The Industry

Gorillaz, Jimi Hendrix top sellers at local record stores

On Plastic Beach, the Gorillaz first release since 2005's Demon Days, frontman Damon Albarn recruited a hell of a guest line-up, from Lou Reed and the Clash's Mick Jones and Paul Simonon to Mos Def, Bobby Womack and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. The album, which was released last week on Virgin, took the top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist and Shout and came in third at Independent Records. Jimi Hendrix's Valleys of Neptune, meanwhile, which was also released last week and features a dozen unreleased cuts, was a strong seller as well. See the full breakdown after the jump.

Top Sellers 03.14.2010

Albums on the Hill

1. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 2. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune 3. Frightened Rabbit - Winter of Mixed Drinks 4. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me 5. Broken Bells - Broken Bells 6. BRMC - Beat the Devil's Tattoo 7. Gorillaz- Plastic Beach(special edition) 8. Four Year Strong - Enemy of the World 9. Yeasayer - Odd Blood 10. Pavement - Quarantine the Past

Independent Records

1. Jason Derulo - Jason Derulo 2. Ludacris - Battle of the Sexes 3. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 4. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune 5. Sade - Soldier of Love 6. Broken Bells - Broken Bells 7. Rihanna - Rated R 8. Young Money - We Are Young Money 9. Lil Wayne - Rebirth 10. Messy Marv & T Nutty - Tha 2nd and 3rd Letter

Twist & Shout 1. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach 2. Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune 3. Broken Bells - Broken Bells 4. Frightened Rabbit - Winter of Mixed Drinks 5. BRMC - Beat the Devil's Tattoo 6. Liars - Sisterworld 7. Jimi Hendrix - First Rays of the New Rising Sun 8. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Brutalist Bricks 9. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland 10. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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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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