As 2013 draws to close, we asked the DJs of 88.1 KDHX to look back on all the records they heard this year and pick their favorite albums. From blues to bluegrass, indie rock to pop, country to folk, reggae to rock 'n' roll, these lists capture the soundtrack of a great year in music.
Smith Westerns trade in their garage-rock roots for a more mature and atmospheric indie-rock sound on their latest release, "Soft Will."
Can you believe we're at the midyear mark of another year? Well, we are, and that means it's time to take stock of the albums and EPs that have received the most spins on KDHX in the first six months of 2013.
The DJs of 88.1 KDHX are a diverse group, but the one thing that binds them together is their love of music -- and new music is a big part of that love. At the midyear mark of 2013 30 of those DJs have selected their favorite releases so far.
As we head into the second half of 2013, the DJs of 88.1 KDHX look back on the songs and shows that are sure to stick with them all through the year.
For the first time since 2008, Carla Bruni, France's former first lady, is back with "Little French Songs," a sweet and charming take on classic French chansons.
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound wail their strikingly personal lyrics and take an edgy approach on their new album "Howl."
Deadstring Brothers' newest release invites listeners into the rustic slice of life of "Cannery Row."
Iron & Wine's latest release "Ghost on Ghost" shows Sam Beam's curiosity for new sounds. The songwriter combines insightful lyrics, hints of jazz, and fresh chord progressions to craft an enjoyable and satisfying listen from start to finish.
On “Tooth And Nail," Billy Bragg shows listeners his enduring hunger for musical variety -- not an easy feat to accomplish after 15 studio albums and over 33 years in the music industry.