The top selling vinyl & CDs of all time at Easy Street Records’ Queen Anne store

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Sadly, Easy Street Records is closing its Queen Anne store on Jan. 18. As part of the closing festivities, the folks at Easy Street are reflecting on the store’s 12-year past a bit and they recently posted a list of the top 40 best-selling CDs and top 20 best-selling vinyl records of all time at the shop on Easy Street’s website. Check out the list below and notice all of the local albums (which are in bold). Fourteen out of the 40 CDs are local and six of the 20 vinyl records are Seattle artists. This makes the store’s closing doubly sad since there will be one less shop for these artists to sell their records.

Top 40 CDs

1. The Postal Service – Give Up (2003)
2. Modest Mouse – Good News for People Who Love Bad News (2004)
3. Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)
4. Pearl Jam – Live At Easy Street (2006)
5. Death Cab for Cutie – Plans (2005)
6. Band of Horses – Everything All the Time (2006)
7. The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow (2003)
8. Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise (2005)
9. Various Artists – Live At KEXP, Vol. 2 (2006)
10. The Shins – Wincing the Night Away (2007)
11. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)
12. Citizen Cope – Clarence Greenwood (2004)
13. Band of Horses – Cease To Begin (2007)
14. The Shins – Oh Inverted World (2001)
15. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black (2007)
16. Beck – Guero (2005)
17. Original Soundtrack – Garden State (2004)
18. Ray Lamontagne – Trouble (2004)
19. Killers – Hot Fuss (2004)
20. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (2005)
21. M.I.A. – Kala (2007)
22. Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood to the Head (2002)
23. Blue Scholars – Bayani (2007)
24. Decemberists – Picaresque (2005)
25. Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism (2003)
26. Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (2002)
27. Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (2006)
28. Snow Patrol – Final Straw (2004)
29. Interpol – Antics (2004)
30. Feist – Reminder (2007)
31. Elliott Smith – From a Basement on the Hill (2004)
32. Blue Scholars – Blue Scholars (2005)
33. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular (2008)
34. Thom Yorke – The Eraser (2006)
35. Pearl Jam – Backspacer (2009)
36. Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams (2005)
37. Radiohead – In Rainbows (2008)
38. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend (2008)
39. Blue Scholars – Long March EP (2007)
40. Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)

Top 20 vinyl

1. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)
2. Postal Service – Give Up (2003)
3. The Shins – Oh Inverted World (2001)
4. Nirvana – Bleach (2011 remaster)
5. Pearl Jam – Backspacer (2009)
6. Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise (2005)
7. Head & the Heart – Head & the Heart (2011)
8. Bon Iver – For Emma Forever Ago (2008)
9. The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow (2003)
10. Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)
11. The Pixies – Surfer Rosa (2004)
12. The Shins – Wincing the Night Away (2007)
13. Iron & Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days (2004)
14. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (2011)
15. Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights (2002)
16. Radiohead – In Rainbows (2008)
17. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
18. Elliott Smith – Either/Or (2004)
19. The XX – The XX (2009)
20. The National – Boxer (2007)

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 13 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and former editor of the defunct music site Ear Candy.