2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Kid Hops

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!

SBTRKT at the KEXP studios 10/26/11

SBTRKT at the KEXP studios 10/26/11 // photo credit: Janice Headley

Kid Hops’ 2011 Top Ten Albums for Positive Vibrations

rank album artist label
10 Forward Ever Mungo’s Hi-Fi Scotch Bonnet
9 Shaka Zulu Pickney (7″ Single) Tarrus Riley Sound Quake
8 The Ruler: 1972-1990 Gregory Isaacs 17 North Parade
7 The Bristol Reggae Explosion 2: The 1980s Various Artists Bristol Archive
6 Culture at Joe Gibbs Culture 17 North Parade
5 Dole Age Talisman Bristol Archive
4 Earth A Kill Ya (Mala Remix) (12″ single) King Midas Sound Hyperdub
3 Run to You (digital single) Courtney John Taxi
2 Signs (feat. Pupa Jim) (12″ single) Black Chow Jahtari
1 Message Music: Augustus Pablo’s Digital Productions 1986-1994 Various Artists Pressure Sounds

Kid Hops’ 2011 Top Ten Albums for Expansions

rank album artist label
10 Love & Nature LCMDF Heavenly
9 Program 91 Razika Smalltown Supersound
8 Det Nærmeste du Kommer John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen Voices of Wonder
7 Landscapes (12″ single) Cooly G Feat. Simbad Hyperdub
6 Chinoiseries Part 2 Onra All City
5 I Remember the Future (12″ single) Alain Ho Buzzin’ Fly
3 Fifteen Years of Hospital Various Artists Hospital
2 21 Marcus Intalex Soul: r
1 Condition Calibre Signature

Kid Hops is the host of Positive Vibrations, on the air Saturday mornings, 9AM-noon, and one of the hosts of Expansions, on the air Sunday nights, 9pm-midnight.

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