2012 Top 89 Albums Countdown

We asked you what your top albums were of 2012, the votes are in! After hundreds of votes cast from across the country, WERS is proud to present the Top 89 albums of 2012 as selected by YOU, our listeners! Did your favorite album make the cut?

1. Mumford & Sons, Babel
2. Alabama Shakes, Boys & Girls
3. The Lumineers, The Lumineers
4. Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
5. Air Traffic Controller, Nordo
6. The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter
7. Jack White, Blunderbuss
8. First Aid Kit, The Lion’s Roar
9. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Here
10. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Lion The Beast The Beat
11. Andrew Bird, Break It Yourself
12. Norah Jones, Little Broken Hearts
13. The Shins, Port Of Morrow
14. Tallest Man On Earth, There’s No Leaving Now
15. Fun., Some Nights
16. Grizzly Bear, Shields
17. Lana Del Rey, Born To Die
18. Delta Spirit, Delta Spirit
19. Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream
20. Brandi Carlile, Bear Creek
21. Dr. John, Locked Down
22. Cat Power, Sun
23. Regina Spektor, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
24. Passion Pit, Gossamer
25. Dr. Dog, Be The Void
26. Father John Misty, Fear Fun
27. Beast Coast, The Only Place
28. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Psychedelic Pill
29. Trampled By Turtles, Stars & Satellites
30. Bob Dylan, Tempest
31. Michael Kiwanuka, Home Again
32. Willie Nelson, Heroes
33. Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leaving Eden
34. The XX, Coexist
35. The Killers, Battle Born
36. Walk The Moon, Walk The Moon
37. Aimee Mann, Charmer
38. David Byrne & St. Vincent, Love This Giant
39. Beach House, Bloom
40. Heartless Bastards, Arrow
41. Kathleen Edwards, Voyageur
42. Punch Brothers, Who’s Feeling Young Now
43. Andrew Bird, Hands Of Glory
44. Tame Impala, Lonerism
45. The Wallflowers, Glad All Over
46. Ben Folds 5, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
47. Calexico, Algiers
48. Gary Clark Jr., Blak & Blu
49. Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan
50. Muse, The 2nd Law
51. JD McPherson, Signs & Signifiers
52. Imagine Dragons, Night Visions
53. Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Diver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do
54. Amanda Palmer and the grand theft orchestra , Theater is Evil
55. Two Door Cinema Club, Beacon
56. Eric Hutchinson, Moving Up, Living Down
57. Japandroids, Celebration Rock
58. Old Crow Medicine Show, Carry Me Back
59. Alt-J, An Awesome Wave
60. Band of Horses, Mirage Rock
61. Van Morrison, Born to sing: No Plan B
62. Good Old War, Come Back As Rain
63. Jimmy Cliff, Rebirth
64. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Americana
65. Lyle Lovett, Release Me
66. Sharon Van Etten, Tramp
67. Ani DiFranco, Which Side Are You On
68. Keane, Strangeland
69. David Wax Museum, Knock Knock, Get Up
70. Dinosaur Jr., I Bet On Sky
71. Bombay Bicycle Club, A Different Kind of Fix
72. M. Ward, A Wasteland Companion
73. Beth Orton, Sugaring Season
74. Ingrid Michaelson, Human Again
75. Lord Huron, Lonesome Dreams
76. Counting Crows, Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)
77. Citizen Cope, One Lovely Day
78. Frightened Rabbit, State Hospital EP
79. Justin Townes Earl, Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
80. Patti Smith, Banga
81. Jason Mraz, Love Is A Four Letter Word
82. The Gaslight Anthem, Handwritten
83. Glen Hansard, Rhythm and Repose
84. Mark Knopfler, Privateering 7
85. The Walkmen, Heaven
86. Great Lake Swimmers, New Wild Everywhere
87. The Cranberries, Roses
88. Ed Sheeran, +
89. Dum Dum Girls, End of Daze EP

Thanks for voting!

 

7 Responses to 2012 Top 89 Albums Countdown

  1. Play more local music. Please check out Tony Savarino!!

    http://tonysavarino.bandcamp.com/

    Valerie Schiavone November 29, 2012 at 10:49 AM Reply
  2. best album ever!

    ameera November 29, 2012 at 11:06 AM Reply
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  4. Please post the results of the top 89 albums – I was only able to listen to a portion of the countdown and am very intereseted to know what they all are!! Thanks.

    Rosemary December 21, 2012 at 1:54 PM Reply
  5. My top fave rave to 2012 is Jimmy Cliff: “The World is Upside Down.”

    Jack Vaughan December 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM Reply
  6. Can someone please point me in the correct direction? I’m looking for a band called Doz/Doss/Dozz I don’t know how it’s spelled but I heard them on WERS and I want to hear more! Please help me find them!

    John May 5, 2013 at 8:39 AM Reply
    • Hi John!

      The artist you are looking for is Dawes. Thank you for listening!

      Nina C. May 5, 2013 at 5:36 PM Reply

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