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Staff Picks

Here's some of the XPN Staff Picks for Best Of in 2012

Roger LaMay

WXPN General Manager

  • Songs
    1. Dr. Dog - "Black Hole"
    2. Polica - "Dark Star"
    3. Of Monsters and Men - "Little Talks"
    4. Justin Towns Earle - "Look the Other Way"
    5. Patterson Hood - "Leaving Time"
    6. Shins - "Its Only Life"
    7. Dr John - "Revolution"
    8. The Walkmen - "Heaven"
    9. Avett Brothers - "Live and Die"
    10. Michael Kiwanuka - "Tell Me a Tale"
  • Albums
    1. Justin Towns Earle - Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me
    2. Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur
    3. Dr. Dog - Be the Void
    4. Polica - Give Up the Night
    5. Patterson Hood - Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance
    6. Dr John - Locked Down
    7. The Shins - Port of Morrow
    8. Alejandro Escovedo - Big Station
    9. JC Brooks - Want More
    10. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Wes Bower

Corporate Business Support Representative

  • Songs
    1. Brandi Carlile – "Long Way Home"
    2. Bill Fay – "This World"
    3. Wanderlust – "Lou Reed"
    4. Joe Walsh – "Lucky That Way"
    5. The Lumineers – "Ho Hey"
    6. Bruce Springsteen – "We Take Care of our Own"
    7. Aimme Mann – "Charmer"
    8. Sharon Van Etten – "Serpents"
    9. Heartless Bastards – "Parted Ways"
    10. The Shins – "It’s Only Life"
  • Albums
    1. Neil Young – Psychedelic Pill
    2. Joe Walsh – Analog Man
    3. Brandi Carlile – Bear Creek
    4. Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
    5. Dr. Dog – Be The Void
    6. Ian Hunter – When I’m President
    7. The Shins – Port of Morrow
    8. The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
    9. Bob Dylan – Tempest
    10. Kathleen Edwards – Voyager

Tess-a-phonic-Tess Coffey

Assistant to the GM

  • Songs
    1. Lumineers - "Stubborn Love"
    2. Lord Huron - "Time to Run"
    3. Electric Guest - "This Hand I Hold"
    4. Dwight Yocum - "A Heart Like Mine"
    5. Django Django - "Default"
    6. Calexico - "Splitter"
    7. Lumineers - "Hey Ho"
    8. Black Keys - "Little Black Submarines"
    9. The Walkmen - "Heaven"
    10. Michael Kiwanuka - "I'm Getting Ready"
  • Albums
    1. Iris DeMent - Sing The Delta
    2. Mission of Burma - Unsound (actually tied with #1)
    3. Band of Horses - Mirage Rock
    4. Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
    5. The Walkmen - Heaven
    6. Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
    7. Waylon Jennings - Goin’ Down Rockin’
    8. Cat Power - Sun
    9. The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
    10. Art Garfunkel - The Singer

Andrew Davis

Broadcast Engineer

  • Songs
    1. My Morning Jacket - "Outta My System" (Washed Out Remix)
    2. Frank Ocean - "Blue Whale"
    3. Dr. Dog - "Be The Void"
    4. Jim James – "Know Til Now"
    5. Mayor Hawthrone - "The Walk" (featuring Rizzle Kicks)
    6. The Shins - "Simple Song"
    7. Bob Dylan - "Duquesne Whistle"
    8. Evil Cowards - "Bedford Avenue Wine Distributors"
    9. Joe Walsh - "Analog Man"
    10. The Amazing - "Flashlight"
  • Albums
    1. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    2. Dr. Dog - Be The Void
    3. Neil Young - Psychedelic Pill
    4. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
    5. Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe
    6. Bob Dylan - Tempest
    7. Band of Horses - Mirage Rock
    8. The Rolling Stones - Brussels Affair
    9. Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
    10. The Weekend - Trilogy

Tom Interrante

Director, Corporate Business Support

  • Songs
    1. The Black Keys - "Little Black Submarines"
    2. The Lumineers - "Ho Hey"
    3. The Shins - "Simple Song"
    4. The Black Keys - "Gold on the Ceiling"
    5. Passion Pit - "Carried Away"
    6. Polica - "Dark Star"
    7. Alabama Shakes - "Hang Loose"
    8. The Black Keys - "Stop Stop"
    9. The Killers - "Runaways"
    10. The XX - "Chained"
  • Albums
    1. The Shins - Port of Morrow
    2. Passion Pit - Gossamer
    3. Mumford and Sons - Babel
    4. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
    5. Alabama Shakes - Boys and Girls
    6. Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts
    7. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
    8. Delta Rae - Carry the Fire
    9. Polica - Give you the Ghost
    10. Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur

Fred Knittel

Volunteer & Student Coordinator

  • Songs (in no specific order)
    1. Chairlift- "I Belong In Your Arms"
    2. First Aid Kit- "Emmylou"
    3. Kelly Hogan- "Plant White Roses"
    4. Sera Cahoone- "Naked"
    5. Purity Ring- "Fireshrine"
    6. Shearwater- "You As You Were"
    7. Pomegranates- "Lost Lives"
    8. Gregory and the Hawk- "Miss Miss"
    9. Prairie Empire- "Give"
    10. Diiv- "How Long Have You Known"
    11. Strand of Oaks- "Dark Shores"
    12. Mirel Wagner- "No Hands"
    13. Sun Kil Moon- "Elaine"
  • Albums (in no specific order)
    1. Sera Cahoone- Deer Creek Canyon
    2. Wild Nothing- Nocturne
    3. Field Report- Field Report
    4. Everyone Everywhere- Everyone Everywhere
    5. Angel Olsen- Half Way Home
    6. Gregory and the Hawk- Come, Now
    7. Daughn Gibson- All Hell
    8. The Tallest Man on Earth- There's No Leaving Now
    9. Shearwater- Animal Joy
    10. Tift Merritt- Traveling Alone
    11. Sun Kil Moon- Among the Leaves
    12. Driftwood Singers- Driftwood Signers
    13. Converge- All We Love We Leave Behind

Christine Rhodes

Finance Coordinator

  • Songs
    1. Lumineers - "Stubborn Love"
    2. Dr. Dog - “That Old Black Hole”
    3. The Shins – “Simple Song”
    4. Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”
    5. Father John Misty – “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”
    6. Work Drugs – “License to Drive”
    7. Field Report – “Fergus Falls”
    8. Sharon Van Etten – “Serpents”
    9. Tanlines – “All of Me”
    10. Of Monsters and Men – “Mountain Sound”
  • Albums
    1. Islands – A Sleep & A Forgetting
    2. Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
    3. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
    4. Dr. Dog – Be the Void
    5. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
    6. Cheers Elephant – Like Wind Blows Fire
    7. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
    8. King Tuff – King Tuff
    9. Titus Andronicus – Local Business
    10. Zeus – Busting Visions

Lauren Roccia

Development Assistant/Back Up Traffic Manager

  • Songs
    1. David Ford – “Philadelphia Boy”
    2. Dry The River – “Weights & Measures”
    3. Mumford & Sons – “Babel”
    4. Allen Stone – “Say So”
    5. John K. Samson – “When I Write My Master’s Thesis”
    6. JD McPherson – “North Side Girl”
    7. Passion Pit – “Take A Walk”
    8. Good Old War – “Amazing Eyes”
    9. Lianne La Havas ft. Willy Mason – “No Room For Doubt”
    10. Brandi Carlile – “Hard Way Home”
  • Albums
    1. Mumford & Sons – Babel
    2. Dry The River – Shallow Bed
    3. Passenger – All The Little Lights
    4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
    5. John K. Samson – Provincial
    6. Kris Allen – Thank You Camellia
    7. Father John Misty – Fear Fun
    8. Delta Spirit – Delta Spirit
    9. John Mayer – Born & Raised
    10. Delta Rae – Carry The Fire

Suzy Swartz

Business Support Representative

  • Songs
    1. Lumineers - "Ho Hey and Stubborn Love"
    2. Avett Bros - "Live and Die"
    3. Tallest Man on Earth - "1904"
    4. Citizen Cope - "Lovely Day"
    5. Good Old War - "Calling Me Names"
    6. Black Keys - "Black Submarine"
    7. Bruce Springsteen - "We Take Care of Our Own"
    8. Ben Folds - "Do it Anyway"
    9. Shins - "Simple Song"

David Umlauf

Web Team

  • Songs
    1. Diamond Rugs - Blue Mountains
    2. Babies - Mess Me Around
    3. Islands - Can't feel my face
    4. Dinosaur Jr. - Pierce the Morning Rain
    5. FIDLAR - Got No Money
    6. King Tuff - Alone & Stoned
    7. Fang Island - Sisterly
    8. Islands - Hallways
    9. Thee Oh Sees - Wax Face
    10. Dirty Ghosts - Ropes That Way
  • Albums
    1. Diamond Rugs - Diamond Rugs
    2. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
    3. Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky
    4. Titus Andronicus - Local Business
    5. Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth
    6. Fang Island - Major
    7. The Sword - Apocryphon
    8. Islands - A Sleep & A Forgetting
    9. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
    10. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

John Vettese

Editor of The Key / Social Media Coordinator

  • Songs
    1. Titus Andronicus "In A Big City"
    2. Lushlife "Magnolia"
    3. The Walkmen "Heaven"
    4. Hop Along "Young And Happy"
    5. Eternal Summers "You Kill"
    6. Passion Pit "Take A Walk"
    7. Meek Mill "Traumatized"
    8. Calexico "Splitter"
    9. Free Energy "Electric Fever"
    10. Field Report "Fergus Falls"
  • Albums
    1. Hop Along Get Disowned
    2. Titus Andronicus Local Business
    3. Cat Power Sun
    4. Eternal Summers Correct Behaviour
    5. Lushlife Plateau Vision
    6. Sharon Van Etten Tramp
    7. Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
    8. The Walkmen Heaven
    9. Meek Mill Dreams and Nightmares
    10. Cough Cool Later

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