2010 Top Ten List Spotlight: Marco Collins

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 [voting ends today!], the KEXP listener, airing Monday, January 3rd.

photo by Steven Kallao

Marco Collins’s 2010 Top Ten Eleven Albums

1. LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening: My favorite this year! I love this record so much. “Dance Yrself Clean” is my anthem of the year!

2. Delorean – Subiza: Seeing these guys at Bumbershoot this year put this CD high on my list. An AMAZING live show had the crowd dancing their asses off at the 3rd song! Viva Espana!

3. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach: Song after song, this CD proves that this “virtual” band is a “virtual” hit machine. It keeps growing on me 9 months later!

4. Yeasayer – Odd Blood: Just good songs… that’s all.

5. Victor Shade – Victor Shade: Love this CD. Such an interesting production and sound. A combo of Ra Scion (Common Market) & Producer/beat maestro, MTK. Look out for this MTK kid. He will control the universe one day.

6. Wavves – King of The Beach: Another awesome CD that channels 90’s pop punk but somehow gives it indie cred?! Love it. I think I love it more cause everyone in “our” hometown (San Diego) hates Nathan. His success is such a f-you to the snobs in that scene.

7. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Let It Sway: What can I say… I’m a fan of pop music. This is another Chris Walla (Death Cab) production.

8. Fences – Fences: My favorite debut record this year. I LOVE at least 5 songs on this record… and that’s a rare thing for me. Sometimes I pretend that I’m in a relationship that just broke up so I can wallow in the melancholy.

9. Damien Jurado – Saint Bartlett: Damien is all about the vibe. And this record takes me somewhere else… I don’t really know where, but I go willingly. I think there’s beaches there.

10. Four Tet – There Is Love In You: This record is kinda my new Aphex Twin. Complex & challenging yet beautiful & emotional.

11. Twin Shadow – Forget: I welcome any kind of throwback sound. Especially if it’s properly updated… Think Style Council or even an early Morrissey with an electronic glitchy chilled-out backdrop.

Marco Collins is a fill-in DJ at KEXP.

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  1. mark o lyon
    Posted December 20, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Why doesn’t Marco ever smile?

  2. Nate
    Posted December 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Marco smiles a lot actually…one of the more smiley guys I know. He IS serious about reading the back of that Dear God record sleeve though.

  3. Marco Collins
    Posted December 25, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I’m not smiling cause of that monstrous zit on the side of my face. It’s a manitou of an angry old Native American spirit out for revenge against whitey.

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