Nine hundred some days since vultures began circling after that ill-fated "Saturday Night Live," Lana Del Rey has returned as a dark, defiant diva, a phoenix breaking free with unbridled "Ultraviolence."
As of early December, these were my top 10 albums of 2012, but I've spent most of the month reviewing other worthy releases, so the countdown you'll hear on Rocket 88 on January 1, 2013 may be somewhat different.
Wed November 26
Karate Bikini is an eight piece ensemble who's members hail from St. Louis and the metro area. They are a large band with a large sound. Their latest album A Simpler Sugar is full of upbeat pop songs,…