60 - Melody Gardot - My One and Only Thrill
61 - Sweetback Sisters - Chicken Ain't Chicken
62 - Booker T - Potato Hole
63 - Karl Denson - Brother's Keeper
64 - Willie Nelson - Naked Willie
65 - Larry Keel & Natural Bridge - Backwoods
66 - Jack Johnson - En Concert
67 - Bruce Cockburn - Slice o Life: Live Solo
68 - Slaid Cleaves - Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away
69 - Brandi Carlile - Give Up the Ghost
70 - Malcolm Holcombe - For the Mission Baby
71 - Gomez - A New Tide
72 - Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard - One Fast Move Or I'm Gone
73 - Rhonda Vincent - Destination Life
74 - Casey Driessen - Oog
75 - Elvis Perkins - Dearland
76 - Angela Easterling - Blacktop Road
77 - Nanci Griffith - The Loving Kind
78 - Phish - Joy
79 - David Gray - Draw the Line
80 - Crosby, Stills, & Nash - Demos
81 - Carolina Chocolate Drops - (self-titled)
82 - Sara Watkins - (self-titled)
83 - Alison Brown - The Company You Keep
84 - Ziggy Marley - Family Time
85 - Buffy Sainte-Marie - Running For the Drum
86 - REM - Live at the Olympia
87 - Delbert McClinton - Acquired Taste
88 - Chris Smither - Time Stands Still
89 - Claire Lynch Band - Whatcha Gonna Do
90 - Firecracker Jazz Band - Red Hot Band
91 - Scott Miller & The Commonwealth - For Crying Out Loud
92 - Sam Baker - Cotton
93 - Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost at Sea
94 - Cotton Jones - Paranoid Cocoon
95 - Black Crowes - Before the Frost
96- Jorma Kaukonen - River of Time
97 - Patterson Hood - Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs)
98 - Pink Martini - Splendor in the Grass
99 - Chuck Prophet - Let Freedom Ring!
100- Loudon Wainwright III - High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project
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#2
95% of those artists I have never heard of before in my life.
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#3
I know about two of those artists.
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#6
Further down the list you got ppl like Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson,Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Steve Earle, Elvis Costello, etc so its not ALL obscure ppl, but your right, the list is pretty obscure if your not largely into folk music
#7
Super cool list bro


Shame I don't give a shit


I've heard of about 5 or 6 of those artists
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#9
M. Ward's "Hold Time" should be way higher up than that.

Also I would put Dereks Trucks Band's "Already Free is in my top 5 in all genres.

Bob Dylans new album is overrated IMO.
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#12
they made up half the artists

i can do that to
my top 5 fav albums of 2009

5 Archers From Paris - Candlelight Farts
4 Joey DeRone and the Flying Hat Band - Mr Whiskers Experience
3 TurboTrout - Bad Day for Fishing
2 Space Dynamo - Holy Shit!!!!
1 Bologna Sandwich - "Self Titled"
#13
Also if this is a list of the top 100 folk type albums, should it not be in the folk thread/section? If there's a folk thread...
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Also if this is a list of the top 100 folk type albums, should it not be in the folk thread/section? If there's a folk thread...


It spands multiple genres, the list just has a folk junkie's bias to it. As you can see with ppl like Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, Phish, Gov't Mule, etc, its not totally folk
#16
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Agreed, but its Bob Dylan, so what can ya do?


well yeah I'm a huge Dylan fan but still haha. Wayyy too high on the list
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#17
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they made up half the artists

i can do that to
my top 5 fav albums of 2009

5 Archers From Paris - Candlelight Farts
4 Joey DeRone and the Flying Hat Band - Mr Whiskers Experience
3 TurboTrout - Bad Day for Fishing
2 Space Dynamo - Holy Shit!!!!
1 Bologna Sandwich - "Self Titled"

Nah, Bad Day for Fishing wasn't nearly as good as 2007's Fly on a Line. Archers from Paris's album was waaaaayy better than Bologna Sandwich's. Poor list, son
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Nah, Bad Day for Fishing wasn't nearly as good as 2007's Fly on a Line. Archers from Paris's album was waaaaayy better than Bologna Sandwich's. Poor list, son

youre just saying that because Al Flabbergaust left the band
#19
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worst top 100 album list ever

Again, look at the bands in your sig and its clear that your idea of the best of any kind of music is gonna be different then anything in this list.

Music's a personal taste, and yours are obviously different, just be glad they didn't throw in the Jonas Brothers, Brittany Spears, Lady Gaga, among others
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youre just saying that because Al Flabbergaust left the band

His brother John is a much better guitarist, that's all I'm saying
#23
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youre a ****ing poseur

Ok man chill out
So what if I wasn't listening during the 90's. I'm sorry I just couldn't take absolutely EVERY song being about fish, and tbh Al was responsible for a lot of that. Since John moved in and started writing songs there's been material dealing with molluscs, crustaceans, algae, parasitic leeches - there's so much variety within that one band's work now
#26
Who are 99.5% of those?... and where are Paramore, Green Day and Boys Like Girls?
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Who are 99.5% of those?... and where are Paramore, Green Day and Boys Like Girls?

wut.
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#29
Blues/Jazz forum that way ------->

Well, it's not really in that direction but work with me here.

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Who are 99.5% of those?... and where are Paramore, Green Day and Boys Like Girls?

wat
#30
This should belong in the "Other" section of Bands and Artists. As you can already see, the people of the Pit mostly don't know/care about these genres.
#31
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Who are 99.5% of those?... and where are Paramore, Green Day and Boys Like Girls?


#33
They tried way too hard NOT to be commercial here.
Chinese Democracy is a great album, people need to get over Slash.

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#34
Good list, glad to see Wilco and the Avett Brothers up at the top. Derek Trucks could have been higher though.
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they made up half the artists

i can do that to
my top 5 fav albums of 2009

5 Archers From Paris - Candlelight Farts
4 Joey DeRone and the Flying Hat Band - Mr Whiskers Experience
3 TurboTrout - Bad Day for Fishing
2 Space Dynamo - Holy Shit!!!!
1 Bologna Sandwich - "Self Titled"


No aggravated explosion posse?

also note to self to buy more Neko Case
#36
hmmm...I'm saying it's a shit list, but thats probably because I know only 2% of all the people on that list.

EDIT: 3%
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#37
I think it's a great list.

And yes, this thread is two weeks old, but I ran a search on Blitzen Trapper when I heard their album "Furr" and this came up. It's a great album...

I'm kind of amazed at how narrow UG's horizons are. I thought I was close-minded about music and even I know about 30-40 of the artists and am familiar with at least some of their work. Maybe it's a North Carolina thing...
#38
Wilco is in the top 10 and Gov't Mule is on the list.

I'm am sufficiently satisfied.
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95% of those artists I have never heard of before in my life.


this

and I am waiting for someone to claim that the list is wrong.
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