It is always fun at the end of each year to celebrate the best of that year. And 2010 had a lot of great music.
And so we’ve lassoed our music critics to each pick their favorites, which we’ve assembled below in alphabetical order (by artist name). These are uniformly releases with which you can’t go wrong — or so our critics say. Looking for a Christmas gift for a music lover? Then spend some time with these winners.
The toughest part of this is limiting the choices, but, imperfect as they are, here are the selections from Peggy Oliver (PO), Detrel Howell (DH), Reg Jones (RJ), Chris Rizik (CR), L. Michael Gipson (LMG), Melody Charles (MC), J Matthew Cobb (JMC) and Howard Dukes (HD). Also, each album cover is a link to either CD Baby or Amazon, where you can generally listen to clips from the disc or where you can purchase it.
We know these picks will have SoulTrackers talking. So be sure to comment below to let us know what we did right and what we missed!
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