KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top Ten Albums of 2013, Part 2

Poliça // photo by Christopher Nelson

For the last two weeks, we’ve been sharing with you KEXP DJs’ Top Ten Albums of 2013 lists, but KEXP is also supported by many dedicated people who work behind the scenes as staff, volunteers and interns, and who are all passionate music fans themselves. Here’s what they chose for their Top Ten Albums of 2013:

Be sure to tune in today, Thursday, December 19, for KEXP’s One-Day Radio Rally as we countdown the top albums of the year, as voted on by KEXP listeners.

Erin Waters Individual Giving Manager
Savages Silence Yourself Matador
King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon XL
Kurt Vile Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze Matador
Austra Olympia Domino
Jagwar Ma Howlin’ Marathon Artists
Polica Shulamith Mom & Pop
Portugal. the Man Evil Friends Atlantic
Kanye West Yeezus Def Jam
Courtney Barnett The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas Marathon Artists
Still Corners Strange Pleasures Sub Pop

Jon Hamilton DJ Assistant for The Afternoon Show every Monday
Los Campesinos! No Blues Wichita
Mikal Cronin MCII MERGE
Warm Soda Someone For You Castleface
Kanye West Yeezus Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Frightened Rabbit Pedestrian Verse Atlantic
The Dirtbombs Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-blooey! In the Red
Phosphorescent Muchacho Dead Oceans
Yo La Tengo Fade Matador
Fuzz Fuzz In the Red
Hanni El Khatib Head In the Dirt Innovative Leisure
Amber Zbitnoff Photographer
The National Trouble Will Find Me 4AD
Daughter If You Leave 4AD
Arcade Fire Reflektor Merge Records
Portugal. The Man Evil Friends Atlantic Records
Jordan Klassen Repentance Nevado Music
Typhoon White Lighter Roll Call Records
On An On Give In Roll Call Records
Junip Junip Mute
Death Cab For Cutie Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition) Barsuk Records
Lucius Wildewoman Mom + Pop

Jim James // photo by Jim Bennett

Bryan Kraus Software Engineer for KEXP Online
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away Bad Seed Ltd.
Dessa Parts of Speech Doomtree
Arctic Monkeys AM Domino
Foals Holy Fire Warner Bros.
Atoms for Peace Amok XL
Phantogram Phantogram EP Republic
Pixies EP1 self-released
Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God ATO Records
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks Columbia
Daft Punk Random Access Memories Daft Life/Columbia
Bebe Besch Photographer
Foals Holy Fire Warner Bros
Jai Paul demos N/A
Blood Orange Cupid Delux Domino
Daft Punk Random Access Memories Columbia
Unknown Mortal Orchestra II Jagjaguwar
Jagwar Ma Howlin’ Mom + Pop
Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium ATO Records
St. Lucia When the Night Columbia
Suuns Images Du Futur Secretly Canadian
Disclosure Settle Cherrytree Records

Okkervil River // photo by Bebe Besch

John Gleason DJ Assistant for the Mid Day Show
James Blake Overgrown ATLAS Records
Savages Silence Yourself Matador Records
Deerhunter Monomania 4AD
Arcade Fire Refektor Merge
The Besnard Lakes Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO Jagjaguwar
Los Campesinos! No Blues Wichita
Wavves Afraid of Heights Mom + Pop Music
Local Natives Hummingbird French Kiss Records
M.I.A. Matangi N.E.E.T.
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels Fool’s Gold
Dylan Flesch Licensing & Podcasting Coordinator
Parquet Courts Light Up Gold and Tally All The Things That You Broke What’s Your Rupture?
Foxygen We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic Jagjaguwar
Night Beats Sonic Bloom Reverberation Appreciation Society
Yo La Tengo Fade (Deluxe Edition) Matador
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away Bad Seeds Ltd.
Case Studies This Is Another Life Sacred Bones Records
Darkside Psychic Matador
Bill Callahan Dream River Drag City
Unknown Mortal Orchestra II Jagjaguwar
David Bowie The Next Day Columbia

London Grammar // photo by Dave Lichterman

Christopher Meister Video Production Volunteer
Classixx Hanging Gardens Future Classic
London Grammar If You Wait Columbia
Rhye Woman Republic
Postiljonen Skyer Best Fit
Cut Copy Free Your Mind Modular
Small Black Limits of Desire Jagjaguwar
Julianna Barwick Nepenthe Dead Oceans
Washed Out Paracosm Sub Pop
Disclosure Settle Island
Ducktails The Flower Lane Domino
Dave Lichterman Photographer
Ellery James Roberts K ☰ R ✡ U’S LAMENT (犠牲) None
Disclosure Settle Interscope
Darkside Psychic Matador / Other People
London Grammar If You Wait Columbia
Savages Silence Yourself Matador
Jagwar Ma Howlin Mom + Pop Music
Daughter If You Leave Glassnote
Moderat II Mute
Rhye Woman Universal Republic
Ka The Night’s Gambit Iron Works Records
Brady Morrella Volunteer Services Senior Coordinator
Foxygen We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic Jagjaguwar
Queens of the Stone Age …Like Clockwork Matador Records
Arctic Monkeys AM Domino
Phosphorescent Muchacho Dead Oceans
Diane Coffee My Friend Fish Western Vinyl
The Love Language Ruby Red Merge Records
Paul McCartney New Hear Music
Arcade Fire Reflektor Merge Records
MGMT MGMT Columbia
Atoms for Peace Amok XL Recordings

So So Glos // photo by Eric Gonzalez Alfaro

Reeves Richards DJ Assistant for Cheryl Waters, Seek & Destroy
Skeletonwitch Serpents Unleashed Prosthetic Records
Parquet Courts Light Up Gold What’s Your Rapture?
The So So Glos Blowout Shae Stadium
Deafheaven Sunbather Deathwish
The National Trouble Will Find Me 4AD
Kvelertak Meir Roadrunner Records
Frightened Rabbit Pedestrian Verse Atlantic Records
Red Fang Whales & Leeches Relapse Records
VHÖL VHÖL Profound Lore
Lord Dying Summon the Faithless Relapse Records
Wolfgang E Ratzlaff DJ Assistant for Troy Nelson
Run the Jewels Jewels Fool’s Gold
My Bloody Valentine m b v self-released
Young Thug 1017 Thug self released
Lil B P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thug) self released
Blue Sky Black Death Glaciers Fake Four Inc.
Iron Lung White Glove Test Iron Lung Records
M.I.A. Matangi Interscope
Kanye West Yeezus Def Jam
No Joy Wait To Pleasure Mexican Summer
Pharmakon Abandon Sacred Bones

Superchunk // photo by Morgen Schuler

Kari Stark Gift Processor/IT Help Desk Assistant
Five Iron Frenzy Engine of A Million Plots Self-Release
Less Than Jake See The Light Fat Wreck Chords
Surfer Blood Pythons Warner Bros.
Foals Holy Fire Warner Bros.
Hey! Hello! Hey! Hello! The End
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City XL
Franz Ferdinand Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions Domino
Man Man On Oni Pond Anti-
Superchunk I Hate Music Merge
Jagwar Ma Howlin Mom + Pop
Ann Allen DJ assistant for Kevin Cole
Savages Silence Yourself Matador
Jagwar Ma Howl Mom + Pop
Disclosure Settle Cherry Tree/Interscope
Bonobo The North Borders Ninja Tune
Atoms for Peace Amok XL
Washed Out Paracosm Sub Pop
Kurt Vile Wakin On a Pretty Daze Matador
Queens of the Stone Age …Like Clockwork Matador
Vox Mod Syn-Aesthetic Self released
Veronica Falls Waiting for Something to Happen Slumberland/Bella Union
Brandon Lorenz Front Desk Volunteer
Courtney Barnett The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas Milk!
Arcade Fire Reflektor Merge
Daft Punk Randomn Access Memories EMI
Phosphorescent Muchacho Dead Oceans
Portugal. The Man Evil Twin Atlantic
Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park Mercury
Chvrches The Bones Of What You Believe Glassnote
Neko Case The Worse Things Get… Anti-
Rose Windows Sun Dogs Sub Pop
Chastity Belt No Regerts Help Yourself

Nils Frahm // photo by Beth Crook

Lizzy Rose Flores Traffic Intern
Boards of Canada Tomorrow’s Harvest Warp
Kitchens of Distinction Folly 3 Loop Music
Forest Swords Engravings Tri Angle
Nils Frahm Spaces Erased Tapes
Deltron 3030 Event 2 Bulk
Femi Kuti No Place for My Dream Knitting Factory
Toro Y Moi Anything in Return Carpark
Low The Invisible Way Sub Pop
Mazzy Star Seasons of Your Day Rhymes of An Hour
Daft Punk Random Access Memories Daft Life/Columbia
Emma Danner DJ Assistant for Audioasis
La Luz It’s Alive Hardly Art
Deerhunter Monomania 4AD
Thee Oh Sees Singles Collection Volume 3 Castle Face
True Widow Circumambulation Relapse
Haunted Horses Watcher Self Released
Chelsea Wolfe Pain is Beauty Sargent House
Fuzz Fuzz In The Red
Rose Windows The Sun Dogs Sub Pop
Thee Oh Sees Floating Coffin Castle Face Records
Weed Deserve Couple Skate Records
Chad Syme Volunteer/Designer
Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time Capitol
Foxygen We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic Jagjaguwar
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Rough Trade Records
Phosphorescent Muchacho De Lujo Dead Oceans
Billie Joe & Norah Foreverly Warner Brothers
Son Lux Lanters Joyful Noise
Deltron 3030 Event II 75 Ark
Andrew Bird I Want to See Pulaski at Night Grimsey Records
The Watson Twins PIoneer Lane The Watson Twins
Pickwick Can’t Talk Medicine Small Press

Sleigh Bells // photo by James Bailey

Kat Metrovich Events/Front Desk
Daft Punk Random Access Memories Daft Life/Columbia
Janelle Monae Electric Lady Bad Boy
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away Bad Seed Ltd
Ghostface Killah ft. Adrian Young Twelve Ways To Die Soul Temple
MIA Matangi N.E.E.T./Interscope
Sleigh Bells Bitter Rivals Mom+Pop
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels Fools Gold
Deltron 3030 Event 2 Bulk Recordings
Grayskul Zenith Fake Four
Major Lazer Free The Universe Secretly Canadian/Mad Descent
Rischel Granquist Manager of Administrative Services
Daft Punk Random Access Memory Columbia
Major Lazer Free The Universe Secretly Canadian
Lucius Wildewoman Mom & Pop Music
HAIM Days Are Gone Columbia
Sleigh Bells Bitter Rivals Mom & Pop Music
Juana Molina Wed 21 Crammed Discs
Laura Viers Warp & Weft Raven Marching Band Records
Arctic Monkeys AM Domino
Lorde Pure Heroine Motown/Universal
Mikal Cronin MCII Merge Records
Cyrus Despres Manager of Information Technology
Foxygen We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic Jagjaguwar
Mikal Cronin MCII Merge
Daft Punk Random Access Memories Daft Life
Cass McCombs Big Wheel and Others Domino
The Field Cupid’s Head Kompakt
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels Fool’s Gold
Arcade Fire Reflektor Merge
John Vanderslice Dagger Beach Tiny Telephone
Thundercat Apocalypse Brainfeeder
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City XL
Nate Prudhon Senior Traffic Coordinator & DJ, Sunday 2-6 AM
Minilogue Blomma Cocoon Recordings
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels Fool’s Gold
Van Stee We Are self-released
Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God ATO Records
My Bloody Valentine mbv self-released
Nobody Vivid Green Alpha Pup
Lusine The Waiting Room Ghostly International
Queens of the Stone Age …Like Clockwork Matador
Chelsea Light Moving Chelsea Light Moving Matador
Danny Brown Old Fool’s Gold

The Joy Formidable // photo by Morgen Schuler

Greg Rice Senior Developer
Haim Days Are Gone
Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe
Daughter If You Leave
Junip Junip
The Joy Formidable Wolf’s Law
Waxahatchee Cerulean Salt
Neko Case The Worse Things Get…
The Blow The Blow
Lorde Pure Heroine
Man Man On Oni Pond
Sara Green Williams Financial & Human Resources Manager
Rose Windows The Sun Dogs Sub Pop
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Howl Bloodshot
Monster Magnet Last Patrol Napalm
DBUK The Red Cross Is Giving Out Misinformation 7″ Pesanta Urfolk
Capsula Solar Secrets Krian
Princess Selling Sulphur self-released
Ha Ha Tonka Lessons Bloodshot
The Sadies Internal Sounds Yep Roc
John Grant Pale Green Ghosts Partisan
Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands Tess Candy Cross

HAERTS // photo by Benjamin Mobley

Andrew Corey General Manager, KEXP Broadcast Service
Devendra Banhart Mala Nonesuch
Arcade Fire Reflektor Merge
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City XL
The National Trouble Will Find Me 4AD
Phoenix Bankrupt! Glassnote
Haerts Hemiplegia Columbia
Cliff Martinez Only God Forgives (Soundtrack) Milan
Mike Patton The Place Beyond the Pines (Soundtrack) Milan
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe Glassnote
Foals Holy Fire Warner Bros
Kelly Riutta Capital Campaign Manager
Thee Oh Sees Floating Coffin Castle Face Records
La Luz It’s Alive Hardly Art
Asteroid Park Asteroid Park Self-released
The Limiñanas Costa Blanca Trouble In Mind
Cate Le Bon Mug Museum Wichita
Wimps Repeat End of Time
Various Artists Paink: French Punk Anthems (1977-1982) Born Bad Records
Savages Silence Yourself Matador
Juana Molina Wed 21 Crammed Discs
Dreamsalon Thirteen Nights Captcha
Jacob Webb Blog Writer
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City XL
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper Ripely Pine Ba Da Bing Records
Caitlin Rose The Stand-In ATO Records
Queens of the Stone Age …Like Clockwork Matador
Haim Days Are Gone Polydor
Arctic Monkeys AM Domino
My Bloody Valentine m b v mbv records
Disclosure Settle PMR/Island
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe Glassnote/Virgin
Foals Holy Fire Transgressive/Warner Bros

Grísalappalísa // photo by Morgen Schuler

Jim Beckmann Online Content Manager
Phosphorescent Muchacho De Lujo Dead Oceans
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away Bad Seed Ltd.
Savages Silence Yourself Matador
Queens of the Stone Age …Like Clockwork Matador
Grísalappalísa Ali 12 Tónar
Daft Punk Random Access Memories Daft Life
Portugal. The Man Evil Twin Atlantic
Hookworms Pearl Mystic Domino
Parquet Courts Light Up Gold What’s Your Rupture?
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Columbia
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