The AllMusic editors are recapping the year in recordings with well over a dozen posts in which they present their favorites within specific genres and styles. Right now, on the AllMusic Blog, they provide a list of their favorite reissues of 2010. If the reissues of 2010 are dominated by splashy deluxe editions, there’s a reason for that: they continue to serve up surprises, even on albums as recent as Queens of the Stone Age's Rated R, whose second disc contains a live performance that illustrates just how powerful the band is. Perhaps it is not quite as revelatory as Bruce Springsteen's The Promise, the two discs of Darkness on the Edge of Town outtakes, but deluxe reissues are meant to dig deeper into accepted classics and the best of 2010's deluxe reissues -- whether it was the Rolling Stones' celebrated expansion of Exile on Main St. or R.E.M.'s Fables of the Reconstruction, blessed with the addition of a live run-through of the album -- did just that. Add to that archival releases -- collections of Kris Kristofferson demos and Moby Grape live performances -- and a reissue of the Apple Records catalog, and 2010 provided plenty of enjoyable blasts from the past.

Badfinger – No Dice (2010 Bonus Tracks)
Black Tambourine - Black Tambourine
Lou Bond - Lou Bond
David Bowie – David Bowie (Deluxe Edition)
Bobby Charles – See You Later, Alligator
Patsy Cline – Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Studio Masters 1960-1963
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew: Legacy Edition (2CD/1DVD)
Dexys Midnight Runners – Searching for the Young Soul Rebels (30th Anniversary)
Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964
Walter Gibbons - Jungle Music
Heaven 17 - Penthouse and Pavement (2CD/1DVD)
Iggy & the Stooges – Raw Power (Legacy Edition)
The Jam – Sound Affects (Deluxe Edition)
Rick James - Garden of Love (Bonus Tracks)
Tommy Keene – Tommy Keene You Hear Me: A Retrospective 1983-2009
Kris Kristofferson – Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-1972
Jackie Lomax – Is This What You Want? (2010 Bonus Tracks)
Madness – Madness Presents The Rise & Fall (2CD)
Clyde McPhatter – Lover Please: The Complete MGM & Mercury Singles
The Method Actors - This Is Still It
The Miracles - City of Angels (Bonus Track)
Moby Grape – Historic Live Moby Grape Performances 1966-1969
The Monkees – The Birds The Beeds & The Monkees (Deluxe)
Dolly Parton – The Fairest of Them All/My Favorite Songwriter
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother (Deluxe Edition)
Tom Petty – Damn the Torpedoes (Deluxe Edition)
Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R (Deluxe Edition)
R.E.M. – Fables of the Reconstruction (25th Anniversary)
Smokey Robinson – The Solo Albums, Vol. 1
The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St. (Deluxe Edition)
Joe South – So the Seeds Are Growing/Look Inside
Bruce Springsteen – The Promise
Jim Sullivan - U.F.O.
Tammi Terrell – Come See About Me: The Complete Solo Recordings
Thin Lizzy – Vagabonds of the Western World (Deluxe)
The Three Degrees - The Three Degrees (Expanded Edition)
Dwight Twilley – On Fire! The Best of 1975-1984
Weezer – Pinkerton Deluxe Edition)
Deniece Williams - Song Bird (Expanded Edition)
Wreckless Eric – Hits, Misses, Rags & Tatters