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KEXP's Best Albums of 2022

As Voted on by KEXP Listeners

KEXP listeners have great taste in radio stations, obviously. They also have great taste in music! That’s why, each year, we take the time to build a listener-powered list of the best albums of the year. And now is that time! We asked our listeners to vote on their favorite albums of 2022. See what they picked as their best albums from a remarkable year! 

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LIVE AT KEXP Volume 10

For the past 20 years, we’ve partnered with BECU—a member-owned credit union—to strengthen our community of independent music listeners. That’s why we’re thrilled to team up once again on our latest collab: Live at KEXP Volume 10, featuring 19 tracks piled high and pressed on a double LP, celebrating 50 years of KEXP.

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Top Albums of the Last 50 Years

As Voted on by KEXP Listeners

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, KEXP counted down the Top Album of the last 50 years, as voted on by all of you! Our fall fundraising drive may be over, but you can still support listener-powered KEXP by making a donation today. 

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Upcoming KEXP Events + In-Studio Sessions

Please note: in-studio sessions are broadcast only; video will be shared on our YouTube channel at a later date. All times are reflected in Pacific Time. 


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Throwaway Style

Throwaway Style is a monthly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region. Check out some past columns below, and stay tuned for new ones published on the first Thursday of every new month on

Throwaway Style Features Local Music

Throwaway Style: KHRIS P, The Fireman's Epic Journey (Part One)

In the first installment of a special two-part Throwaway Style feature, Martin Douglas explores the Tacoma rapper's origins and the swift rise of ILLFIGHTYOU.

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Throwaway Style Local Music

Throwaway Style: Purging the Treasure Chest #5

To finish off 2022, Martin Douglas' local music-inspired short fiction series returns.

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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: The Triumphs and Tribulations of Freakout Festival

Martin Douglas speaks to festival principals Guy Keltner and Skyler Locatelli about the stress and reward of building a music festival from the ground up.

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KEXP and the University of Washington
KEXP and the University of Washington