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WLUR Staff Announce Top 10 Lists for 2012

Tame Impala, Beach House picked as the year's best records

WLUR station staff members have revealed their Top 10 albums lists for 2012, with Beach House and Tame Impala topping the annual charts.

General manager/program director Jeremy Franklin '04, host of "Stockholm Syndrome," and disc jockey Brett Twitty from "One Man in a Small Room" announced their lists on the air on December 12. Franklin picked Lonerism, the second LP from the Australian outfit Tame Impala, as his No. 1, while Twitty tabbed Maryland band Beach House's fourth full-length, Bloom, as his top album.

Both DJs selected Father John Misty's Fear Fun at No. 2 and Sharon Van Etten's Tramp at No. 3. Bloom also appeared on Franklin's list at No. 4.

Twin Shadow's Confess topped WLUR's Top 150 Albums chart, which was compiled based on airplay on the station throughout the year. The Black Keys, Grizzly Bear, Beach House and Dr. Dog also finished in the top five. Check out the full chart here.

The Top 10 lists from Franklin and Twitty appear below.

WLUR Staff 2012 Top 10 Lists


  1. Tame Impala, Lonerism (Modular)
  2. Father John Misty, Fear Fun (Sub Pop)
  3. Sharon Van Etten, Tramp (Jagjaguwar)
  4. Beach House, Bloom (Sub Pop)
  5. Cate Le Bon, Cyrk/Cyrk II (The Control Group)
  6. Flying Lotus, Until the Quiet Comes (Warp)
  7. Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (Epic)
  8. Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan (Domino)
  9. Alex Winston, King Con (Co-op)
  10. Grizzly Bear, Shields (Warp)


  1. Beach House, Bloom (Sub Pop)
  2. Father John Misty, Fear Fun (Sub Pop)
  3. Sharon Van Etten, Tramp (Jagjaguwar)
  4. Twin Shadow, Confess (4AD)
  5. Lord Huron, Lonesome Dreams (IAMSOUND)
  6. First Aid Kit, The Lion's Roar (Wichita)
  7. Julia Holter, Ekstatis (RVNG)
  8. Chromatics, Kill for Love (Italians Do It Better)
  9. The Tallest Man on Earth, There's No Leaving Now (Dead Oceans)
  10. DIIV, Oshin (Captured Tracks)