We asked our staff to list their five favorites from the past year. Here’s what they said.
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Angela – Angie on Aux
KAROL G, Young Miko – DISPO
Bad Bunny, Young Miko – FINA
KAROL G – Amargura
Lil Yachty – drive ME crazy!
Feid, Rema – BUBALU
Anna – Pure Gold
Yusuf/Cat Stevens – King of a Land
Favorite Track: Take the World Apart
First Aid Kit – Palomino Deluxe (Child of Summer Edition)
Favorite Track: Angel
Florence + The Machine – Dance Fever
Favorite Track: Free
Bob Dylan- Shadow Kingdom
Favorite Track: Forever Young
The Beatles: Now and Then
Marie – The Lowdown
Ryan Beatty – Calico
Trousdale – Out Of My Mind
Ethan Tasch – Got Him!
Chappell Roan – The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess
FIZZ – The Secret to Life
Zach Matthews – Organized Noise and Sector 7 Radio
Ryan James Ford: Ripping EP – Four monster club stormers, with a touch of rave cheese, all pulled off with aplomb, and comes on lovely marbled grey vinyl. Ripping Greg (Mike Mix) is the standout tune of the lot.
Dj Spence: Fan Needed – Two hypnotic house infused loop techno tracks, with a couple of locked grooves added in for good measure. Reminds me of the late 90s Philly sound that Ovum and 611 were putting out. Both of the full length tracks are sneaky good, and were staples of my show throughout the summer.
PLO Man: anonymousmaterial – PLO Man is a mainstay artist on Organized Noise. This release consists of four tracks in a style that discogs nerds are labeling ambient techno. I absolutely love this release, which is usually the case with PLO Man and his label Acting Press’s output. Would work at 4am in the club or at home on your couch. 10/10 stuff.
Tomorrow Comes The Harvest: Evolution – Jeff Mills revived TCTH for the first time since the passing of bandmate Tony Allen with a new trio whose members consist of himself, Jen-Phi Dary and Prabhu Edouard. The release contains five long-play spaced out jazz techno journeys. If you liked the Sun Ra Arkestra set at our 75th anniversary show then this one is definitely for you.
Sandwell District: Feed Forward – This is technically a rerelease of this legendary, and incredibly rare, album. It is making my list because it has been a staple of my show for all 11 of our years on WMUH and because it features a brand new song: Surrender to The Unknown. I think I played that track for two month’s worth of broadcasts straight. If you listen to Organized Noise then you have undoubtedly heard this album at some point.
Lindsay – Out the Roof, Music Director
Doja Cat – Scarlet
Lana del Rey – Did you Know There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Boulevard
Dominic Fike – Sunburn
Mitski – The Land is Inhospitable and So are We
Paramore – This is Why
Lena – Lena’s Listening Party
Renee Rapp – Snow Angel (Deluxe)
Conan Gray – One of Your Girls
Taylor Swift – When Emma Falls in Love
Aidan Bissett – Supernova
Chappell Roan – Guilty Pleasure
DJ Regular – Hedonistic Predilection
TEKE::TEKE – Hagata
Melenas – Ahora
Vanishing Twin – Afternoon X
El Michels Affair & Black Thought – Glorious Game
Deerhoof – Miracle Level
Riley – Circenses, Station Manager
Unreal Unearth (new album by Hozier):
A beautiful work from an insanely talented artist. It’s depressing, uplifting, powerful, and amazing.
Noah Kahan: A recent find for me — love him
Dua Lipa: Barbie movie
Bruce Springsteen (duh)
DJ Downtown – Take It Downtown
The Beths – Expert in a Dying Field (Deluxe)
Carly Rae Jepsen – The Loveliest Time
Aisle 5 – Moment Found!
Sarah Noel – Offerings
Olivia Rodrigo – GUTS
Harry – Livingroom Sessions
Top 5 Songs Released in 2023!
Benson Boone – What Was
Sophia James – First Time Around
Sam Fischer – Hard To Love
Walker Burroughs – Breathe
Lawrence – i’m confident that i’m insecure
Emma – Your Dose of Nostalgia, Program Director
Petals on the Moon – Wasia Project
While You Were Sleeping – Laufey
People Pleaser – Aidan Bissett
Glue Song – beabadoobee
poster boy – lyn lapid
Sheck – The Dungeon
Asinhell – Desert Of Doom
Baroness – Choir
Beastmaker – Ritual
Metallica – Lux Aeterna
Overkill – The Surgeon
Paul – Sine Qua Non, General Manager
bar Italia – Tracey Denim
Fever Ray – Radical Romantics
Peter Gabriel – i/o
the Golden Dregs – Of Grace & Dignity
Yo La Tengo – This Stupid World