Best of 2012: Listener Poll Results

Some favorites and some surprises on the listener list for top albums of the year.

Best of 2012: WFUV Staff Picks | 2012 Releases

Best Albums of 2012

  1. Alabama Shakes, Boys and Girls
  2. Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
  3. Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream
  4. Jack White , Blunderbuss
  5. Bob Dylan, Tempest
  6. Mumford & Sons, Babel
  7. Brandi Carlile, Bear Creek
  8. Kathleen Edwards, Voyageur
  9. The Lumineers, The Lumineers
  10. The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter
  11. Heartless Bastards, Arrow
  12. Nada Surf, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy
  13. Dr. John, Locked Down
  14. Regina Spektor, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
  15. Gary Clark Jr., Blak and Blu
  16. Rufus Wainwright, Out of the Game
  17. Father John Misty, Fear Fun
  18. Calexico, Algiers
  19. Aimee Mann, Charmer
  20. Beach House, Bloom
  21. Cat Power, Sun
  22. John Hiatt, Mystic Pinball
  23. Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel...
  24. The Shins, Port of Morrow
  25. Leonard Cohen, Old Ideas
  26. Joan Osborne, Bring It On Home
  27. Neil Young, Psychedelic Pill
  28. Dave Matthews Band, Away From The World
  29. Alejandro Escovedo, Big Station
  30. Ben Folds Five, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
  31. Donald Fagen, Sunken Condos
  32. Norah Jones, Little Broken Hearts
  33. Sharon Van Etten, Tramp
  34. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, The Lion, The Beast, The Beat
  35. Ben Howard, Every Kingdom
  36. Michael Kiwanuka, Home Again
  37. Van Morrison, Born to Sing: No Plan B
  38. Bob Mould, Silver Age
  39. Justin Townes Earle, Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
  40. Citizen Cope, One Lovely Day
  41. David Wax Museum, Knock Knock Get Up
  42. JD McPherson, Signs and Signifiers
  43. Joseph Arthur, Redemption City
  44. Paul McCartney, Kisses on the Bottom
  45. Rodriguez, Searching for Sugarman
  46. Shawn Colvin, All Fall Down
  47. Beth Orton, Sugaring Season
  48. Grizzly Bear, Shields
  49. Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan
  50. The Gaslight Anthem, Handwritten
  51. Graham Parker & The Rumour, Three Chords Good
  52. Dar Williams, In the Time of Gods
  53. Shovels and Rope, O' Be Joyful
  54. Iris DeMent, Sing the Delta
  55. Ingrid Michaelson, Human Again
  56. John Mayer, Born and Raised
  57. Metric, Synthetica
  58. Old Crow Medicine Show, Carry Me Back
  59. Poliça, Give You The Ghost
  60. The Mavericks, Suited Up And Ready EP
  61. The Walkmen, Heaven
  62. The Wallflowers, Glad All Over
  63. Allen Stone, Allen Stone
  64. Frank Ocean, Channel ORANGE
  65. Cold Specks, I Predict a Graceful Expulsion
  66. Everest, Ownerless
  67. Daughter, Wild Youth EP
  68. Glen Hansard, Rhythm & Repose
  69. Ben Sollee, Half-Made Man
  70. Loudon Wainwright III, Older Than My Old Man Now
  71. Gotye, Making Mirrors
  72. Hot Chip, In Our Heads
  73. Jimmy Cliff, Rebirth
  74. David Byrne & St. Vincent, Love this Giant
  75. Of Monsters and Men, My Head Is An Animal
  76. Benjamin Gibbard, Former Lives
  77. The Tallest Man On Earth, There's No Leaving Now
  78. The xx, Coexist
  79. Patti Smith, Banga
  80. Alt-J, An Awesome Wave
  81. Band Of Horses, Mirage Rock
  82. Jens Lekman, I Know What Love Isn't
  83. Delta Spirit, Delta Spirit
  84. Wanda Jackson, Unfinished Business
  85. M. Ward, Wasteland Companion
  86. The dBs, Falling Off The Sky
  87. Tift Merritt, Traveling Alone
  88. John Fullbright, From the Ground Up
  89. Dr. Dog, Be The Void
  90. Amy Cook, Summer Skin