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88.1 KDHX top album spins of 2013

88.1 KDHX top album spins of 2013
Written by Nick Acquisto
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As KDHX reaches the end of an era and begins broadcasting from the Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media in Grand Center, we're also reaching the end of 2013.

We've calculated the top spins from albums and EPs released this year. St. Louis locals Middle Class Fashion and the Blind Eyes have once again topped the list, and even more St. Louis artists are making our charts and gaining exposure through KDHX than ever before. Check out all of the great, often surprising albums you may have overlooked this year.

Don't miss our list of top local spins and of course the DJ top 10 albums of 2013 lists. And be sure to check out all the KDHX Best of 2013 coverage. There's always more great music to discover.


Spins Artist Album Label
117 Middle Class Fashion Jungle Blip Blap!
93 The Blind Eyes World Record EP Self-released
90 Son Volt Honky Tonk Rounder
86 Neko Case The Worst Things Get... Anti-
81 Veronica Falls Waiting for Something to Happen Slumberland
80 The James Hunter Six Minute by Minute Concord Jazz
77 Kentucky Knife Fight Hush Hush Self-released
76 Camera Obscura Desire Lines 4AD
76 Daft Punk Random Access Memories Columbia
74 Sleepy Kitty Projection Room Euclid
71 Grace Basement Wheel Within a Wheel Avonmore
70 Yo La Tengo Fade Matador
68 Melody Den Storylines Perdition
68 Villagers {Awayland} Domino
64 Richard Thompson Electric New West
62 The National Trouble Will Find Me 4AD
60 Jason Isbell Southeastern Thirty Tigers
58 Brothers Lazaroff Hope, Fear, Youth Self-released
58 Bettie Serveert Oh, Mayhem! Second Motion
58 JJ Grey & Mofro This River Alligator
56 Billy Bragg Tooth & Nail Cooking Vinyl
56 Booker T Sound the Alarm Stax
51 Charles Bradley Victim of Love Daptone
49 David Bowie The Next Day Columbia
49 Mount Moriah Miracle Temple Merge
48 Phosphorescent Muchacho Dead Oceans
48 Sturgill Simpson High Top Mountain Thirty Tigers
46 Jerry Johnson Many Moods of Saxman Jerry J Self-released
46 Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison Cheater's Game Thirty Tigers
45 Cumberland Gap Dreams of Living Self-released
45 Pokey LaFarge Pokey LaFarge Third Man
45 Slaid Cleaves Still Fighting the War Music Road
45 Thao & the Get Down Stay Down We the Common Ribbon Music
44 Elephant Stone Elephant Stone Hidden Pony
44 Iron & Wine Ghost on Ghost Nonesuch
44 Jesse Dee On My Mind/In My Heart Alligator
42 The Black Angels Indigo Meadow Blue Horizon
42 Earl Sweatshirt Doris Columbia
42 Josh Ritter The Beast in Its Tracks Pytheas
42 Toro y Moi Anything in Return Carpark
42 Washed Out Paracosm Sub Pop
41 The Dive Poets Married to Your Ghost Self-released
40 Half Knots Proof Self-released
39 Al Holliday Made It Through the Mill, Again Self-released
39 Whoa Thunder You're Under Attack Blip Blap!
39 Caitlin Rose The Stand-In ATO
39 The Cave Singers Naomi Jagjaguwar
39 My Bloody Valentine M B V mbv
38 Beth Bombara Raise Your Flag EP Self-released
38 The Trophy Mules Sorry Motel Self-released
38 Bleached Ride Your Heart Dead Oceans
38 Eleanor Friedberger Personal Record Merge
38 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away Bad Seed
37 Bleeding Rainbow Yeah Right Kanine
37 Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City XL
36 Arctic Monkeys AM Domino
36 Elvis Costello and the Roots Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs Blue Note
36 Franz Ferdinand Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action Domino
36 Free Energy Love Sign Self-released
36 The Men New Moon Sacred Bones
35 Bruiser Queen In Your Room EP Self-released
35 The Wilhelms Film at 11 Perdition
35 Alice Russell To Dust Tru Thoughts
35 The Carper Family Old-Fashioned Gal Self-released
35 Gregory Isaacs Gregory Isaacs Remixed Necessary Mayhem
35 JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound Howl Bloodshot
35 King Khan and the Shrines Idle No More Merge
35 Willie Nile American Ride River House
34 Blitzen Trapper VII Vagrant
34 Foals Holy Fire Warner Bros.
34 Laura Veirs Warp and Weft Raven Marching Band
34 Mavis Staples One True Vine Anti-
33 Tight Pants Syndrome All Alive EP Blip Blap!
33 Phoenix Bankrupt! Atlantic UK
32 Belle and Sebastian The Third Eye Centre Matador
32 Night Beds Country Sleep Secretly Canadian
32 Superchunk I Hate Music Merge
31 Pretty Little Empire Pretty Little Empire Extension Chord
31 Arcade Fire Reflektor Merge
31 Cold War Kids Dear Miss Lonelyhearts Co-operative Music
31 Dawes Stories Don't End HUB
31 Johnny Marr The Messenger New Voodoo
31 Patty Griffin American Kid New West
31 Telekinesis Dormarion Merge
31 They Might Be Giants Nanobots Idlewild
30 Austra Olympia ADA
30 Dark Dark Dark Who Needs Who Supply and Demand
30 Ivan & Alyosha All the Times We Had Dualtone


Methodological note: Data is based on albums spun from late 2012 to December 10, 2013. Only albums or EPs with 30 spins or more were included. Only 2013 releases (not reissues) were included.



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