The Best of 2019 ... So Far
The Best of 2019 ... So Far (album cover collage by Laura Fedele/WFUV)
New music has always been at the heart of what we do at 90.7 WFUV and each week we highlight a recently released album that we really like — and call it FUV's New Dig. Summer's here and we're at halfway point of 2019, but before we dive into the other side of this year, here's a look back at the 22 albums that we've picked as New Digs over the past six months. We hope that you've liked them too.
Some of the releases come from young musicians making auspicious debuts, like Maggie Rogers and Yola. Other albums come from legendary artists whose careers span decades, like Bob Mould and Bruce Springsteen. There's brassy chamber pop from Beirut, galloping blues via Tedeschi Trucks Band, and sweet sibling harmonies too, courtesy of Bailen.
We've rounded up all of the reviews below, in the order that the New Digs were chosen, and have pulled together a sampler Spotify list of tracks from every single album for three-plus hours of music discovery.
Sharon Van Etten, Remind Me Tomorrow
Guster, Look Alive
Maggie Rogers, Heard It In a Past Life
Bob Mould, Sunshine Rock
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Signs
Citizen Cope, Heroin and Helicopters
David Gray, Gold in a Brass Age
Yola, Walk Through Fire
Emily King, Scenery
Strand of Oaks, Eraserland
Jenny Lewis, On the Line
Josh Ritter, Fever Breaks
Andrew Bird, My Finest Work Yet
Vampire Weekend, Father of the Bride
Weyes Blood, Titanic Rising
The National, I Am Easy to Find
Bailen, Thrilled To Be Here
Big Thief, U.F.O.F.
Echo in the Canyon soundtrack (Jakob Dylan)
Calexico/Iron & Wine, Years to Burn
Bruce Springsteen, Western Stars
#FUVNewDig 2019 ... So Far (Spotify playlist compiled by FUV's Kara Manning)