Best Music of 2010 and Whatnot!


This year was pretty epic for our record store. We moved into a bigger space, and then expanded on that space for additional square footage full of vinyl. With over 20,000 lps we’re excited to add our favorites from 2010 to the store and to our personal collection. If you have a list of favorites you would like to share, we’d love to hear what got your groove on this past year! With our list we are sharing a track from each album for your listening pleasure. Bring it on 2011, we’re ready for you!

Top 20 Albums of 2010

1. Sonny & The Sunsets – Tomorrow Is Alright (Soft Abuse)
Too Young to Burn

2. The Parting Gifts – Strychnine Dandelions (In The Red)
Keep Walkin

3. Nobunny – First Blood (Goner)
Live it Up

4. Harlem – Hippies (Matador)
Be Your Baby

5. Fresh & Onlys – Waterfall (In The Red)

6. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Def Jam / Roc-A-Fella)

7. Strange Boys – Be Brave (In The Red)
Dare I Say

8. Hunx & His Punx – Gay Singles (True Panther Sounds)
Hey Rocky

9. Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot… The Son Of Chico Dusty (Def Jam)

10. Das Racist – Sit Down, Man (Mad Decent)
Puerto Rican Cousins

11. Happy Birthday – Happy Birthday (Matador)
Girls FM

12. Magic Kids – Memphis (Goner)

13. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today (4AD)
Bright Lit Blue Skies

14. Best Coast – Crazy For You (Mexican Summer)
Crazy For You

15. Flight – The Lead Riders EP (Zoo Music)
Turns to Blood

16. Diamond Rings – Special Affections (Secret City)
Wait and See

17. Personal & The Pizzas – Raw Pie (1-2-3-4 Go!)
I Don’t Wanna Be No Personal Pizza

18. Thee Oh Sees – Warm Slime (In The Red)
I Was Denied

19. Girls – Broken Dreams Club (True Panther Sounds)
Thee Oh So Protective One

20. Ty Segall – Melted (Goner)
My Sunshine

Top 10 Most Played

1. Sparks
Eaten by the Monster of Love

2. Boney M
Daddy Cool

3. Sam Cooke
What a Wonderful World

4. Big Star
September Gurls

5. Felt (track not available)
6. The Clean (track not available)
7. The Replacements (track not available)

8. Nancy & Lee
Lady Bird

9. Wanda Jackson
Funnel of Love

10. Orange Juice
Three Cheers for our Side

11. Tennis


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    […] almost forgot to share my favorites of 2010 over here. I posted about it on Hi-Fi Weddings and Vertical House, but I tend to neglect this blog…I’m trying to get better about that. But anyway […]

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