Countdown Predictions: Electronic

M.I.A. live on KEXP in 2007
photo by Christopher Nelson

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top Ten or Best Of lists, but “educated guesses” based on each individual’s expertise in a certain genre as well as his or her familiarity with the musical universe of KEXP.

To get things started, here are the Electronic predictions from our colleague Dave Segal. Dave is a music writer for The Stranger and The Stranger‘s music blog, Line Out. He’s been writing about music for nearly 30 years, and his work has appeared in Alternative Press, XLR8R, Jazz Times, and other papers across the country.

  1. Daft Punk - Discovery (2001)
  2. Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children (1998)
  3. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
  4. M.I.A. - Kala (2007)
  5. Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
  6. Moby - Play (1999)
  7. James Blake - James Blake (2011)
  8. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing (1996)
  9. Portishead - Dummy (1994)
  10. Björk - Debut (1993)

Stay tuned to KEXP during the 2012 Fall Fundraising Drive to see where Dave’s picks fall in our countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years, and keep your eyes peeled for forthcoming predictions on the KEXP Blog for Grunge, Hip-Hop, Americana, and other genres.

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