KCRW Top Albums of All Time – The List!

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by KCRW Social Media Manager Betsy Moyer

Yesterday KCRW Music Librarian, Eric J. Lawrence and I talked our way through electronic music over a burger. We paused for a moment on techno, where I joked about how I used to refer to Roni Size as Roni Schmoni with my uber raver friends back long ago. He kind of chuckled to himself and said that Roni Size was a huge deal at KCRW. After that lunch, he brought me a printed out copy of THE LIST of KCRW’s top albums by number of plays on the air – to prove that Roni Size was close to the top. He’s not quite Top 50, but Wow!! What a fun list to look at!

Naturally, I posed the trivia question on Facebook immediately…. Guess which album held the number one spot. It was great fun (and congrats to our winner Patti). To the bidding of our dear facebook friends, here is the list in its entirety!

  1. Massive Attack: Protection
  2. Dj Shadow: Endtroducing – Deluxe Edition
  3. Massive Attack: Blue Lines
  4. Atlantic R&B 1970-1975: Golden Age of Black Music
  5. Radiohead: OK Computer
  6. AIR: Moon Safari
  7. Portishead: Dummy
  8. Zero 7: Simple Things
  9. Massive Attack: Mezzanine
  10. St Germain: Touris
  11. Groove Armada: Goodbye Country Hello Nightclub
  12. Groove Armada: Vertigo
  13. Moby: Play
  14. PJ Harvey: to Bring You My Love
  15. Charles Webster: Born on the 24th of July
  16. Beck: Odelay
  17. Weekend Players: Pursuit of Happiness
  18. Nightmares on Wax: Smokers Delight
  19. Radiohead: In Rainbows
  20. Meshell Ndegeocello: Peace Beyond Compassion
  21. Underworld: Hundred Days Off
  22. Tricky: Maxinquaye
  23. Radiohead: Kid A
  24. Sebadoh: Harmcy
  25. Jazznova: In etween
  26. Finley Quaye: Maverick A Strike
  27. Grovve Armada: Lovebox
  28. Bjork: Post
  29. Black Keys: Brothers
  30. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: ustt Mustt
  31. Little Dragon: Little Dragon
  32. Theivery Corporation: Cosmic Game
  33. Zero 7: When It Falls
  34. Beck: Sea Change
  35. AIRE: talkie Walkie
  36. Nuyorican Soul: Nuyorican Soul
  37. DJ Shadow: Private Press
  38. Ulrich Schnauss: Strangely Isolated Place
  39. PJ Harvey: Is This Desire
  40. Jill Scott: Who is Jill Scott
  41. Thievery Corporation: Mirror Conspiracy
  42. Ian Pooley: Since Then
  43. Beck: Guero
  44. Gotan Project: Lunatico
  45. Koop: Waltz for Koop
  46. Bent: Everlasting Blink
  47. William Orbit: Hello Waveforms
  48. High Llamas: Lollo Rosso – Remixes
  49. Craig Armstrong: Space Between Us
  50. Thievery Corporation: Richest Man in Babylon