Top 10 Albums of 2018: Sittin’ On Top of the World
Sittin’ On Top of the World
With ‘Sittin’ On Top of the World,’ host Ryan Spearman takes a wide-ranging look at what he calls the “vernacular music of yesterday and today,” the American roots traditions that shaped everything from the blues to swing. While he is known for his unimpeachable taste, he is not afraid to throw a wildcard into his playlists – as evidenced by the inclusion of the Squirrel Nut Zippers in his 2018 Top 10 list. The band’s album, ‘Beats of Burgundy,’ is great, of course. But who else would have thought of it?
Anna & Elizabeth / ‘The Invisible Come to Us’ / Smithsonian Folkways Recording
Dom Flemons / ‘Black Cowboys’ / Smithsonian Folkways Recording
Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerard / ‘Sing Me Back Home: The CD Tapes, 1965-1969’ / Free Dirt
Jerron Paxton / ‘Jerron Paxton’ / Jalopy
Old Crow Medicine Show / ‘Volunteer’ / Old Crow Medicine Show / Columbia Nashville
The Old Scratch Sallies / ‘The Old Scratch Sallies’ / Jalopy
Pharis & Jason Romero / ‘Sweet Religion’ / Lula
Squirrel Nut Zippers / ‘Beats of Burgundy’ / Southern Broadcasting
The Tillers / ‘The Tillers’ / Sofaburn
Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers / ‘Don’t Think About Tomorrow Night’ / The Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers
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