2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: John Richards

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 19th, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 30th to hear which albums made the list!

M83 at Neumos - Seattle on 2011-11-13

M83 at Neumos on 11/13/2011 // photo credit: Dave Lichterman (more photos)

John Richards’ 2011 Top Ten Albums

rank album artist label
10 The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart Sub Pop
9 Glowing Mouth Milagres Kill Rock Stars
8 Skying The Horrors XL
7 My Head Is an Animal Of Monsters and Men Record Records
6 Go Tell Fire to the Mountain WU LYF LYF
5 The Big Roar The Joy Formidable Canvasback/ Atlantic
4 The King of Limbs Radiohead tbd
3 Build a Rocket Boys! Elbow Fiction/Downtown
2 Rise Ye Sunken Ships We Are Augustines Turnout/Oxcart
1 Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 Mute

John Richards is the host of The Morning Show, airing Monday through Friday, 6-10AM.

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  1. Rich Gates
    Posted December 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    What, no P.J. Harvey? :)

  2. IndieSongADay
    Posted December 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Glad to see Elbow, The Joy Formidable and The Horrors on here. I don’t think King Of Limbs is all that great though.

  3. Mark Montimurro
    Posted December 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Nice distribution of record label releases… ten out of ten are different. Wink. wink. Nod. nod.

  4. Anna
    Posted December 9, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    record records. hehehe.

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