DJ Alex's Top 10 Albums of 2022

Annual tradition of putting together a couple Top 10 lists for KEXP this year.

One specific to my Sunday morning show 'Pacific Notions' focusing on ambient, neo-classical, and bliss-out music.

And one variety list spotlighting my favorites albums outside of the 'Pacific Notions' realm.

DJ ALEX // PACIFIC NOTIONS // SUNDAYS 6-9AM

01. The Zenmenn & John Moods- Hidden Gem (Music From Memory)
02. marine eyes - chamomile (Past Inside The Present)
03. Svaneborg Kardyb - Over Tage (Gondwana)
04. Romance - Once Upon A Time (Ecstatic Recordings)
05. The Living Earth Show and Danny Clay - Music for Hard Times (Earthy)
06. Rosa Beach Mason & Sean Conrad - Wake (Inner Islands)
07. The Kyoto Connection - The Flower, the Bird and the Mountain (Isle Of Jura)
08. Andrew Tuttle - Fleeting Adventure (Basin Rock)
09. Ludvig Cimbrelius - Love Letters From The Sky (sound in silence)
10. Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn - Pigments (Merge)

DJ ALEX // MIDNIGHT IN A PERFECT WORLD // SUNDAYS AT MIDNIGHT

01. Hudson Mohawke - Cry Sugar (Warp)
02. Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers (pgLang)
03. Dehd - Blue Skies (Fat Possum)
04. Beyoncé - Renaissance (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia)
05. Say She She - Prism (Karma Chief)
06. Real Lies - Lad Ash (UNREAL)
07. Caroline Loveglow - Strawberry (100% Electronica)
08. Sam Gellaitry - VF VOL II (FFRR)
09. Charli XCX- Crash (Atlantic)
10. Kenny Beats - LOUIE (XL Recordings)

Full list of KEXP DJs 2022 faves here: https://kexp.org/read/2022/12/8/kexp-djs-top-albums-of-2022/

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