What’s Selling? — Week of June 19th

News / June 19, 2014

In order to provide a fuller picture of the vinyl world at large, Modern Vinyl presents “What’s Selling?” our weekly feature that tells you what’s flying off the shelves in both the digital and indie record realms. Without further ado……

Record Breaker: Jack White not only sits atop the charts, but set the Soundscan record this week with 40,000 vinyl units sold. That number would have put him at number four of the overall Billboard 200, which counts digital and CD sales, as well. In comparison, his sales total more than doubled the first week of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, which only sold 19,000. The previous record holder was Pearl Jam with Vitalogy in 1994, which sold 34,000 copies. Vitalogy actually came out early on vinyl, which I’d assume boosted those numbers greatly.

Billboard

1. Jack White — Lazaretto
2. Led Zeppelin — I
3. Led Zeppelin — III

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

1. Jack White — Lazaretto
2. Led Zeppelin — III (Deluxe Edition)
3. Led Zeppelin — II
4. Led Zeppelin — I
5. Led Zeppelin — III
6. The Black Keys — Turn Blue
7. Conor Oberst — Upside Down Mountain
7. First Aid Kit — Stay Gold
9. Arctic Monkeys — AM
10. Pink Floyd — Dark Side Of The Moon
10. Parquet Courts — Sunbathing Animal
12. Michael Jackson — Xscape
13. Fucked Up — Glass Boys
13. Neil Young — A Letter Home
13. Swans — To Be Kind
16. The War On Drugs — Lost In The Dream
17. Death Cab For Cutie — Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Release)
17. Against Me — Unconditional Love
17. Tigers Jaw — Charmer
20. The Beatles — Abbey Road

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

1. Jack White — Lazaretto
2. Led Zeppelin — III (Deluxe Edition)
3. Led Zeppelin — II
4. First Aid Kit — Stay Gold
5. Conor Oberst — Upside Down Mountain
5. The Black Keys — Turn Blue
5. Led Zeppelin — I
8. Neil Young — A Letter Home
9. Led Zeppelin — III
10. City & Colour — Bring Me Your Love

Amazon (Top 10 Current Sellers, Includes Pre-orders)

1. Jack White — Lazaretto
2. The Beatles — Mono Box Set
3. Lana Del Rey — Ultraviolence
4. Arctic Monkeys — AM
5. Dave Matthews Band — Remember Two Things
6. Led Zeppelin — II (Deluxe Edition)
7. Led Zeppelin I (Deluxe Edition)
8. The Black Keys — Turn Blue
9. Four Year Strong — Rise Or Die Trying
10. Sam Smith — In The Lonely Hour

Insound

1. Jack White — Lazaretto
2. Vinyl Grab Bag
3. The Fresh and Onlys — House Of Spirits
4. Madvillian — Madvillainy
5. Lana Del Rey — Ultraviolence
6. J Dilla — Donuts
7. Hooray For Earth — Keys
8. Mac DeMarco — Salad Days
9. Kendrick Lamar — Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
10. James Williamson and Lisa Kekaula — I Got A Right


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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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