KCRW DJs Top Albums of 2010

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All of our DJs have submitted their Top 10 Albums of 2010 and you can see their lists here. Below are all the albums that were listed as #1 in random order so you can see a compilation of the best of the best!

Most of these bands have performed at the station this year or have been features on KCRW’s Music Blog– click on their names to find performances and more in the archives.


LCD Soundsystem — This Is Happening Virgin

The Black Keys — Brothers (Nonesuch)

Kid Cudi  – Man On The Moon Part 2 G.O.O.D./Dream On/Universal Records

Jose James — Blackmagic (Brownswood Recordings)

Wild Nothing — Gemini (Captured Tracks)

Konono No 1 — “Assume Crash Position” (Crammed)

Best Coast — Crazy For You (Mexican Summer)

Janelle Monae — Archandroid (Bad Boy/Wondaland)

Surfer Blood — Astro Coast (Kanine)

Tame Impala — Innerspeaker (Modular)

Buika — El Ultimo Trago (WEA)

Band of Horses — Infinite Arms (Columbia)

Gil Scott Heron — I’m New Here (XL Recordings)

Michael Dease — Grace (Jazz Legacy Productions)

Arcade Fire — The Suburbs (Merge)

Jonsi — Go (XL Recordings)

Broken Bells — Broken Bells (Columbia)

Julieta Venegas — Otra Cosa (Sony Music / Latin)