love record stores - albums of the year

#loverecordstores, the campaign launched earlier this year to raise awareness of the challenges faced by record stores during the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed its  Top Independent Albums for 2020.


The #loverecordstores ‘Independent Albums of the Year’ list is 2020’s favourite releases from independent labels voted for by a cross section of notable independent record stores. 

#loverecordstores started life in 2020 as a social media campaign with a huge range of artists including Elton John, Paul Weller and Kae Tempest to name only a few and the wider music community uniting under the hashtag to encourage music fans to continue shopping online while stores were shuttered during the lockdown.


The #loverecordstores campaign culminated in a hugely successful, day-long event on 20th June featuring over 130 independent record stores, which saw dozens of new and re-issued vinyl releases from the likes of Oasis, Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys among many others being made available to music fans

These items will go live on Saturday December 5th at 6 pm.

They are very limited but hopefully you'll all get a few great items and we can't say how much we appreciate the love and continuing support you have shown us in these strange days.

Some of the items will not be available to ship immediately but all orders will be extended.

Late release dates are all detailed in the descriptions