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

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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.

Greg

  • Frank Ocean, Blonde
  • Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Jim

  • Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  • Savages, Silence Yourself

Jim’s Full List, Best Albums of the 2010s:

  1. Savages, Silence Yourself
  2. Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  3. Le Butcherettes, Sin Sin Sin
  4. Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
  5. Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  6. Frank Ocean, Channel ORANGE
  7. Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap
  8. Janelle Monáe, The ArchAndroid
  9. Wild Flag, Wild Flag
  10. The Regrettes, Feel Your Feelings Fool!

Greg’s Mixtape

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

Ron Loney and JuiceWRLD

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.

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