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Staff Lists | Dec 21, 2012

Michele McBride’s Top 10 of 2012

In no particular order

  • THE AVETT BROTHERS – The Carpenter
  • THE LUMINEERS – The Lumineers
  • THE SAW DOCTORS – The Further Adventures Of…
  • MUMFORD & SONS – Babel
  • MATT O’REE BAND – Matt O’Ree Band EP
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Wrecking Ball
  • RED WANTING BLUE – From The Vanishing Point
  • QUINCY MUMFORD & THE REASON WHY – Live At The Saint
  • THE CRANBERRIES – Roses
  • WIDESPREAD PANIC – Wood
Staff Lists | Dec 21, 2012

Tom Brennan’s Top Albums of 2012

  1. THE BLACK KEYS  -  El Camino
  2. ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI  -  Mature Themes
  3. DONALD FAGEN  -  Sunken Condos
  4. QUINCY MUMFORD & THE REASON WHY  -  Live At The Saint
  5. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN  -  Wrecking Ball
  6. JIMMY CLIFF  -  Rebirth
  7. DR DOG  -  Be The Void
  8. BEN FOLDS FIVE  -  The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
  9. RADIOHEAD  -  From The Basement DVD
  10. THE HEAVY  -  The Glorious Dead
Staff Lists | Dec 21, 2012

Margaret Cristell’s Top Albums of 2012

No particular order

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT – Out of the Game
FIRST AID KIT – The Lion’s Roar
NICK WATERHOUSE – Time’s All Gone
DRAGONETTE – Bodyparts
CHARLIE MARS – Blackberry Light
BETH ORTON – Sugaring Season
MARTHA WAINWRIGHT – Come Home to Mama
TAME IMPALA – Lonerism
KIMBRA – Vows
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III – Older Than My Old Man Now

Staff Lists | Dec 21, 2012

Jeff Raspe’s Top Albums of 2012

Alphabetically listing

MAJOR LABEL RELEASES
Band Of Horses – Mirage Rock
Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
Jimmy Cliff – Rebirth
John Mayer – Born & Raised
Scars On 45 – Scars On 45
The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten
The Wallflowers – Glad All Over

INDEPENDENT LABEL RELEASES
Alejandro Escovedo – Big Station
Amy Ray – Lung Of Love
Bob Mould – Silver Age
Craig Finn – Clear Heart Full Eyes
Del Fuegos – Silver Star
Dr Dog – Be The Void
Family Of The Year – Loma Vista
Glen Hansard – Rhythm And Repose
Graham Parker & The Rumour – Three Chords Good
Ian Hunter & The Rant Band – When I’m President
Jeffrey Gaines – Live In Europe
Jess Klein – Behind A Veil
Joe Pug – The Great Despiser
John Eddie – Same Old Brand New Me
Julia Stone – By The Horns
Justin Townes Earle – Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
Jukebox The Ghost – Safe Travels
Michael McDermott – Hit Me Back
Mindy Smith – Mindy Smith
Nada Surf – The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy
Patrick Fitzsimmons – Hope Is
Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks
Pete Donnelly – When You Come Home
River City Extension – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger
The dB’s – Falling Off The Sky
The Dunwells – Blind Sighted Faith
The Front Bottoms – The Front Bottoms
The Lumineers – The Lumineers
The Mastersons – Birds Fly South
The Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now
Tift Merritt – Traveling Alone

LOCAL RELEASES
Anthony D’Amato – Paper Back Bones
Arlan Feiles & The Broken Hearted – Weeds Kill The Flowers
Bern & The Brights – Work
Cara Salimando – The Moving Ahead
Elevator Art – Martian Diver
Gerald Edward – Side A/Side B
Lightning Jar – So Long Traveler
The Brixton Riot – Palace Amusements
The Doughboys – Shakin’ Our Souls
Thomas Wesley Stern – American Pain
Val Emmich – Bulldozzzer
Various Artists – The Wrong Crowd Presents…
Wakah Chan – The Art Of Compromise

Staff Lists | Dec 21, 2012

Radio Daddy’s Top Albums of 2012

  1. Bob Dylan Tempest
  2. Leonard Cohen Old Ideas
  3. Mumford & Sons Babel
  4. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Psychedelic Pill
  5. Rush Clockwork Angels
  6. Dr. John Locked Down
  7. Brian Eno & Rick Holland Drums Between the Bells
  8. Jack White Blunderbuss
  9. Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes Men Without Women Live 7/2/11 Asbury Park, NJ
  10. Swans The Seer
  11. Cat Power Sun
  12. Bat for Lashes The Haunted Man
  13. Mark Lanegan Blues Funeral

 

Top Reissues/Historical Albums

  1.  The Rolling Stones Some Girls Deluxe Edition, Some Girls Live Texas ’78 (DVD/CD), Checkerboard Lounge Live Chicago 1981 (with Muddy Waters & Buddy Guy) (DVD/CD)
  2. Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Tarkus (5.1 DVD-A remixes by Steven Wilson)
  3. Art Garfunkel The Singer