2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Kid Hops

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picks made the list!


S.P.Y. // photo courtesy of Hospital

Kid Hops’ 2012 Top Ten Albums for Positive Vibrations

rank artist album label
10 SIZZLA The Chant Afro Jam Music
9 VARIOUS Roots Rock Randy’s 17 North Parade / VP
8 BLUNDETTO Warm My Soul Heavenly Sweetness
7 MR VEGAS Sweet Jamaica MV
6 CARROLL THOMPSON Hopelessly In Love Soul Jazz
5 VARIOUS The Bristol Reggae Explosion 3: The 80s Part 2 Bristol Archives
4 VARIOUS Listen To The Music: Caltone’s Jamaican 45’s 1966-69 Pressure Sounds
3 COOL RUNNINGS Cool Runnings Bristol Archives
2 DRE SKULL / VARIOUS Loudspeaker Riddim Mixpak
1 BLACK ROOTS On The Ground Bristol Archives

Kid Hops’ 2012 Top Ten Albums for Expansions

rank artist album label
10 Jessie Ware Devotion PMR / Island
9 Komonazmuk Komonazmuk Hench
8 Darling Farah Body Civil Music
7 Cooly G Playin Me Hyperdub
6 Various Futureboogie 10 Futureboogie
5 Nina Kraviz Nina Kraviz Rekids
4 Break / Various The Other Side Symmetry
3 DRS I Don’t Usually Like MCs But… Soul:R
2 Total Science / Various Total Science Presents Tuned In Two CIA
1 S.P.Y. What The Future Holds Hospital

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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