KCRW DJ Liza Richardon’s Top 10 Albums of 2012

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Check out Liza Richardson’s Top 10 list, and other favorites for 2012! See all of theDJ Top 10 lists here.

2. Chilly Gonzales – Solo Piano II (Art & Crafts)
3. Heartless Bastards – Arrow (Partisan)
4. The Walkmen – Heaven (Fat Possum)
5. Menahan Street Band – The Crossing (DAPTONE)
6. Kishi Bashi – 151A (Joyful Noise)
7. Twin Shadow – Confess (4AD Ltd)
8. Phèdre – Phèdre (Daps)
9. Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough? (Nonesuch)
10. Gary Clark Jr – Blak and Blu (Warner)

In the top 20 and depressed I can’t include:
KonKoma – KonKoma (Soundway)
Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes (Warp)
Bassnectar -Vava Voom (Amorphous)
Band of Skulls – Sweet Sour (Vagrant)
Big K.R.I.T. – Live From The Underground (Island Def Jam)
The Weeknd – Trilogy (XO&co)
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan (Domino)
Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE (Island Def Jam)
The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter (Universal Republic)
Sean Rowe – The Salesman and The Shark (ANTI)

Also love and sad I can’t include:
Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard (Secret City)
Secret City Teen – In Limbo (Carpark)
Tanlines –  Mixed Emotions (True Panther)
Tame Impala – Lonerism (Modular)
Santigold – Master of My Make Believe (Atlantic)
Polica – Give You The Ghost (Mom+Pop)
Bob Mould – Silver Age (Merge)
Miike Snow –  Happy To You (Universal Republic)
Glen Hansard – Rhythm and Repose (ANTI)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Here (Vagrant)
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls (ATO)