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Rough Trade Shops lists the 100 Best Albums of 2010

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I guess it’s getting to be that time of year… Rough Trade Shop‘s Best of 2010 list is below (though note that Rough Trade Records is owned by Beggars now, and there may still be some connection to Rough Trade Shops too, so though the list is pretty kick ass, it is potentially biased… for instance Gil Scott-Heron’s record which is #2 on the list came out on XL Recordings which is also part of Beggars… not that i doubt they mean it… and it would be impossible to have a list without Beggars releases on it… anyway, check it out)….UPDATE:

“Just for the sake of clarity- rough trade shop is totally separate from the label, which is, as you pointed out, is owned by beggars banquet. the shops were sold to staff when that happened.” [says anon | November 16, 2010 5:00 PM]

UPDATE 2: A non-anonymous Beggars source also says they are “separate”, and points out this line from Wikipedia as well: “In 1982 the two separated and the shop remains an independent entity from the label, although links between the two are strong.”

…list below…


ALBUMS OF THE YEAR (by Rough Trade)
1. Caribou – Swim
2. Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
3. These New Puritans – Hidden
4. Caitlin Rose – Own Side Now
5. Phosphorescent – Here’s To Taking It Easy
6. Darkstar – North
7. Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM
8. Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner
9. Wild Nothing – Gemini
10. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
11. Broken Bells – Broken Bells
12. Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo
13. The National – High Violet
14. Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here?
15. Beach House – Teen Dream
16. Voice Of The Seven Thunders – Voice Of The Seven Thunders
17. Perfume Genius – Learning
18. Crocodiles – Sleep Forever
19. The Black Keys – Brothers
20. The Morning Benders – Big Echo
21. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
22. Salem – King Night
23. Brian Eno – Small Craft On A Milk Sea
24. Dylan Leblanc – Paupers Field
25. Joanna Newson – Have One On Me
26. Matthew Dear – Black City
27. Warpaint – The Fool
28. Liars – Sisterworld
29. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
30. John Grant – Queen Of Denmark
31. Konono No 1 – Assume Crash Position
32. Smoke Fairies – Through Low Light And Trees
33. Surfer Blood – Astro Coast
34. Villagers – Becoming A Jackal
35. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
36. Mount Kimbie – Crooks And Lovers
37. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
38. Best Coast – Crazy For You
39. PVT – Church With No Magic
40. Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
41. Vampire Weekend – Contra
42. Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep
43. Yeasayer – Odd Blood
44. Midlake – The Courage Of Others
45. The Soft Pack – The Soft Pack
46. Sleigh Bells – Treats
47. O Children – O Children
48. Glasser – Ring
49. Zola Jesus – Stridulum 2
50. Holly Miranda – The Magician’s Private Library
51. Sea Of Bees – Songs For The Ravens
52. JJ – No3
53. Pantha Du Prince – Black Noise
54. Twin Shadow – Forget
55. Gonjasufi – A Sufi And A Killer
56. Bear In Heaven – Beast Rest Forth Mouth
57. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
58. Cours Lapin – Cours Lapin
59. Darwin Deez – Darwin Deez
60. School Of Seven Bells – Disconnect From Desire
61. Beach Fossils – Beach Fossils
62. Shit Robot – From The Cradle To The Rave
63. Jonsi – Go
64. Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be
65. Belle And Sebastian – Belle And Sebastian Write About Love
66. Chilly Gonzales – Ivory Tower
67. Connan Mokasin – Please Turn Me Into The Snat
68. Holy Fuck – Latin
69. The School – Loveless Unbeliever
70. Tobacco – Maniac Meat
71. Dios – We Are Dios
72. Allo Darlin’ – Allo Darlin’
73. Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
74. Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
75. El Guincho – Pop Negro
76. Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal
77. Kort (Kurt Wagner And Cortney Tidwell) – Invariable Heartache
78. Solar Bears – She Was Coloured In
79. Free Energy – Stuck On Nothing
80. Sufjan Stevens – The Age Of Adz
81. Kings Go Forth – The Outsiders Are Back
82. Grinderman – Grinderman 2
83. Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards – Shakes
84. Stornoway – Beachcomber’s Windowsill
85. Tamaryn – The Waves
86. The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt
87. Four Tet – There Is Love In You
88. Magic Kids – Memphis
89. Marina And The Diamonds – Family Jewels
90. Mystery Jets – Serotonin
91. Black Angels – Phosphene Dream
92. Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse – Dark Night Of The Soul
93. Fool’s Gold – Fool’s Gold
94. Frankie Rose And The Outs – Frankie Rose And The Outs
95. Aloe Blacc – Good Things
96. Drums Of Death – Generation Hexed
97. Am – Future Sons And Daughters
98. Field Music – Field Music (Measure)
99. Hot Chip – One Life Stand
100. Time And Spacemachine – Set Phazer To Stun

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