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I’m a fan of the true crime podcast My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. This episode features artists who were murdered or songs about murder.

Christina Grimmie – Titanium (David Guetta/ Sia cover)
The Gits – Second Skin
Carmel Liburdi – Possum Kingdom (The Toadies cover)
Amanda Palmer – Polly (Nirvana cover)
Nina Simone – Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday cover)
Melody Angel – Dear Mama (Tupac cover)
Kate Bush – Sexual Healing (Marvin Gaye cover)
Aoife O’Donovan – Nebraska (Bruce Springsteen cover)
Heather Hammers – John Wayne Gacy (Sufjan Stevens cover)

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Top 30 Albums of 2017

2017 has been a mess of a year overall. But musically, it’s been amazing.

The following are my top 30 albums of this year. It was REALLY hard to narrow this list down to 30 and I found it impossible to put it in order. I didn’t write anything about why I think they are the best of the year, I’m letting the music speak for itself. Check out videos below.

The top 5 are in order but after that, they are going to be in alphabetical order.

1. Waxahatchee – Out in the Storm
2. Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights
3. Larkin Poe – Peach
4. St. Vincent – Masseduction
5. Girlpool – Powerplant

6. Aimee Mann – Mental Illness
7. Allison Crutchfield – Tourist In This Town
8. Alvvays – Antisocialites
9. Bedouine – Bedouine
10. Charly Bliss – Guppy
11. Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good at This
12. Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds From Another Planet
13. Jay Som – Everybody Works
14. Jlin – Black Origami
15. Juana Molina – Halo
16. Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness
17. Laura Marling – Semper Femina
18. Mammút – Kinder Versions
19. Melkbelly – Nothing Valley
20. Molly Burch – Please Be Mine
21. Sallie Ford – Soul Sick
22. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Soul of a Woman
23. Suzanne Santo – Ruby Red
24. SZA – Ctrl
25. Tara Jane O’Neil – Tara Jane O’Neil
26. This Is the Kit – Moonshine Freeze
27. Tracy Bonham – Modern Burdens
28. Vagabon – Infinite Worlds
29. Valerie June – The Order of Time
30. Weaves – Wide Open

Waxahatchee – Silver

Julien Baker -Appointments

Larkin Poe – Look Away

St. Vincent – New York

Girlpool – It Gets More Blue

Aimee Mann – Goose Snow Cone

Allison Crutchfield – I Don’t Ever Wanna Leave California

Alvvays – Dreams Tonite

Bedouine – One of These Days

Charly Bliss – Glitter

Diet Cig – Tummy Ache

Japanese Breakfast – Boyish

Jay Som – Baybee

Jlin – Black Origami

Juana Molina – Paraguaya

Julie Byrne – Natural Blue

Laura Marling – Next Time

Mammut – The Moon Will Never Turn Me On

Melkbelly – Middle Of

Molly Burch – Please Be Mine

Sallie Ford – Get Out

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Matter of Time

Suzanne Santo – Ghost In My Bed

SZA – The Weekend

Tara Jane O’Neil – Blow

This Is the Kit – Hotter Colder

Tracy Bonham – Mother Mother

Vagabon – The Embers

Valerie June – Shakedown

Weaves – Walkaway

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Julie Rhodes – Chains
Adia Victoria – Dead Eyes
Emily Wolfe – Atta Blues
Holly Miranda – All I Want Is To Be Your Girl
Hop Along – Happy To See Me
Torres – Jealousy and I
Aurora – Running With The Wolves
Wild Child – Bullets

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Beth Orton – 1973
Hemming – All I Want
Daughter – New Ways
Farao – TIAF
PJ Harvey – The Wheel
Samaris – Wanted 2 Say
Vök – Waiting
St. Vincent – Los Ageless

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Larkin Poe – Preachin’ Blues

Julien Baker – Appointments

Margaret Glaspy – Somebody to Anybody

Mammút – The Moon Will Never Turn Me On

Jessica Lea Mayfield – Sorry Is Gone

Amber Coffman – All to Myself

Ama Lou – TBC

Tank and The Bangas – Quick

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Over the past 4 or 5 years, the show has been very sporadic. Life gets crazy and some things fall by the wayside. I’ve missed sharing music that I find so I am working on bringing it back. I’m working on some playlists and working on getting the website squared away. Hopefully, that will all get taken care of in the next couple of weeks. The website has been neglected for a very long time so I need to update some things on the backend and get the RSS feed taken care of. Until then, follow me on Facebook. I’ve been posting some random videos lately of things I’ve been listening to.

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Best Albums of 2016

Rubyfruit Radio has been on a hiatus for most of the year, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been listening to music. Below is a list of my favorite albums of 2016. They are in alphabetical order because it would be almost impossible to put them in  order of being my favorite.

Big Thief – Masterpiece


Nina Diaz  – The Beat Is Dead


Margaret Glaspy – Emotions and Math


PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project


Hinds – Leave Me Alone


Lydia Loveless – Real


Lucius – Good Grief


Mitski – Puberty2


Angel Olsen – My Woman


Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter


Savages – Adore Life


Tegan and Sara – Love You to Death


Thao and The Get Down Stay Down – A Man Alive





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