What’s Selling? — Week Of January 24th

News / January 23, 2014

Previously, Modern Vinyl was providing readers with a Billboard Recap, in which we’d check out what the longstanding organization said were the highest selling vinyl records of the past week. In order to give you a fuller picture, though, we’ve changed it up a bit, adding in the Department of Record Stores (tracking indie store purchases more accurately), along with the more popular vinyl webstores across the Internet.

Let us know what you think of the new format!

Department of Record Stores
Compiled from 14 U.S.-based independent record store chains, along with one from Toronto. Approximately 90-100 storefronts.

1. Bruce Springsteen — High Hopes
2. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings — Give The People What They Want
3. Iced Earth – Plagues of Babylon
4. Lorde — Pure Heroine
5. The Lumineers — The Lumineer
6. Bon Iver — For Emma, Forever Ago
7. Mumford & Sons — Sigh No More
8. Arctic Monkeys — AM
8. Pink Floyd — Dark Side Of The Moon
8. Modest Mouse – Good News For People Who Love Bad News
11. Mumford & Sons — Babel
11. Rosanne Cash — The River & The Thread
13. The Postal Service — Give Up (10th Anniversary)
13. Radiohead — In Rainbows
13. Lucinda Williams — Lucinda Williams
16. Escape The Fate — Ungrateful
16. The Beatles — Revolver
18. The Strokes — Is This It
18. Dr. Dre — The Chronic
18. Chvrches — Bones Of What You Believe

Billboard

1. Bruce Springsteen — High Hopes (1st week on charts)
2. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings — Give The People What They Want (1st week on charts)
3. You Blew It! — Keep Doing What You’re Doing (1st week on charts)

Bull Moose
An indie record store chain made up of 11 northeastern locations. 

1. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings — Give The People What They Want
2. Iced Earth — Plagues Of Babylon
3. Bruce Springsteen — High Hopes
4. Arcade Fire — Reflektor
5. Sigur Ros — Agaetis Byrjun
6. Backtrack — Lost In Life
7. Lana Del Rey — Born To Die
8. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings — I Learned The Hard Way
8. Lucinda Williams — Lucinda Williams
8. Black Sabbath — Volume 4

Amazon (Top 10 Current Sellers, Includes Pre-orders)
1. Beck — Morning Phase
2. Arctic Monkeys — AM
3. Bon Iver — For Emma, Forever Ago
4. Amy Winehouse — Back To Black
5. Lorde — Pure Heroine
6. Bob Marley & The Wailers — Legend
7. Various Artists — Inside Llewyn Davis OST
8. Norah Jones — Come Away With Me
9. Mumford & Sons — Sigh No More
10. Miles Davis — Kind Of Blue

Interpunk (Top 10 Current Sellers, Includes Pre-orders)
1. Brand New — Your Favorite Weapon
2. Lawrence Arms — Metropole
3. Against Me! — Transgender Dysphoria Blues
4. Rancid — Let’s Go
5. Taking Back Sunday — Tell All Your Friends
6. Blink 182 — They Came To Conquer Uranus
7. Exhumed/Iron Reagan — Split
8. Saves The Day — Stay What You Are
9. Teenage Bottlerocket — American Deutsch Bag
10. The Bouncing Souls/The Menzingers — Shocking Split


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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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