2010 Top Ten List Spotlight: Darek Mazzone

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 Brittney Bush Bollay

Darek Mazzone’s 2010 Top Ten Albums

Rank Album Artist Label Origin
10 Pomegranates (Various) B-Music Iran
9 Radioclit Presents: The Sound of Club Secousse Vol. 1 Various Crammed Discs France/West and South Africa
8 1977 Ana Tijoux Nacional Chile
7 Eritrea’s Got Soul Asmara All Stars Out Here Eritrea
6 Waikyoku Shing02 e22 Tokyo/LA
5 Tradi-Mods vs Rockers Konnono No 1 and Various Crammed Discs Kinshasa/Global
4 Polska Rootz (Beats, Dubs and Future Folk) Poland Various Eastblok Poland
3 AfroCubisim Various Nonesuch Cuba/Mali
2 Expo Undercover The Shanghai Restoration Project Culture Music China
1 Contra Vampire Weekend XL NYC

Darek Mazzone is the host of Wo’ Pop, on the air Tuesday nights from 6-9PM.

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