Well this was an awesome year. Sly saw almost half a million visits, which is up just a little bit from last years 40,000 hehe.

The coolest thing when compiling this list was to see how many of these records we had posted on here in limited vinyl pressings. The world of great music on vinyl is alive and thriving. Ok to the list!

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#20 J Roddy Walston and The Business – Essential Tremors

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#19 Dawes – Stories Don’t End

Released as a Bootleg edition limited on blue. We bought copies and shipped them friends through Facebook!

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#18 Foxygen – We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

This record wasn’t limited, but still great on wax. British rock had a great year and psych is back!

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#17 Cayucas – Bigfoot

Awesome record limited to 100 on blue vinyl.

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#16 Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

2 limited versions dropped on Sly, great comeback album from QOTSA

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#15 Hayden – Us Alone

Released on vinyl, but not in a limited fashion.

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#14 Washed Out – Paracosm

An awesome green vinyl loser edition with bonus 7″.

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#13 Volcano Choir – Repave

Justin Vernon <3 <3 We debuted 2 different limited versions of this record. I personally got the clear and it’s great.

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#12 Way Yes – Tog Pebbles

YAY! Yes this was probably biased, but I only got one vote. Sly’s very own Way Yes coming in at #12 on dark purple limited to 300 vinyl.

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#11 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away

This was an expensive investment on this limited box, but you got a real gem if you parted with the money.

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#10 Arctic Monkeys – AM

This is truly the comeback release of the year. Damn this was a great rock album. Limited Edition Deluxe dropped on Sly, then 2 months later people were real sad they missed it.

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#9 Sigur Ros – Kveikur

Sigur Ros release their heaviest album to date, pants were blown off. We debuted this in 2 limited varieties.

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#8 Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of The City

Vinyl record sales were broken with this album. We posted about the limited white, which went very fast.

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#7 Phosphorescent – Muchacho

Amazing change of direction album for the fellas. Released on vinyl, but not limited.

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#6 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Unbelievable album, I believe the only reason it’s not higher is because it’s so obvious. Deluxe edition of this was dropped for big spenders.

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#5 Fuzz – Fuzz

Ahhh Ty Segall melts our faces! Sooooo great! We posted the limited of this and it instantly sold out, imagine that.

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#4 Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Kurt seems to be a lock for one great album every year. This year was no exception. Released on limited Blue.

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#3 Josh Ritter – The Beast In Its Tracks

Ritter’s break up album hit many of us on a deep level, and it stung a little. This was a truly great album. It sold out much faster than I expected on limited clear vinyl.

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#2 Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Hmm, win a Grammy, now what? Oh yeah come back and kick all our asses all over again, perfect. A very cool 12″ single dropped pre-release. Check it.

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#1 The National – Trouble Will Find Me

I think the national is like a fine scotch, they just keep getting better with age, at this rate I’m not really sure where it stops? They are my personal fav band and damnit if this wasn’t an unbelievable album. On top of that, the vinyl packaging was unreal, I hope you got one.

The Details

** Ranking is based on the music, though we'd be lying if we said our scores weren't a little influenced by great looking wax **
This list was an aggregate of 20 of SlyVinyl's writers top 10 lists. 3 pts was given to #1, 2 pts for 2-5 and 1 point for 6-10.
Writers might also post their top albums, bug them if you are curious!

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