KCRW DJ’s Top 10 Albums of 2013!
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Just in time for Cyber Monday and your holiday music shopping, we’ve compiled all our DJ’s Top 10 Albums of 2013.
UK soul singer Laura Mvula, who made her U.S. live radio debut on KCRW, was the top pick among our selectors, followed by Disclosure and Arcade Fire.
Two other artists who made their live radio debut on KCRW’s signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic – Rhye and King Krule – also made the list, as well as Lorde, whose YouTube video from her live session has racked up over three million views.
Rounding out the top most chosen artists:
Toro y Moi, James Blake, Jim James, and Australian psychedelic band Jagwar Mar, who will make their MBE debut on Friday, December 13.
The debut album from South African electronic project John Wizards, which was also a DJ favorite, is streaming now as part of KCRW’s Album Preview series.
See lists by all 22 DJs here and view Music Director Jason Bentley’s Top 10 below.
Jason Bentley’s Top 10 Albums of 2013
1. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge)
2. Laura Mvula – Sing to the Moon (RCA)
3. Phoenix – Bankrupt! (Glassnote)
4. Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God (ATO)
5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Live From KCRW (Bad Seed Ltd)
6. Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (Carpark)
7. Jagwar Ma – Howlin (Mom + Pop)
8. Atoms For Peace – Amok (XL)
9. Mayer Hawthorne – Where Does This Door Go (Republic)
10. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork (Matador)
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