KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top Ten Albums of 2013, Part 2

2013 Countdown
12/19/2013
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Poliça // photo by Christopher Nelson

For the last two weeks, we've been sharing with you KEXP DJs' Top Ten Albums of 2013 lists, but KEXP is also supported by many dedicated people who work behind the scenes as staff, volunteers and interns, and who are all passionate music fans themselves. Here’s what they chose for their Top Ten Albums of 2013:

Be sure to tune in today, Thursday, December 19, for KEXP’s One-Day Radio Rally as we countdown the top albums of the year, as voted on by KEXP listeners.

Erin WatersIndividual Giving Manager
SavagesSilence YourselfMatador
King Krule6 Feet Beneath the MoonXL
Kurt VileWakin' on a Pretty DazeMatador
AustraOlympiaDomino
Jagwar MaHowlin'Marathon Artists
PolicaShulamithMom & Pop
Portugal. the ManEvil FriendsAtlantic
Kanye WestYeezusDef Jam
Courtney BarnettThe Double EP: A Sea of Split PeasMarathon Artists
Still CornersStrange PleasuresSub Pop
Jon HamiltonDJ Assistant for The Afternoon Show every Monday
Los Campesinos!No BluesWichita
Mikal CroninMCIIMERGE
Warm SodaSomeone For YouCastleface
Kanye WestYeezusRoc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Frightened RabbitPedestrian VerseAtlantic
The DirtbombsOoey Gooey Chewy Ka-blooey!In the Red
PhosphorescentMuchachoDead Oceans
Yo La TengoFadeMatador
FuzzFuzzIn the Red
Hanni El KhatibHead In the DirtInnovative Leisure

Amber ZbitnoffPhotographer
The NationalTrouble Will Find Me4AD
DaughterIf You Leave4AD
Arcade FireReflektorMerge Records
Portugal. The ManEvil FriendsAtlantic Records
Jordan KlassenRepentanceNevado Music
TyphoonWhite LighterRoll Call Records
On An OnGive InRoll Call Records
JunipJunipMute
Death Cab For CutieTransatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition)Barsuk Records
LuciusWildewomanMom + Pop

Jim James // photo by Jim Bennett

Bryan KrausSoftware Engineer for KEXP Online
Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsPush the Sky AwayBad Seed Ltd.
DessaParts of SpeechDoomtree
Arctic MonkeysAMDomino
FoalsHoly FireWarner Bros.
Atoms for PeaceAmokXL
PhantogramPhantogram EPRepublic
PixiesEP1self-released
Jim JamesRegions of Light and Sound of GodATO Records
Nine Inch NailsHesitation MarksColumbia
Daft PunkRandom Access MemoriesDaft Life/Columbia

Bebe BeschPhotographer
FoalsHoly FireWarner Bros
Jai PauldemosN/A
Blood OrangeCupid DeluxDomino
Daft PunkRandom Access MemoriesColumbia
Unknown Mortal OrchestraIIJagjaguwar
Jagwar MaHowlin'Mom + Pop
Okkervil RiverThe Silver GymnasiumATO Records
St. LuciaWhen the NightColumbia
SuunsImages Du FuturSecretly Canadian
DisclosureSettleCherrytree Records

Okkervil River // photo by Bebe Besch

John GleasonDJ Assistant for the Mid Day Show
James BlakeOvergrownATLAS Records
SavagesSilence YourselfMatador Records
DeerhunterMonomania4AD
Arcade FireRefektorMerge
The Besnard LakesUntil in Excess, Imperceptible UFOJagjaguwar
Los Campesinos! No BluesWichita
WavvesAfraid of HeightsMom + Pop Music
Local NativesHummingbirdFrench Kiss Records
M.I.A. MatangiN.E.E.T.
Run The JewelsRun The Jewels Fool's Gold

Dylan FleschLicensing & Podcasting Coordinator
Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold and Tally All The Things That You BrokeWhat's Your Rupture?
FoxygenWe Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & MagicJagjaguwar
Night BeatsSonic BloomReverberation Appreciation Society
Yo La TengoFade (Deluxe Edition)Matador
Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsPush the Sky AwayBad Seeds Ltd.
Case StudiesThis Is Another LifeSacred Bones Records
DarksidePsychicMatador
Bill CallahanDream RiverDrag City
Unknown Mortal OrchestraIIJagjaguwar
David BowieThe Next DayColumbia

London Grammar // photo by Dave Lichterman

Christopher MeisterVideo Production Volunteer
ClassixxHanging GardensFuture Classic
London GrammarIf You WaitColumbia
RhyeWomanRepublic
PostiljonenSkyerBest Fit
Cut CopyFree Your MindModular
Small BlackLimits of DesireJagjaguwar
Julianna BarwickNepentheDead Oceans
Washed OutParacosmSub Pop
DisclosureSettleIsland
DucktailsThe Flower LaneDomino

Dave LichtermanPhotographer
Ellery James RobertsK ☰ R ✡ U'S LAMENT (犠牲)None
DisclosureSettleInterscope
DarksidePsychicMatador / Other People
London GrammarIf You WaitColumbia
SavagesSilence YourselfMatador
Jagwar MaHowlinMom + Pop Music
DaughterIf You LeaveGlassnote
ModeratIIMute
RhyeWomanUniversal Republic
KaThe Night's GambitIron Works Records

Brady MorrellaVolunteer Services Senior Coordinator
FoxygenWe Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & MagicJagjaguwar
Queens of the Stone Age...Like ClockworkMatador Records
Arctic MonkeysAMDomino
PhosphorescentMuchachoDead Oceans
Diane CoffeeMy Friend FishWestern Vinyl
The Love LanguageRuby RedMerge Records
Paul McCartneyNewHear Music
Arcade FireReflektorMerge Records
MGMTMGMTColumbia
Atoms for PeaceAmokXL Recordings

So So Glos // photo by Eric Gonzalez Alfaro

Reeves RichardsDJ Assistant for Cheryl Waters, Seek & Destroy
SkeletonwitchSerpents UnleashedProsthetic Records
Parquet CourtsLight Up GoldWhat's Your Rapture?
The So So GlosBlowoutShae Stadium
DeafheavenSunbatherDeathwish
The NationalTrouble Will Find Me4AD
KvelertakMeirRoadrunner Records
Frightened RabbitPedestrian VerseAtlantic Records
Red FangWhales & LeechesRelapse Records
VHÖLVHÖLProfound Lore
Lord DyingSummon the FaithlessRelapse Records

Wolfgang E RatzlaffDJ Assistant for Troy Nelson
Run the JewelsJewelsFool's Gold
My Bloody Valentinem b vself-released
Young Thug1017 Thugself released
Lil BP.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thug)self released
Blue Sky Black DeathGlaciersFake Four Inc.
Iron LungWhite Glove TestIron Lung Records
M.I.A.MatangiInterscope
Kanye WestYeezusDef Jam
No JoyWait To PleasureMexican Summer
PharmakonAbandonSacred Bones

Superchunk // photo by Morgen Schuler

Kari StarkGift Processor/IT Help Desk Assistant
Five Iron FrenzyEngine of A Million PlotsSelf-Release
Less Than JakeSee The LightFat Wreck Chords
Surfer BloodPythonsWarner Bros.
FoalsHoly FireWarner Bros.
Hey! Hello!Hey! Hello!The End
Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the CityXL
Franz FerdinandRight Thoughts, Right Words, Right ActionsDomino
Man ManOn Oni PondAnti-
SuperchunkI Hate MusicMerge
Jagwar MaHowlinMom + Pop

Ann AllenDJ assistant for Kevin Cole
SavagesSilence YourselfMatador
Jagwar MaHowlMom + Pop
DisclosureSettleCherry Tree/Interscope
BonoboThe North BordersNinja Tune
Atoms for PeaceAmokXL
Washed OutParacosmSub Pop
Kurt VileWakin On a Pretty DazeMatador
Queens of the Stone Age...Like ClockworkMatador
Vox ModSyn-AestheticSelf released
Veronica FallsWaiting for Something to HappenSlumberland/Bella Union

Brandon LorenzFront Desk Volunteer
Courtney BarnettThe Double EP: A Sea of Split PeasMilk!
Arcade FireReflektorMerge
Daft PunkRandomn Access MemoriesEMI
PhosphorescentMuchachoDead Oceans
Portugal. The ManEvil TwinAtlantic
Kacey MusgravesSame Trailer Different ParkMercury
ChvrchesThe Bones Of What You BelieveGlassnote
Neko CaseThe Worse Things Get...Anti-
Rose WindowsSun DogsSub Pop
Chastity BeltNo RegertsHelp Yourself

Nils Frahm // photo by Beth Crook

Lizzy Rose FloresTraffic Intern
Boards of CanadaTomorrow's HarvestWarp
Kitchens of DistinctionFolly3 Loop Music
Forest SwordsEngravingsTri Angle
Nils FrahmSpacesErased Tapes
Deltron 3030Event 2Bulk
Femi KutiNo Place for My DreamKnitting Factory
Toro Y MoiAnything in ReturnCarpark
LowThe Invisible WaySub Pop
Mazzy StarSeasons of Your DayRhymes of An Hour
Daft PunkRandom Access MemoriesDaft Life/Columbia

Emma DannerDJ Assistant for Audioasis
La LuzIt's AliveHardly Art
DeerhunterMonomania4AD
Thee Oh SeesSingles Collection Volume 3Castle Face
True WidowCircumambulationRelapse
Haunted HorsesWatcherSelf Released
Chelsea WolfePain is BeautySargent House
FuzzFuzzIn The Red
Rose WindowsThe Sun DogsSub Pop
Thee Oh SeesFloating CoffinCastle Face Records
WeedDeserveCouple Skate Records

Chad SymeVolunteer/Designer
Sky FerreiraNight Time, My TimeCapitol
FoxygenWe Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & MagicJagjaguwar
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic ZerosEdward Sharpe and the Magnetic ZerosRough Trade Records
PhosphorescentMuchacho De LujoDead Oceans
Billie Joe & NorahForeverlyWarner Brothers
Son LuxLantersJoyful Noise
Deltron 3030Event II75 Ark
Andrew BirdI Want to See Pulaski at NightGrimsey Records
The Watson TwinsPIoneer LaneThe Watson Twins
PickwickCan't Talk MedicineSmall Press

Sleigh Bells // photo by James Bailey

Kat MetrovichEvents/Front Desk
Daft PunkRandom Access MemoriesDaft Life/Columbia
Janelle MonaeElectric LadyBad Boy
Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsPush The Sky AwayBad Seed Ltd
Ghostface Killah ft. Adrian YoungTwelve Ways To DieSoul Temple
MIAMatangiN.E.E.T./Interscope
Sleigh BellsBitter RivalsMom+Pop
Run The JewelsRun The JewelsFools Gold
Deltron 3030Event 2Bulk Recordings
GrayskulZenithFake Four
Major LazerFree The UniverseSecretly Canadian/Mad Descent

Rischel GranquistManager of Administrative Services
Daft PunkRandom Access MemoryColumbia
Major LazerFree The UniverseSecretly Canadian
LuciusWildewomanMom & Pop Music
HAIMDays Are GoneColumbia
Sleigh BellsBitter RivalsMom & Pop Music
Juana MolinaWed 21Crammed Discs
Laura ViersWarp & WeftRaven Marching Band Records
Arctic MonkeysAMDomino
LordePure HeroineMotown/Universal
Mikal CroninMCIIMerge Records

Cyrus DespresManager of Information Technology
FoxygenWe Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & MagicJagjaguwar
Mikal CroninMCIIMerge
Daft PunkRandom Access MemoriesDaft Life
Cass McCombsBig Wheel and OthersDomino
The FieldCupid's HeadKompakt
Run the JewelsRun the JewelsFool's Gold
Arcade FireReflektorMerge
John VandersliceDagger BeachTiny Telephone
ThundercatApocalypseBrainfeeder
Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the CityXL

Nate PrudhonSenior Traffic Coordinator & DJ, Sunday 2-6 AM
MinilogueBlommaCocoon Recordings
Run The JewelsRun The JewelsFool's Gold
Van SteeWe Areself-released
Jim JamesRegions of Light and Sound of GodATO Records
My Bloody Valentinembvself-released
NobodyVivid GreenAlpha Pup
LusineThe Waiting RoomGhostly International
Queens of the Stone Age...Like ClockworkMatador
Chelsea Light MovingChelsea Light MovingMatador
Danny BrownOldFool's Gold

The Joy Formidable // photo by Morgen Schuler

Greg RiceSenior Developer
HaimDays Are Gone
ChvrchesThe Bones of What You Believe
DaughterIf You Leave
JunipJunip
The Joy FormidableWolf's Law
WaxahatcheeCerulean Salt
Neko CaseThe Worse Things Get...
The BlowThe Blow
LordePure Heroine
Man ManOn Oni Pond

Sara Green WilliamsFinancial & Human Resources Manager
Rose WindowsThe Sun DogsSub Pop
JC Brooks & The Uptown SoundHowlBloodshot
Monster MagnetLast PatrolNapalm
DBUKThe Red Cross Is Giving Out Misinformation 7"Pesanta Urfolk
CapsulaSolar SecretsKrian
PrincessSelling Sulphurself-released
Ha Ha TonkaLessonsBloodshot
The SadiesInternal SoundsYep Roc
John GrantPale Green GhostsPartisan
Mark Pickerel & His Praying HandsTessCandy Cross

HAERTS // photo by Benjamin Mobley

Andrew CoreyGeneral Manager, KEXP Broadcast Service
Devendra BanhartMalaNonesuch
Arcade FireReflektorMerge
Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the CityXL
The NationalTrouble Will Find Me4AD
PhoenixBankrupt!Glassnote
HaertsHemiplegiaColumbia
Cliff MartinezOnly God Forgives (Soundtrack)Milan
Mike PattonThe Place Beyond the Pines (Soundtrack)Milan
CHVRCHESThe Bones of What You BelieveGlassnote
FoalsHoly FireWarner Bros

Kelly RiuttaCapital Campaign Manager
Thee Oh SeesFloating CoffinCastle Face Records
La LuzIt's AliveHardly Art
Asteroid ParkAsteroid ParkSelf-released
The LimiñanasCosta BlancaTrouble In Mind
Cate Le BonMug MuseumWichita
WimpsRepeatEnd of Time
Various ArtistsPaink: French Punk Anthems (1977-1982)Born Bad Records
SavagesSilence YourselfMatador
Juana MolinaWed 21Crammed Discs
DreamsalonThirteen NightsCaptcha

Jacob WebbBlog Writer
Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the CityXL
Lady Lamb The BeekeeperRipely PineBa Da Bing Records
Caitlin RoseThe Stand-InATO Records
Queens of the Stone Age...Like ClockworkMatador
HaimDays Are GonePolydor
Arctic MonkeysAMDomino
My Bloody Valentinem b v mbv records
DisclosureSettlePMR/Island
CHVRCHESThe Bones of What You BelieveGlassnote/Virgin
FoalsHoly FireTransgressive/Warner Bros

Grísalappalísa // photo by Morgen Schuler

Jim BeckmannOnline Content Manager
PhosphorescentMuchacho De LujoDead Oceans
Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsPush the Sky AwayBad Seed Ltd.
SavagesSilence YourselfMatador
Queens of the Stone Age...Like ClockworkMatador
GrísalappalísaAli12 Tónar
Daft PunkRandom Access MemoriesDaft Life
Portugal. The ManEvil TwinAtlantic
HookwormsPearl MysticDomino
Parquet CourtsLight Up GoldWhat's Your Rupture?
Nine Inch NailsHesitationColumbia

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