Monday, August 07, 2006

Last Week's Good Records Sales Chart

1. Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
2. Nobody & Mystic Chords of Memory - Tree Colored See
3. Astronautalis - The Mighty Ocean & Nine Dark Theaters
4. Kashmere Stage Band - Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974
5. Vetiver - To Find Me Gone
6. Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope
7. CSS - Cansei De Ser Sexy
8. Asobi Seksu - Citrus
9. Umbrellas - Illuminaire
10. Silverspun Pickups - Carnavas
11. Strange Fruit Project - The Healing
12. Philip E Karnats - Pleasesuite
13. The Knife - Silent Shout
14. The Paper Chase - Now You Are One Of Us
15. The Black Angels - Passover
16. Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
17. Thom Yorke - The Eraser
18. Danielson - Ships
19. Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That
20. Caribou - Up In Flames (2CD)


Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to sound negative but does anyone really care about Good Records sales chart?

1:07 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

well its not supposed to change your life... but I think its interesting to see which records are being consumed here in the consumption capitol of the sunbelt.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's more interesting to see which of them end up in the clearance bin at CD Source.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what clearance bin?

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with dranger.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also agree with ed ranger. I think the Good Records chart is an interesting splice.. never a douchy album on there (black tie of course the lone exception)

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good records is stupid. sorry good records.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Silence Productions said...

I like good records, it's nice to know how local records stand up against everything else. I believe if it wasn't for good records dallas music would be a lot worse than it is. We'd all still be listening to Drowning Pool & Tripping Daisy. (ZING!)

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's cool we have an independent music store however I don't think they have such a great selection. In fact it's pretty meager and over priced and I never end up shopping there. But I'm glad enough of you support them so they stay in business.

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last weeks and part of this weeks Target Sales Chart:

• 20% off Hot Options underwear*

• 20% off Women’s sports bras*

• 20% off Women’s Bonds underwear*

• 20% off Women’s Licensed sleepwear and underwear*

• 20% off A huge range of Hot Options and women’s Piping Hot clothing*

• 20% off A huge range of women’s woven tops*

• 20% off Men’s pants. Includes business pants, denim jeans and Mr. Big. Excludes underwear and sleepwear*

• 20% off Girls’ blouses and singlets. Excludes underwear and sleepwear*

• 20% off Girls’ 000-14 sets. Excludes underwear, sleepwear, socks and hosiery*

• 20% off Boys’ 000-12 sets. Excludes underwear, sleepwear and socks*

• 20% off Girls’ 1-6 blouses, singlets, shorts and ¾ pants. Excludes underwear and sleepwear*

• 20% off Kids’ licensed clothing*

• 20% off Girls’ 7-16 Piping Hot clothing. Excludes underwear, socks and hosiery*

• 20% off Girls’ 7-16 blouses, sleeveless tops and shorts*

• 20% off Boys’ 1-6 T-shirts, shirts and shorts*

• 20% off Boys’ 7-14 T-shirts shorts and pants. Excludes underwear*

• 20% off Boys’ 1-6 T-shirts, shirts and shorts*

• Save $5 ea on all boys’ 7-14 polos*

• 20% off Kids’ sleepwear*

• 20% off Kids’ accessories. Includes hats, bags, belts, sunglasses, wallets and jewellery. Includes licensed*

• Great savings on Kids’ shoes*

• 20 – 40% off Kids’ licensed toiletries and confectionery*

• $10 off pre-school luggage*

• $20 off Licensed rolling luggage with cinch bag*

• 50% off Getaway and selected Piping Hot luggage

*Sorry, no rainchecks

3:55 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

you put a lot of work into that joke, didn't you?

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cut and paste was pretty quick actually

i like how all the sales are for the kids and women and all the men get are:
20% off Men’s pants. Includes business pants, denim jeans and Mr. Big. Excludes underwear and sleepwear*

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ewwww... yuck in the extreme, BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I think it's cool we have an independent music store however I don't think they have such a great selection. In fact it's pretty meager and over priced and I never end up shopping there. But I'm glad enough of you support them so they stay in business.

1:35 PM

Their prices are in line...far from out of bounds.
What would you like them to carry?
What would make the selection less meager?


8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) prices are not in line at all. please list one store in dallas with higher prices?
2) anything with a hard edge.
3) umm, more meaning more music. more cds, more lps. more. but i guess that doesn't jive with their jit inventory. less inventory less money out of pocket.

and now my questions.
1)why not buy and sell used? to get a larger inventory.
2) too much work? instead of acting busy on the phone when one person is in the store and is waiting for them to get off to ask a question?

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sucks to be a distant second.

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what titles with harder edge?

be specific.

I shop there. I'm not always finding everything I want, but I don't at Aqauarius or even Amoeba.

Where do you shop?
I want to know of a store in Dallas that has better stuff. I'll be there every week.

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cd source. leviathan? come on now.

10:07 PM  
Anonymous sevin Keal said...

MR BIG was a seminal doo-wop hair-rock combo of the ever-popular late-80s. The intersection of these "guys" and Adam Curry was a bouillabaisse for the ages.

There will be a MR. BIG tribute set next wednesday at the horse's ass lounge, featuring some extra special Steelheart B-sides and a remix of Kix' immortal "Don't Close Your Eyes"

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok good records needs this.... RECORDS!!!!!!

they are a RECORD store. get some damn records. we know you like the beatles, we know you have new copies of every random blis pop album... but where's the vinal, the old shit... the good shit?

second of all, the prices aren't "in line"... they are 4 or 5 dollars more expensive than every other non chain cd store i go to (cd source, cd world).

basicly, good records has determined what people listen to, and it all comes from brian wilson... i have nothing against him, but i don't want to JUST hear beatle/beach boys inspired pop music. i can find more albums on my list at tower records than i can @ Good Records (and i promise... i'm not looking for sum41)... and shit, at tower records, i might find the cd on sale for a few dollars cheaper than good records will EVER charge.

oh, and their used cd section fits in a tiny little spot by the register.... and it's 90% garbage.

basicly, the only underground acts they seem to be interested in (or even seem to have any KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT-SO-EVER) are those of a very specific genre of "indipendant"/"underground" rock.

....look, we know you like shit w/ 4,000 part harmonies, we know you like bright colors and sunshine and glee... but some of us want some dirt thrown in w/ that

but my BIGGEST complaint is the previously mentioned fact that their name is good RECORDS and they carry fewer records than a relatively enthusiastic collector.

10:41 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

there seems to be a lot of anger directed towards good records around here. I honestly don't know about the prices and stuff because I don't shop there... not because I have anything against it, but because I pretty much download exclusively. Maybe I am part of the problem? I don't know.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Silence Productions said...

you are part of the fucking problem, jesus christ man, what next?

11:12 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

What is the deal with posts being really hard to understand lately? What are you trying to say, exactly?

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good records successfully turned dallas into an indie-pop tropicalia, prog wimp city. any store that is completly influenced by pitchfork is worthless in my book. i found it very hard to find any jazz, metal, blues, garage, classical, or punk music (and when i say that i don't mean a 19 dollar reissue of a ramones picture disc). no wonder those scenes suck so bad around here.

1:27 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Although I agree that there are far too many cutesy wimpy indie pop bands around these parts, I'm not exactly sure that I can go as far as to directly connect good records to that phenomenon. I'm just not sure that one relatively small record store could have that much of an impact on an area the size of the metroplex.

1:46 AM  
Blogger Silence Productions said...

last post was completely sarcastic.

back to good records though, everytime I've gone in their I've never felt sucked into one specific genere. True, maybe they don't have your hardcore, metal, classical, or popular music but you know not to go to good for that. Not every store can be Waterloo. If you start looking at good records for what it is (an eclectic underground store) we'd all be better off. Hell, if I had my own store I'd stock it with only stuff I cared for. Or at least remotely cared for. They do need to at least carry a Philip Glass or Steve Reich cd, I mean c'mon.

Don't we have them to thank for Pilotdrift though?

3:22 AM  
Blogger Silence Productions said...


3:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think good records is influenced by its employees, not really any blogs. sure if a title gets best new music or what have you then they make sure its front and center because thats what their target demographic is going to be coming in to buy, but when they do they'll hear something playing in the store that might or might not be in line with what they were going to purchase. but its going to be good most of the time.

other general comments:
-they pay a much fairer price for used cds than anywhere else i've sold cds to. if you aren't trying to sell them absolute shit, they'll buy it. they aren't going to buy your weird al cds cause they can't turn them around, but they will buy that sound team cd you bought cause some blog told you how great it was and then found out it sucked. cause they can turn it around to some other hipster.
-they sell used cds at a pretty fair price too.
-they've got vinyl. they've got a lot more classic vinyl than i thought they did, certainly a lot more than when they moved from the old store. they've got the beatles. if thats what you want you hipster fuck. got to make sure your record collection looks cool sitting on your shelf. give me a fucking break.
-they've got plenty of "hard" music. maybe you and i aren't looking for the same hard music but i can usually find something more than worth listening to every time i walk in the store.


8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a great store. USe it in combination with CD Source and downloading, and you'll have everything you can want. Why does one store have to everything that you want? What a buncha jerkoffs!

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to any record store in Austin to see what Good Records is lacking. They don't have to be Waterloo but they could at least be End of an Ear. That place is a fraction of Good Records size (probably smaller than the old location) and they carry a good selection that is representative of most genres. Good Records selection is like a teenager that started listening to sixties pop six months ago.

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:12 AM  
Blogger wakka-wakka said...

"Record" doesn't necessarily mean "vinyl," right?

Seriously, I'm asking.

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's what you can't find at good records:
-origional vinal (specificaly in the genres of Garage, Punk, Krautrock, Early 80s Indie)
-Any garage-rock what-so-ever
-any early punk rock (stooges, television, pere ubu, Richard Hell)

i figured they might cary a country teasers album or two since they had just played at the cavern a couple of days before, but there was nothing in sight.

...all they seem to care about is the new flaming lips release, new releases under "the good umbrella", and making sure that they cary anything that The Unicorns or Casiotone for the Painfully alone has ever done... no matter how unlistenable and/or bleak it is (some of that shit is interesting... but do we REALLY need countless copies of outtakes and b-sides from these guys?)

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just wish there was a record store that could try to be a little more all-encompasing.

Hell, Guestroom Records in NORMAN OKLAHOMA does a better job w/ their Vinal, and they have TONS of great used cds (along w/ the new)... they are much better at covering the spectrum of independant/underground rock and they were two college students selling records they found out of (you guessed it) their GUESTROOM... now they have a store. Good records has Tim Delaughter and countless other "road tested" figures of the dallas independant rock scene, and you're telling me they can't get a decent stash of records going? fuckin' TRY, dude

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vinyl... sorry

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, like 100 FUCKING TIMES with the "vinal". I was seriously about to freak out.

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this 60s pop/Brian Wilson stuff is a bit one-sided. Last week I bought Boris 'Pink' on vinyl, a white label Animal Collective 7", the new Excepter CD, Micah P. Hinson's new EP, Bonnie Prince' Billy's 'Cursed Sleep' CD, a used copy of Fennesz Endless Summer' (really cool). The price was cheaper than ordering on-line (I checked). Bring up most of these bands at CD World and you get looked at with bewilderment. I was in CD Source last March and the 2 people that I was talking with (work there), were unfamiliar with South By Southwest.
If Good doesn't have something I want, they always order it for me and they're unpretentious and friendly.
I've never seen Tim in the store.
Fuss all you like. The place is valuable, not perfect.
You must have a beef with someone over there. Or they won't carry your band's CD or something. Or you work at a competitor.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with 9:17...

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow Endless Summer used ... score! Thanks Pitchfork ...

11:29 AM  
Anonymous bister Mig said...

I'm the one who wants to bea with you

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Last week I bought Boris 'Pink' on vinyl, a white label Animal Collective 7", the new Excepter CD, Micah P. Hinson's new EP, Bonnie Prince' Billy's 'Cursed Sleep' CD, a used copy of Fennesz Endless Summer' (really cool)"

Fennesz, Boris and Animal Collective are Pitchfork darlings-all of these acts have received 8's or 9's so it's almost required that they be at Good Records. Big fucking deal. You can find Bonnie Prince Billy at any chain record store. Micah P. Hinson is on, what, Jade Tree? Are you actually surprised that any of this shit is at Good Records? When I go to a record store almost anywhere else I always find at least one remarkable thing. Not so at GR. They might as well rename the store, "The OC Soundtrack".

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are Striborg, Lair of the Minotaur, the new Hafler Trio, and Department of Eagles also Pitchfork darlings? Got those there too. Not familiar with The OC Soundtrack.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pretty sure that sound team record got raped by pitchfork. and they sell plenty of that. pitchfork argument does not stand. its a help, but not a crutch.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whos seriously read a pitchfork review in like... 6 months? what good are they besides news and a good stephin merritt interview now and then?

11:57 AM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

My only beef with Good Records is that I bought the Funland "Sweetness" cd there and it really sucked. It was used and $15. Only seven songs on it too. I asked the person working at the counter if it was good. He said he didn't know. I asked him why it was $15. He said it was a rare cd. I don't know much about Funland, other than a lot of my friends really like them, and they tell me that I'll really like them. So, I bought the cd. I listened to it. God, it was horrible. I looked it up online. Not so rare. I saw about 20 copies of it on eBay for less than a dollar. Dang.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Zak said...

I have travelled all over (my job), been to Amoeba (2 locations in 2 cities), Sonic Boom in Seattle, 2 places in Chicago that I can't remember the name of for some reason, Waterloo, etc in Austin, some place in Portland. Only city I have been to and not record shopped is NY. Good is as good as those places IMO.

Every record store comes up lacking at times.

Yeah, they carry Pitchfork stuff... so what? Any indie store would because those are the records that will sell. It's called business. Get with it people... Pitchfork and other sites create demand through those reviews features and Good fills it. That's how this business works.

Of course I have gone in there looking for certain records and they didn't have them... guess what... order it from Insound or Amazon. They aren't going to have everything everyone wants. I go there for recent releases, not old stuff.

I'm usually happy when I go in there... just got the Knife and Midlake recently... because Pitchfork told me too.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous justin said...

i sold you that. i apoligize. don't hate good records.

anon 9:51: FOU-TY DOLLA RUG?

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Indie rock types want a lot of credit for branching out into metal nowdays. Metal is the new shoegaze and I can see right through your DarkThrone shirts and see the turtleneck hiding underneath.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony Hawk 4!!!!!!!!!

12:25 PM  
Blogger Silence Productions said...

bunch of complainers

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Records selection is like a teenager that started listening to sixties pop six months ago.

SO TRUE! I'm not asking for Merzbow and Messugah or anything but seriously, they only stock things I liked when I was in junior high.

1:04 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Oh, I don't hate Good Records. I just hate you. JK. Nah. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, this time I really lost. Can I bring it back? I keep forgetting it everytime I go to Dallas.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In many, many record stores Merzbow is so common it might as well be top 40. The fact that it's some sort of fucking audio delicacy in Dallas, speaks VOLUMES about the average Dallas record store. I've met many smart music fans in DFW and they are unaccommodated by 99.9% of the local music stores. They are too informed to have to settle for the predictable and uninspired shit that takes space in just about every place in town. That's why most people I know take record store Tourism trips to NYC, Chicago, L.A., Austin and even Houston.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever compared Amoeba to Good Records has got to go get their eyes checked. The things the size of a bowling alley and crammed to the gills with plenty of great, diverse and reasonably priced cd's AND Vinyl. Good Records is merely the "Intro To Indie" store..nothing wrong with it and I'm the one who started the initial conversation and I wasn't trying to be negative but the sales chart is a boring read. Kinda like knowing what KDGE's top 10 songs are. Whatever is the most hyped crap is on the chart, everyone knows that already.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Zak said...

I think some people on here have a case of cooler-than-thou syndrome. Might want to see somebody 'bout that before your too cool for yourself. I'm sure I'd be so impressed with your record collections I'd pass out in awe.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amoeba spent one million dollars on used inventory when they opened one of their stores. Good Records probably spent that much on blinking psychedelic lights.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Zak said...

Oh and if size is the determining factor in record stores being 'good' or not then I guess you are right. Amoeba wins hands down... it's sort of like a Target... nice and impersonal.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you assholes dont even listen to music so shut the fuck up

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can't appreciate Amoeba it's because you're still looking for that Band Of Horses record whether you're in a cool store or not. So of course Good Records suits you just fine.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're really going to cut someone by saying that they listen to Band of horses? thats awesome...i don't even now if band of horses is good or not... but that is some serious music nerd shit right there....awesome!

2:46 PM  
Anonymous adub said...

What you people want is Wal-Mart, not a small privately owned record shop. Now go eat yer babies and kill some terrorists you lazy white fucks!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this thread is hilarious. ok, back to my sweet ass regina spektor CD. i wish i had it on vinyl.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Zak said...

Trying to decide if that is was an insult or not...

Really there is no such thing as a bad record store or a good one because we all have different tastes and different ideas of what is good or should be carried at a store.

All and all it is a business decision on what stores carry, like it or not. And the local market also determines selection so somebody is buying what they carry.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the merzbow is behind the counter, kids.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And to think all of this got started with a comment like:

"Not to sound negative but does anyone really care about Good Records sales chart?"

If you're looking for a place to make a harmless comment that will not lead to Shitstorm 2006, go post on bobbyewingdreams!

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what, what did you just call me???
oh no, cant typ ore spel rite no mo', must com doun sum so ikin spel rite agin...........

5:21 PM  
Blogger nerver said...

anon 8:20 - I'm not trying to pick a fight, but I've actually purchased Stooges, Television and Richard Hell from Good Records...and the store bent over backwards to help me find a missing volume of a kiwi garage gock collection I needed. I've also found artists like Yma Sumac there. Even if it's not in the store, they'll try to get it in quickly, which, after working in many a record store, is more than I can say for lots of others. Just sayin'...

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why all the Pitchfork hate on here? Is everybody on here a Sound Team fan or something? Their website ain't perfect, but you have to admit it's one of the better music sites on the web, even if you don't always agree with their writers. Their fest kicks ass, too. It was cheap ($30 for two days), well-organized and well-booked. If you didn't like one of the bands, you could shop for records, eat great food for next to nothing or check out a poster show. It wasn't hipster central, either--mostly just a bunch of music nerds like me. I would kill to have a fest like that in Texas.

5:42 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I agree. Despite the fact that I think the quality of writing on that site has dropped a bit in the past year or two, I still think it is by far the best source for record reviews on the web.

Another site that I like quite a bit is Dusted Magazine, but they tend to lean more towards experimental electronic and avant garde. Great writing on there too, but if you are looking for rock reviews, I still think Pitchfork is probably the place to go as of now.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pick up a real magazine. Skyscraper, whenever it comes out, is a good resource.

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's true. Beautiful mag. Got the last one at Good. Maybe CD Source has a promo for the new one.

10:37 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

skyscraper is a very good read. And if Wire didn't cost ten fucking dollars an issue, I might read that a little more often as well.

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if all you've been to in austin is Waterloo then you aren't all that interested in record/music shopping

12:27 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

what are some places that you like in Austin?

1:39 AM  
Anonymous mc said...

End of an Ear is the new 33 Degrees, and I think there's a new one called Snake Eyes on the eastside that I haven't been to yet. Cheapo Discs is a poor man's Amoeba in terms of the "spend two hours and cream your pants on the used stuff" sort of way. Also, the Waterloo dollar bin is insane right now. I went the other week specifically looking for New Zealand Drone and found a CD by Bruce Russell (Dead C) for a buck!!!


There used to be a lot more there too but they all closed down because of download addicts like Stonedranger. C'mon man, packaging is part of the package ....

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sound on sound.

3:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but i'm not even kidding when i say that anyone who loves punk rock/garage rock/indie rock/etc should hit up my homeboys in Norman.

guestroom is where i STARTED my record collection @. And 90% of my stash comes from there (which is pretty decent)

....first record? promo copy of The Germs "gi".

...i HATE to think of what i've been missing out on record-geek wise by not having been able to get out to norman in like 6 months.... seriously, these guys LOOK for great records. and goddamnit, they get em

3:28 AM  
Anonymous Carlin said...

Also, Snake Eyes Vinyl & Sound on Sound have some really killer instores. The "Smoking Ban" shows at Sound on Sound last year were especially fun. It introduced me to some great Austin music & people.

5:54 AM  
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