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The 50 Best Selling Albums of 2018

Posted by Amoebite, December 12, 2018 06:31pm | Post a Comment

The 50 Best-Selling Albums of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, it's a good time to look back at what was hot at Amoeba Hollywood this year. Our top sellers are a diverse mix, as always, with rock, hip-hop, metal, soul, electronic, and soundtracks all showing up on the list. Take a look at the 50 new releases that flew off our shelves in 2018 -- some of these probably won't be a surprise while still others may have slipped past your radar.

Read on to see the full list of Amoeba Hollywood's 50 Best-Selling Albums of 2018.

Drake Scorpion 50. Drake - Scorpion xxxTentacion ?

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Joyce Manor Million Dollars To Kill Me 48. Joyce Manor - A Million Dollars To Kill Me  Kanye West Ye 47. Kanye West - Ye
Prince Piano and a Microphone 1983 46. Prince - Piano & A Microphone 1983 A Perfect Circle Eat the Elephant 45. A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant
Mitski Be the Cowboy 44. Mitski - Be The Cowboy
Guns n Roses Appetite for Destruction
43. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction [30th Anniversary Remaster]
Leon Bridges Good Thing 42. Leon Bridges - Good Thing Jack White Boarding House Reach 41. Jack White - Boarding House Reach
Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel 40. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel Ghost Prequelle 39. Ghost - Prequelle
Parquet Courts Wide Awake 38. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake Alice in Chains Rainier Fog 37. Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog
East Side Story Vol 1 36. Various Artists - East Side Story Vol. 1 [2018 LP reissue] The Internet Hive Mind 35. The Internet - Hive Mind 
Camila Cabello 34. Camila Cabello - Camila Mon Laferte Norma 33. Mon Laferte - Norma
father John Misty God's Favorite Customer 32. Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer Borns Blue Madonna 31. B├śRNS - Blue Madonna
The Interrupters Fight the Good fight 30. The Interrupters - Fight the Good Fight
Kali Uchis Isolation
29. Kali Uchis - Isolation
Kamasi Washington Heaven & Earth 28. Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth Black Panther The Album 27. Various Artists - Black Panther: The Album Soundtrack
Beatles White Album 2018 Anniversary Edition 26. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album) [Anniversary Edition] chicano batman 25. Chicano Batman - Chicano Batman [2018 Reissue]
Car Seat Headrest 24. Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy
the story so far proper dose
23. The Story So Far - Proper Dose
Gorillaz Demon Days 22. Gorillaz - Demon Days LP [2018 Reissue] MGMT Little Dark Age 21. MGMT - Little Dark Age

 

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Just Announced Bay Area Summer Shows with Playboi Carti, Nick Cannon, Greta Van Fleet, Cody Jinks with Ben Haggard + more

Posted by Billyjam, June 13, 2018 11:43pm | Post a Comment
Self-titled album by Playboi Carter (also on CD) who will be headlining the Warfield in SF
 on July 24th as part of the ATL rapper's just announced summer 2018 tour
Infusing further heat into an already hot and exciting upcoming summer concert season in the Bay Area, concert promoters Goldenvoice this evening announced even more cool shows for the summer months ahead. These include ATL rap star Playboi Carti whose just announced summer tour will include him headlining The Warfield in San Francisco on July 24th with tix ($32.50 to $50) avail from Thursday (6/14) at 10am. Also just announced is the Led Zeppelin-esque, hard rockin’ Greta Van Fleet who will headline City National Civic in San Jose (9/18) with tix ($39.50 +) going on sale this Friday at 10am. Expanding upon the title and theme of his popular MTV series, just announced is the Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out Live, tour with a planned Bay Area stops on  September 30th at Golden 1 Center in San Jose and Oct 6th at Oracle Arena in Oakland. General tix on sale Friday, June 15 at 10am.
 
Other just announced summer shows for the Bay Area include Texas star Cody Links with Ben Haggard opening at the Warfield in SF on August 4th (tix $25 - $100 on sale 06/15 at 10am), and noted hip-hop producer RJD2 (Mad Men theme etc.) who headlines Slim’s in SF on August 17th with tickets ($25 - $50) going on sale Friday (6/15) at 10am. Also just announced is a just added additional show by  Panic! at The Disco show at Oracle Arena. Tickets for the show and tour, that will coincide with the forthcoming new Panic! At The Disco’s album Pray For The Wicked (also on LP), go on sale this Friday June 15th at 10am.

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The Top 20 Vinyl Reissues of 2017

Posted by Amoebite, December 28, 2017 05:14pm | Post a Comment

Top 20 Vinyl Reissues of 2017

A bumper crock of quality vinyl reissues rocked our world this past year. A steady stream of (sort of) new and improved LPs from heavy hitters kept our turntables spinning, as did a nice selection of cleaned up soon-to-be-classic releases from some of our recent favorites. The top sellers at our stores in 2017 were an intriguing mix of eternally cool masterpieces, revered releases by the dearly departed, and long out-of-print rarities available for the first time on vinyl. Read on for the good, the bad (in a cool way), and the super ultra expanded editions that made a splash at Amoeba over the past twelve months.

Read all of our Best of 2017 lists.

Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes

20. Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes [180-gram White Vinyl]

Back in September 2014, Radiohead's Thom Yorke released his second solo album as a bit torrent bundle. The record was summarily downloaded several hundred thousand times and is now on its third vinyl pressing. The album is a sonic manifestation of what trying a new avenue would sound like. Yorke sounds very playful in this ambient glitch atmosphere he has created. It is in that spirit of playfulness where the record shines. There is little expectation having been almost 10 years since his last solo outing and therefore there is no grave preciousness attached. Refreshing and flighty, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes is a piece from Thom Yorke that questions ownership. His or otherwise.