Billboard Recap: August 17th

News / August 12, 2013

After 11 weeks of release, The National’s latest full length album, Trouble Will Find Me, finally made it to the top of the vinyl album chart for the very first time. The album was actually second on the charts on two different occasions, but unfortunately, it was released at the same time as Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, the highest selling record (by far) for the first half of 2013. The National jumped up from 5th place last week to take the crown.

And speaking of that Daft Punk album, the full length from the electronica duo came in at second place, again, in its 11th week of release. They would jump up from fourth place last week. Rounding out the top three was Tech N9ne’s new full length effort, titled Something Else. The Kansas City-based rapper would also come in at number four on the overall Billboard 200.


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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.






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2 Comments

on August 11, 2013

Post actual sales numbers, not standings

    on August 11, 2013

    Wish I could….the subscription to such statistics is more than this site can afford right now.



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