Diversity Tops the Charts: From Local Artist Bradley James to Swedish Native Band, Goat

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.

"Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds rightfully take the top three spots this week with their excellent release Push The Sky Away." says Good Records Sales Associate Mark Church. "Goat, our number nine entry, is a good psyche record from a Swedish band with a back story involving a small Swedish village with a voodoo curse and other strangeness.The story may or may not be true, but the music is good."

Lance Price, CD Source owner, suggests picking up an album by local artist Bradley James for staying in and avoiding the cold weather. "We had an in-store with Bradley James on Saturday, which was the main reason behind his sales," says Price. "I really like his new EP. He is inspired by classic artists such as Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole and the Beatles. His music sounds both fresh and very smooth, and Peter Frampton's keyboardist produced it. It's good music to listen to by the fireplace if it stays cold."

"The Breakfast Club LP in white vinyl was part of a soundtracks series released for Record Store Day last April," says Price. "It also included Pretty in Pink , pink vinyl of course, and Empire Records in gold vinyl. They have all continued to be steady sellers for us."

Good Records: 1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away LP 2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away CD 3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away Deluxe CD 4. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II CD 5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II LP 6. Local Natives - Hummingbird LP 7. Iceage - You're Nothing LP 8. Atlas Genius - When It Was Now CD 9. Goat - World Music LP 10. XX - Coexist LP

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CD Source: 1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (limited edition with hardbound book) 2. Alabama Shakes - Boys and Girls 3. Music by Bradley James - Where Did I Go? Ep 4. Of Monsters & Men - My Head is an Animal 5. Mumford & Sons - Babel: Gentlemen of the Road Edition 6. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange 7. Tame Impala - Lonerism 8. Lumineers - Lumineers 9. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood (30th Anniversary Collection) 10. Charlie Wilson - Love Charlie 11. Paul Hardcastle - Paul Hardcastle VII 12. J Moss - V4... The Other Side 13. Fun. - Some Nights 14. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls (vinyl) 15. Gary Clark Jr. - Blak & Blu 16. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away 17. Mumford & Sons - Babel (deluxe) 18. Suffocation - Pinnacle of Bedlam 19. Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights EP 20. Breakfast Club Soundtrack (RSD exclusive white vinyl) Bill's Records: 1. Ben Harper - Get up! 2. Mumford and Sons - Babel 3. Rodriguez - Cold Fact 4. Black Keys - El Camino 5. Alabama Shakes - Girls and Boys 6. Avett Brothers - Carpenter 7. Rodriguez - Coming From Reality 8. Gary Clark Jr. - Blk & Blu 9. Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison - Cheaters Game 10. Ray Wylie Hubbard - Grifters Hymnal

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