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Top 20 Local Releases Of 2012

In mid-November, we asked listeners and readers to vote on their top local releases of the year. We received over 27,000 votes in that two-week timeframe, and now it’s time to reveal the top 20 picks. There’s some surprises and the usual suspects in the mix — revisit coverage we did on many of them in 2012 and check back tomorrow for archived audio of The Local Show to hear the full run-down.

 

20. Kristoff Krane — Fanfaronade (328 votes)

 

 

19. Solid Gold — Eat Your Young (336 votes)
2012 In-Studio
Eat Your Young Review

 

18. Bomba De Luz — What A Heavy Weight (341 votes)
2012 In-Studio

Interview: Lydia Hoglund

 

17. Lucy Michelle and The Velvet Lapelles — Heat (348 votes)
2012 In-Studio
2012 MN State Fair Performance

 

16. John Mark Nelson — Waiting and Waiting(360 votes)
Interview: John Mark Nelson

2012 In-Studio
2012 MN State Fair Performance

 

15. Marijuana Deathsquads —  (378 votes)

 

 

14. Southside Desire — Songs To Love and Die To (386 votes)

 

 

13. L’Assassins — L’Assassins EP (394 votes)
2012 In-Studio

 

 

12. Reina Del Cid and The Cidizens — Blueprints, Plans (396 votes)

 

 

11. Lazerbeak — Lava Bangers (398 votes)

 

 

10. I Self Devine — The Sound Of Low Class Amerika (405 votes)
2012 In-Studio
Local Radar

 

9. Jeremy Messersmith — Paper Moon EP (417 votes)
Jeremy Messersmith on the Daily Circuit
Caravan Du Nord Performance

 

8. Mike Mictlan — SNAXXX (433 votes)

 

 

7. Motion City Soundtrack — Go (515 votes)
2012 In-Studio

 

 

6. Now, Now — Threads (678 votes)
2012 In-Studio
Now, Now Interview

 

5. Polica — Give You The Ghost (957 votes)
Polica Sign to Mom + Pop
Video: Polica at SXSW
Interview: Polica at SXSW

 

4. Trampled By Turtles — Stars and Satellites (962 votes)
Review: Rock The Garden
Slideshow: Trampled By Turtles at Rock The Garden
Trampled By Turtles On Letterman

 

3. Brother Ali — Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color (1091 votes)
Brother Ali and P.O.S. discuss politics
Interview: Brother Ali On Being Arrested

 

2. Prof — Kaiser Von Powderhorn III (1438 votes)

 

 

1. P.O.S. — We Don’t Even Live Here (1648 votes)
Brother Ali and P.O.S. discuss politics
News: P.O.S. Cancels Tour