The Top 89 of 2012

Jan 2, 2013

And here they are - The Top 89 CD's of 2012 as voted on by our listeners!  Let the listomania debates begin!  Feel free to comment below, but please keep it friendly.  Oh, and if you didn't vote, you're not allowed to complain!

Thanks to everyone who did vote, however.  An even bigger thanks to everyone for listening, and an extra super huge thanks especially to everyone who made a contribution to WNKU in 2012.  Because of you, we can look forward to the Top 89 of 2013.

Congratulations to Alabama Shakes for landing the top spot in our countdown.  It's cool to see a debut album at the top of the list and even cooler when it's a former CD of the Month.

Finally, congratulations to Kathy of Cincinnati.  She is our grand prize winner of the Top 15 CD's of the Year along with a complimentary membership in WNKU's CD of the Month Club.

1.  Alabamba Shakes: Boys and Girls
2.  Van Morrison: Born to sing - No Plan B
3.  Tedeschi Trucks Band: Everybody's Talkin'
4.  Bruce Springsteen: Wrecking Ball
5.  Bob Dylan: Tempest
6.  Bonnie Raitt: Slipstream
7.  Walk the Moon: Walk the Moon
8.  Mumford and Sons: Babel
9.  Paul Thorn: What the Hell is Going on?
10. John Hiatt: Mystic Pinball
11. Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band: Between the Ditches
12. Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Psychedelic Pill
13. Shovels and Rope: O', Be Joyful
14. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit: Live from Alabama
15. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals: The Lion The Beast and the Beat
16. Jack White: Blunderbuss
17. Leo Clarke Band: Leo Clarke
18. The Newbees: Modern Vintage
19. Joe Bonnamassa: Driving Toward the Daylight
20. Justin Townes Earle: Nothings Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
21. Todd Snider: Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables
22. Willie Nelson: Heroes
23. Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express: Temple Beautiful
24. Of monsters and Men: My head is An Animal
25. Various Artists: Chimes Of Freedom-The Songs Of Bob Dylan
26. Dwight Yokam: Three Pears
27. Dave Matthews Band: Away From This World
28. The Lumineers: The Lumineers
29. Trampled by Turtles: Stars and Satellites
30. Iris Dement: Sing to the Delta
31. Alejandro Escovedo: Big Station
32. Gov't Mule: Georgia Bootleg Box
33. John Mayer: Born and Raised
34. Norah Jones: Little Broke Hearts
35. Heartless Bastards: Arrow
36. Ruthie Foster: Let It Burn
37. Brandi Carlile: Bear Creek
38. Leftover Salmon: Aquatic Hitchhiker
39. Lyle Lovett: Release Me
40. Gary Clark, Jr.: Blak and Blu
41. Shawn Colvin: All Fall Down
42. Joan Osborne: Bring It On Home
43. Minus the Bear: Infinity Overhead
44. David Byrne and St. Vincent: Love this Giant
45. The Mavericks: Suited Up And Ready
46. Trey Anastasio: Traveler
47. Blues Traveler: Suzie Cracks the Whip
48. Calexico: Algiers
49. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros: Here
50. Rusted Root: The Movement
51. Andrew Bird: Hands of Glory
52. Nancy Griffith: Intersection
53. Wallflowers: Glad All Over
54. Anders Osborne: Black Eye Galaxy
55. Ben Taylor: Listening
56. Benjamin Gibbard: Former Lives
57. Chris Smither: Hundred Dollar Valentine
58. Rolling Stones: Doom & Gloom
59. Chris Knight: Little Victories
60. Dr. John: Locked Down
61. Ben Sollee: Half Made Man
62. Father John Misty: Fear Fun
63. Jimmy Cliff: Rebirth
64. Joss Stone: Soul Sessions
65. Ricky Nye & the Paris Blues Band: Jump Steady
66. Dar Williams: In the time Of The Gods
67. Sara Watkins: Sun, Midnight, Sun
68. Steve Forbert: Over With You
69. Ben Folds Five: The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
70. Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Big Moon Ritual
71. fun.: Some Nights
72. Grizzly Bear: Shields
73. Junior Brown: Volume Ten
74. Rodney Crowell: Kin
75. Good Old War: Come Back As Rain
76. Band of Horses: Mirage Rock
77. 46 Long: Tennesee
78. Madi Diaz: Plastic Moon
79. Nada Surf: The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy
80. Buddy Miller/Jim Lauderdale: Buddy and Jim
81. JD McPherson: Signs and Signifiers
82. John Fullbright: From the Ground Up
83. Gaelic Storm: Chicken Boxer
84. Xavier Rudd: Spiritbird
85. Little Feat: Rooster Rag
86. Old Crow Medicine Show: Carry Me Back
87. Ponderosa: Pool Party
88. Whitehorse: The Fate Of The World Depends On The Kiss
89. Delta Spirit: Delta Spirit