2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Sharlese

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picks made the list!

Rose Windows at KEXP, 11/24/12

Rose Windows at KEXP, 11/24/12 // photo credit: Bebe Labree Besch (more photos)

Sharlese’s 2012 Top Local Albums
Rose Windows – The Sun Dogs [unreleased]
Wayfinders – Wayfinders [self-released]
Seapony – Falling [Hardly Art]
Kingdom Crumbs – Kingdom Crumbs [Cloud Nice]
Crypts – Crypts [Sargent House]
Litanic Mask – Litanic Mask [Fast Weapons]
Mean Jeans – Mean Jeans on Mars [Dirtnap]
Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso – Lord of the Fly [self-released]
Stephanie – One Glove [self-released]
Naomi Punk – The Feeling [Couple Skate/Captured Tracks]
Don’t Talk To The Cops – Let’s Quit [self-released]
Jarv Dee – Dopamine [Cloud Nice]
Absolute Monarchs – 1 [Good to Die]
Universe People – Bad French [self-released]
TacocaT – Take Me To Your Dealer EP [Hardly Art]
Mount Eerie – Clear Moon [P.W. Elverum & Sun]
Dark Time Sunshine – ANX [Fake Four, Inc]
Truckasauras – Truckasauras 2012 [Fourthcity]
Beat Connection – The Palace Garden [Moshi Moshi]
The Tempers – Together We Are The Love Vortex [self-released]

Death Grips at The Crocodile, 11/29/12

Death Grips at The Crocodile, 11/29/12 // photo credit: Brittany Brassell (more photos)

Top Albums of 2012 That Aren’t Local
Black Marble – A Different Arrangement [Hardly Art]
Trust – TRST [Arts & Crafts]
White Car – Everyday Grace [Hippos in Tanks]
Chromatics – Kill For Love [Italians Do It Better]
Death Grips – The Money Store [Epic] / No Love Deep Web [self-released]
Light Asylum – Light Asylum [Mexican Summer]
Shifted – Crossed Paths [Mote]
Thieves Like Us – Bleed Bleed Beed [Captured Tracks]
Violence Conjugale – Violence Conjugale [Born Bad]
Blanche Blanche Blanche – Wink With Both Eyes [Night People]
Mac DeMarco – Rock and Roll Night Club / 2 [Captured Tracks]
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Trouble [Polydor]
A$AP Mob – Lords Never Worry [Polo Grounds / RCA]
Sasha Go Hard – Do You Know Who I Am? [self-released]
Sympathy Nervous – Plastic Love [Minimal Wave]
Animal Collective – Centipede Hz [Domino]
Niki and the Dove – Instinct [Sub Pop]
Heavenly Beat – Talent [Captured Tracks]
Beach House – Bloom [Sub Pop]
Lemonade – Diver [True Panther]

Albums I Should’ve Listened To and Just Haven’t Yet
Pinback – Information Retrieved [Temporary Residence]
The Sea and Cake – Runner [Thrill Jockey]
Purity Ring – Shrines [4AD]
The Soft Moon – Zeros [Captured Tracks]
Prince Rama – Top Ten Hits For the End of the World [Paw Tracks]
Holograms – Holograms [Captured Tracks]

Sharlese is the host of Audioasis, on the air Saturday evenings 6-9PM.

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