Texas Top 10s

The Chronicle music staff picks its Texas Top 10

Texas Top 10s

Greg Beets

1) Ron Flynt, L.A. Story (Zip)

2) The Arm (Last Gasp)

3) The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered (Gammon)

4) Who and Who (Almost There)

5) The Ends, Concrete Disappointment (Dirtnap)

6) Cornell Hurd Band, Cen-Tex Serenade (Behemoth)

7) 91.7FM KVRX Presents: Local Live Volume 8 – It Came From the Basement

8) Adult Rodeo, Tough Titty (Kinson)

9) Boxcar Satan, Upstanding and Indigent (DogFingers)

10) Brown Whörnet, Valamaranaro

Texas Top 10s

Jim Caligiuri

1) Slaid Cleaves, Wishbones (Philo)

2) Cooper's Uncle, Greenwood

3) Eliza Gilkyson, Land of Milk and Honey (Red House)

4) Grupo Fantasma, Movimiento Popular (Aire Sol)

5) Cowboy Johnson, A Grain of Sand (MoonHouse)

6) Li'l Cap'n Travis, ... In All Their Splendor (Glurp)

7) James McMurtry & the Heartless Bastards, Live in Aught-Three (Compadre)

8) Meat Purveyors, Pain by Numbers (Bloodshot)

9) Old 97s, Drag It Up (New West)

10) Dale Watson, Dreamland (Koch)

Texas Top 10s

Matt Dentler

1) Young Heart Attack, Mouthful of Love (XL)

2) Dynah

3) The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered (Gammon)

4) Devin the Dude, To Tha X-Treme (Rap-A-Lot)

5) Sarah Sharp, Fourth Person

6) Old 97s, Drag It Up (New West)

7) Zykos (Post-Parlo)

8) Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo (Or Music)

9) Patty Griffin, Impossible Dream (ATO)

10) Willie Nelson, It Always Will Be (Lost Highway)

Texas Top 10s

Robert Gabriel

1) Devin the Dude, To Tha X-Treme (Rap-A-Lot)

2) Money Waters, The Porch (SoulIsys)

3) Strange Fruit Project, Soul Travelin' (Black Son/Spilt Milk)

4) Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada, El Niño y el Sol (Aire Sol)

5) Tee Double, Lone Star (Mumbo Jumbo)

6) Rapid Ric, Whut It Dew (Top Dollar)

7) Chamillionaire, The Mix Tape Messiah (Chamilitary)

8) Slim Thug, Already Platinum (Interscope)

9) K-Otix, Ethos (Groove Attack)

10) Grupo Fantasma, Movimiento Popular (Aire Sol)

Texas Top 10s

Melanie Haupt

1) Patty Griffin, Impossible Dream (ATO)

2) Will Johnson, Vultures Await (Misra)

3) Zykos (Post-Parlo)

4) Matt the Electrician, Long Way Home

5) The Gourds, Blood of the Ram (Eleven Thirty)

6) What Made Milwaukee Famous, Trying to Never Catch Up

7) Shane Bartell, Too Soon to Say (Lilywhite)

8) Norah Jones, Feels Like Home (Blue Note)

9) Bob Schneider, I'm Good Now (Shockorama)

10) The Polyphonic Spree, Together We're Heavy (Hollywood)

Raoul Hernandez

1) Eliza Gilkyson, Land of Milk and Honey (Red House)

2) Li'l Cap'n Travis, ... In All Their Splendor (Glurp)

3) Davíd Garza, A Strange Mess of Flowers (Wide Open)

4) Young Heart Attack, Mouthful of Love (XL)

5) Kevin Fowler, Loose, Loud & Crazy (Equity)

6) The Gourds, Blood of the Ram (Eleven Thirty)

7) Jesse Dayton, Country Soul Brother (Stag)

8) Shane Bartell, Too Soon to Say (Lilywhite)

9) The Real Heroes, Greetings From Russia (Rec. Center)

10) Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo (Or)


Honorable mentions: Jon Dee Graham, The Great Battle; Willie Nelson, It Always Will Be; Charlie Robison, Good Times

Texas Top 10s

Andy Langer

1) Young Heart Attack, Mouthful of Love (XL)

2) Patty Griffin, Impossible Dream (ATO)

3) Jon Dee Graham, The Great Battle (New West)

4) 13 Ways to Live (Red House)

5) Zykos (Post-Parlo)

6) Slaid Cleaves, Wishbones (Philo)

7) Davíd Garza, A Strange Mess of Flowers (Wide Open)

8) I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness EP (Emperor Jones)

9) Bob Schneider, I'm Good Now (Shockorama)

10) What Made Milwaukee Famous, Trying to Never Catch Up

Texas Top 10s

David Lynch

1) Grupo Fantasma, Movimiento Popular (Aire Sol)

2) Asylum Street Spankers, Mercurial (Spanks a Lot)

3) The Meat Purveyors, Pain by Numbers (Bloodshot)

4) Teye & Belén, FlamencObsesionArte (CoraZong)

5) Atash, Republic of Love (Ars Mundi)

6) Rajamani, Sabas

7) Dale Watson, Dreamland (Koch)

8) Cluan, The High Road

9) Antonio Dionisio, Songs From Javaland (Marolo)

10) Balistica, The Jungle Science EP

Texas Top 10s

Margaret Moser

1) TIE: Eliza Gilkyson, Land of Milk and Honey (Red House); the Gourds, Blood of the Ram (Eleven Thirty)

3) Walter Tragert, Lousy With Desire

4) Eve Monsees & the Exiles (Serpent)

5) Cluan, The High Road

6) Jeff Plankenhorn, Plank (Blue Corn Music)

7) Will Johnson, Vultures Await (Misra)

8) Li'l Cap'n Travis, ... In All Their Splendor (Glurp)

9) Gibby Haynes & His Problem (Surfdog)

10) Grady, Y.U. So Shady?

Texas Top 10s

Darcie Stevens

1) The Arm (Last Gasp)

2) Dale Watson, Dreamland (Koch)

3) I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness EP (Emperor Jones)

4) Midlake, Bamnan and Slivercork (Bella Union)

5) Jon Dee Graham, The Great Battle (New West)

6) The Rise, Reclamation Process

7) The Real Heroes, Greetings From Russia (Rec. Center)

8) Li'l Cap'n Travis, ... In All Their Splendor (Glurp)

9) 91.7FM KVRX Presents: Local Live Volume 8 – It Came From the Basement

10) What Made Milwaukee Famous, Trying to Never Catch Up

Texas Top 10s

Jay Trachtenberg

1) Grupo Fantasma, Movimiento Popular (Aire Sol)

2) Eliza Gilkyson, Land of Milk and Honey (Red House)

3) Charanga Cakewalk, Loteria de la Cumbia Lounge (Triloka)

4) Edward Hobizal, Amnamnesis (Boundless)

5) NickNack, Improving Silence (Crowd Control)

6) Neil Blumofe, Moses' Muses (Horeb)

7) Stingers ATX, All in a Day (Grover)

8) Pat Boyack, Voices From the Street (Doc Blues)

9) Chris Maresh, Side Street (BarLine)

10) e.c.f.a., Die Fäden (Pecan Crazy)

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