What’s Selling?: Week of Nov. 21

News / November 21, 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……


1. Stranger Things: Volume 1
2. Pink Floyd — Dark Side of The Moon
3. Temple Of The Dog — ST
4. STRFKR — Being No One, Going Nowhere
5. Mother Love Bone — On Earth As It Is: The Complete Works
6. Vince Guaraldi Trio — A Charlie Brown Christmas
7. Bon Iver — 22, A Million
8. Chris Robinson Brotherhood — If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now
9. Amy Winehouse — Back To Black
10. Tad — God’s Balls
11. The Beatles — Abbey Road
12. Twenty One Pilots — Blurryface
13. Tad — 8-way Santa
14. Tad — Salt Lick
15. Panic! At The Disco — Vices and Virtues

Department of Record Stores

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

1 Mike Watt/Ring Spiel Tour ’95 (Orange Vinyl)
2 Pink Floyd/Dark Side Of The Moon (180g Vinyl)
3 Stranger Things/Soundtrack Vol. 1 (clear with black smoke colored vinyl)
4 Bon Iver/22 A Million
5 Chris Robinson Brotherhood/If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now
6 Weezer/Weezer (Blue Album)
7 Panic At The Disco/Vices & Virtues
8 Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions/Until The Hunter
9 Stranger Things/Soundtrack Vol. 1
10 Pink Floyd/The Wall
11 Danny Brown/Atrocity Exhibition (pink vinyl)
12 Pink Floyd/Wish You Were Here
13 Lambchop/FLOTUS
14 Beastie Boys/Licensed To Ill
15 Kings Of Leon/Walls (blue marble vinyl)
16 Temple Of The Dog/Temple Of The Dog
17 Lost Highway Soundtrack (Yellow)/Soundtrack
18 Radiohead/A Moon Shaped Pool
19 Weezer/Pinkerton
20 Beatles/Abbey Road

Bull Moose
An indie record store chain made up of 11 northeastern locations. This list is a little newer, thus the inclusion of the blink record.

1. Mike Watt/Ring Spiel Tour ’95 (Orange Vinyl)
2. Stranger Things: Volume 1 (Clear with Black Smoke)
3. Temple Of The Dog — ST
4. Various Artists — Lost Highway OST (Yellow Vinyl)
4. Various Artists — Trainspotting OST (Orange Vinyl)
6. The Hold Steady — Separation Sunday (White Vinyl)
6. David Bazan — Christmas Bonus
8. The Hold Steady — Almost Killed Me (Blue Vinyl)
8. David Bazan — Dark Sacred Night (Blue with White Snow)
11. Stranger Things: Volume 1 (Clear Vinyl)

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

1. Metallica — Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
2. Vince Guaraldi Trio — A Charlie Brown Christmas
3. Leonard Cohen — You Want It Darker
4. Amy Winehouse — Back To Black
5. Bing Crosby — Merry Christmas
6. Twenty One Pilots — Blurryface
7. The Beatles — Abbey Road
8. Pink Floyd — Dark Side Of The Moon
9. Michael Buble — Christmas
10. Frank Sinatra — A Jolly Christmas


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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