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12/20/2019 06:57 AM
DJ: John Richards
by Young Fathers
(81 plays) | (0 fans)

Number 45. After their debut album won The Mercury Prize, Young Fathers released this extraordinary album in 2015. "As far as being boxed in, we've had to deal with that," Kayus Bankole said. "We don't want to be trapped into one particular genre. For us, we don't give a fuck about hip-hop. We don't give a fuck about indie music. We just do us." John welcomed them into the KEXP studio in 2015 to perform "Nest": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsj42Kjj9fc
12/20/2019 06:51 AM
DJ: John Richards
by The Chemical Brothers
(174 plays) | (0 fans)

Number 46. "Further," came out at the beginning of the decade, on June 14th, 2010. "Just remember to fall in love...there's nothing else, nothing else..." Watch the official music video for "Swoon": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCp_3zw-CxA
12/20/2019 06:42 AM
DJ: John Richards
Brill Bruisers
by The New Pornographers
(108 plays) | (1 fan)

Number 47. The sixth studio album from The New Pornographers, "Brill Bruisers" was released in 2014. A.C. Newman called it "a celebration record... After periods of difficulty, I am at a place where nothing in my life is dragging me down and the music reflects that." Perhaps they'll sing this song when they come to the KEXP studio for a LIVE performance at noon on Thursday, January 30th, 2020.
12/20/2019 06:38 AM
DJ: John Richards
Mountain At My Gates
by Foals
(114 plays) | (0 fans)

Number 48. Foals' fourth studio album, released August 28, 2015, was released to favorable review. One critic wrote, " "For ‘What Went Down’, written in their Oxford “stinkbox”, they have found their fulcrum. Riffs. Massive, fucking heavy cavern rock riffs, the size of cathedrals and the weight of God's balls. They slammed into your eardrums like wrecking balls the first time you heard the compulsive title-track..."
12/20/2019 06:31 AM
DJ: John Richards
Love & Hate
by Michael Kiwanuka
(105 plays) | (2 fans)

Number 49. Michael Kiwanuka's "perfect" second album came out in 2016 and was nominated for The Mercury Prize in 2017. See an acoustic live version of the wonderful title song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfotg_q5Bkc
12/20/2019 06:24 AM
DJ: John Richards
Lotus Flower
by Radiohead
(113 plays) | (3 fans)

Number 50. Perhaps you've heard of this band before. Radiohead's eighth studio album came out in 2011. Here's an appreciation from 2018: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/its-time-to-appreciate-radioheads-the-king-of-limbs/
12/20/2019 06:21 AM
DJ: John Richards
I Follow Rivers
by Lykke Li
(139 plays) | (0 fans)

Number 51. Swedish singer and songwriter Lykke Li's second album, "Wounded Rhymes," came out in February, 2011. Watch the video for "I Follow Rivers": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZYbEL06lEU
12/20/2019 06:17 AM
DJ: John Richards
Andrew In Drag
by The Magnetic Fields
(77 plays) | (0 fans)

Number 52. "Love at the Bottom of the Sea" is the tenth studio album by American indie pop band The Magnetic Fields. Enjoy this video essay about "Andrew in Drag": https://www.npr.org/2012/02/08/146589720/the-magnetic-fields-andrew-in-drag
12/20/2019 06:13 AM
DJ: John Richards
Ambling Alp
by Yeasayer
(150 plays) | (0 fans)

Number 53. "Odd Blood" was Yeasayer's sophomore release; it came out early in 2010. It was eagerly awaited, following their 2007 debut, "All Hour Cymbals."
12/20/2019 06:10 AM
DJ: John Richards
Holy Roller (Hallelujah)
by Portugal. The Man
(40 plays) | (0 fans)

Number 54. The seventh full-length album by Portland band Portugal. The Man was their first in collaboration with Danger Mouse. It came out in June, 2013. Here's a review: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/18098-portugal-the-man-evil-friends/
12/20/2019 06:06 AM
DJ: John Richards
Phosphene Dream
by The Black Angels
(61 plays) | (1 fan)

Number 55. This third album from the Austin quintet came out in 2010. It was recorded in L.A. with producer D. Sardy (Black Mountain, Holy F**). Watch the band perform the title track live for KEXP listeners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePDYiWatv1g
12/20/2019 06:01 AM
DJ: John Richards
We Do Nothing
by Tom Vek
(65 plays) | (0 fans)

Good morning and happy Friday. We're counting down the top albums of the DECADE!! during today's Morning Show. This is No. 56."Leisure Seizure" was Tom Vek's second studio album and was released in June, 2011.