The Industry

Big Head Todd & the Monsters, the Books top sellers at local stores

Big Head Todd & the Monsters' ninth studio album, Rocksteady, released last week, took top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout, while the Books' latest effort, The Way Out, also issued last week on the Temporary Residence Limited imprint, debuted in top four slots at the two stores, as well as Wax Trax. Loose Control, Git Some's new album released last week on Alternative Tentacles, took the top spot at Wax Trax. New releases from the Roots and the Black Keys, meanwhile, continue to be strong sellers at local stores. See the full breakdown after the jump.

Top Sellers 7.25.2010 Albums on the Hill

1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters - Rocksteady 2. The Roots - How I Got Over 3. The Books - The Way Out 4. Glitch Mob - Drink the Sea 5. Rakaa - Crown of Thorns 6. Gregory Alan Isakov - This Empty Northern Hemisphere 7. Sage Francis - Li(f)e 8. The National - High Violet 9. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma 10. The Black Keys - Brothers

Independent Records

1. Eminem - Recovery 2. Rick Ross - Teflon Don 3. Big Boi - Sir Luscious Left Foot 4. Drake - Thank Me Later 5. Korn - Korn III - Remember Who You Are 6. Hellyeah - Stampede 7. The-Dream - Love King 8. Usher - Raymond v. Raymond 9. Paul Wall - Heart of a Champion 10. Bullet for My Valentine - Fever Twist & Shout

1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters - Rocksteady 2. The Black Keys - Brothers 3. Sheryl Crow - 100 Miles from Minneapolis 4. The Roots - How I Got Over 5. Marc Cohn - Listening Booth: 1970 6. M.I.A. - Maya 7. The Books - The Way Out 8. Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse - Dark Night of Soul 9. Sting - Symphonicities 10. Crowded House - Intriguer

Wax Trax

1. Git Some - Loose Control 2. The Books - The Way Out 3. Various Artists - Rocky Mountain Low 4. Wire - Send 5. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening 6. Wolf Parade - Expo 86 7. Rick Ross - Teflon Don 8. Warlock Pinchers - Circus Sized Peanuts 9. Warlock Pinchers - Bob The Franklin Mint 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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