Sound Warehouse Share Its Picks

With the glory days of “mom & pop stores” waning in the shadows of the internet and big box retail stores, Fayetteville’s Sound Warehouse is still selling music in their shop near the downtown square and drawing crowds. The family owned and operated business represents a shout-out to a simpler time when customers would linger at the register, chewing the proverbial fat and tipping their hat to the owner when they leave. As is tradition, the Sound Warehouse staff and their trusted friends have submitted their top five favorite albums of 2009. Here they are:
Holly and Rudy
Justin Townes Earle — “Midnight at the Movies”
Buddy and Julie Miller — “Written in Chalk”
Bob Dylan — “Together Through Life”
Joe Henry — “Blood From Stars”
Slaid Cleaves — “Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away”

David Rawlings —“A friend of a friend”
Avett Brothers — “I & Love & You”
Easy Star All-Stars — “Easy Stars Lonely Hearts Dub Band”
Levon Helm — “Electric Dirt”
Alice In Chains — “Black Gives Way to Blue”

Avett Brothers — “I & Love & You”
Brandi Carlile — “Give Up The Ghost”
Tori Amos — “Abnormally Attracted To Sin”
Jerry Garcia Band — “Let It Rock”
Tom Waits — “Glitter & Doom”

The XXX — “Heaven Hell or Hollywood”
Devandra Banhart — “What Will We Be”
Blakroc — “Blakroc”
The Cool Kids — “Bake Sale”
Mos Def — “The Ecstatic”

Avett Brothers — “I & Love & You”
Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band — “Outer South”
Ben Kweller — “Changing Horses”
Eels — “Hombre Lobo”
Cage the Elephant — “Cage the Elephant”

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