Vampire Weekend on top at Twist and Shout

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Vampire Weekend's Contra, released last week on XL, follow-up to its 2008 self-titled debut, was one of the most highly anticipated records of the new year, so it's no surprise the album claimed the top slot at Twist & Shout for the week ending January 17. Blakroc's self-titled debut, Phoenix's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the Flaming Lips' Embryonic and Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest are all still holding ground and rounded out the top five. See the full breakdown after the jump.

Twist & Shout

Top Sellers 1.17.2009

1.   Vampire Weekend - Contra
2.   Blakroc - Blakroc
3.   Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
4.   Flaming Lips - Embryonic
5.   Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
6.   Tom Waits - Glitter and Doom Live
7.   Bouncing Souls - Ghosts on Boardwalk
8.   Various Artists - KKHI 101.9 - Smooth Sounds of Colorado, Vol. 2
9.   Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
10. Tom Petty - Live Anthology

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