Best Twin Cities albums 2012: Staff lists

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Jack Spencer

1. Metasota - Meta May
2. I Self Devine - The Sound of Low Class Amerika
3. Brother Ali - Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color
4. P.O.S. - We Don't Even Live Here
5. Greg Grease - Cornbread, Pearl and G
6. Mike Mictlan - SNAXXX
7. The Tribe and Big Cats! - Space
8. Mankwe - Science and Spirit
9. Big Cats! - For My Mother
10. Guante and Big Cats! - You Better Weaponize

See Also:
I Self Devine: Rhymesayers legend returns: The Sound of Low Class Amerika gets personal
Doomtree's Mike Mictlan talks SNAXXX!, touring with P.O.S., and his shift towards being the "bad-guy wrestler"
Mankwe Ndosi's Science and Spirit fuses hip-hop, soul, and activism: Juxtaposition Arts hosts release show on Saturday
The Tribe and Big Cats unveil latest album, Space: Release show Saturday at the Entry
Guante calls for activism You Better Weaponize mixes personal and political

Erik Thompson:

1. Now, Now - Threads
2. Dark Dark Dark - Who Needs Who
3. Polica - Give You the Ghost
4. P.O.S. - We Don't Even Live Here
5. Solid Gold - Eat Your Young
6. Wiping Out Thousands - This Came First
7. Bloodnstuff - Bloodnstuff
8. BNLX - LP
9. Howler - America Give Up
10. Night Moves - Colored Emotions

See Also:
BNLX commit to an album: After seven EPs, the band finally release their first full-length album

Rob Van Alstyne:

Actual Wolf - Lightning & the Wolf EP
Vicious Vicious - Vicious Vicious
Sleep Study - Nothing Can Destroy
John Mark Nelson - Waiting and Waiting
Solid Gold - Eat Your Young
Demographics - If Ever
Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles - Heat
Hello Blue - How'd It Get This Late?
Prissy Clerks - Bruise or Be Bruised
Now, Now - Threads

See Also:
Picked to Click 2012: #6. Actual Wolf
Vicious Vicious bringing sincere sexy back: Erik Appelwick, Martin Dosh, and James Buckley drop fourth album
Sleep Study debuts with bold pop-rock: Ryan Paul Plewacki comes clean on addiction and folk music
John Mark Nelson channels folk-pop sophistication: Minnetonka teen charms the Current with his second album
Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles embrace maturity on Heat: Fourth album from the Twin Cities sextet

Youa Vang:

Motion City Soundtrack - Go
All Eyes - Shelf Life
Ben Rosenbush and the Brighton - A Wild Hunger
A. Wolf & Her Claws - A. Wolf & Her Claws
Weaver at the Loom - Before Now, Was Then
Polica - Give You the Ghost
Now, Now - Threads
Greycoats - Helicline
The Small Cities - With Fire

See Also:
Motion City Soundtrack return to Epitaph for their mature fifth album: The introspective Go is out June 12
All Eyes ramp up dark electronica: Singer-songwriter Alicia Wiley begins her latest venture
Aby Wolf and Her Claws' experimentation pays off: Vocalist's album with new group is a departure
Greycoats stay theatrical but get catchy on new EP: Helicline Release show at Kitty Cat Klub
The Small Cities inspired by rural Wisconsin: With Fire highlights growing up in the heartland

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