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Midyear 2013: 88.1 KDHX top album spins

Midyear 2013: 88.1 KDHX top album spins EQ photo by Javier Morales
Written by Nick Acquisto

Can you believe we're at the midyear mark of another year? Well, we are, and that means it's time to take stock of the albums and EPs that have received the most spins on KDHX in the first six months of 2013.

These are the releases that our DJs have listened to and have chosen to give the most attention to so far. There are some expected list-toppers both national and local, and more than a few surprises. If you'd like to follow along with our ever-changing weekly charts, bookmark or subscribe to our charts page.

Be sure to check out the 88.1 KDHX DJ top 10 favorite albums of midyear 2013, our DJ lists of favorite concerts and songs so far, and become a fan of your favorite show to join in on the discussion of all these midyear lists.

Midyear 2013 Top National and Local Spins

* Denotes local artist

Spins Artist Album Label
77 Son Volt * Honky Tonk Rounder
63 Veronica Falls Waiting for Something to Happen Slumberland
60 Yo La Tengo Fade Matador
59 Melody Den * Storylines Perdition
56 Richard Thompson Electric New West
49 Villagers Awayland Domino
48 The Blind Eyes * World Record Self-released
47 Bettie Serveert Oh, Mayhem! Second Motion
45 Mount Moriah Miracle Temple Merge
45 Daft Punk Random Access Memories Columbia
43 Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison Cheater's Game Thirty Tigers
42 The James Hunter Six Minute by Minute Universal Music Group
41 Charles Bradley Victim of Love Daptone/VME
40 David Bowie The Next Day ISO/Columbia
39 Half Knots * Proof Self-released
36 My Bloody Valentine MBV MBV
35 The Black Angels Indigo Meadow Blue Horizon
35 Phosphorescent Muchacho Dead Oceans
35 Thao & the Get Down Stay Down We the Common Ribbon Music
35 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away Bad Seed Ltd.
35 Free Energy Love Sign Free Energy
34 Grace Basement * Wheel Within a Wheel Avonmore
34 Billy Bragg Tooth & Nail Cooking Vinyl
33 The Men New Moon Sacred Bones
32 Kentucky Knife Fight * Hush Hush Self-released
32 Bleeding Rainbow Yeah Right Kanine
32 The Cave Singers Naomi Jagjaguwar
32 The National Trouble Will Find Me 4AD
32 JJ Grey & Mofro This River Alligator
31 Elephant Stone Elephant Stone Hidden Pony
31 Josh Ritter The Beast in Its Tracks Pytheas
31 Jesse Dee On My Mind / In My Heart Alligator
30 Caitlin Rose The Stand-In ATO
30 Foals Holy Fire Warner Bros.
30 Various Artists The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver ATO
30 Brothers Lazaroff * Hope, Fear, Youth Self-released
30 Cumberland Gap * Dreams of Living Self-released

Methodological note: Data is based on spins from January 1, 2013 to June 28, 2013. Only national and local albums and EPs with 30 or more spins were included. Only 2013 releases (not reissues) were included.




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