When it comes to albums released in 2010, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who’s pored over them more intensely than a KEXP DJ. So, what were their favorites? Which CDs did they reach for the most, or, uh, “click on” the most in their iTunes players? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2010 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 20th, so let us know your favorites now.
Jon Kertzer’s 2010 Top Ten Albums
|Eritrea’s Got Soul||Asmara All-Stars||out/here|
|I Speak Fula||Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba||Next Ambiance/Sub Pop|
|Love and Death||Ebo Taylor||Strut|
|Timbuktu Tarab||Khaira Arby||Clermont Music|
|Baba Mo Tunde||King Sunny Ade||Mesa/Blue Moon/Indigedisc|
|Mulatu Steps Ahead||Mulatu Astatke||Strut|
|Secret Agent||Tony Allen||World Circuit/Nonesuch|
Jon Kertzer is the host of The Best Ambiance, airing Monday nights, 6-9PM.