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KZSU Top 100 for the year 2012

  1. EN Already Gone (Students Of Decay)
  2. SWANS Seer, The (Young God)
  3. BLACK KEYS, THE El Camino (Nonesuch)
  4. DUM DUM GIRLS End Of Daze (Sub Pop)
  5. BEST COAST Only Place, The (Mexican Summer)
  6. THEE OH SEES Putrifiers Ii (In the Red)
  7. ECHO LAKE Wild Peace (Slumberland)
  8. LOWER DENS Nootropics (Ribbon Music)
  9. COUGH COOL Cough Cool (Debacle)
  10. IMPERIAL TEEN Feel The Sound (Merge)
  11. TENNIS Young&Old (Fat Possum)
  12. SCOTT, SIMON Below Sea Level (12k)
  13. XX, THE Coexist (Young Turks)
  14. HOSPITALITY Hospitality (Merge)
  15. ANTLERS, THE Burst Apart ((No Label Information))
  16. WHITE HILLS Frying On This Rock (Thrill Jockey)
  17. FISCHER, MARCUS Collected Dust (Tench)
  18. TAME IMPALA Lonerism (Modular)
  19. YOUTH LAGOON Year Of Hibernation, The (Fat Possum)
  20. CRYSTAL STILTS Radiant Door Ep (Sacred Bones)
  21. GUNN-TRUSCINSKI DUO Ocean Parkway 12" (Three Lobed)
  22. FUNKEES, THE Dancing Time, The Best Of Eastern Nigeria's Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77 (Soundway)
  23. GIRLS Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True Panther Sounds)
  24. PLANTE Harvest 12" (Fedora Corpse)
  25. 3 LEAFS Canal Smarts (Self-Release)
  26. PHANTOGRAM Nightlife (Barsuk)
  27. ATLAS SOUND Parallax (4AD)
  28. CUTLER, CHRIS/FRITH, FRED/DIMUZIO, THOMAS Golden State 12" (Rer Megacorp)
  29. DINOSAUR JR I Bet On Sky (Jagjaguwar)
  30. QUILT Quilt (Mexican Summer)
  31. SIGUR ROS Inni (Xl)
  32. HAUSCHKA & HILDUR GUÐNADÓTTIR Pan Tone (Sonic Pieces)
  33. COLL Bardo Pond / Carlton Melton 12" (Agitated)
  34. CAT POWER Sun (Matador)
  35. FLYING LOTUS Until The Quiet Comes (Warp)
  36. DEERHOOF Breakup Song (Polyvinyl Record Co.)
  37. PORCELAIN RAFT Strange Weekend (Saddle Creek)
  38. HIGH HIGHS High Highs (Rocket)
  39. BEACH HOUSE Bloom (Sub Pop)
  40. MOUNT EERIE Ocean Roar (Pw Elverum & Sun)
  41. ROYAL HEADACHE Royal Headache (What's Your Rupture?)
  42. ROSEBUDS, THE Loud Planes Fly Low (Merge)
  43. BLOOD ORANGE Coastal Grooves (Domino)
  44. PERFUME GENIUS Put Your Back N 2 It (Matador)
  45. IYER, VIJAY Accelerando (Act Music)
  46. JANEL & ANTHONY Where Is Home (Cuneiform)
  47. GRASS WIDOW Internal Logic (H.L.R.)
  48. NADLER, MARISSA Sister, The (Box Of Cedear)
  49. SUJO + SUN HAMMER Fistula (Inam)
  50. YUCK Yuck (Fat Possum)
  51. HAMMOCK Asleep In The Downlights (Hammock Music)
  52. DARKNESS FALLS Alive In Us (Hfn Music)
  53. LA SERA La Sera Sees The Light (Hardly Art)
  54. BYRNE, DAVID & ST. VINCENT Love This Giant (4AD)
  55. FRUIT BATS Tripper (Sub Pop)
  56. ST. VINCENT Strange Mercy (4AD)
  57. SEA LIONS Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sea Lions, But Were Afraid To Ask (Slumberland)
  58. DR. DOG Be The Void (Anti-)
  59. BALKAN BEAT BOX Give (National Geographic Music)
  60. BUSHMAN'S REVENGE A Little Bit Of Big Bonanza (Rune Grammofon)
  61. ISLANDS A Sleep And A Forgetting (Anti- / Epitaph)
  62. WINDY & CARL We Will Always Be (Kranky)
  63. GEMMA RAY Island Fire (Bronzerat)
  64. BLACK BELLES, THE Black Belles, The (Third Man)
  65. CAMINITI, EVAN Night Dust 12" (Immune)
  66. PSYCHIC PARAMOUNT, THE Ii (No Quarter)
  67. M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Mute)
  68. RADAR EYES Radar Eyes (Hozac)
  69. MAGNETIC FIELDS, THE Love At The Bottom Of The Sea (Merge)
  70. JAMAL, AHMAD Blue Moon (Jazz Village)
  71. FUXA Electric Sound Of Summer (Rocket Girl)
  72. LOS STRAITJACKETS Jet Set (Yep Roc)
  73. GILDED Terrane (Hidden Shoal)
  74. SEAPONY Falling (Hardly Art)
  75. SHUFFLE DEMONS, THE Cluster Funk (Linus)
  76. BARN OWL Lost In The Glare (Thrill Jockey)
  77. ACID BABY JESUS Lp (Slovenly)
  78. SHE'S, THE Then It Starts To Feel Like Summer (Self-Release)
  80. MOGWAI Earth Division Ep (Sub Pop)
  81. JARRETT, KEITH Rio (Ecm)
  82. CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS Leaving Eden (Nonesuch)
  83. FATHER JOHN MISTY Fear Fun (Sub Pop)
  84. GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH Chest Crawl (Dirtnap)
  85. CHROMATICS Kill For Love (Italians Do It Better)
  86. PORRAS, JON Black Mesa (Thrill Jockey)
  87. STARVING WEIRDOS Land Lines 12" (Amish)
  88. COLTRANE, RAVI Spirit Fiction (Blue Note)
  89. VIOLENS True (Slumberland)
  90. YOUNG EVILS, THE Foreign Spells (Saregama)
  91. SMITH, DR. LONNIE Healer, The (Pilgrimage Productions)
  92. TIMES NEW VIKING Dancer Equired (Merge)
  93. TO DESTROY A CITY To Destroy A City (N5MD)
  94. SECRET COLORS Confusion Control (Debacle)
  95. GOTYE Making Mirrors (Universal Republic)
  96. BIG DEAL Ep (Mute Artists Limited)
  97. PS STAMPS BACK & OLEKRANON Ps Stamps Back & Olekranon (Inam)
  98. WAITS, TOM Bad As Me (Anti-)
  99. ODONIS ODONIS Hollandaze (Fatcat)
  100. OBERHOFER Time Capsules Ii (Glassnote Entertaiment)

  2. DAM Ihda' (Dedication (Redcircle Music)
  3. WHO CARES Teenage Ego Trip (Gamma 79)
  4. AESOP ROCK Skelethon (Rhymesayers Ent)
  5. J- LIVE Pronounced Spitta (Triple Threat Productions)
  6. AMAD-JAMAL Barely Hanging On: The Chronicles Of A Brotha Like Rodney King (Urban Umpires)
  7. BROTHER ALI Mourning In America And Dreaming In Color (Rhymesayers Ent)
  8. REKS Rap Disciple (A3c)
  9. ANIMAL FARM Culture Shock (Focused Noise)
  10. EXILE 4trk Mind (Soulspazm)
  11. FLAME 6th, The (Clear Sight)
  12. HOMEBOY SANDMAN Subkect: Matter (Stones Throw)
  13. EDUCATED CONSUMERS Winning Winter (Crushkill)
  14. LECRAE Gravity (Reach)
  15. ATMOSPHERE Family Sign, The (Rhymesayers Ent)
  16. ACTION BRONSON Blue Chips (Self-Release)
  17. LARGE PROFESSOR Key To The City (Fat Beats)
  18. CELPH TITLED & BUCKWILD Get Stupid (No Sleep)
  19. DJ FORMAT Statement Of Intent (Project Blue Book)
  20. DJ NU-MARK Tonight (Hot Plate)
  21. 1982 Thug Poets (Showoff St.)
  22. LIKNUTS Grumpy Crocodile (Pig Fight)
  23. BLACK MILK Brain / Royal Mega (Third Man)
  24. BIG SHUG Street Vet (Sub Chamber)
  25. BLU Steel Remains (Raw) (Nature Sounds)
  26. DJ GRAZZHOPPA Brain Tumors (Grazzhoppa Rmx) (Soulspazm)
  27. JEDI MIND TRICKS Target Practice (Shuko Remix) (Enemy Soil)
  28. BUMPY KNUCKLES Bap (Gracie Productions)
  29. DOODLEBUG Do What U Do (Soulspazm)
  30. ILL BILL We Not Playing (Uncle Howie)

  1. FUNKEES, THE Dancing Time, The Best Of Eastern Nigeria's Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77 (Soundway)
  2. BALKAN BEAT BOX Give (National Geographic Music)
  3. NOVALIMA Karimba (Esl Music)
  4. BOMBAY ROYALE, THE You Me Bullets Love (Hope Street)
  5. COLL Bay Area Dubstep 03 (Full Melt)
  6. BLACK SEEDS, THE Dust And Dirt (Easy Star)
  7. COLL Rough Guide To Morocco (World Music Network)
  8. COLL Latin Beat (Putumayo World Music)
  9. COLL Arabic Beat (Putumayo World Music)
  10. AJRAM, NANCY Sahret Tarab (A Night Of Ecstacy) (New Sound)
  11. MATHLOUTHI, EMEL Kelmti Horra (World Village)
  12. MARLEY, ZIGGY Wild And Free (Tuff Gong International)
  13. COLL Future Sounds Of Buenos Aires (Zzk)
  14. DIAB, AMR Banadeek Ta'ala (I'm Calling You, Come) (Laser)
  15. ZION TRAIN State Of Mind (Universal Egg)
  16. JOUBRAN TRIO Asfar (Harmonia Mundi France)
  17. PAPA SAN My Story (Beloved)
  18. COLL African Beat (Putumayo World Music)
  20. EL GUSTO ORCHESTRA OF ALGIERS El Gusto (Quidam Productions/Remark Music)
  21. COLL World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria, The (Soundway)
  22. EL KHALIL, OMEIMA Ya (Forward Music)
  23. PANGIA West Of East Vol. 5 (Pangia Vol 5)
  24. WATUSSI 1000% Guapo (1000% Handsome) (Planetary Group)
  25. BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR Native Sun (Fat Beats)
  26. COLL Beirut Hotel (Soundtrack) (Lfp Les Films Pelléas)
  27. NIYAZ Sumud (Six Degrees)
  28. COLL Eat The Dream: Gnawa Music From Essaouira 12" (Sublime Frequencies)
  29. COLL Rough Guide Ethiopia (2012) (World Music Network)
  30. CHICHA LIBRE Canibalismo (Bar/None)

  1. IYER, VIJAY Accelerando (Act Music)
  2. JAMAL, AHMAD Blue Moon (Jazz Village)
  3. SHUFFLE DEMONS, THE Cluster Funk (Linus)
  4. JARRETT, KEITH Rio (Ecm)
  5. COLTRANE, RAVI Spirit Fiction (Blue Note)
  6. SMITH, DR. LONNIE Healer, The (Pilgrimage Productions)
  7. COWLEY, NEIL TRIO Radio Silence (Naim Audio)
  8. GLASPER, ROBERT Black Radio (Blue Note)
  9. SPALDING, ESPERANZA Radio Music Society (Heads Up International)
  10. FLECK, BÉLA & MARCUS ROBERTS Across The Imaginary Divide (Rounder)
  11. PERDOMO, LUIS Universal Mind (Rkm Music)
  12. CARN, WILLIAM Run Stop Run (Mythology)
  13. WARD, GREG Phonic Juggernaut (Thirsty Ear)
  14. CARTER, JAMES ORGAN TRIO At The Crossroads (Emarcy)
  15. GREEN MITCHELL TRIO, THE Green Mitchell Trio, The (Edgetone)
  16. MEHLDAU, BRAD TRIO Ode (Nonesuch)
  17. SANDOVAL, ARTURO Dear Diz (Concord Jazz, Inc.)
  18. EVANS, BILL Live At Art D'lugoff's Top Of The Gate (Resonance)
  19. 4TH WARD AFRO-KLEZMER ORCHESTRA Abdul The Rabbi (Self-Release)
  20. VILLAFRANCA, ELIO & ARTURO STABLE Dos Y Mas (Motema Music)
  21. LEHMAN, STEVE TRIO Dialect Fluorescent (Pi)
  22. ECKEMOFF, YELENA Forget-Me-Not (Self-Release)
  23. MARTINO, PAT QUARTET Undeniable (Highnote)
  24. DEJOHNETTE, JACK Sound Travels (Eone Music)
  25. MUSILLAMI, MICHAEL TRIO +4 Mettle (Playscape)
  26. ADASIEWICZ, JASON / SUN ROOMS Spacer (Delmark)
  27. BROWN, JOHN Quiet Time (Brown Boulevard)
  28. KROMELOW, ADAM TRIO Youngblood (Zoho Music)
  29. PELT, JEREMY Soul (High Note)
  30. HART, BILLY All Our Reasons (Ecm (Jazz))

  1. TWEED FUNK Love Is (Tweed Tone)
  2. DR. JOHN Locked Down (Nonesuch)
  3. MANN, LISA Satisfied (Self-Release)
  4. MORGANFIELD, MUD Son Of The Seventh Son (Severn)
  5. CAMPBELL, EDDIE C. Spider Eating Preacher (Delmark)
  6. PHANTOM BLUES BAND Inside Out (Vizztone Label Group)
  7. CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS Honeydrops Live (Tubtone)
  8. ESTRIN, RICK One Wrong Turn (Alligator)
  9. COPELAND, SHEMEKIA 33 And A Third (Telarc)
  10. MISSISSIPPI HEAT Delta Bound (Delmark)
  11. HOOKER, JOHN LEE JR. All Hooked Up (Steppin' Stone)
  12. DAVIES, DEBBIE After The Fall (M. C.)
  13. TAYLOR, EDDIE JR. So Called Friends (Wolf)
  14. CRAY, ROBERT Nothing But Love (Provogue)
  15. WATERS, MUDDY & THE ROLLING STONES Checkerboard Lounge "Live" 1981 (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
  16. SALGADO, CURTIS Soul Shot (Alligator)
  17. ARNOLD, BILLY BOY Sings Big Bill Broonzy (Electro-Fi)
  18. JAMES, MARION Northside Soul (Eller Soul)
  19. JONES, LLOYD Doin' What It Takes (Reference)
  20. TAJ MAHAL Hidden Treasures Of 1969-1973, The (Columbia Legacy)
  21. SYLVESTER, NORMAN Blues Stains On My Hands (Boogie Cat Productions)
  22. WALKER, JOE LOUIS Hellfire (Alligator)
  23. JAMES, NATHAN What You Make Of It (Delta Groove Music, Inc.)
  24. BASSETT, JOHNNY I Can Make That Happen (Sly Dog)
  25. MEMPHIS GOLD Pickin' In High Cotton (Stackhouse Recording Co.)
  26. OMAR AND THE HOWLERS Too Much Is Not Enough (Big Guitar Music)
  27. ARMSTRONG, JAMES Blues At The Border (Cat Food)
  28. THOMAS, EARL Unplugged At Cafe Calabria (Self-Release)
  29. PRIMICH, GARY Just A Little Bit More (Old Pal)
  30. HOPKINS, MILTON & JEWEL BROWN Milton Hopkins & Jewel Brown (Dialtone)

  1. CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS Leaving Eden (Nonesuch)
  2. NELSON, WILLIE Heroes (Columbia Legacy)
  3. INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS, THE Silver Sky (High Country)
  4. BROTHERS COMATOSE, THE Respect The Van (Self-Release)
  5. PUNCH BROTHERS Who's Feeling Young Now? (Nonesuch)
  6. SCOTT, DARRELL Long Ride Home (Full Light)
  7. FLINNER, MATT TRIO Winter Harvest (Compass)
  8. OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Carry Me Back (Ato)
  9. KALLICK, KATHY BAND Time (Live Oak)
  10. MORRISON, CAHALEN & ELI WEST Our Lady Of The Tall Trees (Self-Release)
  11. MONROEVILLE Monroeville (Monroeville)
  12. LADIN, EVIE BAND Evie Ladin Band (Self-Release)
  13. STEEP CANYON RANGERS Nobody Knows You (Rounder)
  14. PEEPLES, GRANT Prior Convictions (Gatorbone)
  15. KITCHEN HELP Kitchen Help (Self-Release)
  16. HONEY DEWDROPS, THE Silver Lining (Self-Release)
  17. TOWN MOUNTAIN Leave The Bottle (Pinecastle)
  18. MATTEA, KATHY Calling Me Home (Sugar Hill)
  19. JACKSON, WANDA Unfinished Business (Sugar Hill)
  20. STATMAN, ANDY Old Brooklyn (Shefa)
  21. VERCH, APRIL That's How We Run (Slab Town)
  22. EMERSON, BILL & SWEET DIXIE Touch Of Time, The (Rural Rhythm)
  23. OTSUKA, AKIRA First Tear (Patuxent)
  24. JACKSTRAW Sunday Never Comes (Self-Release)
  25. MARLEY'S GHOST Jubilee (Sage Arts)
  26. HONEYCUTTERS, THE When Bitter Met Sweet (Self-Release)
  27. BALSAM RANGE Papertown (Mountain Home Music Co.)
  28. TROUT, JIMBO Jam Along With Jimbo (Fishwrap)
  29. GELLERT, RAYNA Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds (Story Sound)
  30. HUGHES, ETHAN Searching For A Home (Patuxent)

  1. SUJO Kahane 12" (Fedora Corpse)
  2. COLL Split: Earthless / Premonition 13 / Radio Moscow (Volcom Entertainment)
  3. BONG Beyond Ancient Space (Ritual Productions)
  4. SCARCITY OF TANKS Vulgar Defender (Total Life Society)
  5. OLEKRANON Barbarians (Inam)
  6. COLL Sujo / Korperschwache (Inam)
  7. OFF! Off! (Vice Music Inc)
  8. WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Celestial Lineage 12" (Southern Lord)
  9. PINS OF LIGHT Ii (Alternative Tentacles)
  10. MELVINS Bulls & The Bees, The (Scion Audio Visual)
  11. MELVINS Freak Puke (Ipecac)
  12. SHROUD OF WINTER Solstice Eclipse (Sonic Meditations)
  13. SUJO Diaspora (Inam)
  14. HIGH ON FIRE De Vermis Mysteriis (Eone Music)
  15. SUJO Terran (Inam)
  16. ELECTRIC SHEPHERD Electric Shepherd (Self-Release)
  17. TUURD I Wish My Wife Was This Dirty (Carbon)
  18. OUTLAW Live At The Uptown (Self-Release)
  19. TECUMSEH Return To Everything (Beta-Lactam Ring)
  20. UNSANE Wreck (Alternative Tentacles)
  21. LOCRIAN Clearing, The (Fan Death)
  22. VOIVOD To The Death 84 (Alternative Tentacles)
  23. HORISONT Second Assault (Rise Above)
  24. HOLLOW MIRRORS Hollow Mirrors (Self-Release)
  25. ELECTRIC MOON Inferno (Sulatron)
  26. COMFORT Comfort (Fuck Music Productions)
  27. WOLVSERPENT Gathering Strengths (Self-Release)
  28. VOID Sessions 1981-1983 12" (Dischord)
  29. PRETTY LIGHTNING There Are Witches In The Woods (Fonal)
  30. PORTAL Swarth (Profound Lore)

  1. FLYING LOTUS Until The Quiet Comes (Warp)
  2. COLL Bay Area Dubstep 03 (Full Melt)
  3. DEAR, MATTHEW Beams (Ghostly International)
  4. PENGUIN PRISON Penguin Prison (Downtown)
  5. HAUSCHILDT, STEVE Tragedy & Geometry (Kranky)
  6. ACTRESS R.I.P. (Honest Jon's)
  8. MOODYMANN Picture This (Scion Audio Visual)
  9. CHOI, JIN A Thousand Whales Of Love (Private Gold)
  10. STOTT, ANDY Luxury Problems (Modern Love)
  11. CANT Dreams Come True (Terrible)
  12. BODY LANGUAGE Social Studies (Om)
  13. ELECTRO GUZZI Asteroid (Pomelo)
  14. DAPHNI Jiaolong (Merge)
  15. BURAKA SOM SISTEMA Komba (Rough Trade)
  16. MARTYN Hello Darkness (Brainfeeder)
  17. DATSIK Vitamin D (Dim Mak)
  18. TIN MAN S_Mpl_ House (Shaddock)
  19. TYCHO Dive (Ghostly International)
  20. DOWNTOWN PARTY NETWORK Machine Man, The (Best Kept Secret)
  21. LOSCIL Sketches From New Brighton (Kranky)
  22. BLAKE, JAMES Love What Happened Here (R&S)
  23. DEAR, MATTHEW Headcage (Ghostly International)
  24. SAFEWORD West Portal (Bad Animal)
  25. ESPOSITO, STEFANO Under The Sea (Apparel Music)
  26. KASPER BJØRKE Fool (Hfn Music)
  27. LEE, SHAWN Synthesizers In Space (Esl Music)
  28. COLL +5411 Series Vol.1 (Unlock)
  29. HENDEZ, JAN About Your Princess (Unpleased)
  30. METOPE Black Beauty (Areal)

  1. EN Already Gone (Students Of Decay)
  2. SCOTT, SIMON Below Sea Level (12k)
  3. FISCHER, MARCUS Collected Dust (Tench)
  4. GUNN-TRUSCINSKI DUO Ocean Parkway 12" (Three Lobed)
  5. PLANTE Harvest 12" (Fedora Corpse)
  6. 3 LEAFS Canal Smarts (Self-Release)
  7. CUTLER, CHRIS/FRITH, FRED/DIMUZIO, THOMAS Golden State 12" (Rer Megacorp)
  8. HAUSCHKA & HILDUR GUÐNADÓTTIR Pan Tone (Sonic Pieces)
  9. COLL Bardo Pond / Carlton Melton 12" (Agitated)
  10. FLYING LOTUS Until The Quiet Comes (Warp)
  11. SUJO + SUN HAMMER Fistula (Inam)
  12. WINDY & CARL We Will Always Be (Kranky)
  13. CAMINITI, EVAN Night Dust 12" (Immune)
  14. PORRAS, JON Black Mesa (Thrill Jockey)
  15. STARVING WEIRDOS Land Lines 12" (Amish)
  16. PS STAMPS BACK & OLEKRANON Ps Stamps Back & Olekranon (Inam)
  17. SUJO Kahane 12" (Fedora Corpse)
  18. AMBARCHI, OREN Audience Of One (Touch)
  19. PARTICLE BEING TRIO Post Terrestrial Volume One (Debacle)
  20. BONG Beyond Ancient Space (Ritual Productions)
  21. A DEATH CINEMATIC New World, The (Simple Box Construction)
  22. COLL District Of Noise Vol. 4 12" (Sonic Circuits)
  23. OLEKRANON Barbarians (Inam)
  24. CARLTON MELTON Smoke Drip 12" (Agitated)
  25. INSECT FACTORY Broadcast Rain (Zero Moon)
  26. ILLUHA Shizuku (12k)
  27. DEEP LISTENING BAND Great Howl At Town Haul (Important)
  28. NOVELLER Glacial Glow (Weird Forest)
  29. COMOROS White Flower 12" (Fedora Corpse)
  30. SOMNAMBULISTS At Daybreak The First Greyness To Emerge (Distinct Mirror Music)