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 box sets of 2010. Somehow the box sets this year seemed grander than those in the past, but perhaps that’s because the year served up sets as lavish as Syl Johnson's Complete Mythology, which pressed up his overlooked sides on both vinyl and CD, adding great packaging to the mix. There were plenty of high-end items like this in '10 – Bruce Springsteen's lavish examination of the creation of The Darkness of the Edge of Town, Paul McCartney's anniversary of Band on the Run, the reissue of John Lennon's (almost) complete solo works on Signature Box -- and there were also such wonderful standard boxes as Bear Family's Buck Owens and Rick Nelson sets, which focused on a specific era in an artists work. Add to this Rhino Handmade's limited Wilson Pickett box, Hip-O Select's final Chuck Berry Chess recordings installment, and the complete recorded works of Orange Juice, and there was a box for every taste this year.

Chuck Berry – Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings (1969-1974)
David Bowie – Station to Station (Deluxe Edition/+DVD/+3LP)
Chic – The Chic Organization Box Set, Vol. 1: Savoir Faire
Bob Dylan – The Original Mono Recordings
Jimi Hendrix – West Coast Seattle Boy (4CD/DVD)
Syl Johnson – Complete Mythology
John Lennon – Signature Box
Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run (CD/DVD)
Rick Nelson – The Last Time Around 1970-1982
Ocean Colour Scene – OCS21
Orange Juice – ...Coals to Newcastle
Buck Owens – Open Up Your Heart: The Buck Owens & the Buckaroos Recordings 1965-1968
Wilson Pickett – Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings
Elvis Presley – The Complete Elvis Presley Masters
Bruce Springsteen - The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story (3CD/3DVD)
Various Artists - 35 Years: Bear Family Records
Various Artists - Apple Records Box Set
Various Artists - A Complete Introduction to Disco
Various Artists - CTI Records: The Cool Revolution
Various Artists - Matador at 21
Various Artists - ...Next Stop Is Vietnam: The War on Record 1961-2008