What’s Selling? — Week of May 6th

News / May 6, 2016

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. Sturgill Simpson — Sailor’s Guide To Earth
2. The Lumineers — Cleopatra
3. PVRIS — White Noise

Department of Record Stores

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

1. Prince — Purple Rain
2. The White Stripes — The Complete Peel Sessions
3. Red House Painters — Old Ramon
4. Prince — For You
5. Sturgill Simpson — Sailor’s Guide To Earth (Blue Vinyl)
6. Silly Symphony Collection — The Skeleton Dance/Three Little Pigs
7. Regina Spektor — Soviet Kitsch
8. Iron Maiden — The Empire Of The Clouds
9. Metallica — Ride The Lightning
10. Metallica — Kill Em All
11. Grateful Dead — Capitol Theatre Passaic NJ
12. Garry Tallent — Break Time
13. Phoenix/Bill Murray — Alone On Christmas Day
14. Regina Spektor — Begin To Hope
15. Various Artists — Deadpool OST
16. Parquet Courts — Human Performance
17. John Williams — Star Wars: The Force Awakens (March Of The Resistance/Rey’s Theme)
18. David Bowie — Blackstar
19. PJ Harvey — Hope Six Demolition Project
20. Various Artists — Disney Favorite Songs

URP Music Distributors Current Top 50:

1. Jack White/Muppets – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life [7”] (BLACK)
2. White Stripes – Complete Peel Sessions: BBC [2LP] (Red/White Vinyl)
3. Sigur Ros – () [2LP+CD] (Black Vinyl, die-cut reverse board sleeve)
4. Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Let’s Face It [LP] (Americana Colored)
5. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth [LP+CD](180g, Blue, indie)
6. Kate Pierson (of The B-52s) – Venus b/w Radio in Bed [7”] 7. Jack White/Muppets – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life [7”] (GREEN)
8. Prince – For You [LP] 9. Metallica – Kill ‘Em All [LP] (180 Gram, 2016 Remaster)
10. Prince – Purple Rain [LP] (180 Gram, insert)
11. Prince – Prince [LP] 12. White Stripes, The – Elephant [2LP] (180 Gram, download, gatefold)
13. Death From Above 1979 – Live From Third Man Records [LP] 14. PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project [LP] (180 Gram)
15. Metallica – Ride The Lightning [LP] (180 Gram, 2016 Remaster)
16. Ace Frehley – Origins: Vol. 1 [2LP] (180 Gram Splattered Vinyl)
17. Anderson .Paak – Malibu [2LP] (180 Gram Vinyl with poster)
18. Doors, The – L.A. Woman [LP] (White 180 Gram Stereo Vinyl)
19. David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World [LP] (RSD,Picture Disc)
20. Alan Parsons Project, The – I Robot [2LP] (180 Gram 45RPM Vinyl)
21. Surgical Meth Machine – Surgical Meth Machine (SMM) [LP] 22. Various – Star Wars:Force Awakens (Soundtrack) [10”](RSD Pic Disc)
23. Grateful Dead – Capitol Theatre, Passaic NJ 4/25/77 [4LP Box] (RSD)
24. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks [LP] (RSD Reverse Pic Disc)
25. Prince – Art Official Age [2LP] 26. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy [3LP] (poster)
27. Iron Maiden – The Empire Of The Clouds [12”] (RSD Picture Disc)
28. Brian Eno – The Ship [2LP] (Deluxe Clear Vinyl, gatefold, 4 prints)
29. Prince – 1999 [2LP] (180 Gram Vinyl)
30. Ray LaMontagne – Ouroboros [LP] (Red Vinyl, gatefold, indie)
31. Various – Doctor Who: Genesis Of The Daleks [LP] (RSD Blue 180gr)
32. Various Artists – Disney Favorite Songs [LP] (RSD)
33. Charles Bradley – Changes [LP] (download)
34. Various Artists – The Music Of David Lynch [2LP] (180 Gram, limited)
35. Motorhead – Bad Magic [LP] (180 Gram, Gold Vinyl, download, indie)
36. Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL – Plectrumelectrum [LP] 37. Motorhead – Bad Magic [LP] (180 Gram, Green Vinyl, download, indie)
38. John Carpenter – Lost Themes II [LP] (Swirl Vinyl, limited, indie)
39. Albert Hammond Jr. – Yours To Keep [LP] (RSD)
40. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city [2LP] (bonus tracks)
41. White Stripes, The – De Stijl [LP] (180 Gram, download)
42. Astronautalis – The Mighty Ocean & Nine Dark Theatres [2LP] (Sand)
43. Muse – Reapers / Reapers (Live @ Koln) [7”] (RSD Picture Disc)
44. DJ Screw – 3 ”N” The Morning [LP] (Picture Disc)
45. Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion I [2 LP] (180 Gram)
46. John Williams – Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones (Soundtrack) [2LP] 47. Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid [2LP] (Colored Vinyl, download)
48. Motorhead – Bad Magic [LP] (180 Gram, Red Vinyl, download, indie)
49. Miles Davis & Robert Glasper feat. Bilal – Ghetto Walkin’ [12”] (RSD)
50. SQURL – Live at Third Man Records [LP]

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

1. Prince — Purple Rain
2. David Bowie — Blackstar
3. Amy Winehouse — Back To Black
4. Miles Davis — Kind Of Blue
5. Sturgill Simpson — Sailor’s Guide To Earth
6. Prince — 1999
7. Bob Marley — Legend
8. The Lumineers — Cleopatra
9. Chris Stapleton — Traveller
10. Adele — 25


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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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