The Industry

Arcade Fire, the Books top sellers at local stores

The Arcade Fire's The Suburbs, released last week on Merge, claimed the top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout while checking in at number five at Independent Records. The Books' latest effort, The Way Out, meanwhile, and the Black Crowes' Croweology, a double album of the band's hits done acoustically, released last week on Megaforce, both performed well for the week ending August 8. Waaves' King of the Beach, released last week on Fat Possum, debuted at number one at Wax Trax. See the full breakdown after the jump.

Top Sellers 8.8.2009 Albums on the Hill

1. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs 2. Black Keys - Brothers 3. The Books - The Way Out 4. Big Head Todd & the Monsters - Rocksteady 5. Black Crowes - Croweology 6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Mojo 7. Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul 8. Menomena - Mines 9. Lady Gaga - Remix 10. M.I.A. - Maya

Independent Records

1. Eminem - Recovery 2. Bun-B - Trill O.G. 3. Tech N9NE Collabos - Gates Mixed Plate 4. Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare 5. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs 6. Rick Ross - Teflon Don 7. Drake - Thank Me Later 8. Esham - Suspended Animation 9. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot 10. Keith Sweat - Ridin' Solo

Twist & Shout 1. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs 2. Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust 3. Gov't Mule - Mulennium 4. The Books - Way Out 5. Black Crowes - Croweology 6. The Roots - How I Got Over 7. Wolf Parade - Expo 86 8. M.I.A. - Maya 9. The National - High Violet 10. The Black Keys - Brothers

Wax Trax

1. Waaves - King Of The Beach 2. Pussy Galore - Unauthorized Oven Bait 3. Warlock Pinchers - Bomb The Franklin Mint 4. Git Some - Loose Control 5. Warlock Pinchers - Circus Sized Peanuts 6. The National - High Violet 7. Wolf Parade - Expo 86 8. The Books - The Way Out 9. Lady Gaga - The Cherrytree Sessions 10. Melvins - The Bride Screamed Murder

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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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