December 5, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Best Music of 2012: The Ultimate Collection, Seriously, For Real (Updated)

KCRW DJs’ Best Albums of 2012

Every DJ at the influential public radio station KCRW in California put together a top ten list for 2012, which was too much for us to process (in part because of this), but we present top fives here from the first ten DJs on their list.

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Jason Bentley

5. The Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio

4. Jack White – Blunderbuss

3. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

2. Hot Chip – In Our Heads

1. Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu

Anne Litt

5. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls

4. Hot Chip – In Our Heads

3. Cate Le Bon – Cyrk

2. Heartless Bastards – Arrow

1. Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu

Chris Douridas

5. Crybaby – Crybaby

4. Me’Shell Ndegeocello – Pur Une Ame Souveraine – A Dedication to Nina SImone

3. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

2. 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

1. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

Tom Schnabel

5. Tito Puente – Quatro: The Definitive Collection
4. Quantic – Ondatropica

3. Mighty Sparrow – Sparromania!
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2. Melody Gardot – The Absence

1. Buika – En Mi Piel

Garth Trinidad

5. Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?

4. 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

3. Tame Impala – Lonerism

2. Santigold – Master of My Make Believe

1. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls

Raul Campos

5. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

4. The XX – Coexist

3. Poolside – Pacific Standard Time

2. Hot Chip – In Our Heads

1. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls

Liza Richardson

5. Menahan Street Band – The Crossing

4. The Walkmen – Heaven

3. Heartless Bastards – Arrow

2. Chilly Gonzales – Solo Piano II

1. Jack White – Blunderbuss

Jason Kramer

5. Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?

4. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

3. Cody Chestnut – Landing on a Hundred

2. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls

1. Tame Impala – Lonerism

Gary Calamar

5. Jack White – Blunderbuss

4. The Heavy – Glorious Dead

3. Metric – Synthetica

2. Gary Clark Jr. – Blak and Blu

1. Father John Misty – Fear Fun

Dan Wilcox

5. THEESatisfaction – awE naturalE

4. Lushlife – Plateau Vision

3. Beach House – Bloom

2. Tame Impala – Lonerism
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1. Father John Misty – Fear Fun

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  • Brackle

    THANKS for doing this! And I Love Tomahawk, except it doesn’t work for me currently :( But when it is stable again for me I will give these links a shot…

  • Eliot Van Buskirk

    You actually don’t need to use the Tomahawk client for this… They’re just web streaming links. You might have to wait for the play buttons to load though.