Music Reviews
KDHX Top Album Spins of 2021

The joy of Music Discovery is alive and well at KDHX. 

Throughout this past year, many listeners and supporters have reached out to let us know about how they have come to appreciate something "new and different" to them thanks to the variety of music that one can discover on KDHX. From the newest pop single to the forgotten gem of yesteryear, listeners continue to grow their knowledge and appreciation of music thanks to the many genres introduced to them by KDHX DJs.

Below is a list of the Top 20 albums spun by KDHX DJs in 2021. And as always, KDHX continues to champion the local music scene. Read on for the Top 20 local bands that were most spun in 2021. 

See if your favorites made the lists or make your own music discovery today.

KDHX TOP 20 Album Spins of 2021

Artist | Album | Spins (as of 12/13/21)

  1. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio | I Told You So (+ 2 EPs) | 67 + 17
  2. Nick Waterhouse | Promenade Blues | 55
  3. Yola | Stand For Myself | 53
  4. Arlo Parks | Collapsed In Sunbeams | 51
  5. James McMurtry | The Horses and the Hounds | 51
  6. St. Vincent | Daddy's Home | 46
  7. Aaron Frazer | Introducing| 45
  8. Japanese Breakfast | Jubilee | 44
  9. Charley Crockett | (2 albums) | 21 + 19
  10. Los Lobos | Native Sons | 41
  11. Courtney Barnett | Things Take Time, Take Time (+ 2 EP's) | 32 + 9
  12. The Weather Station | Ignorance | 40
  13. Kiwi Jr. | Cooler Returns | 39
  14. Durand Jones & The Indications | Private Space | 38
  15. Son Volt | Electro Melodier | 38
  16. Valerie June | The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers | 38
  17. Melissa Carper | Daddy's Country Gold | 35
  18. Bela Fleck | My Bluegrass Heart 33
  19. Erica Rabner | The Covid Album: Songs To Help Kids and Families Cope | 33
  20. The Hold Steady | Open Door Policy | 33

  

KDHX TOP 20 Local Album Spins of 2021

Artist | Album | Spins (as of 12/13/21)

  1. Finn's Motel | Fireworks or Lightning | 46
  2. Erika Johnson | Raising Standards | 39
  3. Kip & JJ Loui | Show Me State |38
  4. Illphonics | Moonglow | 28
  5. Pokey LaFarge | In the Blossom of Their Shade | 27
  6. Corpus Alienum | Mantovani Boogie Man | 19
  7. Ethan Leinwand | The Bigtone Session | 19
  8. Cave States | Julie Says - EP | 17
  9. Kingdom Brothers | Signs Of The Times | 17
  10. Summer Magic | Trauma - Single | 17
  11. The Vertigo Swirl | Isolationauts | 16
  12. Lady J Huston | Corona You Make Me Sick! - Single | 15
  13. Obviously Offbeat | Infinite Will | 15
  14. The Centaurettes| Cute To Be Mean - EP | 14
  15. Syna So Pro | Chill/Hype | 13
  16. Beth Bombara | Live from Quarantine Vol. 2 | 12
  17. Nick Barbieri | Love Is The Way (EP) | 11
  18. John Russell Steffen Jr. | Jrsjr | 10
  19. Mike Schrand | Late Bloomer | 10
  20. ElectroBluesSociety w/Boo Boo Davis | Low Down Dirty Blues - single |10


Note: Big thanks to Curt, host of Music At Work and music library volunteer for compiling the numbers!