What’s Selling?: Week of Dec. 10

News / December 10, 2015

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. Adele — 25
2. Vince Guaraldi Trio — A Charlie Brown Christmas
3. Taylor Swift — 1989

Department of Record Stores (a week behind on this)

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

1. Queen — Bohemian Rhapsody
2. Adele — 25
3. Various Artists — High Fidelity OST
4. Beck — Dreams
5. The Clash — ST (blue and white)
6. Johnny Cash — Man In Black: Live In Denmark
7. Paul McCartney — Say Say Say
8. Outkast — Stankonia
9. Dave Matthews — Live Trax 5
10. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble — A Legend In The Making (Grey and White Vinyl)
11.  B-52’s — LIVE!
12. Green Day — American Idiot (Red and Black Vinyl)
13. Judas Priest — Painkiller
14. Big Star — Jesus Christ
15. MGMT — Time To Pretend (Glow In The Dark Vinyl)
16. Tenacious D — Tenacious D Live
17. Nine Inch Nails — Halo I-IV
18. Jimi Hendrix — Burning Desire
19. Garbage — ST
20. Spoon — TV Set

URP Music Distributors Current Top 50:

1. Sum 41 – All Killer No Filler [LP] (Americana Colored Vinyl)
2. RSD-Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Live at the Middle East [2LP] 3. RSD-Various Artists – High Fidelity (Soundtrack) [2LP] (Orange Vinyl)
4. RSD-Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody [12”] (40th Anniversary)
5. Adele – 25 [LP] (180 Gram)
6. RSD-David Bowie – Earthling [LP] (180 Gram Green Vinyl)
7. RSD-Beck – Dreams [12”] (Blue Vinyl, Puffy Sleeve)
8. RSD-Frank Zappa – Feeding The Monkies At Ma Maison [LP] (Orange)
9. RSD-Clash, The – The Clash [LP] (White And Blue Split Vinyl)
10. RSD-Jeff Buckley – Everyday People [7”] (unreleased track)
11. RSD-Jimi Hendrix – Burning Desire [2LP] (first time on vinyl)
12. RSD-Janis Joplin – Live At Winterland ’68 [2LP] (180 Gram)
13. RSD-Megadeth – The Threat Is Real [12”] (White Vinyl)
14. RSD-Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – Say Say Say (2015) [12”] 15. RSD-Johnny Cash – Man In Black: Live In Demark 1971 [2LP] 16. RSD-Zombies, The – The BBC Radio Sessions (Complete) [2LP] 17. RSD-Howlin’ Wolf – The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions [LP] (180gr)
18. RSD-Damnation A.D. – Kingdom Of Lost Souls [LP] (White Vinyl)
19. RSD-Various – Love & Mercy: Brian Wilson (Soundtrack) [LP] 20. RSD-Judas Priest – Painkiller [10”] (Blue Sawblade-SHAPED Vinyl)
21. RSD-Stevie Ray Vaughan – A Legend In The Making [2LP] (Colored)
22. RSD-Various – True Detective (HBO Soundtrack) [2LP] 23. RSD-Elvis Presley – If I Can Dream/Anything That’s Part Of You [7”] 24. RSD-Arcs, The – The Arcs vs. The Inventors, Vol. 1 [10”] 25. RSD-Buzzcocks – Another Music In A Different Kitchen [LP](Orange)
26. RSD-B.B. King – The Thrill Is Gone [10”] (2 Bonus Tracks)
27. Death By Stereo – Day Of The Death [LP] (Gold Vinyl)
28. RSD-John Lee Hooker – Two Sides Of John Lee Hooker [LP] 29. RSD-Green Day – American Idiot [2LP] (Red, White & Black Vinyl)
30. RSD-Spoon – TV Set [10”] (Colored Vinyl, The Cramps cover)
31. RSD-Nine Inch Nails – Halo I-IV [LP+3-12” Box Set] (180 Gram)
32. RSD-Johnny Thunders – Daddy Rollin’ Stone [10” EP] 33. RSD-Get Up Kids, The – Red Letter Day [10”] (Marbled Vinyl)
34. RSD-Eazy-E – Merry Muthafuckin’ X-Mas [7”] (Red Vinyl)
35. RSD-Kinks, The – Dedicated Kinks [7” EP] 36. RSD-Kinks, The – Kwyet Kinks [7” EP] 37. RSD-Cardigans, The – Long Gone Before Daylight [LP] (180 Gram)
38. RSD-MGMT – Time To Pretend [12” EP] (Glow In The Dark Vinyl)
39. RSD-Otis Redding – Shake [7” EP] (Otis’ last recording session)
40. Farside – The Monroe Doctrine [LP] (Opaque Red Vinyl, download)
41. Dandy Warhols, The – Dandy’s Rule, OK? [2LP] 42. RSD-Jesus And Mary Chain – Barbed Wire Kisses [2LP] (180g, Red)
43. RSD-Outkast – Stankonia [2LP] (Splatter Vinyl)
44. RSD-Ben Harper – Fight For Your Mind [2LP] (Red & Green Vinyl)
45. RSD-Sonics, The – 50 [3LP Box Set] (book, poster, download)
46. Johnny Cash – With His Hot And Blue Guitar [LP] (ORANGE Vinyl)
47. RSD-Ween – The Pod [2LP] (limited)
48. RSD-B-52’s, The – Live! 8-24-1979 [LP] (Metallic Gold Colored Vinyl)
49. RSD-International Submarine Band – Safe At Home [12”] (White)
50. RSD-Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight [7”] (Black & White Vinyl)

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

1. Phoenix/Bill Murray — Alone On Christmas Day
2. Various Artists — High Fidelity OST
3. Adele — 25
4. Dave Matthews — Live Trax 5
5. Kurt Cobain — And I Love Here/Sappy
6. b-52’s — LIVE!
7. Coldplay — A Head Full of Dreams (Pink/Blue Vinyl)
7. Paul McCartney — Say Say Say
9. Phil Collins — In The Air Tonight
10. Garbage — ST

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

1. Adele — 25
2. Taylor Swift — 1989
3. The Beatles — Abbey Road
4. Adele — 21
5. Amy Winehouse — Back To Black
6. Vince Guaraldi Trio — A Charlie Brown Christmas
7. Pink Floyd — Dark Side Of The Moon
8. Miles Davis — Kind of Blue
9. Frank Sinatra — Ultimate Sinatra
10. Leon Bridges — Coming Home


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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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