Category: Best Of

Echoes Top 25 for October: Ambient continues to roll

This month’s Echoes Top 25 continues the roll of ambient music, especially in the Top 10.   Sumner McKane‘s What A Great Place to Be is number one by dint of being the Echoes CD of the Month for October, but even without that honor and extra airplay it entails, it was already #4 the previous…

Echoes Top 25 for September-Ambient Leads the Way

Digitonal tops the Echoes Top 25 for September, and will no doubt be near the top for the next several months. But right behind is Marconi Union, topping their own record as the highest placing digital download recording on Echoes. October’s CD of the Month, Sumner McKane’s nostalgia-tinged ambient americana masterpiece, What A Great Place…

Echoes Top 25 for July: Marconi Union first Download recording to crack Top 5

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080730.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAmbient chamber music still dominates the Echoes Top 25 for August, but for the first time, a download only album cracks the the Echoes Top 5. That CD is the purely ambient A Lost Connection by Marconi Union. Their album, Distance, from 3 years ago was…

Ambient Chamber Music Reigns on Echoes Top 25 for June

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080528.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAmbient Chamber music dominates top airplay at Echoes in June. We’ve been tracking ambient chamber music since the beginning of Echoes when it was mostly Tim Story, David Darling and Kevin Keller, but the subgenre has exploded, in an ambient chamber music way, that is, gently…

The 2007 Best of Echoes Poll

The 2007 Echoes Listener Poll 1 Loreena McKennitt – An Ancient Muse 2 Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble – New Impossibilities 3 David Arkenstone  – Myths and Legends 4 Patrick O’Hearn – Glaciation 5 Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale – Breathing Under Water 6 Loreena McKennitt – Nights from the Alhambra 7 Lisa…

John Diliberto’s Ten Essential CDs for 2007

John Diliberto’s Top Ten for 2007 You’ve already seen and heard the Echoes 2007 Listener Poll, voted on by listeners and perhaps too many fan club members. And you’ll be seeing the 25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2007, a list of the favorite Echoes CDs voted on by Kimberly Haas, Jeff Towne, and me. Like…

The 2007 Best of Echoes Poll Opens

I bet many of you don’t care much about polls. Good music is good music. Music you like is the music you like. You probably don’t need to know what thousands of other people think to form your own opinion and tastes. But polls do serve a real function in a community. They’re effective for…