This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste.
Record Store Day is still having an effect on the sales at local independent record shops; however, a few other factors are causing an increase in numbers as well.
Lance Price, CD Source owner, says that most of CD Source's top 20 titles continued to be Record Store Day releases. "The only non-Record Store Day titles to make the Top 20 were Phoenix (both regular and deluxe versions), Kid Cudi and Flaming Lips," says Price. "All of them came out in the last two weeks."
Mark Church, sales associate at Good Records, is seeing similar results with a few changes as well. "Record Store Day releases still make up part of the charts," says Church. "However, The O's benefited from an instore performance which shot them to No. with their new release Thunderdog as well as bringing a couple of their older releases to numbers 7, 8 and 9."
According to Price, in addition to still having a good amount of titles left, CD Source was able to get restocks on a fair number of others, even though they are limited. "Many of this year's Record Store Day releases were very original concepts," says Price. "The Elliott Smith 7-inch includes four unreleased outakes from his classic Either/Or album. The Band's Last Waltz features three 180-gram LPs, all original packaging with embossing and two foils and a 12-page booklet. That album has so many highlights with the amazing lineup of guest performers. It's definitely one of the best live albums ever made. Joan Jett is on translucent yellow vinyl and includes an enhanced CD of the album with bonus tracks and live footage. The Flaming Lips Zaireeka LP box requires four turntables as the LPs are intended to be played simultaneously. Sounds like a good reason to have a turntable party!"
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Good Records: 1. The O's - Thunderdog CD (Instore Performance) 2. Phoenix - Bankrupt (Deluxe) CD 3. Toadies/Sarah Jaffe - Down By The Water 7-inch 4. Postal Service - Give Up Deluxe LP 5. Phoenix - Bankrupt LP 6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away LP 7. The O's - We Are The O's CD (Instore Performance) 8. The O's - Between The Two LP (Instore Performance) 9. The O's - Between The Two CD (Instore Performance) 10. The Knife - Shaking The Habit LP 11. Cut Copy - Bright Like Neon LP 12. Black Angels - Indigo Meadow LP 13. Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin LP 14. Iron & Wine-Next To Paradise 7-inch 15. Bombino - Nomad CD 16. Flaming Lips - Terror LP 17. Flaming Lips - Zaireeka LP 18. Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Mosquito Deluxe CD 19. James Blake - Overgrown CD 20. Dust-Dust/Hard Attack LP
CD Source: 1. Elliott Smith - Alternate Versions from Either/Or 7-inch Vinyl 2. Band - Last Waltz LP 3. Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory LP 4. Eric Church - Caught in Time LP 5. Cake - Sheep Go Heaven (Live) 45 6. Old 97s and Waylon Jennings 7-inch vinyl 7. Miles Davis - Round About Midnight LP 8. Willie Nelson - Roll Me Up 45 9. David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 45 10. Pornography - 7 Minutes in Heaven LP 11. Phoenix - Bankrupt CD 12. Kid Cudi - Indicud CD 13. Fitz & Tantrums - Out of My League 10-inch vinyl 14. Flaming Lips - Terror CD 15. Phoenix - Bankrupt (DLX) 16. Mumford & Sons - Live From Bull Moose CD 17. Phish - Lawn Boy LP 18. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Album LP 19. Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi Live 12 inch Picture Disc 20. Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah 7-inch vinyl
Bill's Records: 1. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up! 2. Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell, and Angels 3. Mumford and Sons - Babel 4. Black Keys - El Camino 5. Rodriguez - Cold Fact 6. Hayes Carll - Flowers and Liquor 7. Avett Brothers - Carpenter 8. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls 9. Bobby Rush - Down in Louisiana 10. Gary Clark Jr. - Blk & Blu