Agree? Some top 10 music lists from our staff

Here are some top 10 musical lists (both albums and songs) from our staff members. Most our staff used 2012 as their guide.

Columnist David Allen:

1. Lavender Diamond “Incorruptible Heart” (Paracadute)

2. Beach House “Bloom” (Sub Pop)

3. Todd Snider “Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables” (Aimless)

4. Leonard Cohen “Old Ideas” (Columbia)

5. “The Lumineers” (Dualtone)

6. Neil Young “Americana” (Reprise)

7. Iris DeMent “Sing the Delta (Flariella)

8. Graham Parker and the Rumour “Three Chords Good” (Primary Wave)

9.  Alabama Shakes “Boys & Girls” (ATO)

10. Loudon Wainwright III “Older Than My Old Man Now” (2nd Story Sound)

Runners-up: The Human Hearts “Another” (Shrimper), Fiona Apple “The Idler Wheel is Wiser…” (Clean Slate/Epic), Jack White “Blunderbuss” (Third Man/Columbia), The Mountain Goats “Transcendental Youth” (Merge), Bob Dylan “Tempest” (Columbia).


Ontario/Montclair reporter Liset Marquez

1. Of Monsters and Men, My head is An Animal

2. Benjamin Gibbard, Former Lives

3. Alabama Shakes, Boys & Girls

4. Las Cafeteras, It’s Time

5. Beach House, Bloom

6. Divine Fits, A Thing Called Divine Fits

7. The xx, Coexist

8. Hot Chip, In Our Heads

9. Exit Music, Passage

10. The Lumineers, The Lumineers


Sportswriter J.P. Hoornstra

Top 10 songs, in no order …

1. “Sleeping Ute,” Grizzly Bear

2. “Flashing Lights,” Badbadnotgood

3. “New God Flow,” Kanye West

4. “Pink Matter,” Frank Ocean f. Andre 3000

5. “Apocalypse Dreams,” Tame Impala

6. “Lights Out,” Menahan Street Band

7. “Feather,” Little Dragon

8. “You Know Who You Are” (acoustic), Oddisee f. Olivier Daysoul

9. “Revolution,” Dr. John f. Dan Auerbach

10. “Song of Jonah,” Noli Make Noise f. Christina Traina


Columnist Diana Sholley:

Savvy Sossa, “Wake up next to you”

Savvy Sossa, “Lost in Love”

Savvy Sossa, Amy Winehouse” featuring Ike Nice


Music/Claremont/La Verne reporter Wes Woods II

1. Tame Impala “Lonerism” (Modular Recordings)

2. Kendrick Lamar “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope)

3. Alabama Shakes “Boys & Girls” (ATO)

4.  Fiona Apple “The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do” (Clean Slate/Epic)

5. Leonard Cohen “Old Ideas” (Columbia)

6. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti “Mature Themes” (4AD)

7. Beach House “Bloom” (Sub Pop)

8. Rick Ross “Rich Forever” (Mixtape)

9. Nas “Life Is Good” (Def Jam)

10. The xx “Coexist” (Young Turks), Brother Ali “Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color (Rhymesayers, Warner Music Group), Jack White “Blunderbuss” (Third Man/Columbia)

Please feel free to add your own list or comment below.

Clear Channel’s Riverside radio station KGGI 99.1 FM sees program director and market manager laid off

Jesse Duran, program director for Clear Channel’s Riverside radio station KGGI 99.1, and Riverside/San Bernardino market manager Bob Ridzak were reportedly laid off today.

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