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Wednesday, 14 December 2011 09:00

88.1 KDHX top album spins of 2011

88.1 KDHX top album spins of 2011
Written by Nick Acquisto

Well, the numbers are in, and this year 88.1 KDHX has broadcasted music from well over 4,000 different albums released in 2011. Who knew that many albums were even released this year?

'Tis the season for list making, and so, without further ado, and in all of its scrollable glory, here's a list of the top albums spun and heard most on KDHX in 2011. This year, two in the top 10 are local releases, including the No. 1 spot! There are more than a few surprises, so enjoy and share it with your friends.

Don't miss our list of top local spins and of course the KDHX DJ top 10 albums of 2011 lists. And be sure to check out all the KDHX Best of 2011 coverage. There's always more great music to discover.





134 The Blind Eyes With a Bang
102 The Decemberists The King Is Dead
86 PJ Harvey Let England Shake
78 Yuck Yuck
77 Sleepy Kitty Infinity City
74 Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin'
71 Tom Waits Bad as Me
71 Hayes Carll KMAG YOYO
70 Gregg Allman Low Country Blues
70 Drive-By Truckers Go-Go Boots
68 Wild Flag Wild Flag
68 Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears Scandalous
67 Booker T. Jones The Road From Memphis
66 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Belong
65 Sloan The Double Cross
65 Wilco The Whole Love
65 Ha Ha Tonka Death of a Decade
64 Gillian Welch The Harrow & the Harvest
63 DeVotchKa 100 Lovers
61 Dengue Fever Cannibal Courtship
59 Various Artists Rave On Buddy Holly
57 Rum Drum Ramblers Mean Scene
55 Destroyer Kaputt
55 TV on the Radio Nine Types of Light
52 Lucinda Williams Blessed
51 Zion Crying for Freedom
51 Veronica Falls Veronica Falls
51 Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
51 The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart
50 Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What
49 Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
49 Gang of Four Content
48 Cults Cults
46 Cut Copy Zonoscope
45 Ryan Spearman Get Along Home
45 The Raveonettes Raven in the Grave
45 Steve Cropper Dedicated: A Salute to the Five Royales
44 Old Lights Like Strangers
44 The Ettes Wicked Will
44 St. Vincent Strange Mercy
43 Blitzen Trapper American Goldwing
43 Battles Gloss Drop
43 Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See
43 Tristen Charlatans at the Garden Gate
42 The Vaccines What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?
42 Warm Jets USA Warm Jets USA
42 R.E.M. Collapse Into Now
42 Dave Alvin Eleven Eleven
42 tUnE-yArDs w h o k i l l
41 Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Here We Rest
41 Those Darlins Screws Get Loose
41 JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound Want More
40 John Hiatt Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns
40 Pokey LaFarge & the South City 3 Middle of Everywhere
40 Mates of State Mountaintops
40 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Hysterical
40 Bon Iver Bon Iver
40 Marianne Faithfull Horses & High Heels
40 Dum Dum Girls Only in Dreams
40 Handsome Furs Sound Kapital
40 Thao & Mirah Thao & Mirah
39 Smith Westerns Smith Westerns
39 Funky Butt Brass Band You Can Trust the Funky Butt Brass Band
39 Eleanor Friedberger Last Summer
39 Roly Roly
38 Apex Manor The Year of Magical Drinking
38 Death Cab For Cutie Codes and Keys
38 The Baseball Project Vol. 2 High and Inside
38 Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Mirror Traffic
37 Radiohead The King of Limbs
37 Asobi Seksu Fluorescence
37 Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi Rome
36 Abigail Washburn City of Refuge
36 Steve Earle I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
36 Elbow Build a Rocket Boys!
36 Fountains of Wayne Sky Full of Holes
36 Austra Feel It Break
36 Foster the People Torches
36 They Might Be Giants Join Us
35 Gruff Rhys Hotel Shampoo
35 Adele 21
35 Ringo Deathstarr Colour Trip
35 Various Artists Red Hot + Rio 2
35 My Morning Jacket Circuital
35 Wanda Jackson The Party Ain't Over
35 Vetiver The Errant Charm
34 Cold War Kids Mine Is Yours
34 Viva Voce The Future Will Destroy You
34 Beirut The Rip Tide
34 Alison Krauss and Union Station Paper Airplane
34 Mike Doughty Yes and Also Yes
34 Centro-matic Candidate Waltz
34 The War on Drugs Slave Ambient
33 Nick Lowe The Old Magic
33 Telekinesis 12 Desperate Straight Lines
33 David Lowery The Palace Guards
33 The Civil Tones City Stoopin'
32 Bing Ji Ling Shadow to Shine
32 Thurston Moore Demolished Thoughts
32 Charles Bradley No Time For Dreaming
32 Fruit Bats Tripper
32 Richard Buckner Our Blood
31 Bright Eyes The People's Key
31 The Cave Singers No Witch
31 The Kills Blood Pressures
31 Okkervil River I Am Very Far
31 The Wombats The Wombats Proudly Present This Modern...
31 Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes
31 The Duke Spirit Bruiser
31 Blind Pilot We Are the Tide
31 Sarah Jarosz Follow Me Down
30 Dennis Coffey Dennis Coffey
30 Tom Russell Mesabi
30 Old 97's The Grand Theatre Volume 2
30 The Bo-Keys Got to Get Back!

Methodological note: Data is based on spins from January 1, 2011 to December 13, 2011. Only albums with 30 spins or more were included. Only 2011 releases (not reissues) were included.

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