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Best Albums of 2012: 88Nine's Staff Picks

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We recently closed this year's Best Album of 2012 Listener poll.  88Nine will be counting down the best albums of 2012 as voted by you on December 31.  In the meantime, check out some of our staffs favorite releases from 2012.  Which list is close to yours?

Jordan Lee's Top 10 Albums of 2012

1. Killer Mike - R.A.P Music
2. Polica - Give You The Ghost
3. Allen Stone - Allen Stone
4. Anitbalas- Anitbalas
5. Dr. John - Locked Down
6. JD McPherson - Signs & Signifers
7. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
8. Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth
9. Klassik - In The Making
10 Miike Snow - Happy To You

Dori Zori's Top 10 Albums of 2012

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
The Walkmen – Heaven
Grimes – Visions
David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
Juniper Tar – Since Before
Yeasayer – Fragrant World
Hot Chip – In Our Heads
Django Django – Django Django
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
Polica – Give You The Ghost

Marcus Doucette's Top 10 Albums of 2012

1. ALABAMA SHAKES - BOYS AND GIRLS
2. STAFF BENDA BILILI - TRES TRES FORT
3. MICHAEL KIWANUKA - HOME AGAIN
4. TAME IMPALA - LONERISM
5. GRIZZLY BEAR - SHIELDS
6. DR. JOHN - LOCKED DOWN
7. POLICA - GIVE UP THE GHOST
8. MIGUEL - KALEIDESCOPE DREAM
9. JOEY BADA$$ - 1999 MIXTAPE
10. MALA - MALA IN CUBA 

Stephen Kallao's Top 10 Albums of 2012

1. Heartless Bastards - Arrow
2. Digitalism - DJ Kicks
3. Dogcatcher - Be Easy
4. Calvin Harris -18 months
5. Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky
6. The Temper Trap - The Temper Trap
7. Dandy Warhols - This Machine
8. Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky's Edge
9. Minus the Bear - Infinity Overhead
10. Miike Snow - Happy To You

Tarik Moody's Top 10 Albums of 2012

1. Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes
2. Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
3. EL-P - Cancer For Cure
4. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
5. Polica - Give Up The Ghost
6. Grimes - Visions
7. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
8. Lorn - Ask The Dust
9. Neneh Cherry & The Thing - The Cherry Thing
10. How To Dress Well - Total Loss

Kat Froehlich's Top 10 Albums of 2012

1. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
2. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
3. Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
4. Grizzly Bear - Shields
5. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
6. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Screw and Whipping Chords Will Serve You More Than the Roper Will Ever Do
7. The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
8. Electric Guest - Mondo
9. Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now
10. Poolside - Pacific Standard Time 

Mark Keefe's Top 10 Albums of 2012

1. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
2. Heartless Bastards – Arrow
3. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
4. Grizzly Bear – Shields
5. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
6. Sea Wolf – Old World Romance
7. Dr. Dog – Be The Void
8. Polica – Give You The Ghost
9. Dr. John – Locked Down
10. Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur