KEXP DJs Sound Off: Top Albums of All Time

Fundraising Drives

During this Fall Fundraising Drive, KEXP will be counting down the Top 666 Favorite Albums of All Time, as voted on by you, the KEXP listener! Dying to know what the KEXP DJs voted for? Check out their faves below! (Please note, unless otherwise indicated, all these lists are in "no particular order.")

And be sure to follow along with the listeners' Top Albums countdown, all week long!

Dr. West // Sonic Reducer // Saturday nights at 9 PM - 12 AM 

The Lemonheads - Come On Feel the Lemonheads
Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Blink 182 - Enema of the State
Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else/Boy Crazy
Superchunk - Here's to Shutting Up
Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site
Everclear - Sparkle and Fade
Granddaddy - Sumday
Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
Weezer - blue album

Top Punk Albums of All Time
Dillinger Four - Midwestern Songs of the Americas
Propagandhi - Less Talk, More Rock
Lifetime - Jersey's Best Dancers
Wrangler Brutes - Zulu
Pig Destroyer - Prowler in the Yard
Blink 182 - Enema of the State
FYP - Dance My Dunce
Scared of Chaka - Masonic Youth
Descendents - Somery
Misfits - Walk Among Us

Stas THEE Boss // Street Sounds // Friday nights at 9 PM - 12 AM

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
J*Davey - The Beauty In Distortion
Sa-Ra Creative Partners - The Hollywood Recordings
Jill Scott - Who Is Jill Scott
Richard Smallwood - Adoration
Chaka Khan - What Cha' Gonna Do For Me
Gang Starr - Daily Operation
Kanye West - The Life of Pablo

Atticus // Friday mornings 1 AM - 6 AM

1    Built to Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love    
2    David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name    
3    PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea    
4    Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights    
5    Angel Olsen - My Woman    
6    Neil Young - On the Beach    
7    Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly    
8    Kate Bush - Hounds of Love    
9    Kurt VIle - Wakin on a Pretty Daze    
10    King Krule - The OOZ    

Eva Walker // Audioasis // Saturday nights at 6 PM - 9 PM

The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (Soundway Records) 
Whipped Cream and Other Delights (Herb Alpert) 
Minimum Maximum Live Album (Kraftwerk) 
Anthology of American Folk Music (Produced by Harry Smith) 
Darkside of the Moon (Pink Floyd) 
Maggot Brain (Funkadelic) 
Jagged Little Pill (Alanis Morissette) 
Close but No Cigar (Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio) 
Kind of Blue (Miles Davis) 
WAR (U2) 

Michele Myers // Friday Night // Friday nights at 6 PM - 9 PM

Pretty Lights - Making Up a Changing Mind
Aretha Franklin - The Best of Aretha Franklin (1985 version)
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions
Cat Stevens - Greatest Hits
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Cesaria Evora - Miss Perfumado
Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man in Babylon
Morcheeba - Who Can You Trust? (original version)
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of...

Morgan // Saturday afternoons 12 PM - 3 PM

Radiohead - Kid A
Beck - Odelay
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Portishead - Dummy
Modest Mouse - This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About
Built To Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Neko Case - Blacklisted
Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
The Halo Benders - God Don't Make No Junk

Gabriel Teodros // Saturday mornings 1 AM - 6 AM

Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key of Life
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/Live!
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On?
Digable Planets - Blowout Comb 
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
Noname - Telefone
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh)
Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
Outkast - Aquemini 
Outkast - ATLiens

Marco Collins // Fill-In DJ

Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Prince - Sign of The Times
Daft Punk- Homework
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Massive Attack - Blue Lines
The Weeknd - House of Balloons
Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden

Abbie // Wednesday mornings 1 AM - 6 AM

James Blake - James Blake 
New Order - Substance 
The Killers - Hot Fuss
The Courtneys - The Courtneys 
Wild Nothing - Nocturne 
Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital 
Björk - Volta 
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine 
Prince - Prince 
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest 

Reeves // Tuesday mornings 1 AM - 6 AM

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures - Factory Records, 1979
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly - Top Dawg Entertainment, 2015
Led Zeppelin - IV - Atlantic, 1971
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables - Alternative Tentacles, 1980
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain - 4AD, 2006
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West - Up Records, 1997
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Loud Records, 1993
Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues - Sire Records, 1983
My Morning Jacket - Z - ATO, 2005
Portishead - Dummy - Go! Discs/London Records, 1994

Top Metal Albums
Black Sabbath - Master of Reality - Vertigo, 1971
Bathory - Bathory - Black Mark/Tyfon, 1984
Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast - EMI/Harvest, 1982
Metallica - Master of Puppets - Elektra, 1986
Sleep - Dopesmoker - Tee Pee Records, 2003
Panopticon - Autumn Eternal - Bindrune Recordings, 2015
Bolt Thrower - War Master - Combat/Earache, 1991
YOB - Clearing the Path to Ascend - Neurot, 2014
Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood - Relapse, 1996
Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance - Columbia, 1982

Brian Foss // Sonic Reducer // Saturday nights at 9 PM - 12 AM 

The Rezillos  - Can't Stand The Rezillos
Motorhead - Iron Fist 
V/A - Murder Punk vol 1 & 2
V/A - Repo Man soundtrack
Kiss - Dressed To Kill
X-Ray Spex ‎– Germfree Adolescents 
Willie Dixon - The Chess Box
Girlschool ‎– Screaming Blue Murder
The Saints  ‎– Eternally Yours
The Kent 3 ‎– Peasant Musik

Darek Mazzone // Wo'Pop // Tuesday nights at 6 PM - 9 PM

John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Some Say Love Supreme is the best record that Coltrane ever made, for me, it’s Giant Steps. I love it because it shows clearly how 'Trane was evolving as an artist, pushing the boundaries of Bop and crafting his own sound. I like art that shows process, and this record clearly does.

Brian Eno/Harold Budd - Pavilion of Dreams
A revelation when I first heard this, it combines a level of subtlety and complexity in a purposeful quiet space. It has been on repeat and used as a true meditative portal for decades. For me, this is the record that all other Ambient recordings are judged against.

Fela Annikulapo Kuti & Africa 70 - Water No Get Enemy
Continues to fill dancefloors for me worldwide. Its groove, strength, and sheer funkiness showcases the talent of Fela, his lead drummer, Tony Allen, and the whole Africa 70 band in a 11 minute epic that builds and takes you on  trip to Lagos in the mid 70’s where the music starts at 2:00 am and stops at noon the next day.

Ceśaria Évora - Miss Perfumado
Originally recorded in 1992 and released in 95. This record brought Cesaria to global stardom. She started singing in a Orphanage Choir and carried her beautiful voice and presence to stages worldwide. This record combines both the ever-present lament in Cape Verdean music with a confidence that is her own.

Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder - Talking Timbaktu
In the Music Space of World Music certain genres bubble up and become global hits. For Desert Blues its been a very long run with many amazing artists. The first arguably was Ali Farka Toure, whose signature guitar playing and voice was a template for others to follow. On this record he collaborates with Ry Cooder, who brought us The Buena Vista Social Club, on a sublime work that brought the Sahara to the world.

Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
This record was a explosion of creativity and purpose that shook Hip Hop to its foundation and made the whole world recognize the Public Enemy was the most important band of its time.

Ornette Coleman - The Shape Of Jazz To Come
This record shattered conventional ideas in Jazz music and opened up the genre to radical experimentation that it’s still trying to come to terms with. In listening, it feels like the songs shouldn’t work, but they do in very inspiring and emotionally complex ways.  Each track is brilliant and has been referenced as a deep inspiration by artists from all over the musical landscape, especially Peace and Lonely Woman.

Debussy - Nocturnes, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Bernard Haitink
Claude Debussy was an immensely influential composer whose musical ideas made modern music. Nocturnes is especially wonderful in its complexity and emotion.  This record showcases how through time and experience together a orchestra can create true sonic magic.

The Beatles - Rubber Soul
My favorite Beatles Record. The first of theirs that was focused as a full record instead of just singles. It flows so well and was a huge influence on every band after its release.  Its also the first that combines Rock, Soul, Folk into a cohesive idea by the band. Its always nearby my turntable

Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
The record I go back to as a reference on how to make a piece of art that truly speaks to a time and place. It’s a global piece that I’ve DJ’d in clubs worldwide with the same effect. Love and hope.

OC Notes // Sunday Soul // Sunday nights at 6 PM - 9 PM 

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Marvin Gaye - Here My Dear (Deluxe Edition)
Deftones - White Pony & Around The Fur
Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
Cardigans - Life
Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty
Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On (Deluxe Edition)
Sublime - Sublime
Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
D’Angelo - Voodoo

DJ Shannon // Fill-In DJ

The Beatles - Abbey Road
Doves - The Last Broadcast
Foals - Total Life Forever
Queen - A Night at the Opera
The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
Delays - Faded Seaside Glamour
The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
Idles - Joy As An Act of Resistance
Gene - Drawn to the Deep End
Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

DJ Alex // Pacific Notions // Sunday mornings 6 AM - 9 AM

Burial - Untrue
Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
DJ Shadow - Entroducing...
J Dilla - Donuts
The Notwist - Neon Golden
OutKast - ATLiens
Radiohead - Kid A
Sigur Rós - ( )
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense

Evie // Sunday afternoons 3 PM - 6 PM 

Bjork - Post
Daft Punk - Homework
Tears for Fears - Songs from the Big Chair
Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
Portishead - Dummy
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
Nas - Illmatic
Moby - Play
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill