Each year we ask our listeners to vote on their favorite songs of the year, and their ballots determine the Top 89 songs we play on New Year’s Eve. This year, we asked some of our favorite local musicians to share their picks as well. If you haven’t submitted your ballot yet, don’t delay! Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. on December 25.
Lizzo (GRRRL PRTY, the Chalice)
Ed Ackerson (BNLX)
Gabriel Douglas (the4onthefloor)
“Random thoughts: I went into this thinking I was totally out of the loop on a lot of stuff and expected to find some obvious songs I loved through listening but not by memory, but didn’t really find any this year. Also, on many of my favorite albums, I didn’t care for the lead singles (Laura Marling, the National, Jason Isbell) as much as other tracks off the records. I didn’t know that Trampled By Turtles re-released ‘Codeine’ or that Wilco re-released ‘I Got You (At the End of the Century),’ which are both favorites of mine in both of their respective catalogs. Here are my top albums too.”