Category Archives: 2009 Countdown

Top Ten Albums of the Decade – Staff & Volunteer lists

You’ve already seen what KEXP staff and volunteers chose as their Top Albums of 2009, but in preparation for the countdowns coming up — Top Albums of 2009 on December 31st and the Top Albums of the Decade on January 4th — we’ve asked them also to decide on their favorites from the last tenRead more…

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Top Ten Albums of 2009 – Staff & Volunteer lists

KEXP DJs have turned in their lists for Top Ten Albums of 2009, but what about the rest of the hardworking staff and volunteers? KEXP is supported by a legion of music-loving people who are dedicated to the mission of sharing musical discovery with everyone else they can. The authors of the lists below consistRead more…

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KEXP DJ Top Ten lists

KEXP’s DJs have turned in their lists. Find out now what your favorite radio hosts selected as their top albums of 2009 and of the decade. Radiohead? Grizzly Bear? Animal Collective? Built to Spill? Who’ll come out on top? Check out both lists and see how your own favorites compare. KEXP DJs’ Top Albums ofRead more…

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2009 Countdown: Best Year for Music

If you thought choosing a Best Music Scene was hard, how about trying to narrow down the Best Year for Music in history?! KEXP did just that on Thursday, counting down the eras which cranked out the best tunes, artists and genres according to you. The results are in, and 1991 is officially the bestRead more…

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2009 Countdown: Best Music Scene

KEXP counted down the top musical meccas of the world on Wednesday, and… surprise!… Seattle won in a landslide victory. Maybe it’s because we Seattleites are a people so proud of having released Jimi Hendrix, grunge music, and Kenny G onto the world, or maybe Seattle is just a truly melodic heaven on earth —Read more…

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2009 Countdown: Best Opening Tracks

Yesterday, KEXP counted down what you voted as the Best Opening Track off an album, and no, it wasn’t Michael Jackson (although he ranked 18th). It’s no surprise that “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from the Seattle grunge gods Nirvana took the number one spot. A reflection of our listeners’ diversity, the list contains artists newRead more…

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2009 Countdown: Best Debut Albums

KEXP counted down 100 of the Best Debut Albums of all time voted by you, the listeners, yesterday. And, I can’t believe I’m actually able to say that the number one record was not Nirvana’s Bleach or any “grunge” album for that matter. Arcade Fire’s Funeral took first place, just stealing the spot from Seattle’sRead more…

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2009 Countdown: Best Cover Songs

On Sunday, we counted down what KEXP listeners said were the Best Cover Songs ever. hands down. You picked Nirvana’s rendition of the classic bluegrass tune, “Where Did You Sleep Last Night,” and while Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” may have climbed to number 2 on Billboard’s top 100 in 2003, Clem Snide’s version scored spot #41 onRead more…

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2009 Countdown: Best Local Band

Kicking of our 2009 Fall Membership Drive, we started the listener-powered countdown of the best music of all time, and this past weekend we knocked out the Best Local Bands as chosen by you! On Saturday, we played what you voted for as the best bands to come out of the the upper West Coast, fromRead more…

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Fall 2009 Countdown: Best First Track Off An Album?

Don’t wait any longer to VOTE for your favorite music here on KEXP! During the Fall Membership Drive, we’re counting down a different music theme everyday based on what you think is the best music on this side of the universe. Start researching your library, because one question you’ll be answering is: what’s the absoluteRead more…

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