Record Store Geek’s Top 10 Albums of 2011 (and more)

Wow, search try 2011 was a great year for music.  I can’t remember a year when I had this tough of a time making up my Top 10 Albums list (of course, seek one Top 10 list could not contain me, so like any good \”Best of\” issue, I made up a few of my own categories).\n\nWe do these lists to share our love of music… which is pretty much the reason we opened a record store in the first place.  The reason we are still here sharing thirteen years later is because you, and thousands of other music, movie, and art fans, have supported us by purchasing your favorite albums at Hoodlums.\n\nThe depth of our appreciation for this support cannot truly be expressed.  Thanks.\n\nNow, without further rambling, my Top 10 lists for 2011 (in no particular order).\n\nSteve’s Top Ten Albums of 2011\n\nDecemberists – King is Dead\nDanger Mouse and Daniele Luppi – Rome\nCharles Bradley – No Time for Dreaming\nJason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Here We Rest\nSharon Jones & Dap-Kings – Soul Time\nRaphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin’\nMergence – Those Vibrant Young People Are Dead\nBlack Keys – El Camino\nJC Brooks and Uptown Sound – Want More\nWarren Haynes – Rivers Gonna Rise\n\nTen More 2011 Albums That I Really Dig\n\nCults – Cults\nFoo Fighters – Wasting Light\nVaccines – What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?\nDawes – Nothing is Wrong\nRyan Adams – Ashes and Fire\nKooks – Junk of the Heart\nMy Morning Jacket – Circuital\nTedeschi Trucks Band – Revelator\nSteve Cropper – Dedicated\nSteve Miller Band – Let Your Hair Down\n\nFive 2011 Records Andy & Kristian are playing into my collection\n\nCity and Colour – Little Hell\nBig Talk – Big Talk\nGary Clark Jr. – Bright Lights EP\nDead Man Winter – Bright Lights\nJason Isbell and the 400 Unit – S/T\n\nTop Ten Rock Catalog Discoveries of 2011\n\nLaura Nyro – Smile\nLaura Nyro – Nested\nBig Star – #1 Record/Radio City\nAtlanta Rhythm Section – Live at the Savoy\nMarshall Tucker Band – Where We All Belong\nCountry Joe and the Fish – Electric Music for the Mind\nGraham Nash – Songs for Beginners\nJosh Rouse – Subtitulo\nElectric Light Orchestra – Face the Music\nNick Drake – Bryter Layter\n\nTop Ten Jazz/Blues/Soul Catalog Discoveries of 2011\n\nAretha Franklin – Aretha Now\nThe Meters – Rejuvenation\nWilson Pickett – Hey Jude\nLou Rawls – Soulin’\nBuddy Guy/Junior Wells – Drinkin’ TNT, Smokin’ Dynamite\nLuther Allison – Love Me Mama\nFreddie Hubbard – Blue Spirits\nBarbara Dane & Chambers Brothers – Smithsonian Archival Recordings\nJimmy Dawkins – Fast Fingers\nArt Blakey – Mosaic\n\nHappy New Year to you and your family.

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