2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: John Richards

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks made the list!

Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks (w/ John Richards) // photo credit: Renata Steiner

John Richards’ 2014 Top Ten Albums

rank artist album label
10 Perfume Genius Too Bright Matador
9 The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers Matador
8 The Horrors Luminous XL
7 The Raveonettes Pe’ahi Self-Released
6 Damien Jurado Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Sun Secretly Canadian
5 Elbow The Take Off and Landing of Everything V2
4 The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream Secretly Canadian
3 Ty Segall Manipulator Drag City
2 Phantogram Voices Republic
1 Strand of Oaks Heal Dead Oceans

John Richards is the host of The Morning Show, airing Monday through Friday, 6-10AM. The artist behind John’s #1 pick is headlining the KEXP Yule Benefit concert, Saturday, December 20th at Neumos. Cymbals Eat Guitars, S, and Cabana are also on the bill. Tickets are on sale now. Proceeds to benefit KEXP’s New Home Campaign.

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