Top Vinyl Sales of 2011, so far

The top 10 vinyl records of 2011 so far, are:

1. Abbey Road, The Beatles (20,200)
2. Helplessness Blues, Fleet Foxes (20,200)
3. King of Limbs, Radiohead (15,400)
4. Sigh No More, Mumford & Sons (14,800)
5. Tomboy, Panda Bear (11,500)
6. Bon Iver, Bon Iver (10,900)
7. The King Is Dead, The Decemberists (8,300)
8. Chinese Democracy, Guns ‘N Roses (8,200)
9. Angles, The Strokes (7,900)
10. People’s Key, Bright Eyes (7,900)

The numbers come via Seattle Weekly. Looks like The Beatles are just beating Fleet Foxes by a handful of records.

Also: album sales are up 1% from 2010, the first uptick since 2004.

  • I think that Best Buy slashed the price on GN’R’s Chinese Democracy which might explain why it sold so many vinyl copies.

  • Uh, shouldn’t your last sentence say “album sales?” Also, Seattle Weekly had a typo in their list, the Strokes album is “Angles.”

    Go GNR!! Har har.

    • Robert Duffy

      more article writing, less copyediting!!!!! damn you

  • strokes lp is called “angles”

  • The Dollar Man

    I thought there were more vinyl-buying indie hipsters out there. Those are some unimpressive numbers. Chinese Democracy? Yikes.

  • kyle

    I don’t know where they are coming up with only 1% up since 2004. Vinyl sales have been steady on the upside every year since 2004. I had heard up 35% in 2010 from 2009 far better than 1%