Top Selling CDs, LPs and Self-Released Albums at Ear x-tacy 2010


Our friends at Ear x-tacy were kind enough to share with us their top selling CDs, LPs and Self-Released albums of 2010.  Congrats to Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore for grabbing the top spot in CD sales with Dear CompanionThey put on an amazing in-store performance and I’m sure it helped drive their local success.  Cabin’s new album, Among the Rectangles, made a strong showing in the top CDs category (the only self-released album to do so) and lead all self-released albums, again showing their talent and stronghold in the Louisville music scene.  The final Louisville is For Lovers (Vol. 10) was the second best selling self-released album.  Newcomers to the Louisville scene, The Pass, had their debut album, Burst, finish fourth in self-released sales, and the album wasn’t even released until September.  Their EP, Colors, was also a top self-released seller.  Black Keys’ Brothers was resoundingly popular in both CD and LP sales.

I want to release this list again next year, so keep buying music in 2011!!  Happy New Year!

[You can also check out the top sellers (vinyl +cd) at Grimey’s in Nashville over at Culture Bully.]

Top Sellers at Ear X-tacy


1) Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore – “Dear Companion”
2) Black Keys – “Brothers”
3) Vampire Weekend – “Contra”
4) Mumford & Sons – “Sigh No More”
5) Arcade Fire – “Suburbs”
6) Band of Horses – “Infinite Arms”
7) Ray LaMontagne – “God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise”
8. She & Him – “Volume Two”
9) Broken Bells – s/t
10) Jimi Hendrix – “Valleys of Neptune”
11) Carolina Chocolate Drops – “Genuine Negro Jig”
12) Avett Brothers – “I & Love & You”
13) Gorillaz – “Plastic Beach”
14) Cabin – “Among the Rectangles”
15) Rodrigo y Gabriela – “11:11″
16) Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
17) Eminem – “Recovery”
18) Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “Up From Below”
19) Robert Plant – “Band of Joy”
20) The National – “High Violet”


1) The Beatles – “Abbey Road”
2) My Morning Jacket – “Celebracion De La Ciudad Natal”
3) Black Keys – “Brothers”
4) Vampire Weekend – “Contra”
5) Shipping News – “One Less Heartless to Fear”
6) Arcade Fire – “Suburbs”
7) The National – “High Violet”
8. Pink Floyd – “Dark Side of the Moon”
9) Beach House – “Teen Dream”
10) She & Him – “Volume Two”
11) The White Stripes – “Under Great White Northern Lights”
12) Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – “Wonder Show of the World”
13) Jimi Hendrix – “Valleys of Neptune”
14) Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
15) The Rolling Stones – “Exile on Main Street”
16) Endtables – s/t
17) The XX – s/t
18) My Morning Jacket – “It Still Moves”
19) Lady Gaga – “Fame”
20) Cerebellum – s/t

Local Releases (Self Distributed Titles)

1) Cabin – “Among the Rectangles”
2) Various – “Louisville is for Lovers – Vol. 10″
3) Various – “RISE: Tribute to Kinghorse”
4) The Pass – “Burst”
5) Shipping News – “One Less Heartless to Fear”
6) Cheyenne Marie Mize – “Before Lately”
7) A Lion Named Roar – “Said & Done”
8.The Young Scamels – “Tempest”
9) Various – “Louisville Lullabies”
10) The Love Jones – “Forever”
11) Tim Krekel – “Soul Season”
12) B Simm – “The Simm-Tom”
13) Johnny Berry – “Bourbon Spearmint & Ice”
14) Thomas A. Minor & The Picket Line – s/t
15) Second Story Man – Screaming Secrets
16) The Pass – “Colors EP”
17) Various – “Louisville is for Lovers Vol. 9″
18) Bodeco – “Soul Boost”
19) Tim Krekel – “L&N”
20) Tim Krekel – “Underground”

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  1. Dustin

    Shouldn’t Cheyenne Marie Mize album be Before Lately or is Said and Done something different?

  2. Nick

    I think you are right. I updated the list. Thanks!

  3. Nick

    I have no clue what these damn smiley faces are doing on this post.

  4. Dustin

    Must be from the 8 with a )

  5. jon

    Don’t call it a comeback, way to go CEREBELLUM!

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