KCRW DJ Liza Richardon’s Top 10 Albums of 2012

Check out Liza Richardson’s Top 10 list, and other favorites for 2012! See all of theDJ Top 10 lists here.

1. Jack White – Blunderbuss (Third Man/Columbia)
2. Chilly Gonzales – Solo Piano II (Art & Crafts)
3. Heartless Bastards – Arrow (Partisan)
4. The Walkmen – Heaven (Fat Possum)
5. Menahan Street Band – The Crossing (DAPTONE)
6. Kishi Bashi – 151A (Joyful Noise)
7. Twin Shadow – Confess (4AD Ltd)
8. Phèdre – Phèdre (Daps)
9. Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough? (Nonesuch)
10. Gary Clark Jr – Blak and Blu (Warner)

 

In the top 20 and depressed I can’t include:
KonKoma – KonKoma (Soundway)
Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes (Warp)
Bassnectar -Vava Voom (Amorphous)
Band of Skulls – Sweet Sour (Vagrant)
Big K.R.I.T. – Live From The Underground (Island Def Jam)
The Weeknd – Trilogy (XO&co)
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan (Domino)
Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE (Island Def Jam)
The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter (Universal Republic)
Sean Rowe – The Salesman and The Shark (ANTI)

 

Also love and sad I can’t include:
Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard (Secret City)
Secret City Teen – In Limbo (Carpark)
Tanlines –  Mixed Emotions (True Panther)
Tame Impala – Lonerism (Modular)
Santigold – Master of My Make Believe (Atlantic)
Polica – Give You The Ghost (Mom+Pop)
Bob Mould – Silver Age (Merge)
Miike Snow –  Happy To You (Universal Republic)
Glen Hansard – Rhythm and Repose (ANTI)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Here (Vagrant)
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls (ATO)