2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Troy Nelson

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!

Kurt Vile at KEXP 9/28/11

Kurt Vile at KEXP on 9/28/2011 // photo credit: Victoria Holt (more photos)

Troy Nelson’s 2011 Top Ten Albums

rank album artist label
10 Cults Cults Sony
9 The World Is Just a Shape to Fill the Night Case Studies Sacred Bones
8 Tripper Fruit Bats Sub Pop
7 Shore Obsessed Soft Circle Post Present Medium
6 Helplessness Blues Fleet Foxes Sub Pop
5 Mazes Moon Duo Sacred Bones
4 Arabia Mountain Black Lips Vice
3 The King of Limbs Radiohead tbd
2 The Year of Hibernation Youth Lagoon Fat Possum
1 Smoke Ring for My Halo Kurt Vile Matador

Troy Nelson is on the air Friday nights, 9PM-1AM.

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