2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: John Richards

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013, leading up to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Vote today for your favorite albums of the year, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 10 CD pack of the Top Albums of 2013, as voted on by KEXP listeners. Voting ends on Friday, December 13th, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Thursday, December 19th to hear if your picks made the list!


Foals, 06/01/2013 // photo credit: Dave Lichterman

John Richards’ 2013 Top Ten Albums

rank artist album label
10 Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks Columbia
9 Washed Out Paracosm Sub Pop
8 Phosphorescent Muchacho Dead Oceans
7 Daughter If You Leave 4AD
6 Jagwar Ma Howlin Mom + Pop
5 Lucius Wildewoman Mom + Pop
4 Arcade Fire Reflektor Merge
3 Portugal, The Man Evil Friends Atlantic
2 The National Trouble Will Find Me 4AD
1 Foals Holy Fire Warner Bros.

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

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  1. Boz
    Posted December 4, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    FOALS always
    they’re cool when perform in live

  2. geoff
    Posted December 10, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Hi John,

    I am always proposing to KEXP that they make this silly best of the year open to voting in order to 90 entries. It is just painful to pick only 10 releases. One knows that there will be popular favorites, so bands like Arcade Fire will end up on top and maybe Polica will not make the top 10, but even if it was opened up to the top 20 it would make more sense. Since you are counting to 90 anyway, why not get a more realistic count? We are music lovers and want to do better justice to the order of favorites. Other wise we are guessing that even if we want to vote for Arcade Fire, we know that plenty of others will, so we can get Kurt Vile on the list.

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