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88.1 KDHX DJs top 10 albums of 2012

88.1 KDHX DJs top 10 albums of 2012
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The clock is ticking on 2012, and now's the time to look back on all the amazing new releases the year had to offer. The DJs of 88.1 KDHX did just that, picking their top 10 albums of the year.

Along with this big list of favorite albums, our Best of 2012 coverage includes the 88.1 KDHX top album spins, both local and national, and a whole lot more. And be sure to visit the pages of your favorite shows, become a fan and join in the discussion of all these lists.

Or just leave a comment below. What did you love most this year?

 

 

Jeff Hess
Afternoon Delight


 

 

Air - Le Voyage Dans Le Lune (EMI)
Baby Woodrose - Third Eye Surgery (Bad Afro)
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Cobra Juicy (Rad Cult)
Horsey Drawers - Horsey Drawers (Self-released)
Laetitia Sadier - Silencio (Drag City)
Life on Earth - A Perfect Spot (ÅÄÖ Fonogram)
Medical Tourists - Medical Tourists (Rerun)
Middle Class Fashion - Girl Talk (Blip Blap!)
The Nevermores - Now More Than Never (TIRC)
Tame Impala - Lonerism (Modular Recordings)

 

 

Josh Weinstein
All Soul, No Borders


 

 

Joshua Abrams - Represencing (Eremite)
Neneh Cherry & the Thing - The Cherry Thing (Smalltown Supersound)
Chicago Underground Duo - Age of Energy (Northern Spy)
Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Honest Jons)
Darius Jones Quartet - Book Of Mæ'bul (AUM Fidelity)
William Parker - Essence of Ellington (Centering)
Sam Rivers / Dave Holland / Barry Altschul - Reunion: Live in New York (Pi)
Matthew Shipp Trio - Elastic Aspects (Thirsty Ear)
Wadada Leo Smith - Ten Freedom Summers (Cuneiform)
David S. Ware / Planetary Unknown - Live At Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2011 (AUM Fidelity)

 

 

Jeff Corbin
The Back Country


 

 

Carolina Chocolate Drops - Leaving Eden (Nonesuch)
Rodney Crowell and Mary Carr - KIN (Vanguard)
Iris DeMent - Sing the Delta (Flariella)
JP Harris & the Tough Choices - I'll Keep Calling (Cow Island Music)
Jamey Johnson - Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran (Mercury)
Kathy Mattea - Calling Me Home (Sugar Hill)
Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys - Back at the Quonset Hut (Ramseur)
Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott - We're Usually a Lot Better Than This (Full Light)
The Time Jumpers - The Time Jumpers (Rounder)
Don Williams - And So It Goes (Sugar Hill)

 

 

Stacy
Backroads


 

 

Ben Bedford - What We Lost (Waterbug)
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Leaving Eden (Nonesuch)
Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, Yim Yames - New Multitudes (Rounder)
John Fullbright - From the Ground Up (Blue Dirt)
Caroline Herring - Camilla (Signature Sounds)
Malcom Holcombe - Down the River (Gypsy Eyes Music)
The Honey Dewdrops - Silver Lining (Self-released)
Tom Irwin - Sangamon Songs (Clyded)
Lucy Kaplansky - Reunion (Red House)
Roy Schneider - Walls That Talk (Shiny Gnu)

 

 

Kate
Beep Beep Boop Boop


 

 

1. Thomas Barfod - Salton Sea (FoF)
2. Geographer - Myth (Modern Art)
3. Rusko - Songs (Downtown)
4. Chromatics - Kill for Love (Italians Do It Better)
5. Simian Mobile Disco - Unpatterns (Wichita)
6. Grimes - Visions (4AD)
7. The Blondes - Blondes (RVNG)
8. Moullinex - Flora (Gomma)
9. Jokers of the Scene - J0T5 EP (Fool's Gold)
10. Blänk - Áurinko Rising Again EP (Grind)

 

 

Allen Dahm
Bittersweet Melody


 

 

Aimee Mann - Charmer (SuperEgo)
Allo Darlin' - Europe (Slumberland)
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter (Columbia)
The District Attorneys - Slowburner (This Is American Music)
Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur (Zoe)
Father John Misty - Fear Fun (Sub Pop)
Field Report - Field Report (Partisan)
Gold Motel - Gold Motel (Good as Gold)
The Lumineers - The Lumineers (Dualtone)
Nada Surf - The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy (Barsuk)

 

 

Ryan
Coin-Operated Radio


 

 

1. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (Epic)
2. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan (Domino)
3. Jack White - Blunderbuss (Third Man)
4. Grizzly Bear - Shields (Warp)
5. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls (ATO)
6. The Men - Open Your Heart (Sacred Bones)
7. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave (Infectious Music)
8. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp (Jagjaguwar)
9. Dr. John - Locked Down (Nonesuch)
10. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory (Carpark)

 

 

Christian Schaeffer
Collector's Edition


 

 

1. Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc)
2. Metric - Synthetica (Metric Music International)
3. Allo Darlin' - Europe (Slumberland)
4. Aimee Mann - Charmer (SuperEgo)
5. Lambchop - Mr. M (Merge)
6. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp (Jagjaguwar)
7. Father John Misty - Fear Fun (Sub Pop)
8. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas (Columbia)
9. A.C. Newman - Shut Down the Streets (Matador)
10. Jens Lekman - I Know What Love Isn't (Secretly Canadian)

 

 

Keith Dudding
Down Yonder


 

 

Balsam Range - Papertown (Mountain Home)
Bigfoot - I've Got a Bulldog (Yodel-Ay-Hee)
Bill Evans - In Good Company (Native and Fine)
Foghorn Stringband - Outshine the Sun (Foghorn Stringband)
HillBenders - Can You Hear Me? (Compass)
Infamous Stringdusters - Silver Sky (High Country)
Old Crow Medicine Show - Carry Me Back (ATO)
Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass - Road Into Town (Patuxent)
Special Consensus - Scratch Gravel Road (Compass)
Steep Canyon Rangers - Nobody Knows You (Rebel)

 

 

Mark Perry
Drifter's Escape


 

 

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls (ATO)
Ryan Bingham - Tomorrowland (Axster Bingham)
Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas (Columbia)
Bob Dylan - Tempest (Columbia)
Fred Eaglesmith - 6 Volts (Self-released)
Lee Fields & the Expressions - Faithful Man (Truth & Soul)
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Grifter’s Hymnal (Bordello)
Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc)
Patti Smith - Banga (Columbia)
Neil Young - Psychedelic Pill (Reprise)

 

 

Wil Wander
Elevated Rhymestate


 

 

Akua Naru - Live & Aflame Sessions (Jakarta)
Brett Gretzky - Brett Gretzky Mixtape (Indyground Entertainment)
C2C - Tetra (On and On)
Chance Waters - Infinity (Shock/Permanent)
Hilltop Hoods - Drinking From the Sun (Golden Era)
Macklemore x Ryan Lewis - The Heist (Macklemore)
Mega Ran - Language Arts Vol. 1 (RandomBeats)
Solillaquists of Sound - The 4th Wall (Part 1) (Solilla)
Toussaint Morrison - Toussaint Morrison Is Not My Boyfriend (Urban Home Companion)
Urthboy - Smokey's Haunt (Elefant Traks)

 

 

Cat Pick
Emotional Rescue


 

 

Alberta Cross - Songs of Patience (ATO)
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave (Atlantic)
Ape School - Junior Violence (Hometapes)
Barcelona - Not Quite Yours (NBC Recordings)
The Big Pink - Future This (4AD)
Buffalo Killers - Dig Sow Love Grow (Alive)
I Was Totally Destroying It - Vexations (Greyday)
One Direction - Take Me Home (Syco/Columbia)
One Direction - Up All Night (Syco/Columbia)
Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game (Verve)

 

 

Roy Kasten
Feel Like Going Home


 

 

1. Iris Dement - Sing the Delta (Flariella)
2. Dr. John – Locked Down (Nonesuch)
3. Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur (Zoe)
4. Lee Fields & the Expressions - Faithful Man (Truth & Soul)
5. Ray Wylie Hubbard - The Grifter's Hymnal (Bordello)
6. Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc)
7. Bill Fay - Life Is People (Dead Oceans)
8. Rumer - Boys Don't Cry (Atlantic Records UK)
9. The Amazing - Gentle Stream (Subliminal Sounds)
10. Ed Romanoff - Ed Romanoff (Self-released)

 

 

Fred Friction
Fishin' With Dynamite


 

 

1. Cory Branan - Mutt (Bloodshot)
2. Shovels & Rope - O' Be Joyful (Dualtone)
3. The Hooten Hallers - Greetings From Welp City (Big Muddy)
4. Half Knots - Proof (Self-released)
5. Banjohova Witness - Will There Be Wings (Self-released)
6. Jack Grelle and the Johnson Family - Jack Grelle and the Johnson Family (Big Muddy)
7. Molly Simms - Revenants (Self-released)
8. Rough Shop - Sault Ste. Marie Extended Single (Perdition)
9. Samantha Harlow - Love Letters (Self-released)
10. Dana Michael Anderson - Full Grown Child (Self-released)

 

 

Lindsay
Get Up Get Down


 

 

The Allah-Las - The Allah-Las (Innovative Leisure)
Antibalas - Antibalas (Daptone)
The Bombay Royale - You Me Bullets Love (Hope Street Music)
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant (4AD)
Dr. John - Locked Down (Nonesuch)
The Funk Ark - High Noon (ESL Music)
The Heavy - The Glorious Dead (Counter)
Jesca Hoop - The House That Jack Built (Bella Union)
The Jungle Fire - The New Blood (Self-released)
Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc)

 

 

Chris Bay
Gold Soundz


 

 

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory (Carpark)
Heartless Bastards - Arrow (Partisan)
Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship (Secretly Canadian)
Japandroids - Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again (Polydor)
Lee Ranaldo - Between the Times & the Tides (Matador)
Maps & Atlases - Beware and Be Grateful (Barsuk)
River City Tanlines - River City Tanlines (Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum)
Screaming Females - Ugly (Don Giovani)
The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now (Dead Oceans)

 

 

Matt Distelrath
Hindsight


 

 

DIIV - Oshin (Captured Tracks)
Echo Lake - Wild Peace (Slumberland)
Evans the Death - Evans the Death (Slumberland)
The Garlands - The Garlands (Shelflife)
The Holiday Crowd - Over the Bluffs (Shelflife)
The Poster Boy - Melody (Bell Boy/Firestation)
Sea Dweller - Signs of a Perfect Disaster (Upside Down)
Sweater Girls - Sweaters Girls Were Here (Happy Happy Birthday to Me)
Violens - True (Slumberland)
Wild Nothing - Nocturne (Captured Tracks)

 

 

Chris Lawyer
Hip City


 

 

The Bamboos - Medicine Man (Tru Thoughts)
Brownout - Oozy (Nat Geo)
Cody ChesnuTT - Landing on a Hundred (Breakaway Recordings)
Lee Fields & the Expressions - Faithful Man (Truth & Soul)
Galactic - Carnivale Electricos (Anti-)
Ray Lugo - We Walk Around Like This (Jazz & Milk)
Monophonics - In Your Brain (Ubiquity)
New Mastersounds - Out on the Faultline (One Note)
Sugarman 3 - What the World Needs Now (Daptone)
Nick Waterhouse - Time's All Gone (Innovative Leisure)

 

 

Sunny Boy Mason
Howzit Bayou?


 

 

Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band - Rockin' With Roy (Swampadelic)
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers - I Been Good to You (Sound of New Orleans)
Dr. John - Locked Down (Nonesuch)
Luke Winslow King - The Coming Tide (Self-released)
Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott - Live at Chickee Wah Wah (Self-released)
Miss Jubilee - Miss Jubilee (Self-released)
Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses - A Tribute to Sidney Bechet (Nealand)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - 50th Anniversary Collection (Legacy)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - St. Peter & 57th Street (Rounder)
Greg Schatz - Where the River Meets the Railroad Tracks (Hot Spazz)

 

 

Pat Wolfe
Interstate


 

 

1. Jeremiah Johnson Band With the Sliders - Brand Spank'n Blue (Self-released)
2. Old Crow Medicine Show - Carry Me Back (ATO)
3. Turnpike Troubadours - Goodbye Normal Street (Thirty Tigers)
4. Blackberry Smoke - The Whippoorwill (Southern Ground Artists)
5. Sons of Bill - Sirens (Thirty Tigers)
6. The Steel Wheels - Lay Down Lay Low (Self-released)
7. Corb Lund - Cabin Fever (New West)
8. Mark Knopfler - Privateering (Mercury/Universal Canada)
9. The Deadfields - Dance in the Sun (Self-released)
10. John Fullbright - From the Ground Up (Thirty Tigers)

 

 

Ital-K
Ital Rhythms


 

 

Macka B - Change the World (Chinelo)
Vivian Jones - Welcome to the Roots (Imperial House)
Matic Horns - Musical Storm (Gussie P)
Jerry Harris - Consciousness (Listen Up)
Isouljahs - Heart of Love (Isouljahs)
Various - Better Deh Yah Riddim (Ras Vibe)
Various - Truths & Rights Riddim (Stingray)
Various - Love Is a Treasure Riddim (Nu Edge)
Various - Tipsy Productions (Tipsy)
Various - Club Dance Riddim (Flava)

 

 

Rob Levy
Juxtaposition


 

 

David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant (4AD)
Beach House - Bloom (Sub Pop)
Best Coast - The Only Place (Mexican Summer)
Crocodiles - Endless Flowers (Frenchkiss)
Exit Music - Passage (Secretly Canadian)
Frankie Rose - Interstellar (Slumberland)
Gospel Claws - Put Your Sunshine Away (Common Wall)
Grimes - Visions (4AD)
Django Django - Django Django (Ribbon Music)
St. Etienne - Words and Music (Heavenly)

 

 

Carlos
Latin Hemispheres


 

 

1. Kinky - Sueño de la Maquina (Nacional)
2. Campo - Campo (Campo Musica)
3. Empresarios - El Sonido Magico (Fort Knox)
4. Mati Zundel - Amazonico Gravitante (Waxploitation/ZZK)
5. Ondatropica - Ondatropica (Soundway)
6. Ana Tijoux - La Bala (Nacional)
7. Congo Sanchez - Vol. 1 (ESL Music)
8. Brownout - Oozy (Nat Geo)
9. Chicha Libre - Canibalismo (Barbes)
10. Santana - Shape Shifter (Starfaith)

 

 

Doug McKay
Louisiana Stomp


 

 

1. Lee Fields & the Expressions - Faithful Man (Truth & Soul)
2. Ruthie Foster - Let It Burn (Blue Corn)
3. Dani Wilde, Victoria Smith and Samantha Fish - Girls With Guitars Live 2012 (Ruf)
4. John Hiatt - Mystic Pinball (New West)
5. Bettye LaVette - Thankful N' Thoughtful (Anti-)
6. Various Artists - Sticky Soul Fingers (Mojo)
7. Bob Dylan - Tempest (Columbia)
8. Kelly Hogan - I like to Keep Myself in Pain (Anti-)
9. Nick Waterhouse - Time's All Gone (Innovative Leisure)
10. Chris Watson Band - Pleasure and Pain (Gator Music)

 

 

John Wendland
Memphis to Manchester


 

 

1. Kelly Hogan - I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Anti-)
2. Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc)
3. Iris DeMent - Sing the Delta (Flariella)
4. Bill Fay - Life Is People (Dead Oceans)
5. Aimee Mann - Charmer (Superego)
6. Redd Kross - Researching the Blues (Merge)
7. Meshell Ndegeocello - Pour une âme souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone (Naive)
8. Beth Orton - Sugaring Season (Anti-)
9. Rumer - Boys Don't Cry (Atlantic Records UK)
10. Allo Darlin' - Europe (Slumberland)

 

 

Fred Gumaer
Mid-Day Jamboree


 

 

1. Ben Bedford - What We Lost (Waterbug)
2. The Carolina Chocolate Drops - Leaving Eden (Nonesuch)
3. Ry Cooder - Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (Nonesuch)
4. Cow Bop - Cowlifornia Swing (Self-released)
5. Brian Curran - Live at Off Broadway (Wildstone)
6. The Little Willies - For The Good Times (Milking Bull)
7. Willie Nelson - Heroes - Legacy (Sony)
8. Rough Shop - Beneath the South Side Bridge (Perdition)
9. Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives - Tear the Woodpile Down: Nashville, Vol. 1 (Sugar Hill)
10. The Time Jumpers - The Time Jumpers (Rounder)

 

 

Jason Robinson
The Mixtape


 

 

1. THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE (Sub Pop)
2. Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man (Capitol)
3. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange (Def Jam)
4. Japandroids - Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
5. EL-P - Cancer 4 Cure (Fat Possum)
6. Aesop Rock - Skelethon (Rhymesayers Entertainment)
7. Amanda Palmer & the Grand theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil (Self-released)
8. The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth (Merge)
9. Screaming Females - Ugly (Don Giovani)
10. IAMDYNAMITE - Supermegafantastic (Brando)

 

 

Curt
Music at Work


 

 

Beachwood Sparks - The Tarnished Gold (Sub Pop)
Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur (Zoe)
Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky's Edge (Mute)
Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams - I Am Sound
Lucero - Women & Work (ATO)
Lindi Ortega - Cigarettes & Truckstops - Last Gang
Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc)
The Raveonettes - Observator (Vice)
Sons of Bill - Sirens (Thirty Tigers)
Turnpike Troubadours - Goodbye Normal Street (Thirty Tigers)

 

 

Grandfather Stark
Musical Merry-Go-Round


 

 

1. Justin Roberts - Lullaby (Carpet Square)
2. The Okee Dokee Brothers - Can You Canoe? (Okee Dokee Music)
3. Randy Kaplan - Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie (Hip-O)
4. Ellis Paul - The Hero in You (Black Wolf)
5. Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower - Blue Clouds (Smithsonian/Folkways)
6. Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band - A Potluck (Rainy Day Dimes Music)
7. Renee & Jeremy - A Little Love (One Melody)
8. Recess Monkey - In Tents (Recess Monkey)
9. Sugar Free Allstars - All On a Sunday Afternoon (Wiser Music)
10. Charity and the JAMband - Family Values (Raindrop)

 

 

Tim Rakel
Mystery Train


 

 

Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself (Mom & Pop)
Phil Cohran - Kelan Philip Cohran and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Honest Jons)
Bob Dylan - Tempest (Columbia)
Firewater - International Orange! (Bloodshot)
Giant Sand - Tucson (Fire)
Hot Water Music - Exister (Rise)
Mark Knopfler - Privateering (Mercury)
Middle Class Fashion - Girl Talk (Blip Blap!)
Lee Ranaldo - Between the Times and the Tides (Matador)
Royal Thunder - CVI (Relapse)

 

 

Mr. Roots
The Night Shift


 

 

Bambu Station - Children of Exodus (Griotlife)
Groundation - Building an Ark (VP)
Macka B - Change the World (Chinelo)
Matic Horns - Musical Storm (Gussie P Music)
Midnite - Children of Jah (Rastar)
The Nazarenes - Meditation (I Grade)
Ras Batch - Know Thyself (I Grade)
Rod Anton & the Ligerians - Reasonin' (MusiCAST)
Winston Reedy & the Donkey Jaw Bone - Make a Change (Chapter Two/Wegram Music)
Zion - Different Denominations (Lion Roots)

 

 

Rich Reese
Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst


 

 

1. Best Coast - The Only Place (Mexican Summer)
2. The dB's - Falling Off the Sky (Bar/None)
3. Ben Kweller - Go Fly a Kite (The Noise Company)
4. Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy (Barsuk)
5. The Nevermores - Now More Than Never (TIRC)
6. Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc)
7. Redd Kross - Researching the Blues (Merge)
8. Rough Shop - Beneath the South Side Bridge (Perdition)
9. The Sights - Left Over Right (HRM)
10. The Shoes - Ignition (Black Vinyl)

 

 

Professor Skank
Positive Vibrations


 

 

1. Bambu Station - Children of Exodus (Griotlife)
2. Ras Batch - Know Thyself (I Grade)
3. Zion - Different Denominations (Lion Roots)
4. Reemah - Check Your Words (Feel Line)
5. Various - Crucial Reggae From Outside Jamaica Vol. 4 (Skank
6. U-Roy - Pray Fi De People (Soulbeats)
7. Groundation - Building an Ark (VP)
8. Macka B - Change the World (Chinelo)
9. Clinton Fearon - Heart and Soul (Kool Yu Foot)
10. Mark Wonder - Working Wonders (Oneness)

 

 

DJ Needles
Rawthentic


 

 

Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio (Blue Note)
Hawthorne Headhunters - Myriad Of Now (Plug Research)
Joey Bada$$ - 1999 (Pro Era/Creative Control)
Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid Maad City (TDE/Interscope)
Kendra Morris - Banshee (Wax Poetics)
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Seeds (Some Otha Ship Connect)
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange (Def Jam)
Santigold - Master Of My Make-Believe (Downtown)
Teresa Jenee - Electric Yellow (Athena Music Group)
THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE (Sub Pop)

 

 

Andy Coco
The Rhythm Section


 

 

1. Lee Fields & the Expressions - Faithful Man (Truth & Soul)
2. Alan Evans Trio - Drop Hop (Royal Family)
3. Dr. John - Locked Down (Nonesuch)
4. Nick Waterhouse - Time's All Gone (Innovative Leisure)
5. Various - Sticky Soul Fingers: A Rolling Stones Tribute (Mojo)
6. Monophonics - In Your Brain (Ubiquity)
7. Menahan Street Band - The Crossing (Daptone)
8. Lettuce - Fly (Velour)
9. The Bamboos - Medicine Man (Tru Thoughts)
10. The New Mastersounds - Out on the Faultline (One Note)

 

 

Darren Snow
Rocket 88


 

 

Blonds - The Bad Ones (Gluck Music)
Gary Clark Jr. - Black and Blu (Warner Bros.)
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die (Interscope)
Family of the Year - Loma Vista (Nettwerk)
Father John Misty - Fear Fun (Sub Pop)
Friends - Manifest! (Fat Possum)
The Great Grandfaters - Saint Anthony's Fire (Tate)
Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship (Secretly Canadian)
Imperial Teen - Feel the Sound (Merge)
John K. Samson - Provincial (Anti-)

 

 

JJ Loy
Ska's the Limit


 

 

1. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Walkin (Avex Entertainment)
2. The Forthrights - The Forthrights (Self-released)
3. The Skints - Part & Parcel (Bomber)
4. Western Standard Time: A Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites (Self-released)
5. Dave Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7 - Friends & Enemies (Whatevski)
6. Maddie Ruthless - Featuring the Forthrights and Friends (Self-released)
7. Phoenix City All-Stars - Two Tone Ska (Phoenix City)
8. Nicky Bomba's Bustamento - Intrepid Adventures to the Lost Riddim Islands (Vitamin)
9. Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth (UMe)
10. The Skatalites - Walk With Me (Wrasse)

 

 

Ed Becker
Songwriters Showcase


 

 

Ben Bedford - What We Lost (Waterbug)
Catherine Britt - Always Never Enough (ABC Universal)
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Wreck and Ruin (Essence Music)
J. P. Cormier - Somewhere in the Back of My Heart (Self-released)
Rodney Crowell & Friends - Kin: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell (Vanguard)
John Fullbright - From the Ground Up (Blue Dirt)
Matt Harlan & the Sentimentals - Bow and Be Simple (Berkalin)
Hardin Burns - Lounge (Ithaca Records)
Gretchen Peters - Hello Cruel World (Scarlet Letter)
The Trishas - High, Wide & Handsome (Fatty Four Music)

 

 

Steve Pick
Sound Salvation


 

 

1. The dB's - Falling Off the Sky (Bar/None)
2. Meshell Ndegeocello - Pour Une Ame Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone (Naive)
3. Sinead O'Connor - How About I Be Me (And You Be You) (One Little Indian)
4. Van Morrison - Born to Sing: No Plan B (Blue Note)
5. Bob Dylan - Tempest (Columbia)
6. Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc)
7. Alejandro Escovedo - Big Station (Fantasy)
8. Aimee Mann - Charmer (SuperEgo)
9. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Americana (Reprise)
10. Dr. John - Locked Down (Nonesuch)

 

 

Nick Acquisto
The Space Parlour


 

 

1. Heartless Bastards - Arrow (Partisan)
2. Hospitality - Hospitality (Merge)
3. Dr. Dog - Be the Void (Anti-)
4. Tame Impala - Lonerism (Modular)
5. David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant (4AD)
6. Standard Fare - Out of Sight, Out of Town (Melodic)
7. First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar (Wichita)
8. Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim (Modular)
9. Dr. John - Locked Down (Nonesuch)
10. The Great Grandfathers – St. Anthony's Fire (Tate)

 

 

Nick Cowan
Train of Thought


 

 

Bruiser Queen - Swears (Self-released)
Cody ChesnuTT - Landing on a Hundred (Breakaway Recordings)
Disappears - Pre Language (Kranky)
Gold Motel - Gold Motel (Good as Gold)
Metric - Synthetica (Mom & Pop)
Bob Mould - Silver Age (Merge)
The Raveonettes - Observator (Vice)
Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe (Atlantic)
The Union Electric - Time Is Gold (Rank Outsider)
Various - Tower Groove Records Compilation Vol 1 (Tower Groove)

 

 

bobEE Sweet
Uncontrollable Urge


 

 

1. Devo - Devo Battles Live: 2012 Tour - 1978 Bristol (Disc Live Network)
2. Lee Ranaldo - Between the Times & the Tides (Matador)
3. Mission Of Burma - Unsound (Fire)
4. OFF - OFF! (Vice)
5. The Union Electric - Time Is Gold (Rank Outsider)
6. Medical Tourists - Medical Tourists (Rerun)
7. Middle Class Fashion - Girl Talk (Blip Blap)
8. The Hive Dwellers - Hewn From the Wilderness (K)
9. Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks (Yep Roc)
10. Cody ChesnuTT - Landing On A Hundred (Breakaway Recordings)

 

 

Caron
Wax Lyrical


 

 

1. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp (Jagjaguwar)
2. Heartless Bastards - Arrow (Partisan)
3. The Lumineers - The Lumineers (Dualtone)
4. Cat Power - Sun (Matador)
5. Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself (Mom + Pop)
6. Dr. Dog - Be the Void (Anti-)
7. Jukebox the Ghost - Safe Travels (Yep Roc)
8. Father John Misty - Fear Fun (Sub Pop)
9. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls (ATO)
10. Michael Andrews - Spilling a Rainbow (Everloving)

 

 

Mabel and Joe
Wrong Division


 

 

Ahleuchatistas - Heads Full of Poison (Harvest)
Catholic Guilt - Beyond Pleasuredome (Self-released)
Deerhoof - Breakup Song (Polyvinyl)
Female Demand - Outside the Universe (Musebox)
Guerilla Toss - Jeffrey Johnson (Feeding Tube)
Jealousy Mountain Duo - N°_02 (Blunoise)
Medical Tourists - Medical Tourists (Rerun)
Skimask - Cute Mutant (Infinity Cat)
Trauma Harness - The Way You Press pn Harder (Dingle)
Yowie - Damning With Faint Praise (Skin Graft)

 

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Graham Pagano

Mon June 23
Graham Pagano's debut album Quit Complaining is a high charged mix of old and new music. his old blues and classic country feel blended up with a rock and roll attitude makes this stripped down album explode…

2012 KDHX DJ Top 10s

The DJs of 88.1 KDHX pick their top 10 albums of the year. Click on the DJs below to see the lists.
KDHX DJ Jeff Hess, Afternoon Delight KDHX DJ Joshua Weinstein, All Soul, No Borders KDHX DJ Jeff Corbin, The Back Country KDHX DJ Stacy, Backroads KDHX DJ Kate, Beep Beep Boop Boop KDHX DJ Allen Dahm, Bittersweet Melody KDHX DJ Ryan, Coin-Operated Radio KDHX Christian Schaeffer, Collectors Edition KDHX DJ Keith Dudding, Down Yonder KDHX DJ Mark Perry, Drifters Escape KDHX DJ Wil Wander, Elevated Rhymestate KDHX DJ Cat Pick, Emotional Rescue KDHX DJ Roy Kasten, Feel Like Going Home KDHX DJ Fred Friction, Fishin With Dynamite KDHX DJ Lindsay, Get Up Get Down KDHX DJ Chris Bay, Gold Soundz KDHX DJ Matt Distelrath, Hindsight KDHX DJ Chris Lawyer, Hip City KDHX DJ Sunny Boy Mason, Howzit Bayou? KDHX DJ Pat Wolfe, Interstate KDHX DJ Ital-K, Ital Rhythms KDHX DJ Rob Levy, Juxtaposition KDHX DJ Carlos, Latin Hemispheres KDHX DJ Doug McKay, Louisiana Stomp KDHX DJ John Wendland, Memphis to Manchester KDHX DJ Fred Gumaer, Mid-Day Jamboree KDHX DJ Jason Robinson, The Mixtape KDHX DJ Curt, Music at Work KDHX DJ Grandfather Stark, Musical Merry-Go-Round KDHX DJ Tim Rakel, Mystery Train KDHX DJ Mr. Roots, The Night Shift KDHX DJ Rich Reese, Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst KDHX DJ Professor Skank, Positive Vibrations KDHX DJ Needles, Rawthentic KDHX DJ Andy Coco, The Rhythm Section KDHX DJ Darren Snow, Rocket 88 KDHX DJ JJ Loy, Ska's the Limit KDHX DJ Ed Becker, Songwriters Showcase KDHX DJ Steve Pick, Sound Salvation KDHX DJ Nick Acquisto, The Space Parlour KDHX DJ Nick Cowan, Train of Thought KDHX DJ bobEE Sweet, Uncontrollable Urge KDHX DJ Caron, Wax Lyrical KDHX DJs Mabel and Joe, Wrong Division

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