Top 89 Staff Picks: Peter Valelly, Associate Web Producer

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

Songs


1. Grimes — "Oblivion"

2. Chromatics — "Back from the Grave"

3. The xx — "Chained"

4. Lana Del Rey — "Born to Die"

5. Burial — "Ashtray Wasp"

6. Solange — "Losing You"

7. Alt-J — "Fitzpleasure"

8. Bridget Kelly — "Special Delivery"

9. Miguel — "Do You..."

10. Bat for Lashes — "Laura"


Albums


1. Chromatics — Kill for Love

2. Grimes — Visions

3. The xx — Coexist

4. Kendrick Lamar — good kid; m.A.A.d. city

5. Fiona Apple — The Idler Wheel...

6. Mirrorring — Foreign Body

7. Alt-J — An Awesome Wave

8. Burial — Kindred EP

9. Tame Impala — Lonerism

10. Beach House — Bloom


Honorary mentions:
Killer Mike — R.A.P. Music; Lil B — God's Father; Chairlift — Something; Mark Van Hoen — The Revenant Diary; Food Pyramid — Mango Sunrise; Raime — Quarter Turns Over a Living Line; Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti — Mature Themes; Darling Farah — Body; Is/Is — III; Main Attrakionz — Bossalinis & Fooliyones; Polica — Give You The Ghost; Andy Stott — Luxury Problems; Daniel Rossen — Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP; Lana Del Rey — Paradise EP & Born to Die

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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