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!
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.
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.
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 KEXP.org
Martin Douglas speaks with the founding members of the uber-influential feminist punk band in a wide spanning interview.
The Seattle surf-pop band unpacks a lifetime's worth of experiences on their gorgeous debut album. Martin Douglas speaks to frontperson Brandi Diaz about that lifetime.