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Amoeba's Top 50 Selling Albums of 2012

Posted by Billy Gil, January 3, 2013 01:17pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba's top 50 best sellers

 

The following is a list of Amoeba Hollywood's top CD and vinyl sellers (combined) for 2012.

 

 

 

lana del rey1. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

All the Internet backlashes and a disastrous SNL performances in the world couldn't wash Ms. Del Rey away. Her Born to Die was Amoeba's bestselling album of 2012 by a longshot. See her Amoeba performance below.

 


Jack White Blunderbuss2. Jack White - Blunderbuss

The main man behind The White Stripes, The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs stepped out solo in 2012 with a winner in the blues-lovin' Blunderbuss.

 

 

 

 

 

 


adele 213. Adele - 21

Despite being Amoeba's top seller in 2011, Adele's indominable 21 kept selling right on into 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Black Keys4. The Black Keys - El Camino

The Black Keys survived all the "The" bands of the early 2000s to become the biggest rock band of 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The XX Coexist5. The XX - Coexist

The XX's continued their overreaching popularity with a second album of nighttime electro ballads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Frank Ocean Channel Orange6. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Thanks to stellar reviews, including being named No. 1 in our aggregated best albums of 2012, Frank Ocean's Channel Orange saw huge sales as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls7. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

Brittany Howard's booming voice helped send the bluesy Boys & Girls home with many a boy and girl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Beach House Bloom8. Beach House - Bloom

Balitmore dream-pop group Beach House saw their biggest sales yet with the gorgeous Bloom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


kendrick lamar good kid maad city9. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.A.A.D City

Critics' favorite hip-hop record of the year appealed to anyone with an ear for great storytelling and stellar production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel10. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel ...

Fiona came back big time in 2012 with a bold album of avant-garde melodies and stringent lyrics covering self-evaluation and relationship demise.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gotye11. Gotye - Making Mirrors

Kids love it, adults love it, grandma loves it, too! ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Flying Lotus12. Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes

The man with the winning smile and brilliant beats released another excellent mindtrip in 2012. See photos of his Amoeba DJ set here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mumford & Sons13. Mumford & Sons - Babel

Beardwave ruled in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Grimes14. Grimes - Visions

Babygoogoobleepbloop music ruled in 2012.

 


M83 Hurry Up15. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

Another carryover from 2011, "Midnight City" and its massively appealing album helped win M83 a host of new fans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The XX The XX16. The XX - The XX

This three-year-old album keeps selling. It's just that good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tame Impala Lonerism17. Tame Impala - Lonerism

Looks like I wasn't the only one who fell under the spell of these psychedelic Australians this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cat Power Sun18. Cat Power - Sun

Chan Marshall came back with a strong album in 2012. See photos of her signing the record at Amoeba Hollywood here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Shins Port of Morrow19. The Shins - Port of Morrow

The latest from the indie pop kings sold well with good buzz and a performance on SNL.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Grizzly Bear Shields20. Grizzly Bear - Shields

Grizzly Bear issued a strong follow-up to 2010's excellent Veckatimest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ellie Goulding21. Ellie Goulding - Halcyon

See photos of her Amoeba performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Of Monsters & Men22. Of Monsters & Men - My Head is an Animal

The Icelandic collective offered catchy folk-pop tunes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bon Iver For Emma23. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

The bearded one's 2008 album continued to sell well into this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bon Iver24. Bon Iver - Bon Iver

Pitchfork's No. 1 album of 2011 sold right into 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sigur Ros Valtari25. Sigur Ros - Valtari

Valtari is Sigur Ros' latest album of epic, slow-moving beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

 


26. Fun. - Some Nights
27. The Black Keys - Brothers
28. Best Coast - The Only Place
29. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
30. Amy Winehouse - Lioness
31. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
32. The Beatles - Abbey Road
33. Florence & The Machine - Ceremonials
34. Drive [Original Soundtrack]
35. Bob Dylan - Tempest
36. Muse - The 2nd Law
37. Radiohead - In Rainbows
38. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
39. Nas - Life is Good
40. Santigold - Master of My Make Believe
41. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
42. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
43. Rodriguez - Cold Fact
44. David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
45. Madonna - MDNA
46. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
47. Moonrise Kingdom [Original Soundtrack]
48. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
49. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
50. Best Coast - Crazy For You

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