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Rough Trade Shops Unveil LPs Of 2011
The Quietus , November 14th, 2011 11:16

Josh T Pearson tops list

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Rough Trade Shops have revealed their top ten albums of the year over on twitter . Texan folk singer Josh T. Pearson has nabbed the top spot with his album Last of the Country Gentlemen . In fact the entire list is generously sprinkled with folk, though Zomby, Nicolas Jaar, and John Maus add some plugs & power.

Each of Rough Trade's top ten albums will have exclusive bonus material, but only available when purchased from a Rough Trade shop. Rough Trade haven't revealed the exact nature of all the bonus material, but a rather enticing 27 minute Julian Cope mixed bonus track is slated to appear with White Hills' H-p1. Perhaps it'll make an ideal Christmas present for your gran?

Rough Trade's top ten albums of the year are as follows:

  1. Josh T. Pearson, Last of the Country Gentlemen
  2. Nicolas Jaar, Space Is Only Noise
  3. Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring For My Halo
  4. Gillian Welch, The Harrow & The Harvest
  5. PJ Harvey, Let England Shake
  6. Veronica Falls, Bad Feeling
  7. Zomby, Dedication
  8. John Maus, We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves
  9. The Head And The Heart, Self-Titled
  10. White Hills, H-p1

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Nov 14, 2011 4:32pm

I Break Horses and Lanterns on the Lake. And Tom Waits. And Jane's Addiction.

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Arthur Askme
Nov 14, 2011 5:09pm

looking at that list, i think that Rough Trade need to get some younger people working there. Josh T Pearson's record, is, quite frankly a yawn-fest and putting Veronica Fall's tiresome janglefest on there instead of say Metronomy, Shabazz Palaces or Iceage is VERY odd.

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Nov 14, 2011 5:55pm

a bit soon isn't it?

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Stavros P. Leibowitz
Nov 14, 2011 11:49pm

Josh T Pearsonzzzzzzzz

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Nov 15, 2011 11:21am

Not a bad list, but the majority here aren't all that memorable. They're just plain wrong with Veronica Falls though. Not even in my top 50.

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Nov 15, 2011 11:45am

I am furious because this arbitrary list doesn't accurately reflect my own personal taste.

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