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Albums of the Decade, Greg's Mixtape, Juice WRLD & Roy Loney

This week, Jim and Greg close out 2019 and the 2010s by sharing some of their best albums of the decade. Then, Greg will share his annual mixtape and the hosts will discuss musicians the world lost this year, including rapper Juice WRLD and Flamin' Groovies lead singer Roy Loney.

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Albums of the Decade

Jim and Greg end 2019 by sharing their top albums of the decade.

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Before 2019 gets too far back in our rearview mirror, Greg tackles the timeless art of making a mixtape. His annual mixtape features songs from the past twelve months, and Greg notes that they serve as audio diaries to help him remember the year.

  1. Sneaks, "And We're Off"
  2. The Comet Is Coming, "Summon the Fire"
  3. Fontaines D.C., "Boys in the Better Land"
  4. Bob Mould, "I Fought"
  5. Pist Idiots, "Motor Runnin"
  6. Kills Birds, "Volcano"
  7. Mini Meltdowns, "I Wanna Die"
  8. Pip Blom, "Daddy Issues"
  9. Control Top, "Chain Reaction"
  10. Cherry Glazerr, "Wasted Nun"
  11. Motorcade, "Oblivion"
  12. Automatic, "Highway"
  13. Chaka Khan, "Too Hot"
  14. Michael Kiwanuka, "I've Been Dazed"
  15. Lana Del Rey, "Mariners Apartment Complex"
  16. Sharon Van Etten, "Seventeen"
  17. Sturgill Simpson, "Last Man Standing"
  18. Raphael Saadiq, "Rikers Island"
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Obits:

Juice WRLD/AP Photo Greg and Jim pay tribute to a few of the musicians we lost this year and share news of two recent deaths. Ron Loney of the Flamin' Groovies died at 73 this month. Jim plays some of "Teenage Head" in tribute.

Rapper Juice WRLD died just after his 21st birthday. The Chicagoan typified the genre of "SoundCloud rap," which Greg praises for its immediacy and honesty, comparing it to the lo-fi genre of the 1980s and '90s. Despite his youth, Juice WRLD (born Jarad A. Higgins) had multiple number one hits, including his breakout single, "Lucid Dreams."

Featured Songs

  1. Juice Wrld, Lucid Dreams, Goodbye & Good Riddance, Interscope, 2018
  2. Frank Ocean, Pink + White, Blonde, Boys Don't Cry, 2016
  3. Courtney Barnett, Elevator Operator, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, Marathon Artists, 2015
  4. Kendrick Lamar, King Kunta, To Pimp a Butterfly, Top Dawg Entertainment, 2015
  5. Savages, Shut Up, Silence Yourself, Matador, 2013
  6. Mini Meltdowns, I Wanna Die, I Wanna Die, Good Land, 2019
  7. Sneaks, And We're Off, Highway Hypnosis, Merge, 2019
  8. The Comet Is Coming, Summon the Fire, Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery, Impulse, 2019
  9. Fontaines D.C., Boys in the Better Land, Dogrel, Partisan, 2019
  10. Bob Mould, I Fought, Sunshine Rock, Merge, 2019
  11. Michael Kiwanuka, I've Been Dazed, Kiwanuka, Polydor and Interscope, 2019
  12. Lana Del Rey, Mariners Apartment Complex, Norman Fucking Rockwell!, Polydor and Interscope, 2019
  13. Sharon Van Etten, Seventeen, Remind Me Tomorrow, Jagjaguwar, 2019
  14. Sturgill Simpson, Last Man Standing, Sound & Fury, Elektra, 2019
  15. Raphael Saadiq, Riker's Island, Jimmy Lee, Columbia, 2019
  16. Flamin' Groovies, Teenage Head, Teenage Head, Kama Sutra, 1971
  17. Yahzarah, Why Dontcha Call Me No More, The Ballad of Purple St. James, FE Music, 2010
  18. Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Lucky Man, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Island, 1970
  19. DJ Shadow, What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1 – Blue Sky Revisit), Endtroducing…, Mo' Wax, 1996
  20. Little Brother, All in a Day, May the Lord Watch, Imagine Nation, 2019
  21. Little Brother, Black Magic (Make It Better), May the Lord Watch, Imagine Nation, 2019
  22. Lady Lamb, Even in the Tremor, Even in the Tremor, Ba Da Bing, 2019
  23. LCD Soundsystem, Someone Great, Sound of Silver, DFA/Capitol, 2007