What’s Selling? — Week of Dec. 18

News / December 18, 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……

Billboard

1. Taylor Swift — 1989
2. The Beatles — Abbey Road
3. Arctic Monkeys — AM

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

1. Taylor Swift — 1989
2. Smashing Pumpkins — Monuments To An Elegy
3. Ryan Adams — Do You Laugh When You Lie?
4. Foo Fighters — Sonic Highways
5. Arctic Monkeys — AM
6. The Beatles — 1967-1970
7. The Beatles — 1
8. Pink Floyd — Endless River
9. AC/DC — Rock or Bust
10. Jack White — Lazaretto
11. The Beatles — Long Tall Sally
12. The Beatles — 1962-1966
13. Vince Guaraldi — A Charlie Brown Christmas
14. She & Him — Classics
15. The Beatles — Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
16. Led Zeppelin — IV
17. Lana Del Rey — Ultraviolence
17. Wu-Tang Clan — Cream/Da Mystery of Chessboxing
17. Modest Mouse — This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About
20. The New Basement Tapes — Lost On The River

URP Music Distributors Current Top 50:

1. Various – Natural Born Killers (Deluxe Soundtrack) [2LP] (RED Vinyl)
2. Fantomas – Wunderkammer [5LP+Cassette] (indie)
3. Weezer – Weezer (The Blue Album) [LP] (180 Gram, Numbered)
4. Various – Music of Grand Theft Auto V (Soundtrack) [6LP Box] 5. Switchfoot – The Beautiful Letdown [LP] (180 Gram Blue Vinyl)
6. PRhyme (DJ Premier And Royce Da 5’9) – PRhyme [LP] 7. Jack White – Lazaretto / Power Of My Love [7”] 8. Jimmy Eat World – Clarity [2LP] (180 Gram Clear Vinyl, 2 bonus tracks)
9. Taylor Swift – 1989 [2LP] 10. Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M. / Da Mystery Of Chessboxin [10”] (indie)
11. Philip Glass – How Now/Strung Out [LP] (180 Gram, download, limited)
12. Wham! – Last Christmas [12”] (Red/Green Split Vinyl, indie)
13. Mother Love Bone – Hold Your Head Up / Holy Roller [7”] (indie)
14. Melvins, The – Hold It In [LP] (download)
15. Various – Natural Born Killers (Deluxe Soundtrack) [2LP] (Black Vinyl)
16. Jimmy Eat World – Futures [2LP] (180 Gram Blue Vinyl, bonus track)
17. Beatles, The – Long Tall Sally EP [7”] (mono, indie)
18. Hozier – In The Woods Somewhere [10”] (indie)
19. Jack White – Would You Fight For My Love? / Parallel [7”] 20. Dave Brubeck Quartet, The – Time Out [LP] (140 Gram, limited, import)
21. Vangelis – Blade Runner (Soundtrack) [LP] (180 Gram Red Vinyl)
22. Beck/Various Artists – Song Reader [2LP] (180 Gram, download)
23. Joan Jett – Recorded And Booked [Flexicover book + 7”] (indie)
24. Eva Cassidy – Vinyl Collection [5LP+12” Box] (180 Gram, limited)
25. Jimmy Eat World – Static Prevails [2LP] (180 Gram Lavender Vinyl)
26. David Bowie – Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) [10”] (indie)
27. Various – Clerks (Soundtrack) [2LP] (Clear w/Black Smoke 180 Gram)
28. Jack White – Lazaretto [LP] (ULTRA,180 Gram, download)
29. 12” Inner Sleeves – Mobile Fidelity Original Master Sleeves (50ct)
30. White Stripes, The – White Blood Cells [LP] (180 Gram, download)
31. Pink Floyd – The Endless River [2LP] (200 Gram, download)
32. Black Star – Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star [LP] (Picture Disc)
33. Raconteurs, The – Broken Boy Soldiers [LP] (180 Gram)
34. Weezer – Death To False Metal [LP] (180 Gram Vinyl, numbered)
35. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker [2LP] (gatefold)
36. Miles Davis – Sorcerer [2LP] (180 Gram 45RPM Audiophile Vinyl)
37. Joey Ramone – Christmas Spirit… In My House [10”] (Red Vinyl, indie)
38. Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas [LP] (Green Vinyl)
39. Chvrches – Under The Tide [12” EP] (180 Gram, indie)
40. Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways [LP] (180 Gram, random covers)
41. Bob Seger – Ride Out [LP] 42. Various – Disney: Frozen Holiday [7”] (Picture Disc, indie)
43. Ryan Adams – Love Is Hell [3LP Box] (Audiophile Vinyl, Bonus Tracks)
44. Melvins – Live At Third Man Records 05-30-2013 [LP] 45. Various – St. Vincent (Deluxe Soundtrack+Score) [2LP] (BLUE Vinyl)
46. Blink-182 – Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (Deluxe) [LP+3×7”] 47. Muddy Waters – The Best Of Muddy Waters [LP] (140 Gram, limited)
48. Dead Milkmen – Big Lizard In My Backyard [LP] (Colored Vinyl, indie)
49. Ennio Morricone – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Soundtrack) [LP] 50. She & Him – Classics [LP] (download)

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

1. Ryan Adams — Do You Laugh When You Lie?
2. Taylor Swift — 1989
3. Fall Out Boy — Immortals (7″)
3. Faith No More — Motherfucker
5. Various Artists — Music Of Grand Theft Auto V
5. Sun Kil Moon — Benji
7. Wilco — Alpha Mike Foxtrot
7. Chvrches — Under The Tide EP
7. The Beatles — Long Tall Sally
10. Ghostface Killah — 36 Seasons

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

1. Taylor Swift — 1989
2. Miles Davis — Kind of Blue
3. Foo Fighters — Sonic Highways
4. Pink Floyd — The Endless River
5. The Beatles — Abbey Road
6. Sam Smith — In The Lonely Hour
7. Amy Winehouse — Back To Black
8. The Beatles — Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
9. Arctic Monkeys — AM
10. One Direction — Four


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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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