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Record Store Day Breaks Records

Posted by - 12:39 PM on 04/25/14
The numbers are in for Record Store Day:
Billboard reports that over 369,000 LPs were sold the week ending April 20, with Record Store Day on the 19th. That's a record high since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991, topping last year's RSD-week sales of 244,000 and the previous record, a pre-Christmas 295,000 during a week in December 2013.

Ironically enough, the top-selling vinyl release of the week was Childish Gambino's "Because the Internet." Hopefully it came with a download code.

Per Billboard's data, it was also a great week for indie stores: mom-and-pop retailers moved 19.4 percent of physical albums sold during RSD week, another "likely" SoundScan-era record.
 
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12:44 PM on 04/25/14
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I spent way too fucking much and was up earlier than I like but I got all the stuff I wanted. Great for the stores and for the music industry!
01:07 PM on 04/25/14
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i'm gonna be broke for a while...
01:07 PM on 04/25/14
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Spent $75.. but very pleased with this year :)
01:08 PM on 04/25/14
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So that's good for Childish Gambino, right?
01:37 PM on 04/25/14
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Glad to do my part in supporting 0.0000352% of overall sales.
02:05 PM on 04/25/14
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Wish there was a place less than an hour and a half near me I could've gone for this. Worst rsd for me in awhile, fk Williamsburg.
02:38 PM on 04/25/14
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congratulations planet Earth
02:50 PM on 04/25/14
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One Direction.
03:06 PM on 04/25/14
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Gambino's didn't come with a download code, but it did come WITH A FUCKING SCRIPT.

I got my hands on the Gambino, all the Chuck Inglish 7's, Mastodon, Botch, Josh Tillman, Conor Oberst, Flaming Lips and the Flaming Lips/Devo split.
03:56 PM on 04/25/14
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Gambino's didn't come with a download code, but it did come WITH A FUCKING SCRIPT.

I got my hands on the Gambino, all the Chuck Inglish 7's, Mastodon, Botch, Josh Tillman, Conor Oberst, Flaming Lips and the Flaming Lips/Devo split.
The price for mastodon was just too steep
04:27 PM on 04/25/14
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I didn't get the gambino release, it was the only one I wanted :(
05:28 PM on 04/25/14
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One of my local shops said this RSD was their best sales day ever, and I'm super happy to have been a part of that. I spent nearly $200 total between two indie shops, the Cavaleras Records store, and Bullmoose.
10:06 PM on 04/25/14
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Only got the Childish Gambino album. Picked it up on Bullmoose tonight. I would have loved to get Collision Course as well
07:48 AM on 04/26/14
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The price for mastodon was just too steep
Probably because it came with a DVD.

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