Best of 2012: Releases

New stuff we spun for you on WFUV, in computerized alphabetical order so all the "The" bands are listed in the Ts (hey, don't judge, there's 500 of them here).

The Best of 2012 Listener Poll Results | WFUV Staff Picks

Artist Album Title
2:54 2:54
A Place to Bury Strangers Worship
A.C. Newman Shut Down the Streets
Aaron Freeman/Ween Marvelous Clouds
Adam Cohen Like a Man
Adele "Skyfall" Soundtrack
Aesop Rock Skelethon
Aimee Mann Charmer
Air Le Voyage Dans La Lune
Alabama Shakes Boys and Girls
Alejandro Escovedo Big Station
Allen Stone Allen Stone
Allo Darlin' Europe
Alo Sounds Like This
Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Amadou & Mariam Folila
Amos Lee As the Crow Flies EP
Amy Cook Summer Skin
Amy Ray Lung of Love
Anders Osborne Black Eye Galaxy
Andrew Bird Break It Yourself
Andrew Bird Hands of Glory
Ani DiFranco Which Side Are You On?
Animal Collective Centipede Hz
Antibalas Antibalas
Antony & the Johnsons Cut the World
Ariel Pink Mature Themes
Badly Drawn Boy "Being Flynn" Soundtrack
Bahamas Barchords
Band of Horses Mirage Rock
Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man
Beach House Bloom
Beachwood Sparks The Tarnished Gold
Bear in Heaven I Love You, It's Cool
Ben Folds Five The Sound of the Life of the Times
Ben Howard Every Kingdom
Ben Kweller Go Fly a Kite
Ben Sollee Half Made Man
Ben Taylor Listening
Benjamin Gibbard Former Lives
Best Coast The Only Place
Beth Orton Sugaring Season
Bettye Lavette Thankful n' Thoughtful
Bhi Bhiman Bhiman
Big Gigantic Nocturnal
Bill Fay Life Is People
Black Moth Super Rainbow Cobra Juicy
Black Taxi We Don't Know Any Better
Bloc Party Four
Bob Dylan Tempest
Bob Mould Silver Age
Bobby Womack The Bravest Man in the Universe
Bonde Do Role Tropicalbacanal
Bonnie Raitt Slipstream
Boyz Noize Out of the Black
Brandi Carlile Bear Creek
Brendan Benson What Kind of World
Breton The Blanket Rule EP
Breton Other People's Problems
Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball
Cadence Weapon Hope in Dirt City
Calexico Algiers
California Wives Art History
Cameras In Your Room
Carolina Chocolate Drops Leaving Eden
Cassandra Wilson Another Country
Cat Power Sun
Ceremony Zoo
Charlie Mars Blackberry Light
Chimes of Freedom Chimes of Freedom
Choir of Young Believers Rhine Gold
Chris Robinson Brotherhood Big Moon Ritual
Chris Robinson Brotherhood The Magic Door
Chris Smither Hundred Dollar Valentine
Chromatics Kill For Love
Chuck Prophet Temple Beautiful
Citizen Cope One Lovely Day
Citizens! Here We Are
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
Cody ChesnuTT Landing on a Hundred
Cold Specks I Predict a Graceful Expulsion
Corin Tucker Kill My Blues
Cory Branan Mutt
Cory Chisel Old Believers
Counting Crows Underwater Sunshine
Cowboy Junkies The Wilderness
Craig Finn Clear Heart Full Eyes
Crocodiles Endless Flowers
Crystal Castles Iii
Crystal Fighters Star of Love
Cursive I Am Gemini
Damien Jurado Maraqopa
Dan Bern Drifter
Dan Deacon America
Daniel Rossen Silent Hour/Golden Mile
Daphni Jiaolong
Dar Williams In the Time of Gods
Daughter The Wild Youth EP
Dave Matthews Band Away From the World
David Byrne/St. Vincent Love This Giant
David Mead Dudes
David Wax Museum Knock Knock Get Up
Dayna Kurtz Secret Canon Vol. 1
Dear Comrade All Wisdom Is Gone
Deep Sea Diver History Speaks
Deerhoof Breakup Song
Delta Spirit Delta Spirit
Devin Romancing
Diamond Rings Free Dimensional
Diamond Rugs Diamond Rugs
Diana Krall Glad Rag Doll
Diiv Oshin
Dinosaur Feathers Whistle Lips
Dinosaur Jr. I Bet on Sky
Dion Tank Full of Blues
Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan
Dispatch Circles Around the Sun
Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits
Django Django Django Django
Donald Fagen Sunken Condos
Dr. Dog Be the Void
Dr. John Locked Down
Dry the River Weights and Measures EP
Dum Dum Girls End of Daze EP
Dwight Yoakam 3 Pears
Edward Sharpe Here
Efterklang Pirimida
El Perro Del Mar Pale Fire
El-P Cancer 4 Cure
Eleni Mandell I Can See the Future
Elle King The Elle King EP
Emeli Sande Our Version of Events
Emily Wells Mama
Everest Ownerless
Exitmusic Passage
Fanfarlo Rooms Filled With Light
Fang Island Major
Fankie Rose Interstellar
Father John Misty Fear Fun
Feist Metals
Field Report Field Report
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...
First Aid Kit The Lion's Roar
Fistful of Mercy Chimes of Freedom
Flying Lotus Until the Quiet Comes
Frank Ocean Channel Orange
Freelance Whales Diluvia
Friends Manifest!
Frightened Rabbit State Hospital EP
Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu
Geographer Myth
Glen Hansard Rhythm and Repose
Gold Fields Gold Fields EP
Good Old War Come Back As Rain
Gotye Making Mirrors
Gov't Mule The Georgia Bootleg Box
Grace Potter The Lion the Beast the Beat
Grace Woodroofe Always Want
Graffiti6 Colours
Graham Parker Three Chords Good
Great Lake Swimmers New Wild Everywhere
Grimes Visions
Grizzly Bear Shields
Guided By Voices Class Clown Spots a Ufo
Hacienda Shakedown
Heartless Bastards Arrow
Here We Go Magic A Different Ship
Horse Feathers Cynic's New Year
Hospitality Hospitality
Hot Chip In Our Heads
How to Destroy Angels An Omen_ep
How to Dress Well Total Loss
Howler America Give Up
Husky Forever So
Ian Hunter & the Rant Band When I'm President
Icky Blossoms Icky Blossoms
Ingrid Michaelson Human Again
Iris Dement Sing the Delta
Islands A Sleep & A Forgetting
Jack White Blunderbuss
Jaill Traps
Japandroids Celebration Rock
Jason Lytle Dept. of Disappearance
JD McPherson Signs and Signifiers
Jeff the Brotherhood Hypnotic Nights
Jenny Owen Youngs An Unwavering Band of Light
Jenny Scheinman Mischief & Mayhem
Jens Lekman I Know What Love Isn't
Jerry Douglas Traveler
Jesca Hoop The House That Jack Built
Jesse Harris Sub Rosa
Jessie Baylin Little Spark
Jim White Where It Hits You
Jimmy Cliff Rebirth
Jimmy Fallon Blow Your Pants Off
Joan Osborne Bring It on Home
Joe Bonamassa Driving Towards the Daylight
Joe Jackson The Duke
Joe Louis Walker Hellfire
Joe Pug The Great Despiser
John Cale Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood
John Fullbright From the Ground Up
John Hiatt Mystic Pinball
John K. Samson Provincial
John Mayer Born and Raised
Jonathan Wilson Gentle Spirit
Jonquil Point of Go
Joseph Arthur Redemption City
Josh Ritter Bringing in the Darlings EP
Joshua Radin Underwater
Joss Stone The Soul Sessions Vol. 2
Justin Townes Earle Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
Kathleen Edwards Voyageur
Keane Strangeland
Kelly Hogan I Like to Keep Myself in Pain
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
Kimbra Vows
Kindness Wolrd, You Need a Change of Mind
King Tuff King Tuff
Kishi Bashi 151a
Kopecky Family Band Kids Raising Kids
Ladyhawke Anxiety
Lambchop Mr. M
Langhorne Slim & the Law The Way We Move
Laura Marling A Creature I Don't Know
Lavender Diamond Incorruptible Heart
Lawrence Arabia The Sparrow
Lee Fields Faithful Man
Lee Ranaldo Between the Times and the Tides
Leila U&I
Lemonade Diver
Leonard Cohen Old Ideas
Lianne La Havas Is Your Love Big Enough?
Liars WIXIW
Lindsay Fuller You, Anniversary
Lisa Marie Presley Storm and Grace
Little Feat Rooster Rag
Lord Huron Lonesome Dreams
Los Straightjackets Jet Set
Lost in the Trees A Church That Fits Our Needs
Loudon Wainwright III Older Than My Old Man Now
Lower Dens Nootropics
LP Into the Wild
Lucero Women & Work
Lucy Kaplansky Reunion
Luka Bloom The New Morning
Lupe Fiasco Food and Liquor II
Lykke Li Just Tell Me What You Want
Lyle Lovett Release Me
M. Ward A Wasteland Companion
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Magic Wands Aloha Moon
Maps & Atlases Beware and Be Grateful
Marco Benevento Tiger Face
Mark Eitzel Don't Be a Stranger
Mark Lanegan Blues Funeral
Martin Sexton Fall Like Rain
Mary Chapin Carpenter Ashes and Roses
Matt & Kim Lightning
Matthew Dear Beams
Matthew E. White Big Inner
Melody's Echo Chamber Melody's Echo Chamber
Memoryhouse The Slideshow Effect
Menahan Street Band The Crossing
Menomena Moms
Metric Synthetica
Metz Metz
Micachu and the Shapes Never
Michael Franti Chimes of Freedom
Michael Kiwanuka Home Again
Miike Snow Happy to You
Milo Green Milo Greene
Mindy Smith Mindy Smith
Miniature Tigers Mia Pharoah
Missy Higgins The Ol' Razzle Dazzle
Mndr Feed Me Diamonds
Moon Duo Circles
Ms Mr Candy Bar Creep Show EP
Mumford & Sons Babel
My Best Friend In Ghostlike Fading
My Jerusalem Preachers
Nada Surf The Stars Are Indifferent to Astrology
Nanci Griffith Intersection
Neil Halstead Palindrome Hunches
Neil Young Psychedelic Pill
Neil Young Americana
Neko Case The Hunger Games Soundtrack
New Multitudes New Multitudes
Night Moves Colored Emotions
Niki & the Dove Instinct
Nils Lofgren Old School
Nite Jewel One Second of Love
Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts
Now, Now Threads
Oberhofer Time Capsules Ii
Of Monsters and Men My Head Is An Animal
Of Montreal Paralytic Stalks
Old Crow Medicine Show Carry Me Back
Opossum Electric Hawaii
Orbital Wonky
Palomar Kook Soul
Passion Pit Gossamer
Patrick Watson Adventures in Your Own Back Yard
Patterson Hood Heat Lighting Rumbles in the Distance
Patti Smith Banga
Paul Banks Julian Plenti Lives...
Paul Banks Banks
Paul McCartney Kisses on the Bottom
Paul Simon Live in New York City
Paul Weller Sonik Kicks
Peaking Lights Lucifer
People Get Ready People Get Ready
Perfume Genius Put Your Back N 2 It
Phenomenal Handclap Band Form & Control
Pinback Information Retrieved
Poliça Give You the Ghost
Pomegranates Heaven
Pond Beard, Wives, Denim
Poolside Pacific Standard Time
Poor Moon Illusion EP
Poor Moon Poor Moon
Pop Etc Pop Etc
Preservation Hall Jazz Band St. Peter and 57th Street
Public Image Ltd This Is Pil
Public Service Broadcasting The War Room EP
Punch Brothers Who's Feeling Young Now
Purity Ring Shrines
Rah Rah The Poet's Dead
Rebecca Ferguson Heaven
Redd Kross Researching the Blues
Regina Spektor What We Saw From the Cheap Seats
Reptar Body Faucet
Reptile Youth Reptile Youth
Rhett Miller The Dreamer
Richard Hawley Standing At the Sky's Edge
Rick Holmstrom Cruel Sunrise
Rickie Lee Jones The Devil You Know
Ringo Starr Ringo 2012
River City Extension Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger
RNDM Acts
Robert Cray Nothin But Love
Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio Recovered
Rocco Deluca Drugs and Hymns
Rocket Juice & the Moon Rocket Juice & the Moon
Rodney Crowell/Mary Karr Kin
Rodrigo & Gabriela Area 52
Rodriguez Searching For Sugar Man
Ramona Falls Prophet
Rose Cousins We Have Made a Spark
Royal Baths Better Luck Next Life
Royal Headache Royal Headache
Rufus Wainwright Out of the Game
Rupa & the April Fishes Rupa & the April Fishes
Ry Cooder Election Special
Ryan Adams Ashes & Fire
Ryan Shaw Real Love
Said the Whale Little Mountain
Saint Etienne Words and Music By Saint Etienne
Santigold Master of Make-Believe
Sara Watkins Sun Midnight Sun
Sarah Jaffe The Body Wins
Savoir Adore Our Nature
Screaming Females Ugly
Sea Wolf Old World Romance
Sean Hayes Before We Turn to Dust
Sera Cahoone Deer Creek Canyon
Sharon Van Etten Tramp
Shawn Colvin All Fall Down
Shearwater Animal Joy
Shemekia Copeland 33.33
Shovels and Rope O' Be Joyful
Sigur Ros Valtari
Silversun Pickups Neck of the Woods
Simian Mobile Disco Unpatterns
Sinead O'Connor How About I Be Me (And You Be You)
Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror
Smashing Pumpkins Oceania
Sonny and the Sunsets Longtime Companion
Sonny Landreth Elemental Journey
Soul Asylum Delayed Reaction
Soulsavers The Light the Dead See
Spider Bags Shake My Head
Spiritualized Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
Ssion Ssion
Stars The North
Steve Forbert Over With You
Suckers Candy Salad
Sun Airway Soft Fall
Sun Kil Moon Among the Leaves
Taken By Trees Other Worlds
Tame Impala Lonerism
Tanlines Mixed Emotions
Teen In Limbo
Teen Daze Inner Mansions
The 2 Bears Be Strong
The Amazing Gentle Stream
The Antlers Undersea EP
The Avett Brothers The Carpenter
The Bamboos Medicine Man
The Barr Brothers The Barr Brothers
The Big Pink Future This
The Blakes Art of Losses
The Cheiftains Voice of Ages
The Cribs In the Belly of the Brazen Bull
The Dandy Warhols This Machine
The Daredevil Christopher Wright The Nature of Things
The Db's Falling Off the Sky
The Dead Weather Horehound
The Decemberists We All Raise Our Voices to the Air
The Drums Portamento
The Fresh & Onlys Long Slow Dance
The Gaddabouts Look Out Now!
The Gaslight Anthem Handwritten
The Heavy The Glorious Dead
The Helio Sequence Negotiations
The Henry Clay People Twenty-Five For the Rest of Our Lives
The Hives Lex Hives
The Hood Internet Feat
The Hounds Below You Light Me Up in the Dark
The Hundred in the Hands Red Night
The Jayhawks Mockingbird Time
The Joy Formidable Wolf's Law
The Kennedys Closer Than You Know
The Kooks Junk of the Heart
The Little Willies For the Good Times
The Lost Brothers The Passing of the Night
The Lumineers The Lumineers
The Luyas Animator
The Magnetic Fields Love At the Bottom of the Sea
The Mastersons Birds Fly South
The Mavericks Suited Up and Ready
The Men Open Your Heart
The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth
The Mynabirds Generals
The New Pornographers Just Tell Me That You Want Me
The Newno2 The Fear of Missing Out
The Orb & Lee Scratch Perry The Observer in the Star House
The Phantin Family Halo When I Fall Out
The Raveonettes Observator
The Shins Port of Morrow
The Statesman The Statesman
The Sugarman Three What the World Needs Now
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
The Temper Trap The Temper Trap
The Vaccines Come of Age
The Very Best Mtmtmk
The Walkmen Heaven
The Wallflowers Glad All Over
The Wandering Go on Now, You Can't Stay Here
The Whigs Enjoy the Company
The White Buffalo Once Upon a Time in the West
the xx Coexist
The Young Dub Egg
Thee Oh Sees Putrifiers Ii
Theesatisfaction Awe Naturale
Thieving Irons Behold, This Dreamer!
Tift Merritt Traveling Alone
Tim Fite Ain't Ain't Ain't
Tindersticks The Something Rain
Titus Andronicus Local Business
Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun Wildfire
Todd Snider Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables
Tom Tom Club Downtown Rockers EP
Tori Amos Gold Dust
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Trouble
Toy Toy
Trampled By Turtles Stars and Satellites
Trey Anastasio Traveler
Tilly and the Wall Heavy Mood
Twin Shadow Confess
Two Door Cinema Club Beacon
Two Gallants The Bloom and the Blight
Ty Segall Twins
Ultraista Ultraista
Van Morrison Born to Sing: No Plan B
Various Artists Lowe Country: the Songs of Nick Lowe
Various Artists Just Tell Me That You Want Me: a Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
VCMG SSSS
Violens True
Wanda Jackson Unfinished Business
Wax Poetic On a Ride
White Rabbits Milk Famous
Wild Nothing Nocturne
Willie Nelson Heroes
Willis Earl Beal Acousmatic Sorcery
Win Win Double Vision
Winterpills All My Lovely Goners
Wintersleep Hello Hum
World Party Arkeology
Yeasayer Fragrant World
Yellow Ostrich Strange Land
Young Magic Melt
Young Man Vol. 1
Young Moon Navigated Like the Swan
Young Prisms In Between
Yukon Blonde Tiger Talk
Zambri House of Baasa
Zeus Busting Visions
Zulu Winter Language

The Best of 2012 Listener Poll | WFUV Staff Picks