Rough Trade Shops annual report on the music that passed over the shops counters during 2011 has arrived in the form of a double cd. comprising of 42 tracks and full colour sleevenotes entitled ROUGH TRADE SHOPS:COUNTER CULTURE 11. The tracks chosen were either a favourite with our customers. a big seller on the shop floor or a recommendation by a member of the Rough Trade staff.The Top Ten of the Rough Trade Shops annual chart features heavily as you would expect and this year we have tracks from Josh T. Pearson. Kurt Vile. Nicolas Jaar. Zomby. Veronica Falls. John Maus. White Hills and The Head and The Heart from that list. giving you an idea of the diverse range of styles present.The collection begins with a set of ten beautifully crafted works from Pearson. Vile and The Head and The Heart alongside Mara Carlyle. Lanterns On The Lake. The Decemberists. Drive-By Truckers. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins. Richmond Fontaine and Still Corners.