KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top 10 Albums of 2015, Part 3

FKA twigs // photo by Dave Lichterman

This week, as we continue to post KEXP DJs’ Top 10 Albums of 2015 lists, we also want to share the favorites of KEXP’s staff, volunteers and interns, the many many dedicated people who work behind the scenes at KEXP, and who are all passionate music fans themselves. We’ve already shared Part 1 and Part 2, which you can view here and here. Today, you’ll find even more! And be sure to check out what KEXP listeners voted as their Top 90.3 Albums of 2015 here.

Alli Adamonis KEXP Donor Services Manager
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly TDE/Aftermath/Interscope
Jamie xx In Colour Young Turks
FKA twigs M3LL155X Young Turks
D’Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah RCA
BRAIDS Deep in the Iris Arbutus
Grimes Art Angels 4AD
Majical Cloudz Are You Alone? Matador
Shamir Ratchet XL
Miguel Wildheart RCA/Bystorm
Panda Bear Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper Domino
Megan Ternes Front Desk Volunteer
Shana Cleveland & the Sandcastles Oh Man, Cover the Ground Suicide Squeeze
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly TDE/Aftermath/Interscope
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Mom + Pop
Chastity Belt Time to Go Home Hardly Art
Tame Impala Currents Interscope
Car Seat Headrest Teens of Style Matador
Childbirth Women’s Rights Suicide Squeeze
Protomartyr Agent Intellect Hardly Art
Hibou Hibou Barsuk
Beach House Depression Cherry Sub Pop

Hannah Violet Front Desk Volunteer
Joanna Newsom Divers Drag City
Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness Domino
Björk Vulnicura One Little Indian
Chastity Belt Time To Go Home Hardly Art
Jamie XX In Colour Young Turks
THEESatisfaction EarthEE Sub Pop
Sick Sad World Fear and Lies Help Yourself
White Poppy Natural Phenomena Not Not Fun
Briana Marela All Around Us Jagjaguwar
Lower Dens Escape From Evil Ribbon Music

Mac Demarco // photo by Dave Lichterman

Nikhil Sarma Production Intern
Mac Demarco Another One Captured Tracks
Blond:ish Welcome To The Present Kompakt
Fouk Kill Frenzy EP Heist Recordings
Jack J Thirstin’ Future Times
Car Seat Headrest Teens of Style Matador
Childbirth Women’s Rights Suicide Squeeze Records
Various Artists Volume II Bedroomer
A Tribe Called Quest People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (25th Anniversary Edition) Sony Legacy
Pender Street Steppers MH008 Mood Hut
Sick Sad World Fear and Lies Help Yourself
Sharon Branson Front Desk, Programming Assistant, DJ Assistant
Belle and Sebastian Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance Matador
Bob Moses Days Gone By Domino
The Arcs Yours, Dreamily Nonesuch
El Vy Return To The Moon 4AD
Foals What Went Down Warner Bros.
Chemical Brothers Born In The Echoes Capitol
Lost Lander Medallion Self-Released
The Twilight Sad Òran Mór Session FatCat
Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell Asthmatic Kitty
Small Feet From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean Barsuk
McKenna Haley Community Partnership/Events Intern
Mount Eerie Sauna P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd.
Björk Vulnicura One Little Indian
Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars Sub Pop
Homeshake Midnight Snack Sinderlyn
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly TDE/Aftermath/Interscope
Mikal Cronin MCIII Merge
Fuzz II In The Red
Sick Sad World Fear And Lies Help Yourself Records
Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles Oh Man Cover The Ground Suicide Squeeze
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Mom + Pop

youryoungbody // photo by Melissa Wax

Alexander Barr Audioasis Research Assistant & DJ Assistant
TRANS FX Into the Blu Perennial Death
Nail Polish Nail Polish Help Yourself
Molly Nillson Zenith Night School
Wimps Suitcase Kill Rock Stars
Pure Bathing Culture Pray For Rain Partisan
youryoungbody betrayer Self Released
Soft Kill Heresy No Sun Recordings
G.L.O.S.S. Demo Self Released
iji whatever will happen Team Love
LUNCH Let Us Have Madness Openly Mass Media Records
Tom Wiebe a.k.a yacht rock tom DJ assistant to Kevin Cole
Midday Veil This Wilderness Beyond Beyond is Beyond
Alabama Shakes Sound and Color ATO
Beach House Depression Cherry Sub Pop
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly TDE/Aftermath/Interscope
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and think, Sometimes I just Sit Mom+Pop Music
Ought Sun Coming Down Constellation
Destroyer Poison Season Merge
Deerhunter Fading Frontier 4AD
Thee Oh Sees Mutilator Defeated At Last Castle Face
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear Sub Pop
Todd Hochradel DJ Assistant, Podcast & Licensing Intern
DJ Richard Grind Dial
Steve Hauschildt Where All Is Fled Kranky
Oneohtrix Point Never Garden of Delete Warp
Grimes Art Angels 4AD
M.E.S.H. Pietous Gate PAN
Julien Baker Sprained Ankle 6131 Records
Deafheaven New Bermuda ANTI-
Jamie XX In Colour Young Turks
Childbirth Women’s Rights Suicide Squeeze
Björk Vulnicura One Little Indian

Young Fathers // photo by Amber Knecht

Alaia D’Alessandro Board Operator, Production Intern
Destroyer Poison Season Merge
Tame Impala Currents Interscope
Young Fathers White Men Are Black Men Too BIG Dada
Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People Bella Union
Shamir Ratchet XL
My Morning Jacket Waterfall Capitol
Royal Headache High What’s Your Rupture
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Mom + Pop
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly TDE/Aftermath/Interscope
Bomba Estereo Amanecer Sony
William James Brown Production Intern
Thee Oh Sees Mutilator Defeated at Last Castle Face
Mike Krol Turkey Merge
Deerhunter Fading Frontier 4AD
Broncho Just Hip Enough To Be Woman Dine Alone
Viet Cong Viet Cong Jagjaguwar
Blood Drugs Blood Drugs Good To Die
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Mom + Pop
Miley Cyrus + The Flaming Lips Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz Smiley Miley Inc.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Paper Mâché Dream Balloon ATO
Lightning Bolt Fantasy Empire Thrill Jockey
Dylan Flesch Librarian / Licensing & Podcasting Coordinator
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Mom + Pop
Alabama Shakes Sound & Color ATO
Grimes Art Angels 4AD
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly TDE/Aftermath/Interscope
Tame Impala Currents Interscope
Wilco Star Wars Self-released
Kurt Vile b’lieve i’m goin down Matador
Happyness Weird Little Birthday Bar/None
Torres Sprinter Partisan
Mac Demarco Another One Captured Tracks

Mommy Long Legs // photo by Greg Stonebraker

Dylan Flesch Librarian / Licensing & Podcasting Coordinator
Mommy Long Legs Life Rips Self-released
Built To Spill Untethered Moon Warner Bros.
THEESatisfaction EarthEE Sub Pop
Car Seat Headrest Teens Of Style Matador
Sick Sad World Fear and Lies Help Yourself
Wimps Suitcase Kill Rock Stars
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love Jagjaguwar
Chastity Belt Time to Go Home Hardly Art
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear Sub Pop
Grace Love and The True Loves Grace Love and The True Loves Self-released
Rischel Granquist Manager of Administrative Services
The Weeknd Beauty Behind The Madness XO/Republic
Björk Vulnicura One Little Indian
Major Lazer Peace Is The Mission Mad Decent
Grimes Art Angels 4AD
Tame Impala Currents Modular
Bomba Estereo Amancer Sony
Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter ATO
Kasey Musgraves Pageant Material Mercury
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf Self-Released
Jose Gonzales Vestiges & Claws Mute
Chris Kellogg Operations Manager of Programming and Production
Thee Oh Sees Mutilator Defeated at Last Castle Face
Ought Sun Coming Down Constellation Records
Best Coast California Nights Harvest
Ryan Adams 1989 Pax-Am
Kurt Vile B’lieve I’m Going Down Matador
Telekinesis Ad Infinitum Merge
La Luz Weirdo Shrine Hardly Art
Male Gaze Gale Maze Castle Face
Built to Spill Untethered Moon Warner Bros.
Ryan Adams Ten Songs from Carnegie Hall Pax-Am

Viet Cong // photo by Brittney Bollay

Cyrus Despres Manager of Information Technology
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear Sub Pop
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly TDE/Aftermath/Interscope
Wimps Suitcase Kill Rock Stars
Colleen Captain of None Thrill Jockey
Kamasi Washington The Epic Brainfeeder
Red Sea In the Salon LP & Yardsticks for Human Intelligence EP Bayonet Records
Viet Cong Viet Cong Jagjaguwar
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love Jagjaguwar
Royal Headache High What’s Your Rupture?
Charles Cohen Brother I Prove You Wrong Morphine Records
Rob Bender Senior Account Executive, Business Support & Sponsorship
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly TDE/Interscope/Aftermath
Kurt Vile b’lieve i’m goin down… Matador
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Mom + Pop
Fuzz II In the Red
Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy Merge
Ought Sun Coming Down Constellation Records
Thee Oh Sees Mutilator Defeated at Last Castle Face
Doomtree All Hands Doomtree Records
Desaparecidos Payola Epitaph
Big Grams Big Grams Epic
Jon Joslin DJ Assistant
Funkstörung Funkstörung Monkeytown
Miguel Wildheart RCA
Portico Living Fields Ninja Tune
Claptone Charmer Different Recordings
Blackalicious Imani Vol. 1 OGM Recordings
Low Ones And Sixes Sub Pop
A$AP Rocky At. Long. Last. ASAP RCA
Tame Impala Currents Interscope
Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars Sub Pop
Nocturnal Sunshine Nocturnal Sunshine I/AM/ME

The Tallest Man on Earth // photo by Dave Lichterman

Scott Bell Director of Licensing & Distribution
Lord Huron Strange Trails Iamsound
Jose Gonzalez Vestiges & Claws Mute
Calexico Edge of the Sun City Slang / Anti-
El Vy Return to the Moon 4AD
Best Coast California Nights Harvest
Ryan Adams 1989 Pax-Am / Blue Note
The Tallest Man on Earth Dark Bird is Home Dead Oceans
Yo La Tengo Stuff Like That There Matador
Kurt Vile b’lieve i’m goin down Matador
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit Mom + Pop
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