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Animal Collective No. 3 In Chart On Vinyl Alone
The Quietus , January 12th, 2009 09:09

But Bon Iver tops Coalition Chart at No. 1

The Quietus is pleased to be able to bring you a new weekly albums chart compiled by the good members of The Coalition group of 26 independent record shops across Britain.

The Top 20 this week is, as you'd expect in this quiet time of year before the release schedules start humming into life, dominated by those who did well in the End of Year polling, with Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes in the two top slots.

Most interesting is the position of Animal Collective's new record Merriweather Post Pavilion, already at No. 3 despite the fact that it was released on vinyl only last Monday, a week before today's CD street date.

Late Of The Pier are doing well at No. 15, just one spot behind TV On The Radio, while MGMT are nudging up behind Animal Collective to make a boho-rave twosome at four. Without further ado, though, here's the full Top 20 rundown:

The Coalition of Independent Record Shops Chart:

1: Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago (4AD)
2: Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (Bella Union)
NEW 3: Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion (Domino)
4: MGMT – Oracular Spectacular (COLUMBIA)
5: Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night (Hand Me Down)
6: Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend (XL)
7: Laura Marling – Alas I Cannot Swim (Virgin)
8: The Killers - Day & Age (Vertigo)
9: Sigur Ros – Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust (EMI)
10: Dodos - Visiter (Wichita)
11: Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires (XL)
12: Black Keys – Attack & Release (Cooperative Music/V2)
13: Glasvegas – Glasvegas (Colombia)
14: TV On The Radio – Dear Science (4AD)
15: Late Of The Pier – Fantasy Black Channel (Parlophone)
16: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus Dig!!! (MUTE)
17: Neon Neon - Stainless Style (LEX )
18: Ladyhawke – Ladyhawke (Modular)
NEW 19: Roches – We Three Kings (MCA)
20: Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid (Fiction)

Find out more about the Coalition and their aims, as well as a full list of participating stores, via the Coalition website.

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