Top 89 Staff Picks: David Safar, Music Director


Top 89
Our annual poll, the Top 89 (of each year) collects of our audience's favorite songs. (MPR Graphic / Tracy Kompelien)


Listed alphabetically by artist

Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Disclosure - Settle
Jim James - Regions of Light and Sound of God
Kanye West - Yeezus
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
Savage - Silence Yourself
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito


Listed alphabetically by artist

Cage The Elephant - "Come A Little Closer" off Melophobia
CHVRCHES - "The Mother We Share" off The Bones Of What You Believe
Darkside - "Paper Trails" off Psychic
Har Mar Superstar - "Lady, You Shot Me" off Bye Bye 17
John Grant - "GMF (Greatest Living Creature)" off Pale Green Ghosts
Kurt Vile - "Never Run Away" off Wakin' on a Pretty Daze
Lorde - "Royals" off Pure Heroine
Polica - "Chain My Name" off Shulamith
The Cloak Ox - "Pigeon Lung" off Shoot The Dog
The Preatures - "Is This How You Feel?" off Is This How You Feel? EP

Honorable Mentions:

Adam Green and Binki Shapiro - Adam Green and Binki Shapiro
HAIM - Days Are Gone
J. Roddy Walston and The Business - Essential Tremors
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
King Khan and The Shrines - Idle No More
Low - The Invisible Way
Lucius - Wildewoman
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
Phosphorescent - Muchacho
Run the Jewels - Run The Jewels
Superchunk - I Hate Music
Thao and The Get Down Stay Down - We The Common
The Child Of Lov - The Child of Lov
The Head and the Heart - Let's Be Still
Dawes - Stories Don't End
Elvis Costello and The Roots - Wise Up Ghost

Haphduzn and Dimitry Killstorm - "Take Control" off Whittier Alliance
Jake Bugg - "Two Fingers" off Jake Bugg
Deerhunter - "Back To The Middle" off Monomania
The Neighbourhood - "Sweater Weather" off I Love You
NONONO - "Pumpin' Blood" (Single)
Kelis "Jerk Ribs" off Food

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