KCRW Music Announcement

KCRW Reveals Best of 2016 Top Ten Album Picks

Santa Monica, CA (November 30, 2016) – KCRW has revealed the Best of 2016, the yearly coveted collection of top ten albums assembled by KCRW’s legion of dynamic and diverse DJs. Each year KCRW takes on the arduous task of whittling down the year’s releases to highlight what shined bright.

The list was announced in front of a live audience last night at a special KCRW Apogee Session hosted by Music Director Jason Bentley at Bob Clearmountain’s Apogee Studio. Jason was joined by ten KCRW DJs who individually revealed and reviewed the winners on stage.

KCRW’s Best of 2106

  1. Anderson .Paak – Malibu
  2. Kaytranada – 99.9%
  3. David Bowie – Blackstar
  4. A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service
  5. Wilco – Schmilco
  6. Andy Shauf – The Party
  7. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  8. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
  9. Autolux – PUSSY’S DEAD
  10. Solange – A Seat at the Table

In addition to the station’s Best of 2016 each KCRW DJ has revealed their personal top 10. Check it all out at the interactive and immersive Best of 2016 website.

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