Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012: Top 100 Albums and Listener Top Ten

KXCI's Top 100 albums of 2012 as determined by airplay on 91.3FM during the year. The Top 10 as determined by listeners in an online survey is at the bottom, thanks to everyone who voted!
#1 Brian Lopez, Ultra - First local artist to top our annual countdown!
#2 Calexico, Algiers
#3 Father John Misty, Fear Fun
#4 The Shins, Port Of Morrow
#5 The Black Keys, El Camino
#6 Various artists, Locals Only Volume 6 (KXCI)
#7 Silver Thread Trio, Trigger & Scythe
#8 Andrew Bird, Break It Yourself
#9 Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Here
#10 M83, Hurry Up We're Dreaming
#11 Various artists, Chimes Of Freedom - The Songs Of Bob Dylan
#12 Alabama Shakes, Boys & Girls
#13 Jimmy Cliff, Rebirth
#14 Chuck Prophet, Temple Beautiful
#15 Norah Jones, ...Little Broken Hearts
#16 Dr. Dog, Be The Void
#17 M. Ward, A Wasteland Companion
#18 Tennis, Young & Old
#19 Ben Kweller, Go Fly A Kite
#20 Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta, Mambo Mexicano!

#21 Delta Spirit, Delta Spirit
#22 Florence & The Machine, Ceremonials
#23 Jack White, Blunderbuss
#24 Cat Power, Sun
#25 Giant Giant Sand, Tucson: A Country Rock Opera
#26 Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
#27 Amy Winehouse, Lioness Hidden Treasures
#28 Various artists, Tucson Songs - Exciting New Sounds From Southern Arizona
#29 The Walkmen, Heaven
#30 Beach House, Bloom
#31 The Lumineers, The Lumineers
#32 Alejandro Escovedo, Big Station
#33 The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter
#34 Heartless Bastards, Arrow
#35 The Tallest Man On Earth, There's No Leaving Now
#36 Dr. John, Locked Down
#37 Kathleen Edwards, Voyageur
#38 Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream
#39 Gabriel Sullivan & Taraf De Tucson, None Of This Is Mine
#40 Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leaving Eden

#41 Various artists, This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark
#42 George Harrison, Early Takes Volume 1
#43 Great Lake Swimmers, New Wild Everwhere
#44 Ani DiFranco, Which Side Are You On?
#45 Amos Lee, As the Crow Flies
#46 The Little Willies, For the Good Times
#47 Divine Fits, A Thing Called Divine Fits
#48 Mumford & Sons, Babel
#49 Citizen Cope, One Lovely Day
#50 Of Monsters and Men, My Head Is An Animal
#51 Lambchop, Mr. M
#52 Plants & Animals, The End Of That
#53 Andrew Bird, Hands Of Glory
#54 Bob Dylan, Tempest
#55 Various artists, The Inner Flame (Reissue)
#56 Neil Young, Americana
#57 Grizzly Bear, Shields
#58 Various artists, 2012 Festival En El Barrio
#59 The Black Seeds, Dust & Dirt
#60 Justin Townes Earle, Nothing's Going To Change The Way You Fell About Me Now

#61 Lyle Lovett, Release Me
#62 Ruthie Foster, Let It Burn
#63 Angus Stone, Broken Brights
#64 Beth Orton, Sugaring Season
#65 Shovels & Rope, O' Be Joyful
#66 Jim White, Where It Hits You
#67 Van Morrison, Born To Sing: No Plan B
#68 Punch Brothers, Who's Feeling Young Now?
#69 Nada Surf, The Stars Are Different to Astronomy
#70 Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Lion The Beast And The Beat
#71 Various artists, African Blues
#72 Quantic & Alice Russell, Look Around The Corner
#73 fun., Some Nights
#74 Sugar & The Hi Lows, Sugar & The Hi Lows
#75 The Decemberists, Long Live The King
#76 Aimee Mann, Charmer
#77 Thenewno2, Thefearofmissingout
#78 ALO, Sounds Like This
#79 Hank Topless, It's So December
#80 Ben Folds Five, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind

#81 Band of Horses, Mirage Rock
#82 The Beach Boys, That's Why God Made the Radio
#83 Vacationer, Gone
#84 First Aid Kit, The Lion's Roar
#85 Jeff Lynne, Long Wave
#86 Old Crow Medicine Show, Carry Me Back
#87 Santigold, Master of My Make-Believe
#88 Joan Osborne, Bring It On Home
#89 Bettye LaVette, Thankful N' Thoughtful
#90 Whitehorse, The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss
#91 Nick Waterhouse, Time's All Gone
#92 Glen Hansard, Rhythm And Repose
#93 Alberta Cross, Songs Of Patience
#94 Saint Maybe, Things As They Are
#95 Rufus Wainwright, Out Of The Game
#96 Madi Diaz, Plastic Moon
#97 The X X, Coexist
#98 Patti Smith, Banga
#99 Brandi Carlile, Bear Creek
#100 (3-way tie): Hot Chip, In Our Heads
J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices, I'll Keep Calling
The Sugarman Three, What The World Needs Now

Listener Top Ten:
#1 Calexico, Algiers
#2 Silver Thread Trio, Trigger & Scythe
#3 Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream
#4 Alabama Shakes, Boys & Girls
#5 (tie) Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta, Mambo Mexicano!
#5 (tie) Neil Young, Americana
#7 The Black Keys, El Camino
#8 Norah Jones, ...Little Broken Hearts
#9 Giant Giant Sand, Tucson: A Country Rock Opera
#10 Brian Lopez, Ultra
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2 Comments:

At January 4, 2013 at 7:16 AM , Blogger Di Holmes Photography said...

Brian Lopez' 'Ultra' absolutely deserves to be no.1 spot. I've had the album for 4 months now and cannot stop playing it!
A sublime voice and beautiful timeless songs that are truly unique!
The man's a genius!
More please Brian!!!

 
At January 4, 2013 at 7:29 AM , Blogger Hilary said...

I was introduced to 'Ultra' by my sister in September and have been playing it endlessly ever since! I can now sing in Spanish!!!
This guy is amazing!!!
Superb singer/songwriter... really excited for the next album... BRING IT ON!

 

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