Make a comment

Top 40 biggest selling albums from UK’s indie record stores revealed!

19/04/2013

Advertisement
Top 40 biggest selling albums from UK’s indie record stores revealed! (Pictured: Mumford And Sons)

By

To celebrate Record Store Day 2013, we reveal the Top 40 biggest selling albums from the UK’s independent record stores of the last 12 months.

Exactly one year ago this week, the Official Charts Company teamed up with Record Store Day to launch a brand new chart – the Official Record Store Chart, reflecting record sales through 100 of the UK’s coolest and most vibrant independent record shops.

On the eve of Record Store Day 2013, and to celebrate the chart’s first birthday, we can now unveil the Official Record Store Chart 2012-13 – the Top 20 biggest selling albums of the past year in the UK’s independent record shops.

Mumford & Sons, David Bowie and Jack White make the Top 5!

The Official Charts Company reveal Mumford & SonsBabel as the biggest selling artist album of the last 12 months in UK indie retailers.

Mumford & Sons found global success in 2012 as the band’s second album, Babel, hit Number 1 around the world including topping the UK’s Official Albums Chart and the US' Billboard Chart, amongst a string of other countries. Babel also became 2012’s fastest selling album on these shores after selling 159,000 copies in its opening week, according to Official Charts Company sales figures.

Babel takes the title of the biggest seller of the year on the Official Record Store Chart, ahead of Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events, which was 2012’s biggest seller across all retailers.

Jack White’s critically acclaimed Blunderbuss, The XX’s Coexist (2012’s biggest selling vinyl release) and Brit icon David Bowie’s The Next Day all rack up Top 5 placings on the best sellers list. See the Top 40 below...

Top Official 40 biggest selling albums from UK’s indie record stores 2012/13

1 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD/ISLAND
2 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE VIRGIN
3 BLUNDERBUSS JACK WHITE XL RECORDINGS
4 COEXIST XX YOUNG TURKS
5 THE NEXT DAY DAVID BOWIE RCA
6 BOYS & GIRLS ALABAMA SHAKES ROUGH TRADE
7 AN AWESOME WAVE ALT-J INFECTIOUS MUSIC
8 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG MERCURY
9 PUSH THE SKY AWAY NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS BAD SEED
10 STANDING AT THE SKY'S EDGE RICHARD HAWLEY PARLOPHONE
11 COME OF AGE VACCINES COLUMBIA
12 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY POLYDOR
13 LONERISM TAME IMPALA MODULAR
14 EL CAMINO BLACK KEYS NONESUCH
15 TEMPEST BOB DYLAN COLUMBIA
16 CELEBRATION DAY LED ZEPPELIN ATLANTIC/RHINO/SWANSONG
17 21 ADELE XL RECORDINGS
18 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH RCA
19 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS EPIC
20 THE VERY BEST OF NEIL DIAMOND COLUMBIA
21 VISIONS GRIMES 4AD
22 DJANGO DJANGO DJANGO DJANGO BECAUSE MUSIC
23 THE LION'S ROAR FIRST AID KIT WICHITA RECORDINGS
24 TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION SYCO MUSIC
25 EVERY KINGDOM BEN HOWARD ISLAND
26 BLOOM BEACH HOUSE BELLA UNION
27 THE 2ND LAW MUSE HELIUM 3/WARNER BROS
28 DON'T PANIC ALL TIME LOW HOPELESS
29 MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY ROD STEWART VERVE
30 PSYCHEDELIC PILL NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE WARNER BROS
31 180 PALMA VIOLETS ROUGH TRADE
32 BATTLE BORN KILLERS VERTIGO
33 MAGIC OF THE MOVIES ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS OR DECCA
34 SIGH NO MORE MUMFORD & SONS GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD/ISLAND
35 IN THE BELLY OF THE BRAZEN BULL CRIBS WICHITA RECORDINGS
36 UNAPOLOGETIC RIHANNA DEF JAM
37 + ED SHEERAN ASYLUM
38 TAKE THE CROWN ROBBIE WILLIAMS ISLAND
39 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS ATLANTIC
40 SHIELDS GRIZZLY BEAR WARP

© 2013 The Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

About the Official Record Store Chart

The Official Record Store Chart is published every Sunday at 7pm at www.officialcharts.com, reflecting the cutting edge music purchased through independent record stores the length and breadth of the UK.

Counting purely physical sales, the panel surveys record shops including London’s Rough Trade, Sister Ray, Phonica, Manchester’s Piccadilly Records, Rise Records, Banquet Records (Kingston), Crash Records (Leeds), Spillers (Cardiff), Coda (Edinburgh), Rise (Bristol), Reflex (Newcastle), Head and many, many more!

Heart Your Local Record Shop!

To celebrate the nation’s record retailers, the Official Chart Company has also launched a new campaign for Record Store Day 2013 – under the tagline, 'Heart Your Local Record Shop'. Badges and stickers are being distributed through a selection of the UK’s biggest independent record shops tomorrow.

A vinyl word...

In 2012, vinyl sales across the board surged by more than 15% to 389,000, with sales now at their highest level since 2004. Q1 of 2013 has seen a further increase year on year of 78%.

It is worth noting that independent record shops accounted for 3% of all artist albums sold physically in the UK in 2012, however these indie retailers contributed to a disproportionate 38% of all vinyl album sales!

Back