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Top 50 Countdown (2004) - Host Picks

Staff Picks

David Dye, World Cafe Host

1. James McMurtry - Live in Aught Three
2. Joseph Arthur - Our Shadows Will Remain
3. The Holmes Brothers - Simple Truths
4. kd lang - Hymns of the 49th Parallel
5. Elvis Costello - The Delivery Man
6. Nelly McKay - Get Away From Me
7. Black Keys - Rubber Factory
8. The Finn Brothers - Everyone Is Here
9. David Mead - Indiana
10.West Indian Girl - West Indian Girl

Roger LaMay, WXPN General Manager

1. Joseph Arthur - Our Shadows Will Remain
2. Citizen Cope - Clarence Greenwood Project
3. Black Keys - Rubber Factory
4. Adrienne Young - Plow to the End of the Row
5. Mindy Smith - One Moment More
6. Randall Bramlett - Thin Places
7. Nellie McKay - Get Away From Me
8. Old Crow Medicine Show - OCMS
9. Old 97s - Drag It Up
10.David Mead - Indiana

Michaela Majoun, The XPN Morning Show/World Cafe

(alphabetical order)
1. Johnny A - Get Inside
2. C.C. Adcock - Lafayette Marquis
3. Jonatha Brooke - Back In The Circus
4. Marc Broussard - Carencro
5. Jamie Cullum - twentysomething
6. Finn Brothers - Everyone Is Here
7. Keane - Hopes And Fears
8. Old 97's - Drag It Up
9. Nellie McKay - Get Away From Me
10. Brian Wilson - Smile

Helen Leicht, Midday Host

1. Ray Lamontagne - Trouble
2. Citizen Cope - The Clarence Greenwood Recordings
3. West Indian Girl - West Indian Girl
4. U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
5. Lori McKenna - Bittertown
6. Charlotte Martin - On Your Shore
7. Mutlu EP
8. Bruce Hornsby - Halcyon Days
9. Old 97's - Drag It Up
10. David Berkeley - After the Wrecking Ships

Dan Reed, Music Director / Operations Manager

1. West Indian Girl - West Indian Girl
2. Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
3. Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
4. Simple Kid - 1
5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Lyre Of Orpheus
6. Drive-By Truckers - The Dirty South
7. Van Hunt - Van Hunt
8. Citizen Cope - The Clarence Greenwood Project
9. Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
10. Ashlee Simpson - Autobiography

Samantha Sullivan, Sleepy Hollow

1. Leonard Cohen - Dear Heather
2. The Real Tuesday Weld - I, Lucifer
3. Donovan - Beat Cafe
4. Air - Talkie Walkie
5. Bebel Gilberto - Bebel Gilberto
6. Luka Bloom - Before Sleep Comes
7. Marianne Faithfull - Before the Poison
8. Pink Martini - Hang on Little Tomato
9. Joseph Arthur - Our Shadows Will Remain
10.Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Lyre of Orpheus

Bruce Warren, Assistant General Manager for Programming

1. Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
2. Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
3. Morrissey - You Are The Quarry
4. Keane - Hopes and Fears
5. U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
6. Citizen Cope - Clarence Greenwood Recordings
7. Jamie Cullum - twentysomething
8. Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
9. Kanye West - College Dropout
10.The Clash - London Calling (reissue)

Gene Shay, The Folk Show

1. Adrienne Young & Little Sadie - Plow To The End Of The Row
2. The Mammals - Rock That Babe
3. Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum - Guest House
4. Full Frontal Folk - Sweet Mystery Of Life
5. Tom Russell - Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs
6. Eliza Gilkyson - Land Of Milk And Honey
7. John Flynn - The Dragon
8. Various Artists - Seeds, The Best Of Peter Seeger Vol. 3
9. Wake The Dead - Buckdancer's Choice
10. Nathan - Jimson Weed

Jonny Meister, The Blues Show

1. Pyeng Threadgill - Sweet Home: The Music Of Robert Johnson
2. Carey and Lurrie Bell - Second Nature
3. Toby Keith - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
4. Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer - Music For Two
5. Mavis Staples - Have A Little Faith
6. Various Artists - Happy Birthday Newport! 50 Swinging Years
7. Warner Williams - Blues Highway
8. Choying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts - Selwa
9. McCoy Tyner - Illuminations
10. Laura Nyro - Spread Your Wings And Fly

Keith Brand, Sleepy Hollow

Overlooked Gems of 2004
1. Lori Carson - The Finest Thing
2. Low - A Lifetime Of Temporary Relief
3. Joanna Newsome - The Milk-Eyed Mender
4. Bent - Ariels
5. Carla Bruni - Quelqu'un m'a dit
6. Sia Furler - Colour The Small One
7. Pink Martini - Hang On Little Tomato
8. Califone - Heron King Blues
9. The Concretes - The Concretes
10. Juana Molina - Tres Cosas

Kathy O'Connell, Kids Corner

Best Family Albums of 2004
1. Trout Fishing In America - Merry Fishes To All
2. Various - Jazz For Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle & Shake
3. Sara Hickman - Big Kid
4. Anna Moo - Moochas Gracias
5. Various - Sing Along with Putumayo
6. Milkshake - Bottle Of Sunshine
7. Various - The Spongebob Squarepants Movie soundtrack
8. Justin Roberts - Way Out
9. Various - For The Kids Too
10. The Peanut Man - Maria del Ray

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