Tim and Lisa Cretsinger, the owners of the great indie store Groovacious Records in Cedar City, have compiled their best-of picks for 2012.
TIM'S TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 2012
1. Sean Rowe - The Salesman & the Shark
2. Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful
3. Calexico - Algiers
4. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
5. Beachwood Sparks - Tarnished Gold
6. D. Hidalgo/M. Nanji/L. Dickinson - 3 Skulls and the Truth
7. Jeff Lynne - Long Wave
8. The Sheep Dogs - The Sheep Dogs
9. Giant Sand - Tuscon: A Country Rock Opera
10. Grizzly Bear - Shields
11. The Shins - Port of Morrow
12. Joe Walsh - Analog Man
13. Husky - Forever So
14. The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Throw It to the Universe
15. ZZ Top - La Futura
16. The White Buffalo - Once Upon a Time In the West
17. Ponderosa - Pool Party
18. Lost In the Trees - A Church That Fits Our Needs
19. Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
20. Bonnie Raitt - Slipstream
Lisa’s 20 Favorite Records of 2012
-to be played in the following order-
Kelly Joe Phelps "Brother, Sinner and the Whale" Black Hen Music
Carolina Chocolate Drops "Leaving Eden" Nonesuch
Kelly Hogan "I Like to Keep Myself in Pain" Anti-
The Walkmen "Heaven" Fat Possum Records
Grizzly Bear "Shields" Warp Records
The Shins "Port of Morrow" Columbia
Andrew Bird "Break It To Yourself" Mom&Pop
Chuck Prophet "Temple Beautiful" yeproc
The Sheepdogs "The Sheepdogs" Atlantic
Sean Rowe "The Salesman and the Shark" Anti-
Giant Sand "Tucson" Fire Records
Bob Dylan "Tempest" Columbia
Neil Young & Crazy Horse "Psychedelic Pill" Reprise
Bonnie Raitt "Slipstream" Redwing
Jeff Lynne "Long Wave" Frontiers Records
Beachwood Sparks "Tarnished Gold" SubPop
Father John Misty "Fear Fun" SubPop
Lost in the Trees "A Church That Fits Our Needs" Anti-
Ponderosa "Pool Party" New West
The White Buffalo "Once Upon a Time in the West" Unison Music
And for good measure, here is the list of the store's best sellers for December 10-15::
1- Led Zeppelin "Celebration Day"
2- Holidays Rule
3- Calexico "Algiers"
4- The Hobbit
5- Sera Cahoone "Deer Creek Canyon"
6- The Game "Bloodbath"
7- Maroon 5 "Overexposed"
8- Elle Goulding "Humming by the Flowered Vine"
9- Death Might Be Your Santa
10- Beth Orton "Sugaring Season"
11- Stone Sour "House of Gold and Bones, Vol. 1"
12- Green Day "Tre"
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