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The Official Top 40 Best Selling Albums In UK's Independent Record Shops revealed

18/04/2014

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To celebrate Record Store Day 2014, we reveal the Official Top 40 biggest selling albums from the UK’s independent record shops over the last 12 months.

Two years ago this week, the Official Charts Company teamed up with Record Store Day, the now annual celebration of local independent record shops, to launch the Official Record Store Chart.

Published weekly on www.officialcharts.com as well as in NME magazine and in Music Week, the chart counts down the biggest selling albums that the British record buying public have been purchasing in 100 of the nation’s coolest independent record shops (ie; those which participate in Record Store Day) over the previous seven days.

On the eve of Record Store Day 2014, the Official Charts Company can reveal that AM by Arctic Monkeys was the biggest selling album in the nation’s independent record shops since last year’s event.

The Sheffield band’s fifth studio album, which was released in September, is joined in the Top 5 by Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (Number 2) and Robbie WilliamsSwings Both Ways (3). All three albums debuted at Number 1 on the UK’s over-all Official Albums Chart during their respective release weeks.

One of the unique aspects of the Official Record Store Chart, however, is that it also showcases acts who aren't in the mainstream. British trio London Grammar are at Number 4 on the annual countdown with their debut album, If You Wait, while …Like Clockwork, US rockers Queens Of The Stone Age’s sixth studio album is at Number 5. The Top 20 also features releases by The National (8), Boards Of Canada (11), Vampire Weekend (12), Savages (13), John Grant (18) and Haim (19).

You can see the full Top 40 below:

The Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Albums In The UK's Record Shops 2013/2014

1 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
2 RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES DAFT PUNK
3 SWINGS BOTH WAYS ROBBIE WILLIAMS
4 IF YOU WAIT LONDON GRAMMAR
5 LIKE CLOCKWORK QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
6 SINCE I SAW YOU LAST GARY BARLOW
7 TIME ROD STEWART
8 TROUBLE WILL FIND ME NATIONAL
9 MIDNIGHT MEMORIES ONE DIRECTION
10 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
11 TOMORROW'S HARVEST BOARDS OF CANADA
12 MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY VAMPIRE WEEKEND
13 SILENCE YOURSELF SAVAGES
14 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
15 THE NEXT DAY DAVID BOWIE
16 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
17 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS
18 PALE GREEN GHOSTS JOHN GRANT
19 DAYS ARE GONE HAIM
20 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
21 LONG WAY DOWN TOM ODELL
22 LOVE LETTERS METRONOMY
23 SO LONG SEE YOU TOMORROW BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB
24 SETTLE DISCLOSURE
25 TO BE LOVED MICHAEL BUBLE
26 REFLEKTOR ARCADE FIRE
27 THE 1975 1975
28 THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2 EMINEM
29 SHANGRI LA JAKE BUGG
30 MECHANICAL BULL KINGS OF LEON
31 INFORM EDUCATE ENTERTAIN PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
32 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
33 GOING BACK HOME WILKO JOHNSON/ROGER DALTREY
34 THE SHOCKING MISS EMERALD CARO EMERALD
35 RIGHT THOUGHTS RIGHT WORDS RIGHT ACTION FRANZ FERDINAND
36 SUN STRUCTURES TEMPLES
37 13 BLACK SABBATH
38 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
39 KVEIKUR SIGUR ROS
40 WAKIN ON A PRETTY DAZE KURT VILE

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