DJ Top 10 Lists for 2013

KEXP DJs have chosen their Top Albums of 2013. You can check out their lists below. And don’t forget to tune in to KEXP on Thursday, December 19, to listen to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown, as determined by you the listeners.


JOHN RICHARDS
DJ and host of The Morning Show every Monday through Friday from 6am to 10am

rank artist album label
10 Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks Columbia
9 Washed Out Paracosm Sub Pop
8 Phosphorescent Muchacho Dead Oceans
7 Daughter If You Leave 4AD
6 Jagwar Ma Howlin Mom + Pop
5 Lucius Wildewoman Mom + Pop
4 Arcade Fire Reflektor Merge
3 Portugal, The Man Evil Friends Atlantic
2 The National Trouble Will Find Me 4AD
1 Foals Holy Fire Warner Bros.

 


CHERYL WATERS
DJ and host of The Midday Show every Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm

artist album label
Phosphorescent Muchacho Dead Oceans
Wooden Shjips Back To Land Thrill Jockey
The Besnard Lakes Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO Jagjaguwar
Portugal. The Man Evil Friends Atlantic
Parquet Courts Light Up Gold What’s Your Rupture?
Bill Callahan Dream River Drag City
Superchunk I Hate Music Merge
Foals Holy Fire Warner Bros/Transgressive
The Moondoggies Adios I’m a Ghost Hardly Art
The National Trouble Will Find Me 4AD

 


KEVIN COLE
DJ and host of The Afternoon Show every Monday through Friday from 2pm to 6pm

rank artist album label
10 Cloud Cult Love Earthology
9 The National Trouble Will Find Me 4AD
8 Portugal.The Man Evil Friends Atlantic
7 Jonathan Wilson Fanfare Downtown
6 Parquet Courts Light Up Gold What’s Your Rupture?
5 Sin Fang Flowers Morr Music
4 John Grant Pale Green Ghosts Bella Union
3 Julianna Barwick Nepenthe Dead Oceans
2 Yo La Tengo Fade Matador
1 Bill Callahan Dream River Drag City

 


DON SLACK
DJ and host of Swingin’ Doors every Thursday night from 6pm to 9pm

rank artist album label
10 La Luz It’s Alive Hardly Art
9 Chance The Rapper Acid Rap self-released
8 Ashley Monroe Like A Rose Warner Nashville
7 FIDLAR FIDLAR Mom + Pop
6 Courtney Barnett The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas Milk!
5 Robbie Fulks Gone Away Backward Bloodshot
4 The So So Glos Blowout Shea Stadium
3 Danny Brown Old Fool’s Gold
2 Phosphorescent Muchacho Dead Oceans
1 Brandy Clark 12 Stories Slate Creek

 


TROY NELSON
DJ and host of the Variety Mix every Saturday Afternoon from 3pm-6pm

rank artist album label
10 Daft Punk Random Access Memories Columbia
9 Devendra Banhart Mala Nonesuch
8 Cults Static Columbia
7 Jagwar Ma Howlin’ Mom + Pop
6 MGMT MGMT Columbia
5 Jon Hopkins Immunity Domino
4 Tricky False Idols K7
3 Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork Matador
2 Darkside Psychic Matador/Other People
1 Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City XL

 


DJ EL TORO
DJ and host the Variety Mix every Wednesday night from 9PM-1AM

artist album label
John Grant Pale Green Ghosts Partisan
Patrick Cowley School Daze Dark Entries
The Stepkids Troubadour Stones Throw
Kitchens of Distinction Folly 3 Loop Music
Natasha Kmeto Crisis Dropping Gems
Junip Junip Mute
Frankie Rose Herein Wild Fat Possum
The Dirtbombs Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-blooey! In The Red
Julianna Barwick Nepenthe Dead Oceans
Daft Punk Random Access Memories Columbia

 


LARRY ROSE
DJ and host of Larry’s Lounge every Tuesday night from 9PM-1AM

artist album label
Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze Matador
Parquet Courts Light Up Gold What’s Your Rupture?
Janelle Monae The Electric Lady Bad Boy
Juana Molina Wed 21 Crammed Discs
Mind Spiders Inhumanistic Dirtnap
Jagwar Ma Howlin Mom + Pop
Foxygen We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic Jagjaguwar
Disclosure Settle Cherrytree/Interscope
Danny Brown Old Fool’s Gold
Chastity Belt No Regerts Help Yourself

 


KID HOPS
DJ and host of Positive Vibrations every Saturday from 9am to noon and Expansions every Sunday night from 9pm to midnight

Kid Hops’ 2013 Top Ten Albums for Positive Vibrations

rank artist album label
10 Popcaan Everything Nice Mixpak
9 Deadbeat feat. Paul St. Hilaire The Infinity Dubs Vol 2 BLKRTZ
8 Dub Club Foundation Come Again Stones Throw
7 Various Artists Fashion In Fine Style: Significant Hits Volume Two Reggae Archive
6 Keith Hudson Torch of Freedom Hot Milk
5 Chronixx Here Comes Trouble Overstand
4 Cecil Lloyd A Night In Jamaica With Cecil Lloyd Federal/Dubstore Japan
3 Xoki & Hieronymous Butter Bridge / Super Whale Zam Zam Sounds
2 Lee Perry & His Upsetters Roaring Lion: 16 Untamed Black Art Masters & Dub Plates Pressure Sounds
1 The Invaders Soulful Music Rock-a-Shacka

Kid Hops’ 2013 Top Ten Albums for Expansions

rank artist album label
10 Troumaca The Grace Brownswood
9 Various Artists Hospitality 2013 Hospital Records
8 Jessy Lanza Pull My Hair Back Hyperdub
7 Trus’me Treat Me Right Prime Numbers
6 Strategy Clocky Man / Snowdrift Dub Zam Zam Sounds
5 Various Artists Future Foundations 2nd Drop
4 Chroma Intermission / Knock Knock CIA
3 Quadrant, Kid Hops & Iris Convergence / Borealis Dispatch
2 Mr. G Retrospective Rekids
1 Calibre Spill Signature

 


MICHELE MYERS
DJ and host of the Variety Mix every Friday night from 9pm to 1am

artist album label
Janelle Monae The Electric Lady Bad Boy/Wonderland
Daft Punk Random Access Memories EMI
Big Deal June Gloom Mute
Submotion Orchestra 1968 Circus
Mitzi Truly Alive Future Classic
Deltron 3030 Event II Bulk
Franz Ferdinand Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action Domino
Kelela Cut 4 Me Fade to Mind
Polica Shulamith Memphis Industries
M.I.A. Matangi Showbiz

 


ALEX
DJ and host of the Variety Mix every Saturday night from 9pm to 1am

rank artist album label
10 Ka The Night’s Gambit Iron Works
9 Hammock Oblivion Hymns Hammock Music
8 Chad Valley Peace & Understanding self-released
7 Larry Gus Years Not Living DFA
6 Cock & Swan Secret Angles Hush Hush
5 Autre Ne Veut Anxiety Mexican Summer/Software
4 Lapalux Nostalchic Brainfeeder
3 Drake Nothing Was The Same Cash Money/Young Money Entertainment/Universal Republic
2 Kanye West Yeezus Def Jam
1 Classixx Hanging Gardens Innovative Leisure

 


DJ MR. WEST
Rotating DJ and Host for “Sonic Reducer” every Saturday night from 9pm-midnight

rank artist album label
10 Iron Lung White Glove Test Iron Lung
9 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away Bad Seeds ltd.
8 Galactic Cannibal We’re Fucked Encapsulated/Lost Cat/Underground Communiqué
7 Radioactivity Radioactivity Dirtnap
6 Great Falls Accidents Grotesque Hell Comes Home
5 Mind Spiders Inhumanistic Dirtnap
4 Broadcast Berberian Sound Studio: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Warp
3 His Electro Blue Voice Ruthless Sperm Sub Pop
2 Föllakzoid II Sacred Bones
1 FRUSTRATION Uncivilized Born Bad

 


TANNER ELLISON
Rotating DJ and Host of “Seek & Destroy” every Sunday morning from midnight-2am

artist album label
Inquisition (Seattle, WA./Cali, Colombia Obscure Verses for the Multiverse Season of Mist
Carcass (Liverpool, UK) Surgical Steel Nuclear Blast
Vallendusk (Jakarta, Indonesia) Black Clouds Gathering Pest Productions
Necrowretch (Rhône-Alpes, France) Putrid Death Sorcery Century Media Records
Oranssi Pazuzu (Tampere, Finland) Valonielu 20 Buck Spin/Svart Records
Fjorsvartnir (Copenhagen, Denmark) A Praise to My Ancestors Preponderance Grom Records
Thrawsunblat (Fredericton, Canada) Wanderer on the Continent of Saplings self-released
Inter Arma (Richmond, Virginia) Sky Burial Relapse Records
Eschatos (Riga, Latvia) Hierophanies self-released
Arsis (Virginia Beach, Virginia) Unwelcome Nuclear Blast

 


JOHN GILBREATH
DJ and Host of “Jazz Theater” every Monday morning from 1am-3am

artist album label
Cecile McLoren Salvant Woman Child Mack Avenue
Dave Douglas Quintet Time Traveler Greenleaf
Endangered Blood Work Your Magic Skirl
Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio 2 Blue Note Records
Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit Blue Note
Jameio Brown Transcendence Motema
Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran Hagar’s Song ECM
Roberto Fonseca Yo Jazz Village
Chris Potter Group Sirens ECM
NEXT Collective Cover Art Concord

 


CHILLY
DJ and Host of “El Sonido” every Monday evening from 6pm-9pm

artist album label
La Vida Bohème Sera Nacional
Boogat El Dorado Sunset Maisonnette
La Yegros Viene De Mi ZZK
Chico Trujillo Gran Pecador Barbes
Making Movies A La Deriva self-released
Systema Solar La Revancha Del Burro self-released
Natalia Clavier Lumen Nacional
Bflecha βeta Arkestra Discos
Various Artists Geko Jones and Atropolis present: Palenque Records Remixed Dutty Artz
Juan Cirerol Cachanilla Y Flor De Azar self-released

 


DAREK MAZZONE
DJ and Host of “Wo’ Pop” every Tuesday evening from 6pm-9pm

artist album label
Bombino Nomad Nonesuch
Lo’Jo Cinema El Mundo World Village
Various Artists Qat, Coffee, Qambus Dust to Digital
Jupiter & Okwess International Jupiter Out Here
Skip & Die Riots In The Jungle Crammed Disc
Tigana Santana The Intervention Of Color Painted Dog Records
Tamikrest Chatma Glitter Beat
Congo Natty Jungle Revolution Big Dada
Mayra Andrade Lovely Difficult Sony
Various Artists Sedayeh Del: Funk, Psychedelia and Pop from the Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation Pharaway Sounds

 


SEAN
DJ and Host of the Overnight Variety Mix every Thursday morning from 1am-6am

rank artist album label
10 The Courtneys The Courtneys Hockey Dad Records
9 King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon True Panther Sounds
8 Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven Warp
7 Dean Blunt The Redeemer Hippos In Tanks
6 Chastity Belt No Regerts Help Yourself
5 Ducktails The Flower Lane Domino
4 Merchandise Totale Nite Night-People
3 Algebra Suicide Feminine Squared Dark Entries
2 Fear of Men Early Fragments Kanine
1 Pure X Crawling Up the Stairs Acephale

 


MELISSA
DJ and Host of the Overnight Variety Mix every Friday morning from 1am-6am

artist album label
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork Matador
Portugal. The Man Evil Friends Atlantic
The Black Angels Indigo Meadow Blue Horizon
Primal Scream More Light Ignition
Foxygen We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic Jagjaguwar
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito Interscope
DJ Koze Amygdala Pampa Records
Jagwar Ma Howlin Mom + Pop
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks Columbia
Washed Out Paracosm Sub Pop

 


QUILTY 3000
DJ and Host of the Variety Mix every Sunday Afternoon from 3pm-6pm

rank artist album label
10 Phosphorescent Muchacho Dead Oceans
9 No Joy Wait To Pleasure Mexican Summer
8 Yo La Tengo Fade Matador
7 Veronica Falls Waiting For Something To Happen Slumberland
6 The Moondoggies Adios, I’m A Ghost Hardly Art
5 Crocodiles Crimes of Passion French Kiss
4 Wavves Afraid of Heights Mom + Pop
3 Palma Violets 180 Rough Trade
2 Telekinesis Dormarion Merge
1 Foals Holy Fire Warner Brothers

 


MR. WEST
Rotating DJ and Host for “Sonic Reducer” every Saturday night from 9pm-midnight

rank artist album label
10 Iron Lung White Glove Test Iron Lung
9 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away Bad Seeds ltd.
8 Galactic Cannibal We’re Fucked Encapsulated/Lost Cat/Underground Communiqué
7 Radioactivity Radioactivity Dirtnap
6 Great Falls Accidents Grotesque Hell Comes Home
5 Mind Spiders Inhumanistic Dirtnap
4 Broadcast Berberian Sound Studio: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Warp
3 His Electro Blue Voice Ruthless Sperm Sub Pop
2 Föllakzoid II Sacred Bones
1 FRUSTRATION Uncivilized Born Bad

 

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