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KXCI’s Top 100 Countdown of 2022

December 23, 2022
A shelf of albums taken at KXCI's Congress Street Studios with KXCI Logo that says Annual Top 100 Countdown.

On Friday, December 30th we shared selections from KXCI’s Top 100 Albums of 2022! We analyzed and sorted all the data from the playlists of every music program over the course of 2022 to determine the 100 most played new albums, as selected by KXCI DJ’s throughout the year. KXCI’s Top 100 Countdown of the most played albums of 2022. Your Morning Brew will began with the 100th most played album and the countdown continued all the way to number 1 on The Home Stretch. In between, we featured tributes to musicians we lost in 2022 and other notable musical moments. Check out the playlists to see songs played and play back the programming from our two week archive.

#100 to 71 on Your Morning Brew

#70 to 51 on the Morning Music Mix

#50 to 31 on The Afternoon Music Mix

#30 to #1 on The Home Stretch

Rank Artist Album Label Notes
1 Calexico El Mirador ANTI- local
2 Adrian Quesada Boleros Psicodélicos ATO
3 Hurray for the Riff Raff LIFE ON EARTH Nonesuch
4 Spoon Lucifer On The Sofa Matador
5 Cat Power Covers Domino
6 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cool It Down Secretly Canadian
7 Sudan Archives Natural Brown Prom Queen Stones Throw
8 Ibibio Sound Machine Electricity Merge Records
9 Andrew Bird Inside Problems Loma Vista
10 Mitski Laurel Hell Dead Oceans
11 Sharon Van Etten We’ve Been Going About This… Jagjaguwar
12 Wet Leg Wet Leg Domino
13 Julia Jacklin PRE PLEASURE Polyviny
14 Golden Boots Liquid Ranch Compact Disc Records local
15 Valerie June Under Cover Fantasy
16 Toro y Moi MAHAL Dead Oceans
17 Hollie Cook Happy Hour Merge
18 Santigold Spirituals Little Jerk Records
19 Making Movies XOPA Cosmica Artists
20 Big Thief Dragon New Warm Mountain… 4AD
21 Los Bitchos Let the Festivities Begin! City Slang
22 ODESZA The Last Goodbye Ninja Tune
23 Fontaines D.C. Skinty Fia Partisan
24 Hot Chip Freakout / Release Domino
25 Grace Ives Janky Star True Panther/Harvest
26 Las Chollas Peligrosas Las Chollas Peligrosas – EP Las Chollas Peligrosas local
27 Seratones Love & Algorhythms New West
28 Cimafunk El Alimento Terapia Prod./Thirty Tigers
29 Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Cold As Weiss Colemine
30 Nilüfer Yanya PAINLESS ATO
31 Panda Bear & Sonic Boom Reset Domino
32 NoSo Stay Proud of Me Partisan
33 Automatic Excess Stone’s Throw
34 Omar Apollo Ivory Warner
35 Tedeschi Trucks Band I Am The Moon Fantasy
36 Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul Topical Dancer DEEWEE
37 Shemekia Copeland Done Come Too Far Alligator
38 Angel Olsen Big Time Jagjaguwar
39 Beyoncé RENAISSANCE Columbia
40 Bonnie Raitt Just Like That… Redwing Records
41 Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin Ali Dead Oceans
42 Chastity Brown Sing to the Walls Red House Records
43 Lettuce Unify Round Hill Records
44 The Beths Expert in a Dying Field Carpark Records
45 Birds and Arrows Electric Bones Hookworm Records local
46 Dehd Blue Skies Fat Possum
47 Keb’ Mo’ Good To Be… Rounder Records
48 Thee Sacred Souls Thee Sacred Souls Penrose / Daptone Records
49 Wilco Cruel Country dBpm Records
50 Lee Fields Sentimental Fool Daptone Records
51 The Afghan Wigs How Do You Burn? BMG
52 Animal Collective Time Skiffs Domino
53 Father John Misty Chloë and the Next 20th Century Sub Pop
54 Weyes Blood And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow Sub Pop
55 Bonobo Fragments Ninja Tune
56 Ibeyi Spell 31 XL Recordings
57 Shamir Heterosexuality Antifragile Music
58 Beach House Once Twice Melody Sub Pop
59 Warpaint Radiate Like This Blood Red; Virgin Music
60 Widowspeak The Jacket Captured Tracks
61 Soccer Mommy Sometimes, Forever Loma Vista Recordings
62 Yumi Zouma Present Tense Polyvinyl
63 RISO New Eyes RISO local
64 Aldous Harding Warm Chris 4AD
65 Alvvays Blue Rev Polyvinyl Records
66 Lisa Morales She Ought To Be King Zaino Records local
67 Sylvan Esso No Rules Sandy Loma Vista
68 Bartees Strange Farm to Table 4AD
69 Courtney Marie Andrews Loose Future Fat Possum
70 Mattiel Georgia Gothic ATO
71 beabadoobee Beatopia Dirty Hill; Dirty Hit
72 Band of Horses Things Are Great BMG
73 Cowboy Junkies Songs of the Recollection Latent Recordings
74 Gaby Moreno Alegoría Cosmica/Metamorfosis
75 KAINA It Was a Home City Slang
76 Trombone Shorty Lifted Blue Note Records
77 Cate Le Bon Pompeii Mexican Summer
78 The Sadies Colder Streams Yep Roc
79 A. Billi Free & The Lasso Holy Body Roll Mello Music Group
80 Destroyer LABYRINTHITIS Merge
81 Chateau Chateau Grow Up Kill Rock Stars local
82 Metric Formentera Metric Music Int.
83 Obongjayar Some Nights I Dream of Doors September Recordings
84 Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers Interscope
85 Lizzo Special Nice Life/Atlantic
86 Tori Amos Ocean to Ocean Decca (UMO)
87 Dr. John Things Happen That Way Rounder
88 Willie Nelson A Beautiful Time Legacy Recordings
89 Danielle Ponder Some of Us Are Brave Future Classic
90 The Dip Sticking With It Dualtone
91 Ben Harper Bloodline Maintenance Chrysalis
92 MUNA MUNA Dead Oceans
93 Dawes Misadventures Of Doomscroller Rounder Records
94 Elvis Costello & The Imposters The Boy Named If EMI
95 Michael Franti & Spearhead Follow Your Heart Boo Boo Wax/Thirty Tigers
96 Alex G God Save the Animals Domino
97 Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway Crooked Tree Nonesuch
98 Buddy Guy The Blues Don’t Lie RCA/Silvertone
99 Maggie Rogers Surrender Capitol Records
100 Slow Waves Slow Waves Casete Upload local

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