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 my favorite 20 CDs released during the 20 years of Echoes.  You can vote for your own in the Echoes 20th Anniversary Listener Poll


b79bf0cdd7a0dc3949827110.L1 Arvo Pärt Alina
2 Dead Can Dance Into the Labyrinth
3 Jon Hassell City: Works of Fiction
4 Peter Gabriel Passion
5 Anja Lechner & Vasillis Tsabropoulos Chants Hymns & Dances
6 Robert Rich Propagation
7 Moodswings Horizontal
8 Digitonal Save Your Light for Darker Days
9 VasIn the Garden of Souls
10 Moby Wait for Me
11 BTThis Binary Universe
413uy2j+tLL._SL500_AA240_12 Steve Roach World’s Edge
13 R. Carlos Nakai-William Eaton-Will Clipman Feather, Stone & Light
14 Ulrich Schnauss A Strangely Isolated Place
15 Bluetech Sines & Singularities
16 Steve Tibbetts The Fall of Us All
17 Afro Celt Sound System Volume 3-Further in Time
18 Jamshied Sharifi A Prayer for the Soul of Layla
19 Philip Glass Naqoyqatsi
Sheila Chandra Weaving My Ancestors Voices

These are my picks, and honestly, I could swap any of them around from number one to number 20.  You can vote for yours by going to the Echoes 20th Anniversary Listener Poll.  You can also win an iPod Touch. The Poll has been extended to Midnight October 5

You can read my 20 Icons of Echoes list here.

John Diliberto ((( echoes )))

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

  1. October 1, 2009 at 2:05 am

    Awesome list, but John you are #1 without you Echoes would not be one of the most beautiful radio shows in the past 20 years.

  2. October 2, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I agree! Congratulations on 20 years, you and your team are awesome and we love you!

  3. Philip Volk
    October 13, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Your program of the top 20 of 20 years is truely fantastic!! Wish I could listen to it every night. It makes my night shift job bearable. Thanks and keep up good work!!!! We love ya!!
    Phil and John(brothers in crime)

  4. October 16, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Congrats John. Hope all is well. Keep that great music coming!



    Bombay Dub Orchestra

  5. David Matalka
    October 16, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    who the heck is BT #11???????? have you been listening to yourself all these years?

  6. October 16, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Hmm. Yeah, maybe 11 wasn’t high enough since listeners has him at #4. Someone’s been listening, I guess 😉

  7. October 17, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    As a long-time listener, I wish to congratulate and thank you for a wonderful, uplifting, fascinating twenty years of mesmerizing and ethereal music. Music that is often woven into my daily (and nightly) existence.

  8. October 19, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Hello from Malibu!
    We love ECHOES!
    You play the best, coolest, and most interesting and artistic music on your show!
    Here’s to 20 more years!!

    Gayle Ellett and Todd Montgomery


Leave a Reply