Top 89 Staff Picks: Brett Baldwin, Managing Digital Producer

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


1. Divine Fits — "Would That Not Be Nice"

2. John Maus — "(No Title) Molly"

3. Zeus — "Are You Gonna Waste My Time?"

4. P.O.S. — "Bumper"

5. Trampled by Turtles — "Walt Whitman"

6. JD McPherson — "North Side Gal"

7. Metric — "Synthetica"

8. Dr. John — "Locked Down"

9. Hacienda — "Natural Life"

10. Zoo Animal — "Black and Charred"


1. Alabama Shakes — Boys and Girls

2. Hacienda — Shakedown

3. JD McPherson — Signs and Signifiers

4. P.O.S. — We Don't Even Live Here

5. DJ Cheeba + DJ Moneyshot + DJ Food — Caught In The Middle of A 3-Way Mix: A Tribute to The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique

With MCA's death earlier in the year, DJs Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food redoubled their efforts at recreating Paul's Boutique from the original samples and sources. They let some run long, injected interview clips and basically just came at the album from a different point of view and created a new masterwork. It's available for free online.

6. Metric — Synthetica

7. Sharon Van Etten — Tramp

8. Jack White — Blunderbuss

9. Ty Segall Band — Slaughterhouse

10. Beach House — Bloom

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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