WTJU Best of 2019 – David Soyka

David Soyka hosts Jumpin’ on the Bed Saturday afternoon from 4-6 (eastern).

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds / Ghosteen / Ghosteen lLd.
Purple Mountains / Purple Mountains / Drag City
Joe Henry / The Gospel According to Water / Earmusic
Leonard Cohen / Thanks for the Dance / Sony
Samantha Fish / Kill or be Kind / Rounder
Various Artists / Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration / Decca (note the DVD is well worth seeing, especially for the Brandi Carlisle/Kris Kristofferson duet)
Lana Del Rey / Norman F****** Rockwell / Polydor
Various Artists/ If You’re Going to the City: A Tribute to Mose Allison / Fat Possum
Big Thief /Two Hands /4AD
BigThief / U.F.O.F. / 4AD (that’s right, the band issued two very good albums in 2019)
Rhiannon Giddens (with Francesco Turrissi) / There is No Other / Nonesuch
Various Artists / Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 Volumes 1&2 / Third Man Records
Van Morrison / Three Chords and the Truth / Exile
Bruce Springsteen / Western Stars / Sony (note: this wouldn’t have made the list, but then I saw the movie and got a greater appreciation for the album)
Miranda Lambert / Wildcard / RCA Nashville
Better Oblivion Community Center / Better Oblivion Community Center (Dead Oceans)
Eileen Jewell / Gypsy /Signature Sounds
Buddy & Julie Miller / Breakdown on 20th Ave. South / New West Records
Justin Towne Earle /The Saint of Lost Causes / New West Records
Jenny Lewis /On the Line/ Warner Bros.
J.S. Ondara / Tales of America / Verve
Orville Peck / Pony / SubPop
Yola / Walk Through Fire/ Nonesuch
Sturgill Simpson / Sound and Fury / Atlantic
Bob Dylan/Travelin Thru: The Bootleg Shrives Vol. 15 / Sony Legacy (mostly for the third disc)

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