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88.1 KDHX DJs top 10 albums of 2011

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It's been an amazing year in music, and the DJs of 88.1 KDHX have been spinning it for you all throughout 2011. In this feature, our DJs pick their top 10 albums of the year.

After you've perused these lists, be sure to check out all our Best of 2011 features, including the 88.1 KDHX top album spins, top local spins and more. And be sure to visit the pages of your favorite shows, become a fan and join in the discussion of all these lists.

88.1 KDHX DJ Top 10 Albums of 2011

 

 

Joshua Weinstein
All Soul, No Borders


 

 

Chicago Trio (Ernest Dawkins, Harrison Bankhead, Hamid Drake) - Velvet Songs: To Baba Fred Anderson (RogueArt)
Jason Kao Hwang / Spontaneous River - Symphony of Souls (Mulatta)
Darius Jones Trio - Big Gurl (Smell My Dream) (AUM Fidelity)
Other Dimensions in Music featuring Fay Victor - Kaiso Stories (Silkheart)
William Parker - Crumbling in the Shadows Is Fraulein Miller's Stale Cake (Centering)
Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter 1: Gens De Couleur Libre (Constellation)
Matthew Shipp - The Art of the Improviser (Thirsty Ear)
Wadada Leo Smith's Organic - Heart's Reflections (Cuneiform)
Tyshawn Sorey - Oblique-I (Pi)
David S. Ware / Cooper-Moore / William Parker / Muhammad Ali - Planetary Unknown (AUM Fidelity)

 

 

Jeff Corbin
The Back Country


 

 

The Carper Family - Back When (Self-released)
Cow Bop - Too Hick for the Room (B-4MAN)
Amber Digby & Midnight Flyer - Live at Swiss Alp Hall (Heart of Texas)
The Five and Dimers - Quarter of a Tank (Self-released)
Merle Haggard - Working in Tennessee (Vanguard)
Melba Montgomery - Things That Keep You Going (RPM Music)
Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers - Starlight Hotel (Signature Sounds)
Gary Nicholson - Texas Songbook (Bismeaux)
Connie Smith - Long Line of Heartaches (Sugar Hill)
Gillian Welch - The Harrow & the Harvest (Acony)

 

 

Stacy
Backroads


 

 

Slaid Cleaves - Sorrow & Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge (Music Road)
Bruce Cockburn - Small Source of Comfort (True North)
Joe Crookston - Darkling & the Bluebird Jubilee (Milagrito)
Eliza Gilkyson - Roses at the End of Time (Red House)
Robert Earl Keen - Ready for Confetti (Lost Highway)
Shelby Lynne - Revelation Road (Everso)
Cosy Sheridan - The Horse King (Waterbug)
Ryan Spearman - Get Along Home (Self-released)
Eric Taylor - Live at the Red Shack (Blue Ruby)
Gillian Welch - The Harrow & the Harvest (Acony)

 

 

Kate
Beep Beep Boop Boop


 

 

1. Big Black Delta - BBDLP1 (Self-released)
2. Friendly Fires - Pala (XL/Hostess)
3. Chad Valley - Equatorial Ultravox (Cascine)
4. The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You (Universal Republic)
5. Foster the People - Torches (Sony)
6. Cut Copy - Zonoscope (Modular)
7. Body Language - Social Studies (Lavish Habits/Om)
8. Bag Raiders - Bag Raiders (Modular)
9. Pictureplane - Thee Physical (Lovepump United)
10. Kraak & Smaak - Electric Hustle (Jalepeno)

 

 

Allen Dahm
Bittersweet Melody


 

 

The Black Keys - El Camino (Nonesuch)
The Blind Eyes - With a Bang (Self-released)
Blind Pilot - We Are the Tide (Expunged)
Dawes - Nothing is Wrong (ATO)
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (Capitol)
The Lonely Forest - Arrows (Trans)
Lydia Loveless - Indestructible Machine (Bloodshot)
Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines (Merge)
Wild Flag - Wild Flag (Merge)
William Elliott Whitmore - Field Songs (Anti-)

 

 

Walter and Willa
Bluegrass Breakdown


 

 

1. Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice - The Heart of a Song (Rebel Records)
2. Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys - Lost Highways & Treasured Memories (Old Heritage)
3. Cumberland Gap Connection - A Whole Lotta of Lonesome (Kindred)
4. Tommy Webb - From Rock-N-Roll to Bill Monroe (Self-released)
5. Thomas Porter & Copper River Band - Trolley Days (Self-released)
6. Russell Johnson - Anytime, Anyplace But Only You (New Time)
7. Darin & Brooke Aldridge - So Much in Between (Mountain Home)
8. Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper - Fired Up (Rounder)
9. Donna Ulisse - An Easy Climb (Hadley)
10. Harman Family - The Auctioneer (Self-released)

 

 

Nico
Coin-Operated Radio


 

 

Astronautalis - This Is Our Science (Fake Four, Inc.)
Blitzen Trapper - American Goldwing (Sub Pop)
Centro-matic - Candidate Waltz (Undertow)
The Decemberists – The King Is Dead (Capitol)
Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) (Lost Highway)
The Head and the Heart - The Head and the Heart (Sub Pop)
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Here We Rest (Lightning Rod)
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing (Saddle Creek)
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (4AD)
Wilco - The Whole Love (dBpm)

 

 

Ryan
Coin-Operated Radio


 

 

1. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (4AD)
2. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l (4AD)
3. Wilco - The Whole Love (dBpm)
4. Atlas Sound - Parallax (4AD)
5. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
6. Bon Iver - Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)
7. Yuck - Yuck (Fat Possum)
8. Tom Waits - Bad as Me (Anti-)
9. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic (Matador)
10. Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde (Fat Possum)

 

 

Christian Schaeffer
Collector's Edition


 

 

1. Destroyer - Kaputt (Merge)
2. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & the Harvest (Acony)
3. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (4AD)
4. Old Lights - Like Strangers EP (Self-released)
5. Ha Ha Tonka - Death of a Decade (Bloodshot)
6. Blind Eyes - With a Bang (Self-released)
7. Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing (Saddle Creek)
8. Centro-matic - Candidate Waltz (Undertow)
9. Okkervil River - I Am Very Far (Jagjaguwar)
10. M83 - Hurry Up We're Dreaming (Mute)

 

 

Keith Dudding
Down Yonder


 

 

1. Gibson Brothers - Help My Brother (Compass)
2. Chris Thile and Michael Daves - Sleep With One Eye Open (Nonesuch)
3. Blue Highway - Sounds of Home (Rounder)
4. Alison Krauss and Union Station - Paper Airplane (Rounder)
5. Ralph Stanley - A Mother's Prayer (Rebel)
6. Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper - Fired Up (Rounder)
7. Larry Sparks - Almost Home (Rebel)
8. Infamous Stringdusters ~ We'll Do It Live (High Country)
9. Noam Pikleny - Beat The Devil and Carry a Rail (Compass)
10. Laurie Lewis - Skippin' and Flyin' (Spruce and Maple)

 

 

Mark Perry
Drifter's Escape


 

 

Solomon Burke and De Dijk – Hold on Tight (Verve)
The Duke & the King - The Duke & the King (Anti-)
Bob Geldof – How to Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell (Universal)
Etta James – The Dreamer (Verve Forecast)
Garland Jeffreys – The King of In Between (Luna Park)
The Jolly Boys (Featuring Albert Minott) - Great Expectation (Entertainment One)
Amos Lee – The Mission Bell (Blue Note)
Louisiana Love Act - Louisiana Love Act (Self-released)
Playing for Change - PFC 2: Songs Around the World (Playing For Change)
Robbie Robertson – How to Become Clairvoyant (429)

 

 

Wil Wander
Elevated Rhymestate


 

 

ArtOfficial – Vitamins & Minerals (ArtOfficial)
Atmosphere – The Family Sign (Rhymesayers)
CunninLynguists – Oneirology (QN5)
Dessa – Castor, The Twin (Doomtree)
The Extremities – The Mint Condition (Droppin’ Science)
Farout – Farlow (Indyground)
Grieves – Together/Apart (Rhymesayers)
JNatural – Love Is on Hiatus (Project Blowed)
People Under the Stairs – Highlighter (PUTS)
Zion I & The Grouch – Heroes in the Healing of the Nation (HBD Label Group)

 

 

Roy Kasten
Feel Like Going Home


 

 

1. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & the Harvest (Acony)
2. Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What (Hear Music)
3. Tom Waits - Bad as Me (Anti-)
4. Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming (Dunham)
5. Abigail Washburn - City of Refuge (Rounder)
6. The Milk Carton Kids - Prologue (Self-released)
7. Various Artists - This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark (Music Road)
8. The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (Capitol)
9. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
10. Centro-matic - Candidate Waltz (Undertow)

 

 

Fred Friction
Fishin' With Dynamite


 

 

The Bottle Rockets - Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening with the Bottle Rockets (Bloodshot)
Rachel Brooke - Down in the Barnyard (Self-released)
Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) (Lost Highway)
The Magnolias - Pop the Lock (Veto)
Gurf Morlix - Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream (Rootball)
Ransom Note - It's You! (Self-released)
Rum Drum Ramblers - Mean Scene (Lightnin' Thunders)
Ryan Spearman - Get Along Home (Self-released)
Trigger 5 - Three Cords (Self-released)
The Trip Daddys - …The Life We Chose (Self-released)

 

 

Chris Bay
Gold Soundz


 

 

Apex Manor - The Year of Magical Drinking (Merge)
Centro-matic - Candidate Waltz (Undertow)
Crooked Fingers - Breaks in the Armor (Merge)
Ha Ha Tonka - Death of a Decade (Bloodshot)
Mount Moriah - Mount Moriah (Holidays for Quince)
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (Island)
Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing (Saddle Creek)
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (Capitol)
The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian)
Wye Oak - Civilian (Merge)

 

 

Matt Distelrath
Hindsight


 

 

1. Still Corners - Creatures of an Hour (Sub Pop)
2. Craft Spells - Idle Labor (Captured Tracks)
3. Veronica Falls - Veronica Falls (Slumberland)
4. Minks - By the Hedge (Captured Tracks)
5. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong (Slumberland)
6. Night Noise Team - Slow Release (Permwhale)
7. Moonbeams - The Daisy Chain (Hop Skip Jump)
8. Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip (Sonic Unyon)
9. Odio Paris - Odio Paris (El Genio Equivocado)
10. Her Vanished Grace - See the Moon (Athame)

 

 

Chris Lawyer
Hip City


 

 

Bing Ji Ling - Shadow to Shine (Tummy Touch)
The Bo-Keys - Got to Get Back (Electraphonic)
Booker T. Jones - The Road to Memphis (Anti-)
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound - Want More (Bloodshot)
Dennis Coffey - Dennis Coffey (Strut)
Frootful - Colours (Freestyle)
Mayer Hawthorne - How Do You Do? (Universal Republic)
Lack of Afro - This Time (Freestyle)
New Mastersounds - Breaks From the Border (Tallest Man)
Betty Wright & the Roots - Betty Wright: The Movie (Ms. B/S-Curve)

 

 

Sunny Boy Mason
Howzit Bayou?


 

 

C.J. Chenier - Can't Sit Down (World Village)
The Funky Butt Brass Band - Shiny Christmas Balls (Self-released)
The Funky Butt Brass Band - You Can Trust the Funky Butt Brass Band (Self-released)
Tom McDermott & Evan Christopher - Almost Native (Threadhead)
New Orleans Moonshiners - Frenchmen Street Parade (NOMS)
Panorama Brass Band - 17 Days (Threadhead)
The Preservation Hall Jazz & Del McCoury - American Legacies(McCoury)
Rebirth Brass Band - Rebirth of New Orleans (Basin St.)
Various Artists - En Francais-Cajun & Creole Rock & Roll (Bayou Teche)
Dr. Michael White - Adventures in New Orleans Jazz (Basin Street)

 

 

Pat Wolfe
Interstate


 

 

1. Will Hoge - Number Seven (Ryko)
2. The Band of Heathens - Top Hat Crown and the Clapmaster's Son (BOH)
3. John Hiatt - Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns (New West)
4. Drive-By Truckers - Go-Go Boots (ATO)
5. Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues (Rounder)
6. Foster and Lloyd - It's Already Tomorrow (Effin Ell)
7. Jeremiah Johnson Band with the Sliders - 9th and Russell (Self-released)
8. Eleven Hundred Springs - Eight the Hard Way (Smith)
9. Cody Canada & the Departed - This Is Indian Land (Thirty Tigers)
10. Colin Hay - Gathering Mercury (Compass)

 

 

Rob Levy
Juxtaposition


 

 

Glen Campbell - Ghost on the Canvas (Surfdog)
Destroyer - Kaputt (Merge)
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Mute)
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (Anti-/Island)
Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong (Slumberland)
The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave (Vice)
Real Estate - Days (Domino)
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (4AD)
The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From the Vaccines? (Columbia)
Veronica Falls - Veronica Falls (Slumberland)

 

 

Carlos
Latin Hemispheres


 

 

Diego Garcia - Laura (Nacional)
DJ Afro - Free (Nacional)
La Vida Boheme - Nuestra (Nacional)
Los Amigos Invisibles - Not So Commercial (Nacional)
Mr. Pauer - Soundtrack (Fabrika)
Ocote Soul Sounds - Taurus (Eighteenth Street)
Ritmo Machine - Welcome to the Ritmo Machine (Nacional)
Sergent Garcia - Una y Otra Vez (Cumbancha)
Señor Flavio - Nueva Ola (Sony Import)
Sunlight Square - Britannia Shing-a-Ling (101 Distribution)

 

 

John Wendland
Memphis to Manchester


 

 

1. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & the Harvest (Acony)
2. Tom Waits - Bad as Me (Anti-)
3. Dengue Fever - Cannibal Courtship (Fantasy)
4. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (Island)
5. Charles Bradley - No Time for Dreaming (Dunham)
6. Mayer Hawthorne - How Do You Do (Universal Republic)
7. Abigail Washburn - City of Refuge (Rounder)
8. The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh (Nonesuch)
9. Joe Henry - Reverie (Anti-)
10. Garland Jeffreys - The King of In Between (2:59:00)

 

 

Fred Gumaer
Mid-Day Jamboree


 

 

1. Various Artists - This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark (Music Road)
2. Cow Bop - Too Hick For the Room (B4Man)
3. The Five and Dimers - Quarter of a Tank (Self-released)
4. The Wronglers with Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Heirloom Music (Neanderthal)
5. Merle Haggard - Working in Tennessee (Vanguard)
6. Melba Montgomery - Things That Keep You Going (RPM)
7. Ryan Spearman - Get Along Home (Self-released)
8. Connie Smith - Long Line of Heartaches (Sugar Hill)
9. Kenny Vaughn - Kenny Vaughn (Sugar Hill)
10. Dale Watson and the Texas Two - The Sun Sessions (Red House)

 

 

Jason Robinson
The Mixtape


 

 

1. The Wombats - The Wombats Proudly Present: This Modern Glitch (Bright Antenna)
2. Hail Mary Mallon - Are You Gonna Eat That? (Rhymesayers)
3. Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch The Throne (Def Jam)
4. Wild Flag - Wild Flag (Merge)
5. Mister Heavenly - Out Of Love (Sub Pop)
6. Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines (Merge)
7. Tom Waits - Bad as Me (Anti-)
8. Peter Bjorn and John - Gimme Some (Almost Gold)
9. Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds, Damian Kulash and Neil Gaiman (aka 8in8) - Nighty Night (Self-released)
10. M83 - Hurry Up We're Dreaming (Mute)

 

 

Curt
Music at Work


 

 

The Band of Heathens - Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster's Son (Boh)
Mike Doughty - Yes and Also Yes (Snack Bar)
Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles - The Grand Bounce (Universal)
Drive-By Truckers - Go-Go Boots (ATO)
Girls Guns & Glory - Sweet Nothings (Lonesome Day)
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Here We Rest (Lightning Rod)
Lydia Loveless - Indestructible Machine (Bloodshot)
The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave (Vice)
Patrick Sweany - That Old Southern Drag (Nine Mile)
The Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps (Sub Pop)

 

 

Grandfather Stark
Musical Merry-Go-Round


 

 

1. Frances England - Mind of My Own (Paper Bird)
2. Dan Zanes and Friends - Little Nut Tree (Festival Five)
3. Brady Rymer - Love Me For Who I Am (Red General Catalog)
4. Caspar Babypants - Sing Along! (Aurora Elephant)
5. Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band - Oh Lucky Day! (Rainy Day Dimes)
6. Recess Monkey - Flying! (Recess Monkey)
7. Billy Kelly - Family Garden (YAY! Music)
8. Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights - What A Zoo! (Self-released)
9. Alastair Moock - These Are My Friends (Self-released)
10. Mister G - Bugs! (Self-released)

 

 

Tim Rakel
Mystery Train


 

 

1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (Vagrant)
2. Mekons - Ancient & Modern, 1911-2011 (Sin / Bloodshot)
3. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - From Africa With Fury: Rise (Knitting Factory)
4. Robert Sarazin Blake - Put It All Down in a Letter (Same Room)
5. Tom Waits - Bad As Me (Anti-)
6. The Fervor - Arise, Great Warrior (Karate Body)
7. Arrington De Dionyso's Malaikat Dan Singa - Suara Naga (K Records)
8. Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers - Teenage and Torture (Knitting Factory)
9. Ume - Phantoms (Modern Outsider)
10. Alina Simone - Make Your Own Danger (Pentar)

 

 

Mr. Roots
The Night Shift


 

 

1. Midnite - Kings Bell (I Grade Records)
2. Professor - Madness (Groundation)
3. Zion - Crying for Freedom (Skank)
4. Earl Sixteen - The Fittest (Heartbeat Europe)
5. Stephen Marley - Revelations Part 1: The Root of Life (Republic)
6. Luciano - Rub-A-Dub Market (Irievibrations)
7. Sizzla - The Scriptures (John John)
8. Roots Nation - Temperature's Risin' (Self-released)
9. 10 Ft. Ganja - Shake Up the Place (Roir)
10. Alpheus - From Creation (A-Lone Productions)

 

 

Anton
The Pop Life


 

 

Das Racist - Relax (Greedhead)
Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Tell My Sister (Disc 3) (Nonesuch)
The Mekons - Ancient & Modern (Bloodshot)
Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra (Self-released)
Pistol Annies - Hell On Heels (Columbia)
Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What (Here)
Teddybears - Devil's Music (Big Beat/Atlantic)
tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l (4AD)
Wussy - Funeral Dress II (Shake It)
Wussy - Strawberry (Shake It)

 

 

Rich Reese
Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst


 

 

1. Fountains of Wayne - Sky Full of Holes (Yep Roc)
2. The Red Button - As Far as Yesterday Goes (Grimble)
3. Sloan - The Double Cross (Yep Roc)
4. Gomez - Whatever's on Your Mind (ATO)
5. The Blind Eyes - With a Bang (Self-released)
6. Dark Ocean Colors - Dark Ocean Colors (Rainbow Quartz)
7. Deleted Wavefront Gatherings - Pretty Escape (Rainbow Quartz)
8. Tommy Keene - Behind the Parade (Second Motion)
9. Dum Dum Girls - Only in Dreams (Sub Pop)
10. The Fling - When the Madhouses Appear (Dangerbird)

 

 

Professor Skank
Positive Vibrations


 

 

1. Professor - Madness (Groundation)
2. Zion - Crying for Freedom (Skank)
3. Ziggy Marley - Wild and Free (Tuff Gong)
4. Midnite - King's Bell (I Grade)
5. Earl Sixteen - The Fittest (Not Easy At All)
6. Danny I - To Your Majesty (I Grade)
7. Everton Blender - Higher Heights Revolution (Islandsplash)
8. Vernon Maytone - Words of Wisdom (Not Easy At All)
9. Jimmy Cliff - Sacred Fire EP (Collective Sounds)
10. Alpha Blondy - Vision (Wagram)

 

 

DJ Needles
Rawthentic


 

 

Black Spade & DJ Crucial - Sweet Revenge (F5)
Blu - NoYork! (Warner Bros.)
Hawthorne Headhunters - Myriad of Now EP (Plug Research)
I, Ced - All In My Mind (Record Breakin)
Kendrick Lamar - Section 80 (Top Dawg)
KING - The Story EP (Self-released)
Phonte - Charity Starts at Home (HBD)
Rockwell Knuckles - You're F*cking Out, I'm F*cking In (Self-released)
Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (Sub Pop)
Thundercat - The Golden Age of Apocalypse (Brainfeeder)

 

 

Andy Coco
The Rhythm Section


 

 

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (Capitol)
The Bo-Keys - Got to Get Back (Electraphonic)
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound - Want More (Bloodshot)
Dennis Coffey - Dennis Coffey (Strut)
The Funky Butt Brass Band - You Can Trust the Funky Butt Brass Band (Self-released)
JJ Grey & Mofro - Brighter Days (Alligator)
Charlie Hunter - Public Domain (Reapandsow)
Booker T. Jones - The Road to Memphis (Anti-)
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears - Scandalous (Lost Highway)
Rum Drum Ramblers - Mean Scene (Lightnin' Thunders)

 

 

Darren Snow
Rocket 88


 

 

Adele - 21 (Columbia)
The Blind Eyes - With a Bang (Self-released)
Blood Orange - Coastal Grooves (Domino)
Destroyer - Kaputt (Merge)
Joe Henry - Reverie (Anti-)
Mates of State - Mountaintops (Barsuk)
The Rapture - In the Grace of Our Love (Red General Catalog)
Tristen - Charlatans at the Garden Gate (American Myth)
The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From the Vaccines? (Columbia)
Washington - I Believe You Liar (Republic)

 

 

JJ Loy
Ska's the Limit


 

 

1. Void Union - Higher Guns (Self-released)
2. Various Artists - Soul of Pum Pum Hotel (Grover)
3. Hepcat - Live at the Whisky a Go Go 1992 - (Whatevski)
4. Hollie Cook - Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo)
5. The Aggrolites - Unleashed Live Vol 1 (Self-released)
6. Dan P and the Bricks - Watch Where You Walk (Asian Man)
7. The Dropsteppers - Get Up in It! (Megalith)
8. The Ratazanas - Lick It Back: Historical Reggae Vol 1 (Grover)
9. Mr. Symarip - Boss Is Back (Liquidator)
10. The Snails - Kingston to Memphis (Self-released)

 

 

Amy Caby
Substitute DJ (Currently host of Slip of the Disc)


 

 

Awolnation - Megalithic Symphony (Red Bull)
The Features - Wilderness (Serpents and Snakes)
The Hounds - The Hounds (Self-released)
Jane's Addiction - The Great Escape Artist (Capitol)
Kills - Blood Pressures (Domino)
Mastodon - The Hunter (Reprise)
Only Living Boy - Hide Nothing (All Ears)
Remora - Scars Bring Hope (Silber)
The Shadow Club - Epic & Adventure (Just Music)
Wild Flag - Wild Flag (Merge)

 

 

Brother Dan
The Smoking Lounge


 

 

Bryan Beller - Wednesday Night Live (Onion Boy)
Corea, Clarke, & White - Forever (Concord)
Exter vs Kimock - Mexico (EXTVSKMK)
Gutbucket - Flock (Cuneiform)
Gryphon Labs - Modern Mythology (RC Cole)
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Race Riot Suite (Royal Potato Family)
Mike Keneally - Baking at the Potato (Exowax)
Todd Reynolds - Outerborough (Innova)
Mike Watt - Hyphenated Man (Clenched Wrench)
Keller Williams - Bass (SCI Fidelity)

 

 

Ed Becker
Songwriters Showcase


 

 

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings - Kings and Queens (Dramatico)
Kasey Chambers - Storybook (Liberation Music)
Michael Fracasso - Saint Monday (Little Fuji)
Eliza Gilkyson - Roses at the End of Time (Red House)
Robert Earl Keen - Ready For Confetti (Lost Highway)
Robyn Ludwick - Out of These Blues (Late Show)
Tom Russell - Mesabi (Shout! Factory)
Eric Taylor - Live at the Red Shack (Blue Ruby)
Various Artists - Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of the Band (101 Distribution)
Various Artists - This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark (Music Road)

 

 

Steve Pick
Sound Salvation


 

 

The Bangles - Sweetheart of the Sun (Waterfront)
Joe Henry - Reverie (Anti-)
k.d. lang & the Siss Boom Bang - Sing it Loud (Nonesuch)
Sarah Jarosz - Follow Me Down (Sugar Hill)
Amy LaVere - Stranger Me (Archer)
Shelby Lynne - Revelation Road (Everso)
Imelda May - Mayhem (Decca)
Meshell Ndegeocello - Weather (Naive)
Willie Nile - The Innocent Ones (River House)
Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What (Hear Music)

 

 

Nick Acquisto
The Space Parlour


 

 

1. DevotchKa - 100 Lovers (Anti-)
2. Tristen - Charlatans at the Garden Gate (American Myth)
3. Austra - Feel It Break (Domino)
4. The Blind Eyes - With a Bang (Self-released)
5. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (4AD)
6. Metronomy - English Riviera (Big Beat)
7. Sleepy Kitty - Infinity City (Euclid)
8. Destroyer - Kaputt (Merge)
9. They Might Be Giants - Join Us (Idlewild/Rounder)
10. The Black Keys - El Camino (Nonesuch)

 

 

James Mullins
Stumble in the Dark


 

 

John Butler Trio - Live at Red Rocks (ATO)
Dub Is a Weapon - Vaporized (Harmonized)
JJ Grey & Mofro - Brighter Days (Alligator)
Charlie Hunter - Public Domain (Reapandsow)
May Day Orchestra - Ota Benga (Rank Outsider)
Phish - Hampton / Winston-Salem '97 (JEMP)
Primus - Green Naugahyde (ATO)
Ryan Spearman - Get Along Home (Green Strum)
Umphrey's McGee - Death by Stereo (ATO)
Wood Brothers - Smoke Ring Halo (Southern Ground)

 

 

Nick Cowan
Train of Thought


 

 

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (Capitol)
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears - Scandalous (Lost Highway)
Ben Folds - The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective (Sony Legacy)
Mike Doughty - Yes & Also Yes (Snack Bar)
Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (Temporary Residence)
Ezra Furman & the Harpoons - Mysterious Power (Red Parlor)
David Lowery - The Palace Guards (429)
North Mississippi Allstars - Keys to the Kingdom (Songs of the South)
OK Go - 180/365 (Paracadute)
Primus - Green Naugahyde (ATO/Prawn Song)

 

 

valis
Trip Inside This House


 

 

Asteroid #4 - Hail to the Clear Figurines (Committee to Keep Music Evil)
Deleted Waveform Gatherings - Pretty Escape (Rainbow Quartz)
Eastern Magnetics - Eastern Magnetics (Self-released)
Great Society Mind Destroyers - Spirit Smoke (Sloow Tapes)
Mmoss - i (Burger)
The Night Beats  - The Night Beats (Trouble in Mind)
The Oscillation - Veils (All Time Low)
The Red Plastic Buddha - All Out Revolution (Space Cat)
The Strange Flowers - The Grace of Losers (Self-released)
The Tweeds - Goliath (Self-released)

 

 

bobEE Sweet
Uncontrollable Urge


 

 

1. NoMeansNo - Tour EP No. 2 (Wrong)
2. Sloan - The Double Cross (Yep Roc)
3. The Blind Eyes - With a Bang (Self-released)
4. Dengue Fever - Cannibal Courtship (Fantasy)
5. Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo (Wichita)
6. Wild Flag - Wild Flag (Merge)
7. The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (Capitol)
8. Exene Cervenka - The Excitement of Maybe (Bloodshot)
9. The Ettes - Wicked Will (Krian)
10. Gang of Four - Content (Yep Roc)

 

 

Mabel and Joe
Wrong Division


 

 

Battles - Gloss Drop (Warp)
Britches - Demonstration (Hi Fi Octopi)
Deerhoof - Deerhoof VS Evil (Polyvinyl)
Egg Chef - Opinions Are Meaningless in the Void 7" (Apop)
Glass Teeth - Notice of Termination (Self-released)
Hella - Tripper (Sargent House)
Nicoffeine - Lighthealer Stalking Flashplayer (Blunoise)
PRE - Third Album (Skin Graft)
Ugh God - A Pony on Top of a Mountain (Self-released)
Sine Nomine - Golobulus (Nomine Factions)

 

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2011 KDHX DJ Top 10s

The DJs of 88.1 KDHX pick their top 10 albums of the year. Click on the DJs below to see the lists.
KDHX DJ Joshua Weinstein, All Soul, No Borders KDHX DJ Jeff Corbin, The Back Country KDHX DJ Stacy, Backroads KDHX DJ Kate, Beep Beep Boop Boop KDHX DJ Allen Dahm, Bittersweet Melody KDHX DJs Walter and Willa, Bluegrass Breakdown KDHX DJ Nico, Coin-Operated Radio KDHX DJ Ryan, Coin-Operated Radio KDHX Christian Schaeffer, Collectors Edition KDHX DJ Keith Dudding, Down Yonder KDHX DJ Mark Perry, Drifters Escape KDHX DJ Wil Wander, Elevated Rhymestate KDHX DJ Roy Kasten, Feel Like Going Home KDHX DJ Fred Friction, Fishin With Dynamite KDHX DJ Chris Bay, Gold Soundz KDHX DJ Matt Distelrath, Hindsight KDHX DJ Chris Lawyer, Hip City KDHX DJ Sunny Boy Mason, Howzit Bayou? KDHX DJ Pat Wolfe, Interstate KDHX DJ Rob Levy, Juxtaposition KDHX DJ Carlos, Latin Hemispheres KDHX DJ John Wendland, Memphis to Manchester KDHX DJ Fred Gumaer, Mid-Day Jamboree KDHX DJ Jason Robinson, The Mixtape KDHX DJ Curt, Music at Work KDHX DJ Grandfather Stark, Musical Merry-Go-Round KDHX DJ Tim Rakel, Mystery Train KDHX DJ Mr. Roots, The Night Shift KDHX DJ Anton, The Pop Life KDHX DJ Rich Reese, Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst KDHX DJ Professor Skank, Positive Vibrations KDHX DJ Needles, Rawthentic KDHX DJ Andy Coco, The Rhythm Section KDHX DJ Darren Snow, Rocket 88 KDHX DJ JJ Loy, Ska's the Limit KDHX DJ Amy Caby, Slip of the Disc KDHX DJ Brother Dan, The Smoking Lounge KDHX DJ Ed Becker, Songwriters Showcase KDHX DJ Steve Pick, Sound Salvation KDHX DJ Nick Acquisto, The Space Parlour KDHX DJ James Mullins, Stumble in the Dark KDHX DJ Nick Cowan, Train of Thought KDHX DJ valis, Trip Inside This House KDHX DJ bobEE Sweet, Uncontrollable Urge KDHX DJs Mabel and Joe, Wrong Division

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