The Industry

Tom Waits top seller at Twist and Shout

Apparently there was a bit of a fight between Tom Waits' Glitter & Doom Live and Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream last week at Twist & Shout, and fortunately, Waits, who turned sixty yesterday, was the victor. Blakroc, the Black Keys' new hip-hop project, came in third, while Them Crooked Vultures' self-titled debut and Andrea Bocelli's My Christmas rounded out the top five. See the full breakdown after the jump. As an added bonus, we've also included Twist & Shout's staff favorites for 2009.

Twist & Shout
Top Sellers 12.06.2009

1.   Tom Waits - Glitter & Doom Live
2.   Susan Boyle - I Dreamed a Dream
3.   Blakroc - Blakroc
4.   Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
5.   Andrea Bocelli - My Christmas
6.   Bob Dylan - Christmas in the Heart
7.   Lady Gaga - Fame Monster
8.   Sting - If On a Winter's Night
9.   Dave Rawlings - Friend of a Friend
10. Tom Petty - Live Anthology

Twist & Shout's Staff Picks for 2009

#1, with 8 votes:
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

#2, with 7 votes:
Yoko Ono - Between My Head and the Sky

 #3, with 6 votes:
Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures

 #4, tied with 5 votes each:
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

 #5, tied with 4 votes each:
Baroness - Blue Record
Fever Ray - Fever Ray
Hudson Mohawke - Butter
Jesu - Opiate Sun
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Sonic Youth - The Eternal

 #6, tied with 3 votes each:
Air - Love 2
Franco - Francophonic Vol. 2
Mastodon - Crack the Skye
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. 2
Tom Waits - Glitter and Doom Live
#7, with 2 votes each:
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
Andrew Bird - Noble Beast/Useless Creatures
Tyondai Braxton - Central Market
Built to Spill - There Is No Enemy
Clues - Clues
Leonard Cohen - Live in London
Dead Man's Bones - Dead Man's Bones
Dead Weather - Horehound
Dethklok - Dethalbum II
Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
El Michels Affair - Enter the 37th Chamber
Marianne Faithfull - Easy Come, Easy Go
Goblin Cock - Come With Me If You Want To Live
Greymachine - Disconnected
Mary Anne Hobbs - Wild Angels
Lady Gaga - Fame Monster
The Mars Volta - Octahedron
Modest Mouse - No One's First And You're Next
Nirvana - Live at Reading
Paper Bird - Live at Twist & Shout
Passion Pit - Manners
Pelican - What We All Come To Need
Pere Ubu - Long Live Pere Ubu
Oumou Sangare - Seya
Ronnie Spector - Last of the Rock Stars
Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
Tegan & Sara - Sainthood
Henry Threadgill - This Brings Us To Vol. 1
Brock van Wey - White Clouds Drift On and On
Various - Warp 20 Box Set
Weezer - Raditude (1 vote for album, 1 for single)
Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
The XX - The XX
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz

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