We’ve asked you, our listeners, to tell us your top 5 albums of all time — that is, the ones you come back to again and again — that you’d bring if you were on a desert island. We’re joining in on the fun, too! Find our WNRN staff picks below and tune in on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, when we’ll be counting down your favorites!


Ed Mond, co-host of The Dead & Phriends: 

  1. Paul Simon, Graceland
  2. Phish, Hampton Comes Alive
  3. Grateful Dead, Europe ’72
  4. Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy
  5. Little Feat, Waiting For Columbus


Mike Nichols, co-host of Les Temps Perdue:

  1. A Tribe Called Quest, Low End Theory
  2. Prince, Purple Rain
  3. Jon Spencer Bllues Explosion, Orange
  4. The Clash, The Clash
  5. Michael Jackson, Off The Wall


Ian Solla-Yates:

  1. R.E.M., Reckoning
  2. The Hold Steady, Boys and Girls in America
  3. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening
  4. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Cold Roses
  5. Jason Isbell, Southeastern


Jaclyn Piermarini:

  1. Nick Drake, Bryter Layter
  2. Darrell Scott, Aloha From Nashville
  3. Son Volt, Trace
  4. Guru, Jazzmatazz
  5. Television, Marquee Moon


 Lauren Velardi:
  1. Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense
  2. Interpol, Antics
  3. The Beatles, Abbey Road
  4. Jay Z, MTV Unplugged
  5. The Shins, Wincing the Night Away


Desiré Moses:

  1. Ryan Adams, I Do Not Feel Like Being Good EP
  2. Radiohead, In Rainbows
  3. Shakey Graves, And The War Came
  4. Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Live at Radio City
  5. Bob Dylan, No Direction Home Bootleg Vol 7


Sidney Sharp:

  1. Paul Weller, Paul Weller
  2. Buckingham Nicks, Buckingham Nicks
  3. John Martyn, No Little Boy
  4. Carl Anderson, Risk of Loss
  5. Marcus King Band, Soul Insight