Chris Douridas’ Top 10 of 2015

Chris Douridas has been a part of KCRW for quite a while now, first as a host of “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” to hosting a Saturday evening show from 6-8pm, to curating our “Eclectic24” streaming music channel. So you can assume he’s heard quite a few things over the years. This year, he has picked as among his batch of favorite records a couple of jazzy artists, some forward-thinking electronic producers and the Three As (Alabama Shakes, Andy Shauf & the Arcs)! See all his top 10 albums here:

1) Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (ATO)
2) Andy Shauf – The Bearer of Bad News (Tender Loving Empire)
3) Miguel – Wildheart (RCA)
4) Melody Gardot – The Currency of Man (Decca)
5) Raury – All We Need (Columbia)
6) The Arcs – Yours, Dreamily (Nonesuch)
7) Bob Moses – Days Gone By (Domino)
8) Jamie xx – In Colour (Young Turks)
9) Peaches – Rub (inGrooves)
10) Kamasi Washington – The Epic (Brainfeeder)

 

Chris has even sifted through his favorite tracks to make up his Top 10 Singles of 2015:

1) The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
2) Leon Bridges – “Smooth Sailin'”
3) Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta”
4) Adele – “Hello”
5) Chemical Brothers (feat. Q-Tip) – “Go”
6) Bob Moses – “Tearing Me Up”
7) Sofi Tukker – “Drinkee”
8) Raury – “Forbidden Knowledge”
9) Natalia Lafourcade – “Hasta La Raiz”
10 Jamie xx – “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)”

 

You can see all of the KCRW DJs’ Top Picks for 2015 at kcrw.com/bestof2015 and submit your own list in the comments!