2010 Top Ten List Spotlight: Cheryl Waters

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.

photo by Jim Bennett

Cheryl Waters’s 2010 Top Ten Albums

Artist Album Label
Foals Total Life Forever Sub Pop
Wolf Parade Expo 86 Sub Pop
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest 4AD
LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening DFA/Virgin
Beach House Teen Dream Sub Pop
Arcade Fire The Suburbs Merge
The Black Angels Phosphene Dream Blue Horizon
Sufjan Stevens Age of Adz Asthmatic Kitty
The Black Keys Brothers Nonesuch
Tame Impala Innerspeaker Modular

Cheryl Waters is the host of The Midday Show, airing Monday through Friday, 10AM-2PM.

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  1. Chris Estey
    Posted December 9, 2010 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    This list is so spot on it’s like a perfect record guide for 2010. Thanks, Cheryl!

  2. Nate Deardorff
    Posted December 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Right on Cheryl! Foals, LCD soundsystem and beach house also made mine.

  3. Nathan Bullock
    Posted December 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Thank you sooooo much for putting Age of Adz. I’m surprised that others didn’t.

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