I look forward each year to KEXP’s Top 90.3 Albums list, not only to see how my own favorites from the year fared (and, really, stack-ranking spectacular albums against each other has limited appeal. What does it mean to say that Fox Confessor Brings the Flood is better than Supernature? Each is a kick-ass album in its own way), but also to catch items that I may have missed. Yesterday I found the 2006 list on KEXP’s website and created a copy on Lists of Bests. So now you can use the List of Best version of the KEXP Top 90.3 Albums of 2006 to track your listening progress against some of the best music that was released in 2006.
I’ve actually done this with past Top 90.3 lists as well (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and (created by someone else) 2005), and it’s interesting that I always hover between 25 and 30% coverage on these lists.
I’m also creating a list in eMusic which tags albums I haven’t heard yet that are on the KEXP lists and available in eMusic. —Yes, I am a music geek.