“Necessary Illusion” at #77 on Chuck Eddy’s TOP 2010 ALBUMS


Rick Shaffer’s first solo album, “Necessary Illusion,” is listed at #77 on Chuck Eddy’s Top 150 Albums of 2010. Below is the list from 1 to 100.

1. Bob Seger – Never Mind the Bullets Here’s Early Bob Seger (Myonga CD-R reissue)
2. Joe Cuba – El Alcalde Del Barrio (Fania reissue)
3. Bigg Robb – Jerri Curl Muzic (Over25Sound ‘09)
4. Jace Everett – Red Revelations (Western Boys/Hump Head)
5. (Various) – Fire In My Bones: Raw + Rare + Otherworldly African- American Gospel [1944-2007](TompkinsSquare reissue ’09)
6. Allan Sherman – My Son, The Folk Singer (Collectors’ Choice Music reissue)
7. (Various) – Classic Sounds Of New Orleans (Smithsonian Folkways reissue)
8. Traband – Domasa (Indies Scope)
9. Luther Lackey – Preacher’s Wife (Ecko)
10. Ke$ha – Animal (RCA)
11. Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song (Mercury)
12. John Mellencamp – The Early Years (MMRX reissue)
13. Flynnville Train – Redemption (Evolution)
14. Radar Favourites – Radar Favourites (Reel Recordings reissue)
15. The Orlons – The Wah-Wahtusi/South Street (Collector’s Choice reissue)
16. Was (Not Was) – Pick Of The Litter 1980-2010 (Microwerks reissue)
17. Coati Mundi – Dancing For The Cabana Code In The Land Of Boo-Hoo (Rong)
18. Chely Wright – Lifted Off The Ground (Vanguard)
19. Sweet Angel – A Girl Like Me (Ecko)
20. Far*East Movement – Free Wired (CherryTree/Interscope)
21. Laura Bell Bundy – Achin’ & Shakin’ (Mercury)
22. (Various) – The Roots Of Chica 2: Pyschedelic Cumbias From Peru (Barbés reissue)
23. Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey/Garvey’s Ghost (Hip-O Select reissue)
24. Frank Zappa – Greasy Love Songs (Zappa reissue)
25. Pylon – Chomp More (DFA reissue ‘09)
26. The Endtables – The Endtables (Drag City reissue)
27. Danny Krivit – Edits By Mr. K: Vol. 2: Music Of The Earth (Strut mix)
28. Dwarr – Animals (Drag City reissue)
29. Colt Ford – Chicken And Biscuits (Average Joe’s)
30. Tim Woods – The Blues Sessions (Earwig)
31. Joan Soriano – El Duque De La Bachata (¡Aso)
32. (Various) – Salsa Explosion! The New York Salsa Revolution 1969-1979 (Strut/Fania reissue)
33. Lee Brice – Love Like Crazy (Curb)
34. Scott Morgan – Scott Morgan (Alive Natural Sound)
35. RockTits – Heavy Cosmic Groove Mix (aordisco.blogspot.com mix)
36. Walter Gibbons – Jungle Music (Strut mix)
37. Allan Sherman – My Son, The Celebrity (Collectors’ Choice Music Reissue)
38. Katrina And The Waves – Katrina And The Waves (CGB reissue)
39. Bob Blank – The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985 (Strut mix)
40. This Moment In Black History – Public Square (Smog Veil)
41. Raymilland – Recordings ’79-’83 (BDR reissue)
42. Kenny Chesney – Hemingway’s Whiskey (Sony Nashville)
43. Dave Douglas & Keystone – Spark Of Being (Greenleaf Music)
44. The Sword – Warp Riders (Kemado)
45. Wounded Lion – Wounded Lion (In The Red)
46. Jerrod Niemann – Judge Jerrod And The Hung Jury (Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville)
47. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Buried Behind The Barn (Alternative Tentacles reissue)
48. Shinyribs – Well After Awhile (Nine Mile)
49. Cankisou – Lé La (Indies Scope)
50. Jefferson Airplane – Setlist: The Very Best Of Jefferson Airplane Live (RCA/Legacy reissue)
51. Chubby Checker – It’s Pony Time/Let’s Twist Again (Collector’s Choice reissue)
52. Art Museums – Rough Frame (Woodsit EP)
53. Tutu And The Pirates – Sub-Urban Insult Rock For The Anti/Lectual 1977-1979 (Factory25 reissue)
54. Chin Chin – Sound Of The Westway (Slumberland reissue)
55. (Various) – Diplo Presents Dubstep: Blow Your Head (Downtown mix)
56. John Jackson – Rappahannock Blues (Smithsonian Folkways reissue)
57. Chuck Brown – We Got This (Sweet Venture)
58. Ebo Taylor – Love And Death (Strut)
59. Randy Houser – They Call Me Cadillac (Show Dog)
60. Kermit Ruffins – Happy Talk (Basin Street)
61. Earl Gaines – Good To Me (Ecko)
62. Shakin’ Street – 21st Century Love Channel (Pervade Productions ’09)
63. M.I.A. – Maya (XL/Interscope)
64. Allan Sherman – My Son, The Nut (Collectors’ Choice Music reissue)
65. Grong Grong – To Hell ‘N’ Back (Memorandum/Aberrant reissue)
66. Method Actors – This Is Still It (Acute reissue)
67. Chrome Dome – Chrome Dome (Lexicon Devil EP)
68. Jeff Eubank – A Street Called Straight (Drag City reissue)
69. Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson, Dave Mattacks, John Kirkpatrick, Barry Dransfield – Morris On (Fledg’ling reissue)
70. The Fall –Your Future Our Clutter (Domino)
71. Katrina And The Waves – 2 (CGB reissue)
72. Terry Knight And The Pack – Terry Knight And The Pack/Reflections (Collector’s Choice reissue)
73. Dr. John and the Lower 911 – Tribal (429)
74. Steve Winwood – Revolutions: The Very Best Of (Island reissue)
75. Rosehill – White Lines And Stars (Cypress Creek)
76. Selena Gomez & The Scene – A Year Without Pain (Hollywood)
77. Rick Shaffer – Necessary Illusion (Tarock Music)
78. Honey Ride Me A Goat – Udders (Lexicon Devil)
79. Merle Haggard – I Am What I Am (Vanguard)
80. Ray Wylie Hubbard – A. Enlightenment B. Endarkment (Hint: There Is No C) (Thirty Tigers/Bordello)
81. Elizabeth Cook – Welder (Thirty Tigers)
82. Trace Adkins – Cowboy’s Back In Town (Universal)
83. The Mother Truckers – Van Tour (World)
84. Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Rush To Relax (Goner)
85. DJ Spinna & BBE Soundsystem – Strange Games & Funky Things Volume 5: Smoking ’70s Soul and Rare Grooves (BBE mix)
86. Syl Johnson – Complete Mythology (Advance Sampler) (The Numero Group promo reissue)
87. Johnny Flynn – Been Listening (Thirty Tigers/Transgressive)
88. The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Wages (SideOneDummy)
89. (Various) – Casual Victim Pile: Austin 2010 (Matador)
90. Da-Exclamation Point — [Un]released Recordings 1980-81 (Factory 25 reissue)
91. Kid Rock – Born Free (Atlantic)
92. Marrow – Sunshine Enema (Marrowcell)
93. Jason Boland & The Stragglers – High In the Rockies: A Live Album (Apex Nashville/Thirty Tigers)
94. Trombone Shorty – Backatown (Verve Forecast)
95. Johnny Winter And – Live At The Fillmore East 10/3/70 (Collector’s Choice reissue)
96. (Various) – Indies Scope 2009 (Indies Scope ’09)
97. Kleenex/Liliput – Live Recordings, TV-Clips & Roadmovies (Kill Rock Stars reissue)
98. (Various) – Classic Appalachian Blues (Smithsonian Folkways reissue)
99. Stone River Boys – Love On The Dial (Cow Island)
100. Heart – Red Velvet Car (Legacy)

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