Here it is: The year that was at The Record Exchange. These albums were the Top 50 sellers at the store for calendar year 2011.

If you’re playing catchup, we’ve made it easy for you: Clink on the links to preview music and purchase on CD, vinyl and MP3 (yup, we sell digital music, too).

Thank you for shopping your local independent music store in 2011. If we could hug all of you at once, we would.

And now, the RX Top 50 of 2011:

1. Adele 21
2. Mumford & Sons Sigh No More
3. The Black Keys El Camino
4. Youth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation
5. Various Artists Idaho Ho Ho
6. Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
7. The Decemberists The King is Dead
8. The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart
9. The Black Keys Brothers
10. Foster the People Torches
11. Foo Fighters Wasting Light
12. Bon Iver Bon Iver
13. Tom Waits Bad As Me
14. Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2
15. Wilco The Whole Love
16. Florence + the Machine Lungs
17. Radiohead The King of Limbs
18. Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What
19. Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
20. Iron & Wine Kiss Each Other Clean
21. Alison Krauss and Union Station Paper Airplane
22. Florence + the Machine Ceremonials
23. Red Hot Chili Peppers I’m With You
24. Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys
25. Amos Lee Mission Bell
26. Ray LaMontagne God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise
27. The Civil Wars Barton Hollow
28. Cake Showroom of Compassion
29. Eddie Vedder Ukulele Songs
30. Trans Atlantic Crush Remember
31. Lucinda Williams Blessed
32. Gillian Welch The Harrow and the Harvest
33. Lady Gaga Born This Way
34. Mastodon The Hunter
35. Drive-By Truckers Go-Go Boots
36. My Morning Jacket Circuital
37. Adele 19
38. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Rare Bird Alert
39. Brett Dennen Loverboy
40. Feist Metals
41. Bright Eyes The People’s Key
42. Steve Earle I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
43. She & Him A Very She & Him Christmas
44. M83 Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
45. Elton John and Leon Russell The Union
46. Ryan Adams Ashes & Fire
47. Brandi Carlile Live at Benaroya Hall
48. R.E.M. Collapse Into Now
49. Neil Young A Treasure
50. Michael Buble Christmas

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