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Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the year's best music, including world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, and books about music.Join KMUW's music hosts on Global Village, Strange Currency, Night Train, Crossroads, Soulsations & Straight No Chaser as they highlight their favorites. See show pages for upcoming show information or to listen to past shows through the streaming archive.Enjoy.

Strange Currency | Best of 2017

  1. 1969—Andre Cymone
  2. Mental Illness—Aimee Mann
  3. Masseduction—St. Vincent
  4. Lotta Sea Lice—Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
  5. Jen Cloher—Jen Cloher
  6. Anything Can Happen—Bash & Pop
  7. Dirty Pictures (Part One)—Low Cut Connie
  8. American Dream—LCD Soundsystem
  9. If All I Was Was Black—Mavis Staples
  10. Semper Femina—Laura Marling
  11. Southern Blood—Gregg Allman
  12.  Soul of a Woman—Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
  13. Soft Sounds From Another Planet—Japanese Breakfast
  14. Carry Fire—Robert Plant
  15. Drunk—Thundercat
  16. Sleep Well Beast—The National
  17. Electric Trim—Lee Ranaldo
  18. In Between— The Feelies
  19. Is This The Life We Really Want?—Roger Waters
  20. Gargoyle—Mark Lanegan Band
  21. The Magpie Salute—The Magpie Salute
  22. Time and Emotion—Robin Trower
  23. Doris & The Daggers—Spiral Stairs
  24. The Optimist—Anathema
  25. Revolution Come … Revolution Go—Gov’t Mule

Best Reissues/Archival/Live

  1. Purple Rain—Prince and The Revolution
  2. Friday Night Is Killing Me—Bash & Pop
  3. Imaginary Friends … Live—Reeves Gabrels
  4. For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986—The Replacements
  5. Nice and Nicely Done—Spinto Band
  6. Live At The Love Song—Spain
  7. Flowers in the Dirt—Paul McCartney
  8. A.M.—Wilco
  9. Being There—Wilco
  10. Cornell 5/8/77—Grateful Dead

Jedd Beaudoin is host/producer of the nationally syndicated program Strange Currency. He has also served as an arts reporter, a producer of A Musical Life and a founding member of the KMUW Movie Club. As a music journalist, his work has appeared in Pop Matters, Vox, No Depression and Keyboard Magazine.