KPSU's favorite records on 2012
Author: Keegan
The Mayan apocalypse came upon us , egg nog is selling like heart cakes, and suddenly tis the season to review the year. This year, majority of KPSU DJ's chimed in and voted for their favorite albums of the 2012 year. Only 10 made KPSU's top 10 list, but oh so many more were honorably mentioned. Tis the season of giving and KPSU gives you the list of our favorite records of 2012, followed by every KPSU DJ's individually submitted list. Cheers!



DJ Perspectacle - The Sweets - Sundays @ 10pm
1. Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid M.a.a.d. City
2. Grizzly Bear- Shields
3. Frank Ocean- Channel Orange
4. Animal Collective- Centipede Hz
5. A$AP Rocky- LiveLoveA$AP
6. Tame Impala- Lonerism
7. Black Moth Super Rainbow- Cobra Juicy
8. OFWGKTA- Odd Future Tape: 2
9. Alabama Shakes- Boys & Girls
10. Nas- Life is Good

DJ Ricardo Wang - What's This Called? - Saturdays @ Noon
1. Sonic Youth - Smart Bar . 1985
2. Ahleuchatistas - Heads Full of Poison
3. Swans - The Seer
4. Anna Homler & Sylvia Hallet - The Many Moods of Bread and Shed
5. Various Artists - Ladyz in Noyz 3
6. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
7. Living By Lanterns - New Myth/Old Science
8. Hammock - Departure Songs
9. Steve Moore - Light Echoes
10. Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores - Sister Death

DJ Dirty Mollie - Whitechapel Circus - Saturdays @ 3pm
1. Abney Park - Ancient World
2. Unwoman - The Fires I Started
3. The Big Bad Wolf - House of Straw EP
4. Professor Elemental - Father of Invention
5. Frenchy and the Punk - Hey Hey Cabaret
6. Vagabond Opera - Sing For Your Lives!
7. Levellers - Static on the Airwaves
8. Audra Mae & the Almighty Sound - Self-Titled
9. Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer - The Tweed Album
10. Unextraordinary Gentlemen - Stars Pulled Down

DJ Jem - The Bastion - Wednesdays @ 2pm
1) Hammock - Departure Songs
2) Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man
3) Alpine - A is for Alpine
4) Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
5) Dirty Projectors - Swing Low Magellan
6) Grizzly Bear - Sheilds
7) Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
8) Passion Pit - Gossamer
9) Dan Deacon - America
10) Black Moth Super Rainbow - Cobra Juicy

DJ ChapAssaurus - Dead Horse Hour - Tuesday @ 3pm
1. Thee Oh Sees--Putrifiers II ep
2. Sad Horse--Purple on Purple Makes Purple
3. Nick Edwards--Plekzationz
4. Ty Segall Band--Slaughterhouse
5. Speedwolf--Ride With Death
6. Alkibar Gignor--La Paix
7. OM--Advaitic Songs
8. Oh No--Ohnomite
9. Blues Creation--Demon and the Eleven Children
10. Ty Segall and White Fence--Hair

DJ Shaun - The Continuum - Wednesdays @ 11pm
1.King Tuff - King Tuff
2.The Explorers Club - Grand Hotel
3.Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Reel to Reel
4.Lee Fields - Faithful Man
5.Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Here
6.Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
7.Tame Impala - Lonerism
8.The Sea & Cake - Runner
9.Pinback - Information Retrieved
10.Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth

DJ Katana - Synesthesia - Thursdays @ 11am
1. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
2. Beach House - Bloom
3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
4. Nas - Life is Good
5. Brother Ali - Mourning in America, Dreaming in Color

DJ Miss Rikki - Closet Radio - Saturdays @ 1pm
1. Manual Sex Drive - Illumiphobia
2. The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project - The Journey Is Long
3. Lovely Legs/ Cannon - Meatboys Split
4. Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers ll
5. JJCNV - Brainiac Handsome
6. Dirty Three -Toward The Low Sun
7. SWANS - The Seer
8. Calexico - Algiers
9. JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound - Want More
10. OFF! - S/T

DJ Sage - The Cypher - Fridays @ 4pm
1. Skyzoo- A Dream Deferred
2. Jon Connor- While You Were Sleeping
3. Love Loungers- Last Night Changed it All EP
4.DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles- The Kolexxxion
5. Sean Price- Mic Tyson
6. Roc Marciano - Reloaded
7. Skyzoo- Theo Vs JJ
8. Large Professor- Professor @ Large
9. Action Bronson- Rare Chandeliers
10. Nas- Life Is Good

DJ Ian - Ian's Hour of Musical Power - Fridays @ 1pm
1. Dr. Dog - Be the Void
2. Tame Impala - Lonerism
3. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
4. Kishi Bashi - 151a
5. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
6. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
7. Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game
8. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
9. Esperanza Spalding - Radio Music Society
10. Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts

DJ Victrola - Guitar Shop - Wednesdays @ 4pm
1) The Trucks/Tedeschi Band - Revelator
2) Joe Bonamassa - Live at the Beacon Theater
3) Travis Larson Band - Sound Mind

DJ Cheeseburger Princess - Fryer!Fryer!Fryer! - Thursdays @ 4pm
1) Teenage Burritos - Self Titled
2) La Luz - Damp Face EP
3) Thee Oh Sees- Putrifiers
4) Crocodiles - Endless Flowers
5) King Tuff- King Tuff
6) Bad Channels - TV Dinner EP
7) Guantanamo Baywatch - Chest Crawl
8) Terry Malts -Killing Time
9) Mean Jeans - On Mars
10) Fidlar No Waves/ No Ass 7"

DJ Ben - Ballot Result - Wednesdays @ 8pm
1. Joyce Manor - Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
2. Run, Forever - Settling
3. Pentimento - Pentimento
4. Jeff Rosenstock - I Look Like Shit
5. Astpai - Efforts and Means
6. Kishi Bashi - 151a
7. Converge- All the Love We Leave Behind
8. Off! - Off!
9. Arms Aloft - Sawdust City
10. Onuinu - Mirror Gazer

DJ Chriswich - No Wing Radio - Sundays @ 3pm
1. Whispertown - Parallel
2. Lisa Mitchell - Bless This Mess
3. Regina Spektor - What We Saw From the Cheap Seats
4. Parlours - All is Here
5. Purity Ring – Shrines
6. Freelance Whales - Diluvia
7. Tilly and the Wall - Heavy Mood
8. Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
9. Gregory And The Hawk - Come, Now
10. Chaos Chaos - S

DJ Jordan - Bad Radio - Wednesdays @ 10pm
1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
2. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
3. The xx - Coexist
4. Mumford & Sons - Babel
5. Atlas Genius - Through the Glass
6. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
7. Generationals - Lucky Numbers
8. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
9. Beach - House-Bloom
10. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan

DJ Keegan - Manter Banter - Tuesdays @ 5pm
1. Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers ll
2. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
3. Heartless Bastards - Arrow
4. Delicate Steve - Positive force
5. Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar
6. Com Truise - In Decay
7. Ty Segall - Twins
8. Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes
9. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
10. Jeans Wilder - Totally

DJ Megan - Haircut Meganomics - Tuesdays @ 4pm
1. Nomen Novum - If You Look For It, It's There
2. Merchandise - Children of Desire
3. Onuinu - Mirror Gazer
4. Death Grips - The Money Store
5. Weed - Gun Control EP
6. Chris Cohen - Overgrown Path
7. Daughn Gibson - All Hell
8. John Maus - A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material
9. Ariel Pink's Hunted Graffiti - Mature Themes
10. Mac DeMarco - 2

DJ Gabe - Crouton Bombay - Tuesdays @ 6pm
1. Hammock - Departure Songs
2. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
3. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
4. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
6. Liars – WIXIW
7. Julia Holter – Ekstasis
8. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
9. Tame Impala – Lonerism
10. Grizzly Bear - Shields

DJ Dylan - Wheels - Thursdays @ 1pm
1. Dr. Dog - Be The Void
2. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
3. Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
4. David Byrne + St. Vincent - Love This Giant
5. Jeff The Brotherhood - Hypnotic Mind
6. Grizzly Bear - Shields
7. Dr.Dog - Wild Race
8. Jack White - Blunderbuss
9. Titus Andronicus - Local Business
10. The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter

DJ Esteban - Stevendores Union Hall - Tuesdays @ 10am
1. Bombay Dub Orchestra - new york remixes
2. toussaint morrison - toussaint morrison is not my boyfriend
3. wax tailor - dusty rainbow from the dark
4. taylor swift - red
5. kid koala - 12 bit blues
6. antibalas - self titled
7. onuinu - mirror gazer
8. everclear - invisible stars
9. chris brown - fortune
10. kiss - monster

DJ Jay - Jaycation - Wednesdays @ 1pm
1) Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
2) Grizzly Bear - Shields
3) Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo, Magellen
4) First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
5) Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
6) Bowerbirds - The Clearing
7) David Byrne & St Vincent - Love This Giant
8) Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
9) Yellow Ostrich - Strange Land
10) Father John Misty - Fun Times Babylon

DJ Matt Nelkin - Liquid Beat - Tuesdays @ 7pm
1) The Love Loungers - Last Night Changed It All EP
2) Roane Namuh & Reva DeVito - Cloudshine
3) Eric Lau & Guilty Simpson - The Mission
4) Oddisee - People Hear What They See
5) Georgia Anne Muldrow - Seeds
6) Brenk Sinatra - Gumbo 2
7) Homeboy Sandman - First of a Living Breed
8) DJ Nu-Mark - Broken Sunlight
9) The Union - Analogtronics
10) DJ Format - Statement of Intent

DJ Jake - College Collage - Mondays @ 10pm
1) Jack White - Blunderbuss
2) Kate Nash - Death Proof EP
3) First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
4) Cat Power - Sun
5) Various Artists - Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan
6) Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
7) The Ting Tins - Songs From Nowheresville
8) Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
9) Passion Pit - Gossamer
10) Metric - Synthetica