The following is a list of Amoeba Hollywood's top CD and vinyl sellers (combined) for 2012.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Adele - 21
Despite being Amoeba's top seller in 2011, Adele's indominable 21 kept selling right on into 2012.
4. 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.
5. The XX - Coexist
The XX's continued their overreaching popularity with a second album of nighttime electro ballads.
6. 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.
7. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Brittany Howard's booming voice helped send the bluesy Boys & Girls home with many a boy and girl.
8. Beach House - Bloom
Balitmore dream-pop group Beach House saw their biggest sales yet with the gorgeous Bloom.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Gotye - Making Mirrors
Kids love it, adults love it, grandma loves it, too! ;)
12. 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.
13. Mumford & Sons - Babel
Beardwave ruled in 2012.
14. Grimes - Visions
Babygoogoobleepbloop music ruled in 2012.
15. 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.
16. The XX - The XX
This three-year-old album keeps selling. It's just that good.
17. Tame Impala - Lonerism
Looks like I wasn't the only one who fell under the spell of these psychedelic Australians this year.
18. Cat Power - Sun
Chan Marshall came back with a strong album in 2012. See photos of her signing the record at Amoeba Hollywood here.
19. The Shins - Port of Morrow
The latest from the indie pop kings sold well with good buzz and a performance on SNL.
20. Grizzly Bear - Shields
Grizzly Bear issued a strong follow-up to 2010's excellent Veckatimest.
21. Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
See photos of her Amoeba performance.
22. Of Monsters & Men - My Head is an Animal
The Icelandic collective offered catchy folk-pop tunes.
23. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
The bearded one's 2008 album continued to sell well into this year.
24. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Pitchfork's No. 1 album of 2011 sold right into 2012.
25. 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