2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Darek Mazzone

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!

Mariachi el Bronx outside the KEXP studios on 2011-10-24

Mariachi El Bronx outside KEXP on 2011-10-24 // photo credit: Brittney Bollay (more photos)

Darek Mazzone’s 2011 Top Ten Albums

rank album artist label
10 From Africa With Fury: Rise Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 B-Music
9 Rio Arriba Chancha Via Circuito ZZK
8 Nigeria 70 Sweet Times: Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju from 1970s Lagos Various Artists Nacional
7 Aam Zameen: Common Ground Kiran Ahluwalia Out Here
6 Wounded Rhymes Lykki Li Atlantic
5 II Mariachi El Bronx ATO
4 Balkan Brass Battle Boban & Marko Markovic & Fanfare Ciocarlia Asphalt Tango
3 Generation Bass Presents Transnational Dubstep Various Artists Six Degrees
2 Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque Various Artists Strut
1 Tassili Tinariwen Anti-

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

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