The Industry

Cypress Hill, Willie Nelson, Natalie Merchant top sellers at local record stores

While no specific artist dominated sales across the board at local record stores for the week ending April 25, Natalie Merchant's Leave Your Sleep, Cypress Hill's Rise Up Willie Nelson's Country Music claimed the top spots at Albums on the Hill, Independent Records and Twist & Shout, respectively. See the full breakdown after the jump.

Top Sellers 04.25.2010 Albums on the Hill

1. Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep 2. Merle Haggard - I Am What I Am 3. Slackers - The Great Rock-Steady Swindle 4. Jeff Beck - Emotion and Commotion 5. Rufus Wainwright - All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu 6. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way 7. Darwin's Theory - Modern Soul Masters Vol. 1 8. Circa Survive - Blue Sky Noise 9. Josh Ritter- So Runs the World 10. David Byrne & Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love

Independent Records

1. Cypress Hill - Rise Up 2. E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Day Shift/Night 3. Kottonmouth Kings - Long Live the Kings 4. Usher - Raymond v. Raymond 5. Ludacris - Battle of the Sexes 6. Brotha Lynch Hung - Dinner and a Movie 7. Devin the Dude - Suite 420 8. Sevendust - Cold Day Memory 9. Kurupt - Street Lights 10. Cognito - Automatic

Twist & Shout

1. Willie Nelson - Country Music 2. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way 3. Jonsi - Go 4. Broken Bells - Broken Bells 5. John Butler - April Uprising 6. MGMT - Congratulations 7. Drive-By Truckers - Big To-Do 8. Ozomatli - Fire Away 9. Grateful Dead - Crimson White Indigo 10. Roky Erickson - True Love Cast Out

Wax Trax

1. Dead Meadow - Three Kings 2. Trans Am -Thing 3. Devo - Duty Now... (reissue) 4. Dave Bazan - Live at Electrical Audio 5. Weezer - Raditude (Record Store Day) 6. Autechre- Oversteps 7. Various Artists - Local Anesthetic 8. Snake Mountain - Don't Surf Zombie Beach 9. Wooden Shjips - Vol. 2 10. Various Artists - Rocky Mountain Low

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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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