KEXP Staff, Volunteers & Interns Top 10 Albums of 2016, Part 2

End-of-Year Countdown
12/14/2016
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photo by Amber Knecht

For the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing with you KEXP DJs’ Top 10 Albums of 2016 lists in anticipation of KEXP Listener's Top 90.3 Albums of 2016, which we will reveal, and countdown on air, this Friday starting at 6AM.

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 are their favorite albums of 2016. How many of their choices are yours?

Tim JohnstoneFinancial Coordinator
Car Seat HeadrestTeens of DenialMatador
Drive-By TruckersAmerican BandATO
Kate TempestLet Them Eat ChaosLex
The FRIGHTNRSNothing more to sayDaptone
A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your ServiceEpic
QuiltPlazaMexican Summer
Lvl UpReturn to LoveSub Pop
BuenoIlluminate Your RoomBabe City Records
Hiss Golden MessengerHeart Like a LeveeMerge
Arbor Labor UnionI Hear YouSub Pop

Ann AllenDJ Assistant-Afternoon Show/Lead DJ Assistant
PoliçaUnited CrushersMOM+POP
Manatee CommuneManatee CommuneBastard Jazz Recordings
BeyoncéLemonadeParkwood Entertainment
A Giant DogPileMerge Records
ModeratlllMonkeytown Records
PhantogramThreeRepublic Records
NavviOmniHush Hush Records
Car Seat HeadrestTeens of DenialMatador
A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your ServiceEpic
Miike SnowiiiAtlantic

Jacob WebbLicensing & Podcasting Coordinator
Japanese BreakfastPsychopompYellow K / Dead Oceans
David BowieColumbia
Bon Iver22 A MillionJagjaguwar
MitskiPuberty 2Dead Oceans
A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your ServiceEpic
RadioheadA Moon Shaped PoolXL Recordings
Jessy LanzaOh NoHyperdub
Angel OlsenMy WomanJagjaguwar
Leonard CohenYou Want It DarkerColumbia
Sturgill SimpsonA Sailor's Guide to EarthAtlantic
Japanese Breakfast // photo by Patrick Luhrs

Kari StarkGift Processing Coordinator
PUPThe Dream Is OverSideOneDummy
GreysOuter HeavenCarpark
So So GlosKamikazeVotiv
Ty Segall & The MuggersEmotional MuggerDrag City
Diarrhea PlanetTurn To GoldInfinity Cat
TacocatLost TimeHardly Art
MarthaBlisters In the Pit of My HeartDirtnap
WeavesWeavesKanine
BeyoncéLemonadeParkwood/Columbia
The HotelierGoodnessTiny Engines

Caitlin KlaskDJ Assistant for Tuesday night variety show
Benoît PioulardThe Benoît Pioulard Listening Matterkranky
Infinite BodyAvolitionIsounderscore
MiserableUncontrollableThe Native Sound
Good WillsmithThings Out Bodies Used to HaveHausu Mountain
Indoor VoicesAuraticHäxrummet Records
Dominic CoppolaBelovedSequel
OwenThe King of WhysPolyvinyl
CeriseSmoke Screen DreamsPsychic Cats
Savage SisterSpeechlessWild Patterns
WrayHypatiaCommunicating Vessels

Charina PitzelDJ Assistant for the Afternoon Show | Photographer
David BazanBlanco | Dark Sacred NightsBarsuk
Leonard CohenYou Want It DarkerColumbia
DaughterNot To DisappearGlassnote
Lisa HanniganAt SwimATO
Jóhann JóhannssonOrphéeDeutsche Grammophon
Kate TempestLet Them Eat ChaosFiction
Michael KiwanukaLove and HateInterscope
Ólafur ArnaldsIsland SongsUniversal
RadioheadA Moon Shaped PoolXL Recordings
TrentemøllerFixionIn My Room

David Bazan // photo by Charina Pitzel

Lizzy Rose FloresProduction Traffic Assistant
Yndi HaldaUnder SummerBig Scary Monsters
Human FactorHomo UniversumR.A.I.G Records
mathbonuswe're drowningConsumer Zero
SineRiderSeconds MinutesSun Sea Sky Productions
SwansThe Glowing ManYoung God Records
The Radio Dept.Running Out Of LoveLabrador
Bruno SanfilippoThe Poet1631 Recordings
Damien JuradoVisions of Us on the LandSecretly Canadian
A Tribe Called QuestWe got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your serviceEpic
TortoiseCatastrophistThrill Jockey

Andy BokanevPhotographer
Bon Iver22, A MillionJagjaguwar
Anderson .PaakMalibuSteel Wool Records
Chance the RapperColoring Bookself-released
NxWorriesYes Lawd!Stones Throw
James BlakeThe Colour in AnythingPolydor Records
Blood Orange Freetown SoundDomino Recording Co.
Frank OceanBlondeBoys Don't Cry
Michael KiwanukaLove & HatePolydor
The OlympiansThe OlympiansDaptone
Kendrick Lamaruntitled unmastered.Top Dawg Entertainment

Sharon BransonPodcast Licensing Intern
Jean-Michel BlaisIIArts & Crafts
LåpsleyLong Way HomeXL Recordings
Trails and WaysOwn Itself-released
Marian HillACT ONERepublic
Wax TailorBy Any Beats NecessaryLe Plan / Lab'Oratoire
Esperanza SpaldingEmily’s D+EvolutionConcord Music Group
BADBADNOTGOODIVInnovative Leisure
The KillsAsh & IceDomino Recording Co.
Frightened RabbitPainting of a Panic AttackAtlantic
Mac MillerThe Divine FeminineWarner Bros.

Låpsley // photo by Melissa Wax

Amber KnechtPhotographer
RadioheadA Moon Shaped PoolXL
Ty Segall & The MuggersEmotional MuggerDrag City
BeyoncéLemonadeParkwood/Columbia
Júníus MeyvantFloating HarmoniesRecord Records
DaughterNot To Disappear4AD
King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardNonagon InfinityATO
Bon Iver22, A MillionJagjaguwar
BleachedWelcome the WormsDead Oceans
MitskiPuberty 2Dead Oceans
Young In The CityYoung In The CitySelf Released

Greta HellerDJ Assistant for the Midday Show & Board Operator
SolangeA Seat at the TableColumbia
Parquet CourtsHuman PerformanceRough Trade
Frank OceanBlondeBoys Don't Cry
Charlie HiltonPalanaCaptured Tracks
CraterTalk To Me So I Can Fall AsleepHelp Yourself Records
Margaret GlaspyEmotions and Math ATO
Kate TempestLet Them Eat Chaos Lex
BeyoncéLemonadeParkwood Entertainment
WhitneyLight Upon The Lake Secretly Canadian
Kyle CraftDolls of Highland Sub Pop

Jim BeckmannContent Manager & Senior Video Producer
Kendrick LamarUntitled UnmasteredTop Dawg / Aftermath / Interscope
Thee Oh SeesA Weird ExitsCastle Face
Michael KiwanukaLove & HatePolydor
A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your ServiceEpic
The Wedding PresentGoing, Going...Scopitones
BarbagalloGrand ChienAlmost Musique
GoatRequiemSub Pop
Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsSkeleton TreeBad Seed Ltd
Car Seat HeadrestTeens of DenialMatador
SUÐMeira suð!self-released

Thee Oh Sees // photo by Amber Knecht

Katrina Harvie-WattMajor Giving Officer
RadioheadA Moon Shaped PoolXL Recordings
BeyoncéLemonadeParkwood Entertainment
HÆLOSFull CircleMatador
Glass AnimalsHow to be a Human BeingHarvest Records
RNDMGhost RidingMonkeywrench
Wolf ParadeEP 4Wolf Parade Productions
Cymbals Eat GuitarsPretty YearsSinderlyn
OperatorsBlue WaveLast Gang
SiaThis is ActingMonkey Puzzle Records
Local NativesSunlit YouthLoma Vista

Andrew HackettBlog Contributor
Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsSkeleton TreeBad Seed Ltd.
RihannaAntiWestbury Road and Roc Nation
Kanye WestThe Life of PabloGOOD Music, Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella Records
Chance the RapperColoring BookIndependent
Leonard CohenYou Want it DarkerColumbia
David Bowie Columbia
MogwaiAtomicRock Action
Frank OceanBlondeBoys Don't Cry
Black MarbleIt's ImmaterialHardly Art
UnderworldBarbara, Barbara, We Face a Shining FutureCaroline International

Andy KlattInformation Specialist
BeyoncéLemonadeParkwood/Columbia
Chance The RapperColoring BookG.O.O.D. Music
Anderson .PaakMalibuEMPIRE/OBE/Steel Wool/Art Club
Frank OceanBlondeBoys Don’t Cry
NxWorries (Anderson.Paak & Knxwledge)Yes Lawd!Stones Throw
TacocatLost TimeHardly Art
Camp CopeCamp CopePoison City
King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardNonagon InfinityATO
A Tribe Called QuestWe Got it From Here... Thank You 4 Your ServiceEpic
Diarrhea PlanetTurn to GoldDine Alone

Diarrhea Planet // photo by Amber Knecht

Casey DunauBlog Writer
Schoolboy QBlank Face LPTop Dawg Entertainment
WhitneyLight Upon the LakeSecretly Canadian
The Avalanches WildflowerAstralwerks
SolangeA Seat at the TableSaint
Kanye WestThe Life of PabloG.O.O.D. Music
James BlakeThe Colour in AnythingPolydor
Frank OceanBlondeBoys Don't Cry
Danny BrownAtrocity ExhibitionWarp
Miike SnowiiiDowntown
Hamilton Leithauser + RostamI Had a Dream That You Were MineGlassnote

Jim BennettPhotographer
RadioheadA Moon Shaped PoolXL Recordings
Kate TempestLet Them Eat ChaosLex
Car Seat HeadrestTeens of DenialMatador
A Tribe Called QuestWe got it from here..Thank You 4 Your serviceEpic
Kendrick Lamaruntitled unmasteredInterscope
Charles BradleyChangesDaptone
MugisonEnjoy!Mugiboogie
Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsSkeleton TreeBad Seed Ltd.
Kikagaku MoyoHouse in the Tall GrassGuruguru Brain
Various (Mark Farina)Mushroom Jazz 8MRI

Ana Baldan FetterIn-studio Volunteer
CéuTropixSix Degrees Music
RadioheadA Moon Shaped PoolXL Recordings
Andrew BirdAre You SeriousLoma Vista Recordings
Bon Iver22, A MillionJagjaguwar
Elza SoaresThe Women at the End of the WorldMais Um Discos
Kevin MorbySinging SawDead Oceans
ANOHNIHopelessnessSecretly Canadian
MoioCabana CaféBalaclava Records
Car Seat HeadrestTeens of DenialMatador Records
Anderson .PaakMalibuSteel Wool Records

Andrew Bird // photo by Morgen Schuler

Mitch EtterHospitality and DJ Assistant
David BowieColumbia
Animal Collective Painting WithDomino
RadioheadA Moon Shaped PoolXL Recordings
Night MovesPennied DaysDomino
DeakinSleep CycleMy Animal Home
Mudcrutch2Reprise
Nicholas AllbrookPure GardiyaSpinning Top Music
Deep Sea DiverSecretsHigh Beam Records
De La Souland the Anonymous NobodyA.O.I. Records
Kate TempestLet Them Eat ChaosLex

Kat Metrovich Front Desk, DJ Assist, Events
Kaytranada 99.90%XL
Beyoncé Lemonade Columbia
Anderson .Paak Malibu Steel Wool/Empire
A Tribe Called Quest We got it from here, thank you for your service Epic
Solange A Seat at the Table Columbia
BJ the Chicago kid In my mindMotown
Industrial Revelation Liberation and the Kingdom of Nri self-released
Deep Sea Diver Secrets High Beam
Michael Kiwanuka Love and Hate Polydor
Rihanna AntiRoc Nation

Russell HartDJ Assistant for Riz
Blood OrangeFreetown SoundDomino
WevalWevalKompakt
Junior BoysBig Black CoatCity Slang
Charles BradleyChangesDaptone
Glass AnimalsHow To Be A Human BeingHarvest
ANOHNIHopelessnessSecretly Canadian
Anderson .PaakMalibuSteel Wool
A Tribe Called QuestWe got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your ServiceEpic
BadBadNotGoodIVBeat Records
Massive AttackRitual Spirit / The Spoils EPsVirgin EMI

Charles Bradley // photo by Chad Syme

Tom SmithDirector, Underwriting and Business Support
Parquet CourtsHuman PerformanceRough Trade
RadioheadA Moon Shaped PoolXL Recordings
Car Seat HeadrestTeens of DenialMatador
The AvalanchesWildflowerAstralwerks
The Hidden CamerasHome On Native LandOutside Music
Jagwar MaEvery Now and ThenMom & Pop
Erik BloodLost In Slow MotionHome Skillet Records
Kyle CraftDolls of HighlandSub Pop
Black MountainIVJagjaguwar
Angel OlsenMy WomanJagjaguwar

Leela BilowIndividual Giving Manager
Agnes ObelCitizen of GlassPlay It Again Sam
Angel OlsenMy WomanJagjaguwar
David BazanBlancoBarsuk
SamarisBlack LightsOne Little Indian
RadioheadA Moon Shaped PoolXL Recordings
Júníus MeyvantFloating HarmoniesRecords Records
NAVVIOmniHush Hush
Flock of DimesIf You See Me, Say YesPartisan
Tsuyoshi NariyamaNoveletteNem
Japanese BreakfastPsychopompYellow K / Dead Oceans

McKenna HaleyEvent Producer
Angel OlsenMy WomanJagjaguwar
RihannaANTIWestbury Road Entertainment
Chance The RapperColoring Bookself-released
CraterTalk To Me So I Can Fall AsleepHelp Yourself Records
Blood OrangeFreetown SoundDomino Recording Co.
Frank OceanBlondBoys Don't Cry
SolangeA Seat At The TableSaint Records/Columbia
NonameTelefoneself-released
Japanese BreakfastPsychopumpDead Oceans
HaimLeave Me AloneMom+Pop

Crater // photo by Melissa Wax

Dylan FleschMedia Asset Librarian
BeyoncéLemonadeParkwood/Columbia
Anderson .PaakMalibuEMPIRE/OBE/Steel Wool/Art Club
Car Seat HeadrestTeens of DenialMatador
Angel OlsenMy WomanJagjaguwar
NonameTelefoneself-released
Charles BradleyChangesDaptone
OperatorsBlue WaveLast Gang
PJ HarveyThe Hope Six Demolition ProjectIsland
Thao & The Get Down Stay DownA Man AliveRibbon
Michael KiwanukaLove & HatePolydor

Rischel GranquistManager of Administrative Services
David BowieColumbia
SiaThis Is ActingRCA
BeyoncéLemonadeParkwood/Columbia
Chance The RapperColoring Bookself-released
Parquet CourtsHuman PerformanceRough Trade
PhantogramThreeRepublic
Childish GambinoAwaken, My LoveGlassnote
Nada SurfYou Know Who You AreBarsuk
Anderson.PaakMailbuEmpire/OBE/Steel Wool/Art Club
The WeekndStarboyXO/Republic

Matthew HowlandDJ Assistant/ Audioasis Intern
Frank OceanBlondeBoys Don't Cry
ANOHNIHopelessnessSecretly Canadian
Kanye WestThe Life of PabloG.O.O.D. Music
Angel OlsenMy WomanJagjaguwar
BeyoncéLemonadeParkwood/Columbia
SolangeA Seat At the TableSaint Records
Tim HeckerLove Streams4AD
NAVVIOmniHush Hush
Ian SweetShapeshifterHardly Art
Kendrick Lamaruntitled unmasteredInterscope

NAVVI // photo by Eric Tra

Sarah CurtisFront desk
Charles BradleyChangesDaptone
St. Paul and the Broken BonesSea of Noise2016 Records
BeyoncéLemonadeParkwood Entertainment
Nice as FuckNice as FuckLove's Way
Hey MarseillesHey MarseillesShanachie Ent. Corp
Golden GardensReignGolden Gardens
The Head and the HeartSigns of LightWarner Bros.
Margaret GlaspyEmotions and Math ATO
Sturgill SimpsonA Sailor's Guide to EarthAtlantic
Macklemore & Ryan LewisThis Unruly Mess I’ve MadeMacklemore LLC

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