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Spinitron - KDHX: Feel Like Going Home Wed Jan 4th 2012

Feel Like Going Home (Music)

Wed Jan 4th 2012 7.00am–10.00am

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links

Time zone: central


David Wax Museum “Born With A Broken Heart”
from Everything Is Saved (self-released 2010) —40. This morning we resume the top 80 countdown for FLGH. The former Missourian David Wax put out this fine collection of Calexio-esque songs near the start of the year.


Alison Krauss and Union Station “Lay My Burden Down”
from Paper Airplane (Rounder www.rounder.com 2011) —39. A truly melancholy album from Ms. Krauss, her first with US in seven years or so. This song was written by Aoife O'Donovan of Crooked Still.


Tyler Ramsey “1000 Black Birds”
from The Valley Wind (Fat Possum (Ryko) 2011) —38. Gorgeous and misty album from the Band of Horses guitarist.


Madeleine Peyroux “Martha, My Dear”
from Standing On the Rooftop (Decca 2011) —37. One of a number of delightful covers from Ms. Peyroux, but her originals are also excellent. On this album she's joined by Marc Ribot and Allen Toussaint among others.


Amy LaVere “You Can't Keep Me”
from Stranger Me (Archer Records wwwarcher-records.com 2011) —36. Much more of a rock sound on this album from the Memphis singer and songwriter, but focused and fierce.


Telekinesis “CAR CRASH”
from 12 Desperate Straight Lines (Merge 2011) —35. Fine sophomore album of sneaky pop songs from Michael Benjamin Lerner.


The Blind Eyes “Hermetically Sealed”
from With a Bang! (Blind Eyes 2011) L —34. I don't think this St. Louis band was expecting so much love for this album, but the songs deserve it.


The Black Keys “SISTER”
from El Camino (Nonesuch 2011) N  —33. A late entry in the year-end sweepstakes but pretty irresistable.


Real Estate “Municipality”
from Days (Domino 2011) —32. A lovely, simple, understated album of Byrdsian guitar ballads.


Ollabelle “Record Needle”
from Neon Blue Bird (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2011) —31. Probably the band's most pop-oriented album; worth the five year wait.


The Antlers “I Don't Want Love”
from Burst Apart (Frenchkiss) —30. Another entry in the non-sophomore slump sweepstakes. Be sure to check out the band's fine Live at KDHX session from this year at KDHX.org.


Young Statues “Spacism”
from Young Statues (Banquet Records 2011) —29. Not an album that appeared on many lists but terrific all the same. First album from the Philly band led by Carmen Cirignano.


Lucinda Williams “Copenhagen”
from Blessed Single (Lost Highway www.losthighwayrecords.com 2011) —28. As with all of her post-Car Wheels output, I do wish Lu would pair her records down a bit, but the best of this album, like this song, have stuck with me all year.


Ry Cooder “Humpty Dumpty World”
from Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (Nonesuch 2011) —27. An album for hard times that feels great to listen to.


Glen Campbell “In My Arms”
from Ghost on the Canvas (Surf Dog Records 2011) —26. If this does turn out to be Mr. Campbell's final album he went out on a true grace note. Song written by Teddy Thompson.


Richard Buckner “Escape”
from Our Blood (Merge 2011) —25. Another long-awaited album and a strong addition to Buckner's amazing catalogue.


Bon Iver “Holocene (radio edit)”
from Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar 2011) —24. One can only take so much falsetto but this kind of mood music is tough to resist.


Mandolin Orange “Haste Make”
from Haste Make / Hard Hearted Stranger (Redeye 2011) —23. Andrew Marlin & Emily Frantz with an impressive double album of dusty folk and country blues.


Booker T. Jones “Representing Memphis”
from The Road From Memphis (Anti 2011) —22. One of the most played albums on KDHX this year. This is a true summer hit but sounds great in January too.


Joe Henry “Odetta”
from Reverie (Anti- 2011) —21. The mystery blues as only Joe Henry can make them.


Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three “Ain't The Same”
from Middle of Everywhere (Free Dirt Records 2011) L —20. Pokey and the boys recently appeared on Jools Holland. Good for them. Check out the handwritten correspondence between writer pj del and Pokey at KDHX.org.


Dan Baker “365 Days”
from Sad Song Junkie (Trespass Music 2011) —19. Technically this self-released album came out in 2010 but only got any kind of distribution this year, so it makes the list. Dan Baker hails from Boston but recorded this fine set of Waitsian tunes in Nashville with members of the Time Jumpers.


The Duke And The King “Shaky”
from The Duke And The King (Anti- 2011) —18. One of my songs of this or any year. Simone Felice and Robert Bird Burke with a soulful, catchy take on what war does to a man.


The Civil Wars “20 Years”
from Barton Hollow (Sensibility 2011) —17. Stunning to see how this duo has taken off. Their show at the Pageant on Jan. 15 is long sold out.


Drive-by Truckers “Everybody Needs Love”
from Go-Go Boots (ATO www.atorecords.com 2011) —16. My cover of the year.


Kyp Harness “Passenger”
from Resurrection Gold (self released 2011) —15. Kyp who? One of the best of the Canadian songwriters.


Emmylou Harris “Darlin' Kate”
from Hard Bargain (Nonesuch 2011) —14. Beautiful song for her friend Kate McGarrigle.


The Jayhawks “Closer to Your Side”
from Mockingbird Time (Rounder www.rounder.com 2011) —13. The unmistakable harmonies and melodies of Gary Louris and Mark Olson


Apex Manor “Under The Gun”
from The Year of Magical Drinking (Merge 2011) —12. Alas I don't think we got a show from this band, featuring remnants of the Broken West.


Marianne Faithfull “Eternity”
from Horses And High Heels (Naive 2014 2010) —11. I think this album would have done better on the year-end lists were it not for the "My Little Pony" inspired album cover.


Centro-Matic “Solid States”
from Candidate Waltz (Undertow 2011) —10. The Denton Texas veterans' finest album to date.


Fleet Foxes “Montezuma”
from Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop 2011) —9. Hard to imagine how the band would follow up such a much-loved debut but they managed it on the strength of Robin Pecknold's songwriting.


The Decemberists “January Hymn”
from The King Is Dead (Capitol Records 2011) —8. The album through which I finally got the Decemberists. Thanks much to Peter Buck, Gillian and David and Tucker Martine.


Rosanne Cash “Better Days”
from This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark (Music Road 2011) —7. A fantastic 2 CD tribute to one of the masters.


The Milk Carton Kids “No Hammer to Hold”
from Prologue (Milk Carton Records 2011) —6. Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan. My idea of neo-folk.


Abigail Washburn “City Of Refuge”
from City of Refuge (Rounder www.rounder.com 2011) —5. An album that came out at the very beginning of the year. Indie pop meets old time music via terrific songs and soul.


Charles Bradley “Heart of Gold”
from No Time For Dreaming (Reissue) (Daptone 2011) —4. A Neil Young cover not on the original release but apparently included on the digital reissue.


Tom Waits “Back In the Crowd”
from Bad As Me (Anti- 2011) —3. His best album since Mule Variations.


Paul Simon “Love Is Eternal Sacred Light”
from So Beautiful or So What (Universal 2011) —2. Mr. Simon put on one of the best concerts of the year at the Fox.


Gillian Welch “Hard Times”
from The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony 2011) —1. Gillian and David waited eight years to release this album. They know why. Storytelling like this doesn't come easy. "Hard Times" is another song of the year in my book. Thanks for listening and here's to more great songs and music in 2012.

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