Saturday, January 5, 2013

Top 100 Albums of 2012


by Maddi Frick

A bit belated, but true nonetheless.  Here are the Top 100 Albums played this year on Northern Community Radio.  Is it any surprise Trampled made it to the top?  They're also the only band to make it twice.  Bands are in order of most plays starting at the top.


Artist Title
Trampled By Turtles Stars and Satellites
Joan Osborne Bring It On Home
The Black Keys El Camino
Janiva Magness Stronger For It
Etta Britt Out Of The Shadows
Bonnie Raitt Slipstream
The Chieftains Voice Of Ages
Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls
The Wood Brothers Smoke Ring Halo
Leonard Cohen Old Ideas
Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball
Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts
Dion Tank Full of Blues
Ruthie Foster Let It Burn
Heartless Bastards Arrow
Hindi Zahra Handmade
Jimmy Cliff Sacred Fire
Carolina Chocolate Drops Leaving Eden
Beth Hart Don't Explain
Punch Brothers Who's Feeling Young Now?
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer Little Blue Egg
Walter Trout Blues For The Modern Daze
Jack White Blunderbuss
Shemekia Copeland 33 1/3
Dar Williams In The Time Of Gods [Advance]
Heritage Blues Orchestra And Still I Rise
Peter Karp Beyond The Crossroads
Rodrigo Y Gabriela & C.U.B.A. Area 52
Julia Nunes Julia Nunes 11 Settle Down (Nudebutler)
Ingrid Michaelson Human Again
Various Artists Just Tell Me That You Want Me รข€’ A Tribut
Jimmy Cliff Rebirth
Sista Monica Livining In The Danger Zone
Bill Wyman Rhythmn Kings Sampler
Ray Charles Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Single
Bob Dylan Tempest
Novalima Karimba
Various Artists Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dyla
Various Artists Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dyla
Joe Louis Walker Hellfire
Jessie Baylin Little Spark
Ceu Caravana Sereia Bloom
The Little Willies For The Good Times
Brandi Carlile Bear Creek
I Like You. Fall In Like
Rupa & The April Fishes Build
The Stone Coyotes A Wild Bird Flying
Claudia Schmidt Bend in the River
David Byrne & Caetano Veloso Live At Carnegie Hall
Pat Donohue Vicksburg Blues
Justin Townes Earle Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel 
Etta James The Dreamer
Carole King The Legendary Demos
Lucy Michelle And The Velvet Lapelles Heat
The Pines Dark So Gold
Trampled By Turtles Palomino
Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Balkan Beat Box Give
Galactic Carnivale Electricos
Little Feat Rooster Rag
Teague Alexy This Dance
Sara Watkins Sun Midnight Sun
Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound
Delta Moon Black Cat Oil
Fatoumata Diawara Fatou
First Aid Kit The Lion's Roar
Nanci Griffith Intersection
Lucy Kaplansky Reunion
Van Morrison Born To Sing: No Plan B
Nada Surf The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy
Willie Nelson Heroes
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds Pound Of Dirt
The Honeydogs What Comes After
The Lumineers The Lumineers
Paul Thorn What The Hell Is Goin' On
Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits
Alejandro Escovedo Big Station
Melody Gardot The Absence
John Hiatt Mystic Pinball
Bettye LaVette Thankful N' Thoughtful
Lyle Lovett Release Me
Diet Folk Cold
Dr. John Locked Down
Kelly Hogan I Like To Keep Myself In Pain
Small And Tall High On You - Tall & Small
Otis Taylor Otis Taylor's Contraband
TriBeCaStan New Deli
Various Artists Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan
Tom Waits Bad As Me
Yo-Yo Ma  Stuart Duncan
Big Harp White Hat
Ane Brun It All Starts With One
J.D. McPherson Signs & Signifiers
Jerry O'Hagan And His Orchestra Dance Time Volume 1
Amos Lee As The Crow Flies
Old Crow Medicine Show Carry Me Back
The Steel Wheels Lay Down Lay Low
Johnny Winter Roots
Ryan Adams Ashes & Fire
Amadou & MariamFolila

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