2010 Top Ten List Spotlight: Troy Nelson

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 Patrick Richardson Wright

Troy Nelson’s 2010 Top Ten Albums

Rank Album Artist Label
1 Innerspeaker Tame Impala Modular
2 High Violet The National 4AD
3 I’m New Here Gil Scott-Heron XL
4 Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Sub Pop
5 Gute Luft Thomas Fehlmann Kompakt
6 Congratulations MGMT Columbia
7 Minor Love Adam Green Fat Possum
8 The Suburbs Arcade Fire Merge
9 Your Future Our Clutter The Fall Domino
10 Enchanted Chapel The Young Evils self-released

Troy Nelson is on the air Friday nights, 9PM-1AM.

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  1. Maymps
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    My Favorite was Enchanted Chapel by The Young Evils!!!!! =)

  2. Buck from Mitchell
    Posted December 15, 2010 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Rick Allen agrees with your list and sends his love.

  3. Nate
    Posted December 15, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Glad you got Thomas Fehlmann and The Fall on your top 10. They’re great records, prolly in my top 20.

    Who’s The Young Evils?

  4. Pat Boone
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    The Gil Scott is excellent!

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