The Creek Staff’s Top 10 Albums of the Year

We all compiled a list of our favorite albums of the year. Read our individual lists below and see what you think. Are some of yours on there too? Comment and let us know!

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Wes Griffith – Programming Director/Mid-Morning Ramble

10. Luther Dickinson – Blues and Ballads Vol. 1 & 2
9. William Bell – Where I’m From
8. Mavis Staples – Livin on a High Note
7. Cactus Blossoms – You’re Dreaming
6. Fantastic Negrito – Last Days of Oakland
5. Lori McKenna – The Bird and The Rifle
4. Parker Milsap – The Very Last Day
3. Sturgill Simpson – Sailor’s Guide to the Earth
2. Brent Cobb – Shine on Rainy Day
1. Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat
*Honorable Mentions: Dori Freeman – Dori Freeman, Hayes Carll – Lovers and Levers, Drive By Truckers – American Band, Aaron Lee Tasjan – Silver Tears, Dave Cobb – Southern Family

Brad Evans – Creekside Mornings

10. Soundtrack – Trolls Movie
9. Shovels and Rope – Little Seeds
8. Aaron Lee Tasjan – Silver Tears
7. Drive By Truckers – American Band
6. William Bell – Where I’m From
5. Sturgill Simpson – Sailors Guide to the Earth
4. Fantastic Negrito – Last Days of Oakland
3. Parker Milsap -The Very Last Day
2. Brent Cobb – Shine on Rainy Day
1. Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat

Tony Doolin – Creekside Mornings

10. Vasti Jackson – The Soul of Jimmie Rodgers
9. Brent Cobb – Shine On Rainy Day
8. Jamestown Revival – The Education of a Wandering Man
7. Reckless Kelly – Sunset Motel
6. Luther Dickinson – Blues & Ballads
5. Fantastic Negrito – The Last Days of Oakland
4. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
3. Shovels and Rope – Little Seeds
2. Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat
1. Leonard Cohen – You Want it Darker

Anthony Ennis – Black & Mild

10. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
9. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
8. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got it From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service
7. Shovels & Rope – Little Seeds
6. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled
5. Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat
4. Leonard Cohen – You Want it Darker
3. Brent Cobb – Shine On Rainy Day
2. Fantastic Negrito – The Last Days of Oakland
1. Parker Milsap – The Very Last Day
*Honorable Mentions: Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts of Highway 20, Drive-By Truckers – American Band, Parquet Courts – Human Performance, Jim James – Eternally Even, Aaron Lee Tasjan – Silver Tears

Jamie Saunders – Creekside Mornings

10. Aaron Lee Tasjan – Silver Tears
9. Brent Cobb – Shine On Rainy Day
8. Atmosphere – Fishing Blues
7. Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat
6. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
5. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
4. Hayes Carl l- Lovers & Leavers
3. Doug Stanhope – No Place Like Home
2. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
1. Fantastic Negrito – The Last Days Of Oakland
*Honorable Mentions: Norah Jones – Day Breaks, Noah Gardenswartz – Blunt, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity, Davy Knowles- Three Miles From Avalon, Tami Neilson – Don’t Be Afraid, Lewis Del Mar- Lewis Del Mar

Hannah Jet Moore – Creekside Mornings

10. David Bowie – Blackstar
9. Tegan and Sara – Love You to Death
8. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
7. Drive By Truckers – American Band
6. Frank Ocean – Blonde
5. Espernza Spalding – Emily’s D+ Evoloution
4. Margo Price – Midwest Farmers Daughter
3. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
2. Shovels and Rope – Little Seeds
1. Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat

Charles Davis – Black & Mild

10. Eric Clapton – I Still Do
9. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here….Thank You 4 Your Service
8. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
7. Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
6. St. Paul and The Broken Bones – Sea of Noise
5. J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
4. Fantastic Negrito – The Last Days of Oakland
3. Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat
2. Kendrick Lamar – Untiltled
1. Brent Cobb – Shine on Rainy Day

David Higdon – Creekside Mornings Special Host

10. Jone Prine – For Better or Worse
9. Rival Sons – Hollow Bones
8. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got it From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service
7. John Doe – The Westerner
6. Dinosaur Jr. – Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
5. Heart – Beautiful Broken
4. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By
3. The Cult – Hidden City
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1. The Pretenders – Alone
*Honorable Mention: Queen – On Air

 

 

 

 

 

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