2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: John Richards

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!

Alt-J outside the Cutting Room Studios NYC, 8-7-2012

Alt-J outside the Cutting Room Studios NYC, 08/07/2012
photo credit: Lauren Slusher (more photos)

John Richards’ 2012 Top Ten Albums

rank artist album label
10 Damien Jurado Maraqopa Secretly Canadian
9 Jack White Blunderbuss Third Man
8 Japandroids Celebration Rock Polyvinyl
7 The xx Coexist Young Turks
6 First Aid Kit The Lion’s Roar Witchita
5 Lord Huron Lonsome Dreams IAMSOUND
4 Tame Impala Lonerism Modular
3 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Heist Self-Released
2 Chromatics Kill For Love Italians Do It Better
1 Alt-J An Awesome Wave Infectious/Canvasback

John Richards is the host of The Morning Show, airing Monday through Friday, 6-10AM.

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