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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 20121. Sean Rowe - The Salesman & the Shark2. Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful3. Calexico - Algiers4. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill5. Beachwood Sparks - Tarnished Gold6. D. Hidalgo/M. Nanji/L. Dickinson - 3 Skulls and the Truth7. Jeff Lynne - Long Wave8. The Sheep Dogs - The Sheep Dogs9. Giant Sand - Tuscon: A Country Rock Opera10. Grizzly Bear - Shields11. The Shins - Port of Morrow12. Joe Walsh - Analog Man13. Husky - Forever So14. The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Throw It to the Universe15. ZZ Top - La Futura16. The White Buffalo - Once Upon a Time In the West17. Ponderosa - Pool Party18. Lost In the Trees - A Church That Fits Our Needs19. Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself20. 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 MusicCarolina Chocolate Drops "Leaving Eden" NonesuchKelly Hogan "I Like to Keep Myself in Pain" Anti-The Walkmen "Heaven" Fat Possum RecordsGrizzly Bear "Shields" Warp RecordsThe Shins "Port of Morrow" ColumbiaAndrew Bird "Break It To Yourself" Mom&PopChuck Prophet "Temple Beautiful" yeprocThe Sheepdogs "The Sheepdogs" AtlanticSean Rowe "The Salesman and the Shark" Anti-Giant Sand "Tucson" Fire RecordsBob Dylan "Tempest" ColumbiaNeil Young & Crazy Horse "Psychedelic Pill" RepriseBonnie Raitt "Slipstream" RedwingJeff Lynne "Long Wave" Frontiers RecordsBeachwood Sparks "Tarnished Gold" SubPopFather John Misty "Fear Fun" SubPopLost in the Trees "A Church That Fits Our Needs" Anti-Ponderosa "Pool Party" New WestThe 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 Rule3- Calexico "Algiers"4- The Hobbit5- 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 Santa10- Beth Orton "Sugaring Season"11- Stone Sour "House of Gold and Bones, Vol. 1"12- Green Day "Tre"