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Staff Lists 2012

By The Staff | 19 December 2012

Brent Ables

1. Julia Holter :: Ekstasis
2. Kendrick Lamar :: good kid, m.A.A.d city
3. Swans :: The Seer
4. El-P :: Cancer for Cure
5. Friendzone :: Collection 1
6. Godspeed You! Black Emperor :: ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
7. Schoolboy Q :: Habits and Contradictions
8. .L.W.H. :: CIA TV
9. Doseone :: G is for Deep
10. Disasterpeace :: Fez OST
11. Captain Murphy :: Duality
12. Jessie Ware :: Devotion
13. Future :: Pluto
14. Frank Ocean :: Channel Orange
15. Ryan Hemsworth :: Last Words EP
16. The Men :: Open Your Heart
17. Zammuto :: Zammuto
18. Killer Mike :: R.A.P. Music
19. Dirty Projectors :: Swing Lo Magellan
20. Hospitality :: Hospitality
21. Dustin Wong :: Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads
22. Ab-Soul :: Control System
23. Beach House :: Bloom
24. Laurel Halo :: Quarantine
25. Aesop Rock :: Skelethon
26. Alchemist :: Russian Roulette
27. Field Music :: Plumb
28. Curren$y :: The Stoned Immaculate
29. Main Attrakionz :: Tag Champz Bundle
30. Guided by Voices :: Let’s Go Eat the Factory

Mark Abraham

1. White Lung :: Sorry
2. Peaking Lights :: Lucifer
3. Jessica Sligter :: Fear and the Framing
4. Amanda Jo WIlliams :: The Bear Eats Me
5. Deerhoof :: Breakup Song
6. Beach House :: Bloom
7. Julia Holter :: Ekstasis
8. Liars :: WIXIW
9. Blondes :: Blondes
10. Laurel Halo :: Quarantine
11. Perfume Genius :: Put Your Back N 2 It
12. Beak> :: >
13. Kendrick Lamar :: Good Kid M.A.A.D City
14. Grimes :: Visions
15. Mouse on Mars :: Parastrophics
16. Chromatics :: Kill for Love
17. Flying Lotus: Until the Quiet Comes
18. Hundred Waters :: Hundred Waters
19. Dirty Projectors :: Swing Lo Magellan
20. Grass Widow :: Internal Logic
21. How To Dress Well :: Total Loss
22. DIIV :: Oshin
23. Men :: Open Your Heart
24. John Talabot :: ƒin
25. Sharon Van Etten :: Tramp
26. Scott Walker :: Bish Bosch
27. Black Dice :: Mr. Impossible
28. Jesse Ware :: Devotion
29. Le1f :: Dark York
30. KTL :: V

Christopher Alexander

1. Swans :: The Seer
2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor :: Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
3. Cloud Nothings :: Attack on Memory
4. Kendrick Lamar :: good kid mAAd city
5. Beach House :: Bloom
6. El-P :: Cancer 4 Cure
7. Frank Ocean :: Channel Orange
8. Grimes :: Visions
9. Japandroids :: Celebration Rock
10. Killer Mike :: R.A.P. Music
11. Jens Lekman :: I Know What Love Isn’t
12. Death Grips :: The Money Store
13. Tame Impala :: Lonerism
14. Schoolboy Q :: Habits and Contradiction
15. Spiritualized :: Sweet Heart Sweet Light
16. Frankie Rose :: Interstellar
17. Miguel:: Kaleidoscope Dream
18. Shearwater :: Animal Life
19. Neurosis :: Honor Found in Decay
20. Mountain Goats :: Transcendental Youth
21. Sharon Van Etten :: Tramp
22. The Men :: Open Your Heart
23. Bob Mould :: Silver Age
24. Screaming Females :: Ugly
25. Grizzly Bear :: Shields
26. Chromatics :: Kill For Love
27. La Sera :: Sees the Light
28. High on Fire :: De Vermis Mysteriis
29. Corin Tucker Band :: Kill My Blues
30. Scott Walker :: Bish Bosch

Conrad Amenta

1. Beach House :: Bloom
2. Swans :: The Seer
3. Grimes :: Visions
4. Fiona Apple :: The Idler Wheel…
5. Julia Holter :: Ekstasis
6. Moonface :: With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery
7. El-P :: Cancer For Cure
8. Dustin Wong :: Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads
9. Andy Stott :: Luxury Problems
10. Yamantaka/Sonic Titan :: YT//ST
11. Burial :: Kindred
12. Killer Mike :: R.A.P. Music
13. Friendzone :: Collection 1
14. Dirty Projectors :: Swing Lo Magellan
15. Frank Ocean :: Channel Orange
16. Here We Go Magic :: A Different Ship
17. Lotus Plaza :: Spooky Action At A Distance
18. Deerhoof :: Breakup Song
19. Emeralds :: Just To Feel Anything
20. Zammuto :: Zammuto
21. The Walkmen :: Heaven
22. Tame Impala :: Lonerism
23. Grizzly Bear :: Shields
24. .L.W.H. :: CIA TV

Alan Baban

1. Action Bronson :: Blue Chips
2. Shackleton :: Music for the Quiet Hour / Drawbar Organ
3. Merchandise :: Children of Desire
4. Kendrick Lamar :: good kid m.A.A.d city
5. Swans :: The Seer
6. Liars :: WIXIW
7. Chromatics :: Kill for Love
8. Hospitality :: Hospitality
9. Miguel :: Kaleidoscope Dream
10. Here We Go Magic :: A Different Ship
11. Jam City :: Classical Curves
12. The Men :: Open Your Heart
13. Grimes :: Visions
14. Spiritualized :: Sweet Heart Sweet Light
15. The Young :: Dub Egg
16. Wild Nothing :: Nocturne
17. Walkmen :: Heaven
18. Beach House :: Bloom
19. Flying Lotus :: Until the Quiet Comes
20. Schoolboy Q :: Habits and Contradictions

Chet Betz

1. Swans :: The Seer
2. Grimes :: Visions
3. El-P :: Cancer 4 Cure
4. Killer Mike :: R.A.P. Music
5. .L.W.H. :: CIA TV
6. Beach House :: Bloom
7. Kendrick Lamar :: good kid m.A.A.d city
8. Julia Holter :: Ekstasis
9. Amanda Jo Williams :: The Bear Eats Me
10. Fiona Apple :: The Idler Wheel…

Jordan Cronk

1. Swans :: The Seer
2. Scott Walker :: Bish Bosch
3. Julia Holter :: Ekstasis
4. Andy Stott :: Luxury Problems
5. Beach House :: Bloom
6. Actress :: R.I.P.
7. Grimes :: Visions
8. Laurel Halo :: Quarantine
9. John Talabot :: ƒIN
10. Spiritualized :: Sweet Heart Sweet Light
11. Chromatics :: Kill for Love
12. Cloud Nothings :: Attack on Memory
13. Japandroids :: Celebration Rock
14. The Men :: Open Your Heart
15. Godspeed You! Black Emperor :: ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
16. The xx :: Coexist
17. Allo Darlin’ :: Europe
18. Keiji Haino/Jim O’Rourke/Oren Ambarchi :: Imikuzushi
19. Dustin Wong :: Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads
20. Holly Herndon :: Movement
21. Hot Chip :: In Our Heads
22. Neneh Cherry & the Thing :: The Cherry Thing
23. Shackleton :: Music for the Quiet Hour / Drawbar Organ
24. Burial :: Kindred
25. YYU :: TIMETIMETIME&TIME
26. Cat Power :: Sun
27. Jens Lekman :: I Know What Love Isn’t
28. Sharon Van Etten :: Tramp
29. Raime :: Quarter Turns Over a Living Line
30. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti :: Mature Themes

Joel Elliott

1. Sharon Van Etten :: Tramp
2. Beach House :: Bloom
3. Deerhoof :: Breakup Song
4. Burial :: Kindred
5. Swans :: The Seer
6. Fenn O’Berg :: In Hell
7. Mount Eerie :: Clear Moon / Ocean Roar
8. Tame Impala :: Lonerism
9. Godspeed You! Black Emperor :: Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
10. Stian Westerhus :: The Matriarch and the Wrong Kind of Flowers
11. Jessie Ware :: Devotion
12. Mouse on Mars :: Parastrophics
13. Flying Lotus :: Until the Quiet Comes
14. Guided by Voices :: Let’s Go Eat the Factory / Class Clown Spots a U.F.O ./ The Bears for Lunch
15. Demdike Stare :: Elemental
16. Shackleton :: Music for the Quiet Hour / Drawbar Organ
17. Shearwater :: Animal Joy
18. Mirroring :: Foreign Body
19. Killer Mike :: R.A.P. Music
20. Port St. Willow :: Holiday
21. The Flaming Lips :: The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
22. Brian Eno :: Lux
23. El-P :: Cancer 4 Cure
24. Andy Stott :: Luxury Problems
25. Aesop Rock :: Skelethon
26. Zammuto :: Zammuto
27. Raime :: Quarter Turns Over a Living Line
28. Dead Can Dance :: Anastasis
29. Monolake :: Ghosts
30. Pop Winds :: Earth to Friend

P.M. Goerner

1. Swans :: The Seer
2. Godspeed You! Black Eemperor :: Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
3. Om :: Advaitic Songs
4. Andy Stott :: Luxury Problems
5. Julia Holter :: Ekstasis
6. Shackleton :: Music for the Quiet Hour
7. Grimes :: Visions
8. Scott Walker :: Bish Bosch
9. Frankie Rose :: Interstellar
10. Robert A. A. Lowe :: Timon Irnok Manta
11. Fiona Apple :: The Idler Wheel…
12. Earth :: Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light Vol. II
13. Mohn :: Mohn
14. Ty Segall Band :: Slaughterhouse
15. White Lung :: Sorry
16. Mirroring :: Foreign Body
17. Friendzone :: Collection 1
18. Winterfylleth :: Threnody of Triumph
19. Eternal Tapestry :: Dawn In Two Dimensions
20. Ash Borer :: Cold of Ages
21. Nachtmystium :: Silencing Machine
22. El-P :: Cancer 4 Cure
23. Chromatics :: Kill for Love
24. Mount Eerie :: Ocean Roar
25. Spiritualized :: Sweet Heart Sweet Light
26. Each Other :: Heavily Spaced
27. Celer :: I, Anatomy
28. Schoolboy Q :: Habits & Contradictions
29. Mutilation Rites :: Empyrean
30. Suum Cuique :: Ascetic Ideals

David M. Goldstein

1. Tame Impala :: Lonerism
2. Hot Chip :: In Our Heads
3. Kendrick Lamar :: good kid m.A.A.d city
4. Spiritualized :: Sweet Heart Sweet Light
5. Killer Mike :: R.A.P. Music
6. Swans :: The Seer
7. El-P :: Cancer 4 Cure
8. Corin Tucker Band :: Kill My Blues
9. Rush :: Clockwork Angels
10. Mark Lanegan Band :: Blues Funeral
11. Japandroids :: Celebration Rock
12. Neurosis :: Honor Found in Decay
13. Cloud Nothings :: Attack on Memory
14. Mission of Burma :: Unsound
15. The Tragically Hip :: Now For Plan A
16. Django Django :: Django Django
17. Soundgarden :: King Animal
18. Heartless Bastards :: Arrow
19. St. Lucia :: St Lucia
20. Lotus Plaza :: Spooky Action at a Distance
21. Neil Young :: Psychedelic Pill
22. Bob Mould :: Silver Age
23. The Men :: Open Your Heart
24. Jack White :: Blunderbuss
25. Howlin’ Rain :: The Russian Wilds
26. Jeff the Brotherhood :: Hypnotic Nights
27. Toy :: Toy
28. The Sea & Cake :: Runner
29. The Walkmen :: Heaven
30. Smashing Pumpkins :: Oceania

Andrew Hall

1. Jens Lekman :: I Know What Love Isn’t
2. Frank Ocean :: Channel Orange
3. Swans :: The Seer
4. Merchandise :: Children of Desire
5. Hot Chip :: In Our Heads
6. Kendrick Lamar :: good kid m.A.A.d city
7. Tame Impala :: Lonerism
8. Fiona Apple :: The Idler Wheel…
9. Burial :: Kindred
10. Perfume Genius :: Put Your Back N 2 It

Kaylen Hann

1. Swans :: The Seer
2. Tearist :: Purple Video
3. El-P :: Cancer 4 Cure
4. Grimes :: Visions
5. Flying Lotus :: Until the Quiet Comes
6. Moonface :: With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery
7. Doseone :: G Is For Deep
8. Tame Impala :: Lonerism
9. Sharon Van Etten :: Tramp
10. Schoolboy Q :: Habits and Contradictions
11. Scott Walker :: Bish Bosch
12. .L.W.H. :: CIA TV
13. Shackleton :: Music for the Quiet Hour / Drawbar Organ
14. Julia Holter :: Ekstasis
15. Frankie Rose :: Interstellar
16. Future :: Pluto 3D
17. Jens Lenkman :: I Know What Love Isn’t
18. Purity Ring :: Shrines
19. Friendzone :: Collection 1
20. Beach House :: Bloom
21. Keyboard Kid 206 :: The Transition
22. The Men :: Open Your Heart
23. Mount Eerie :: Clear Moon / Ocean Roar
24. Ab-Soul :: _Control System
25. Killer Mike :: R.A.P. Music
26. Each Other :: Heavily Spaced

Matt Main

1. Merchandise :: Children of Desire
2. John Talabot :: fIN
3. Cloud Nothings :: Attack on Memory
4. Julia Holter :: Ekstasis
5. Grimes :: Visions
6. Swans :: The Seer
7. Frank Ocean :: channel ORANGE
8. Kendrick Lamar :: good kid, m.A.A.d city
9. Chromatics :: Kill for Love
10. The xx :: Co-exist
11. Beach House :: Bloom
12. The Shins :: Port of Morrow

Maura McAndrew

1. Fiona Apple :: The Idler Wheel…
2. The Flatlanders :: The Odessa Tapes
3. Lambchop :: Mr. M
4. John Wesley Coleman :: The Last Donkey Show
5. Jens Lekman :: I Know What Love Isn’t
6. The Men :: Open Your Heart
7. Luke Roberts :: The Iron Gates at Throop and Newport
8. Craig Finn :: Clear Heart Full Eyes
9. Mount Eerie :: Clear Moon
10. The Tallest Man on Earth :: There’s No Leaving Now
11. The Mountain Goats :: Transcendental Youth
12. Wild Nothing :: Nocturne
13. Chromatics :: Kill for Love

Colin McGowan

1. Future :: Pluto
2. Disasterpeace :: Fez OST
3. Swans :: The Seer
4. Kendrick Lamar :: good kid, mAAd city
5. Young Thug :: I Came From Nothing Vol. 3
6. Jay Ant + Iamsu! :: Stoopid
7. Julia Holter : Ekstasis
8. Action Bronson :: Blue Chips
9. Solange :: True
10. Beach House :: Bloom
11. Spaceghostpurrp :: Mysterious Phonk
12. Grimes :: Visions
13. Roc Marciano :: Reloaded
14. Tame Impala :: Lonerism
15. Chief Keef :: Back From the Dead

Clayton Purdom

1. Kendrick Lamar :: good kid, m.A.A.d city
2. Friendzone :: Collection 1
3. Jesse Ware :: Devotion
4. Spaceghostpurrp :: Mysterious Phonk
5. Solange :: True
6. Flying Lotus :: Until the Quiet Comes
7. Fiona Apple :: The Idler Wheel…
8. Grimes :: Visions
9. Disasterpeace :: Fez OST
10. El-P :: Cancer 4 Cure

Scott Reid

1. Swans :: The Seer
2. Shackleton :: Music for the Quiet Hour / Drawbar Organ
3. Grimes :: Visions
4. Kendrick Lamar :: good kid m.A.A.d city
5. Julia Holter :: Ekstasis
6. Andy Stott :: Luxury Problems
7. Each Other :: Heavily Spaced / Traces to Nowhere
8. Fiona Apple :: The Idler Wheel…
9. El-P :: Cancer 4 Cure
10. The Men :: Open Your Heart
11. Burial :: Kindred
12. Tame Impala :: Lonerism
13. Friendzone :: Collection 1
14. Beach House :: Bloom
15. Deerhoof :: Breakup Song
16. Flying Lotus :: Until the Quiet Comes
17. .L.W.H. :: CIA TV
18. Lambchop :: Mr. M
19. Godspeed You! Black Emperor :: Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
20. Sharon Van Etten :: Tramp
21. Mount Eerie :: Clear Moon / Ocean Roar
22. Killer Mike :: R.A.P. Music
23. Jessie Ware :: Devotion
24. Aesop Rock :: Skelethon
25. John Talabot :: ƒin
26. White Lung :: Sorry
27. Pop Winds :: Earth to Friend
28. Liars :: WIXIW
29. Amanda Jo Williams :: The Bear Eats Me
30. Purity Ring :: Shrines

Dom Sinacola

1. Grimes :: Visions
2. Friendzone :: Collection 1
3. Swans :: The Seer
4. Perfume Genius :: Put Your Back N 2 It
5. Flying Lotus :: Until the Quiet Comes
6. Julia Holter :: Ekstasis
7. El-P :: Cancer 4 Cure
8. Very Best :: MTMTMK
9. Aesop Rock :: Skelethon
10. Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin :: Instrumental Tourist
11. Schoolboy Q :: Habits & Contradictions
12. Liars :: WIXIW
13. Andy Stott :: Luxury Problems
14. Zammuto :: Zammuto
15. Purity Ring :: Shrines
16. Miguel :: Kaleidoscope Dream
17. Solange :: True
18. Captain Murphy :: Duality
19. Jessie Ware :: Devotion
20. Laurel Halo :: Quarantine
21. Walkmen :: Heaven
22. Grand Salvo :: Slay Me In My Sleep
23. Grizzly Bear :: Shields
24. AU :: Both Lights
25. .L.W.H. :: CIA TV
26. Godspeed You! Black Emperor :: Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
27. Jeremih :: Nights With…
28. Here We Go Magic :: A Different Ship
29. Hot Chip :: In Our Heads
30. Menomena :: MOMS