2010 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Shannon

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, airing Monday, January 3rd.

photo by Christopher Nelson

DJ Shannon’s 2010 Top Ten Albums

Rank Album Artist Label
1 Total Life Forever Foals Sub Pop
2 Odd Blood Yeasayer Secretly Canadian
3 Astro Coast Surfer Blood Kanine
4 Rise Ye Sunken Ships Augustines self-released
5 Gorilla Manor Local Natives Frenchkiss
6 InnerSpeaker Tame Impala Modular
7 Brothers The Black Keys Nonesuch
8 The Youth Die Young Mad Rad Out for Stardom
9 Mines Menomena Barsuk
10 King of the Beach Wavves Fat Possum

Honorable mentions: Caribou, Phantogram, The Drums, The Head and the Heart, Frightened Rabbit

DJ Shannon is on the air Monday overnights/early Tuesday mornings from 1-6AM.

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