We went back and looked at all the year-end lists of great records since we opened the record store in 2012. Wow, there’ve been some great records that have come through our shop. Lots of records that we’ve played over and over again on the store turntable. It’s been an amazing decade of music and now we’re sharing our favorite LPs.

Here are our top 40 favorite records of the decade (or since we opened in 2012) in no particular order:

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Khruangbin “Con Todo El Mundo” (Dead Oceans) 2018

Yo La Tengo “There’s A Riot Going On” (Matador) 2018

Kendrick Lamar “Damn.” 2017

Spiritualized “Sweet heart, sweet light” (Fat Possum) 2012

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds “Push the Sky Away” (Bad Seeds Records) 2013

Water Liars “Wyoming” (Big Legal Mess / Fat Possum) 2013

Angel Olsen “Burn You Fire for No Witness” (Jagjaguwar) 2014

Bill Callahan “Apocalypse” (Drag City) 2011 * (we weren’t open yet)

Sturgill Simpson “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music” (Thirty Tigers) 2014

Jake Xerxes Fussell s/t (PoB) 2015

Parquet Courts “Human Performance” (Rough Trade) 2016

William Tyler “Modern Country” (Merge) 2016

David Bowie “Blackstar” (SONY) 2016

Hailu Mergia “Lala Belu” (Awesome Tapes from Africa) 2018

Kacey Musgraves “Same Trailer Different Park” (Mercury) 2013

(Sandy) Alex G “Rocket” (Domino) 2017

Charles Bradley “Changes” (Daptone) 2016

Kevin Morby “Oh My God” (Dead Oceans) 2019

D’Angelo “Black Messiah” (RCA) 2014

Jamie XX “In Colour” (Young Turks) 2015

Purple Mountains s/t (Drag City) 2019

Durand Jones & The Indications s/t (Colemine) 2016

Kamasi Washington “The Epic” (Brainfeeder) 2015

Blood Orange “Freetown” (Domino) 2016

The War on Drugs “Lost in the Dream” (Secretly Canadian) 2014

Beyonce “Lemonade” (Columbia) 2016

Lorde “Pure Heroine” (Universal) 2013

Julien Baker “Sprained Ankle” (6131 Records) 2015

My Bloody Valentine “m b v” (self released) 2013

Soccer Mommy “Clean” (Fat Possum) 2018

Daft Punk “Random Access Memories” (Columbia) 2013

Radiohead “A Moon Shaped Pool” (XL) 2016

Courtney Barnett “Sometimes I Sit and Think…” (Milk Records) 2014

SZA “ctrl” (RCA) 2017

Mitski “Be the Cowboy” (Dead Oceans) 2018

Grouper “Ruins” (Kranky) 2014

Alabama Shakes “Sound & Color” (ATO Records) 2015

Grimes “Visions” (4AD) 2011

Jlin “Black Origami” (Planet Mu) 2017

Phospherescent “Muchacho” (Dead Oceans) 2013