We're not much into playing favorites. The year's end presents many with an opportunity to wax nostalgic on the past 12 months. As the two of us host a radio show on 88.1 KDHX in St. Louis, we are asked on an annual basis to provide a list of notable releases for the station. 2012 served up precision and downright jagged beauty all year long. Here are ten recommended albums for your perusal, in no particular order (well, alphabetical). 

Ahleuchatistas - Heads Full of Poison (Harvest)
Catholic Guilt - Beyond Pleasuredome (Self-released)
Deerhoof - Breakup Song (Polyvinyl)
Female Demand - Outside the Universe (Musebox)
Guerilla Toss - Jeffrey Johnson (Feeding Tube)
Jealousy Mountain Duo - N°_02 (Blunoise)
Medical Tourists - Medical Tourists (Rerun)
Skimask - Cute Mutant (Infinity Cat)
Trauma Harness - The Way You Press on Harder (Dingle)
Yowie - Damning With Faint Praise (Skin Graft)