Category: Best Of

Top 25 ECHOES CDs for 2009: Essential Choices

25 ESSENTIAL ECHOES CDS FOR 2009 We’ve sorted through some 2000 CDs and downloads that came into Echoes in the last year and we’ve picked our favorite CDs for 2009.  You can vote for your’s in the Best of Echoes 2009 Poll.  Deadline is 9AM, December 11. Overall, the mood of 2009 on Echoes was…

Echoes November Top 25: Robin Guthrie On Top

Robin Guthrie Heads up Echoes Top 25 for November As expected, Robin Guthrie‘s Carousel leads the Echoes Top 25 for November.  It was our Echoes CD of the Month for November.  If you haven’t heard it yet, it’s a definitive album from a musician who has defined post-shoegaze ambient guitar. Also on the list is…

John Diliberto’s Top Ten CDs & Songs for 2009.

John Diliberto’s Personal Top Ten. It seems like every year, annual year end lists are coming earlier and earlier.  Just as Christmas decorations start turning up in stores around the beginning of October, year end lists are arriving the beginning of November.  And of course,  Echoes has already launched its Best of Echoes 2009 Poll. …

Echoes Top 25 for September: Fernwood Heads List

Fernwood tops the Echoes Top 25 for September with their CD of the Month, Sangita September was another strong month for new music on Echoes, led by the second album from Fernwood, Sangita. I wrote about this group and their global Americana chamber music in my September CD of the Month review. Interestingly, the top…

Top 20 CDs for 20 Years of Echoes: John’s Picks

We asked listeners to pick their Top 10 CDs which will be tabulated into a list of 200 CDs for 20 Years of Echoes.  The only requirements were they had to have been played on Echoes, but could have been released at any time.  I’ve modified those rules for my list, limiting myself to the…

20 Icons of Echoes: John’s Picks

We’ve been asking you to submit your 20 Icons and Top 10 Echoes CDs for our 20th Anniversary. If you haven’t yet, go to The Echoes 20th Anniversary Listener Poll and enter for you chance to win an iPod Touch. Here’s my 2o Icons. JOHN DILIBERTO’S 20 ICONS OF ECHOES The Icons are always difficult.…

Echoes Top 25 for July: Moby Tops

As is typical, our CD of the Month tops the  Echoes Top 25 for July with Moby’s entrancing, Wait for Me.  Look for the artist to bring this music to the concert stage in the Fall.  Tour Information here. But just beneath Moby is one of the prettier ambient chamber music albums of the year,…

Echoes Top 25 for May: Leo Abrahams Tops List

Leo Abrahams‘ The Grape and the Grain tops Echoes Top 25 for May.  That’s no surprise since it was our Echoes CD of the Month. There’s lots of new electronic music including the latest albums from Bluetech, Mark Dwane, Jon Hopkins and the son of one of the original space music pioneers, Jerome Froese, who’s…

Echoes March Top 25: David Darling Tops

David Darling Tops Echoes  Top 25 for March This year is already shaping up to be a diverse and unusual one with fantastic, innovative music coming from unlikely sources.   David Darling’s Prayer for Compassion topping the list, is of course, no surprise.  He was our Echoes CD of the Month for March and he’s been…