Category Archives: KEXP’s Year in Review

KEXP Staff and Volunteer Top 10 Albums of 2011, Part 2

Yesterday, we posted Part 1 of the KEXP staff, volunteers and interns’ choices for the Top 10 Albums of 2011. You can find KEXP DJs’ picks here and on the blog, and vote for your own Top 10 Albums before 5PM on Monday, December 19. Then, listen to the countdown of the Top 90.3 AlbumsRead more…

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KEXP Staff and Volunteer Top 10 Albums of 2011, Part 1

You’ve already seen what the KEXP DJs have picked for their Top 10 Albums of 2011 (here and on the blog), but what about all of the people who support our programming and every element of what makes KEXP mighty? There are many dedicated souls who operate KEXP on a daily basis — full-time andRead more…

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KEXP Staff & Volunteer Top 10 of 2010, Part 2

In Part 1, KEXP staff and volunteers shared their top 10 albums of 2010. In Part 2, you will find their top 10 favorite songs, artists, live performances and more. Nate Prudhon – Traffic Coordinator / DJ In addition to my Top 10 Albums of 2010, here are my Top 10 concerts of 2010. InRead more…

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Had enough of 2006 yet? It’s never too late for top ten lists.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L-xPDgDZA8 It’s never too late for top ten lists, and KEXP’s volunteers and interns have their fingers directly on the pulse of what’s going on. Here’s a few of their top tens from 2006 and a look ahead to 2007. Richard Laing – Production: Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out Of This Country Clipse –Read more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: Lisa Shimizu, Programming – The View from the Other Side of the Booth

http://youtube.com/watch?v=oFGfqKUbGzo I’m Lisa, programming assistant and author of Life With Kevin (currently on hiatus while I wait for Kevin to do something interesting). Here’s a few things that I really dug this year: Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood Neko Case could sing the phone book and I’d be spellbound. This album grewRead more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: Jon Kertzer, the Best Ambiance – Best of 2006

Ali Farka Toure, courtesy of retorta net My Best Ambiance program on Monday night, December 25th, was a special show that focused on my top recordings of 2006, and the final hour featured favorite songs from live in-studios over the past year. Here’s a few comments about the selections. 1) AFEL BOCOUM / Niger /Read more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: John in the Morning, Top 10 Releases of 2006

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhiEIUhnF9A1. The Black Angels – Passover (Light in the Attic) This year’s most powerful album of the year comes from this Austin band. Protest music for the Iraq generation. This set of dark, droning psychedelic rock is a time warp to the underground anti-establishment songs of the late 60’s. It’s not only a modern takeRead more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: Kevin Cole, These Are A Few of Kevin’s Favorite Things

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm4hqZuKr_g Another year has passed, another cycle of seasons, another spin on the turntable of life. It’s with mixed feelings that I present to you my Best of 2006. Mixed feelings, because creating a best of list implies an arrogance of knowing what’s best, a proclamation of what is worthy is the realm of theRead more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: Darek Mazzone, Wo’ Pop – Thoughts on 2006.

This was a very big year for me. My daughter was born on December 7, 2005 so I spent the year watching her grow, and actually saw myself grow in the process. I didn’t know I had so much love for one creature in my heart, but bam! It feels endless. It also makes meRead more…

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KEXP’s Year in Review: Abe Beeson, Audioasis – Random thoughts on the year that was.

Kevin Robinson of Viva Voce, courtesy of kirstiecat I hope you enjoyed the music of 2006 as much as I did, here are some of my random thoughts on the year that was. Live at the High Dive: KEXP’s Audioasis started broadcasting live from the High Dive in Fremont the first Saturday of each month,Read more…

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