Top 100

Best of 2019: WNCW Staff Picks

Dec 27, 2019

Joe Kendrick:

1. Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet

2. Tyler Ramsey - For The Morning

3. Joseph Huber - Moondog

4. Hiss Golden Messenger - Terms Of Surrender

5. J.S. Ondara - Tales of America

6. Madison Cunningham - Who Are You Now

7. The Deer - Do No Harm

8. Alexa Rose - Medicine For Living

9. Caleb Elliot - Forever To Fade

10. Nick Waterhouse - Nick Waterhouse


Martin Anderson:

1. Hayes Carll - What It Is

Martin Anderson caught up with one of WNCW's favorite bands -- their album "Free Yourself Up" ranked #17 in our Top 100 of 2018 -- in Charlotte recently. Tune in for a chat with Rachael, Bridget, Mike, McDuck, and Akie, and three brand new songs they recorded on stage there during a lil' WNCW soundcheck party!

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Our airwaves were filled with some great tunes in 2018.  Out of the more than 39,000 different songs we played last year, here's our Spotify playlist of the 30 most played songs of 2018.  Artists include Steep Canyon Rangers, River Whyless, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and several others!

WNCW's 2018 Top 100 - Staff Picks

Dec 27, 2018

Joe Kendrick:

  1. Calexico -- The Thread That Keeps Us
  2. Courtney Marie Andrews - May Your Kindness Remain
  3. Tellico - Woven Waters
  4. River Whyless - Kindness, A Rebel
  5. Jose James - Lean on Me
  6. Damien Jurado - The Horizon Just Laughed
  7. Motel Mirrors - In the Meantime
  8. Aaron Lee Tasjan - Karma For Cheap
  9. Erika Wennerstrom - Sweet Unknown
  10. Middle Kids - Lost Friends

 Martin Anderson:

The music has been released, the votes have been it's time to count'em on down! Join us as we unveil this year's Top 100 albums, as selected by WNCW listeners and music hosts. It starts just past 9am, and we'll get to #1 a little before 6, with likely a few cuts from the top few. We'll play different tunes from each album on Friday, so we encourage you to listen to both days' worth. Thanks to everyone who voted and helped us come up with this terrific, diverse playlist!

Peak of the Week 1/4/18

Jan 3, 2018

This week during Peak of the Week, Kiever will feature tracks from our number one album from our Top 100 2017 list - Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit The Nashville Sound Tune in for this special Peak of the Week between 9pm to midnight, which will include a feature of the top 10 albums from the Top 100 2017 list as voted on by our listeners and staff:

WNCW's 2017 Top 100 - Staff Picks

Jan 3, 2018

Martin Anderson:
1. Offa Rex – The Queen of Hearts
2. Kacy & Clayton -- The Siren's Song
3. Doc & Merle Watson -- Never the Same Way Once: Bear's Sonic Journals
4. Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters -- Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters
5. Dan Auerbach -- Waiting On a Song
6. Oumou Sangare -- Mogoya
7. Imar -- Afterlight
8. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit -- The Nashville Sound
9. Nora Jane Struthers -- Champion
10. Steve Winwood -- Greatest Hits Live

Have you started thinking of your favorite music releases of 2017? Keep an eye on this homepage for our list of albums we enjoyed playing for you this year, which we will post on Wednesday the 29th. Your votes will help us come up with the WNCW Top 100, and someone will win the station's Top 10! Voting will run November 29th through December 18th.

WNCW`s 2006 Top 100 Results

Jul 13, 2017

Top 100 - 2006

We only have the records for the Top 10 results of this year.

Hosts Reflect on the Music of 2016

Nov 15, 2016

Program Director, Joe Kendrick, has been talking with many of our hosts to look back on some favorite releases and music happenings of 2016.  Tune into Morning Edition throughout the coming weeks to hear these interviews.  Listen to the full interviews below; we will post more after they air.

WNCW's 2015 Top 100 - Staff Picks

Jan 4, 2016

Martin Anderson:
1. Honeycutters – Me Oh My
2. Mipso – Old Time Reverie
3. Calexico – Edge of the Sun
4. Free Planet Radio – Global Symphony Project
5. Josh Ritter – Sermon on the Rocks
6. Asleep at the Wheel – Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
7. Anna & Elizabeth – Anna & Elizabeth
8. SoulJazz Orchestra – Resistance
9. Aaron Lee Tasjan – In the Blazes
10. Songs From the Road Band – Traveling Show

WNCW's 2015 Top 100 Results

Jan 4, 2016

WNCW's 2014 Top 100 Results

Jan 3, 2015