Top 89 Staff Picks: Leah Garaas, Intern

Top 89 of 2012
Top 89 of 2012 (MPR Graphic)


1. Frank Ocean — "Lost"

2. Alt-J — "Tesselate"

3. Twin Shadow — "Five Seconds"

4. Dirty Projectors — "Gun Has No Trigger"

5. Cat Power — "Cherokee"

6. Animal Lover — "Rumpus Room"

7. Sharon Van Etten — "Serpents"

8. David Byrne and St. Vincent — "Who"

9. Death Grips — "I've Seen Footage"

10. Solange — "Losing You"


1.Grizzly Bear — Shields

Top 5 Tracks:

"Sun In Your Eyes"

"Speak In Rounds"

"A Simple Answer"

"Yet Again"

"Sleeping Ute"

2. Cloud Nothings — Attack On Memory

Top 5 Tracks:


"Wasted Days"

"Cut You"

"No Future/No Past"

"No Sentiment"

3. Purity Ring — Shrines

Top 5 Tracks:






4. Bear In Heaven — I Love You, It's Cool

Top 3 Tracks:

"Sinful Nature"

"The Reflection of You"

"World of Freakout"

5. Poliça — Give You the Ghost

Top 3 Tracks:

"Lay Your Cards Out"

"Dark Star"

"Wandering Star"

6. Night Moves — Colored Emotions

Top 3 Tracks:



"Country Queen"

7. Japandroids — Celebration Rock

Top 3 Tracks:

"Younger Us"

"The House That Heaven Built"

"The Nights of Wine and Roses"

8.Ty Segall — Twins

Top 3 Tracks:

"Thank God for Sinners"

"You're the Doctor"

"The Hill"

9. Lana Del Rey — Born to Die

Top 3 Tracks:

"Blue Jeans"

"Video Games"


10. Jack White — Blunderbuss

Top 3 Tracks:

"Sixteen Saltines"

"Freedom at 21"

"I'm Shakin'"

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Staff Picks

Mark Wheat, Host

Mary Lucia, Host

Barb Abney, Host

Steve Seel, Host

Jill Riley, Host

Bill DeVille, Host

Jim McGuinn, Program Director

Jade Tittle, Assistant Producer & Host

David Safar, Music Director

Mac Wilson, Host

Jacquie Fuller, Host

Derrick Stevens, Production Manager

Lindsay Kimball, Assistant Program Director

Jon Schober, Local Music Assistant/Music Assistant

Brett Baldwin, Managing Digital Producer

Leah Garaas, Intern

Nate Ryan, Associate Web Producer, Multimedia

Jake Rudh, Host

Matt Perkins, Marketing Manager

Scott Olstad, Associate Web Producer

Peter Valelly, Associate Web Producer

Andrea Swensson, Local Current blogger