Monday, September 18, 2006

Good Records vs. Other Music


I thought it might be interesting to compare last week's Good Records sales chart to Other Music's top 30 sales chart from the same week. I was surprised at the number of artists who appear on both: Ratatat, Black Keys, Mountain Goats, Yo La Tengo, OOIOO, Grizzly Bear, Junior Boys and Bonnie Prince Billy. In other words, 40% of Good Records' chart is the same as Other Music's, which many consider to be one of the better record stores in the country. Here they are:

GOOD RECORDS

1. The Polyphonic Spree - Wait
2. Yo La Tengo - I am not afraid of you and I will beat your ass
3. Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
4. Mars Volta - Amputechture
5. OOIOO - Taiga
6. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
7. The Album Leaf - Into the Blue Again
8. The Thermals - The Body The Blood The Machine
9. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
10. Red Monroe - Red Monroe
11. Mountain Goats - Get Lonely
12. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go
13. The Long Winters - Putting the Days to Bed
14. Ratatat - Classics
15. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
16. Black Keys - Magic Potion
17. Midlake - Bamnan & Slivercork
18. Cursive - Happy Hollow
19. French Kicks - Two Thousand
20. Junior Boys - So This is Goodbye

OTHER MUSIC

1.
Yo La Tengo
I Am Not Afraid of You...
Matador

2.TV on the Radio
Return to Cookie Mountain
Interscope

3.The Rapture
Pieces of the People We Love
Universal

4.
Junior Boys
So This Is Goodbye
Domino

5.
Grizzly Bear
Yellow House
Warp

6.
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
The Letting Go
Drag City

7.
Xiu Xiu
The Air Force
5RC

8.
OOIOO
Taiga
Thrill Jockey

9.
Cat Power
The Greatest
Matador

10.
Tortoise
A Lazarus Taxon
Thrill Jockey

11.
Magnolia Electric Co.
Fading Trails
Secretly Canadian

12.
Dead Moon
Echoes of the Past
Sub Pop

13.
M. Ward
Post War
Merge

14.
Arthur Russell
Springfield
Audika

15.
Beirut
Gulag Orkestar
Ba Da Bing!

16.
John Phillips
John, the Wolf King of L.A.
Varese

17.
The Gentle Rain
Moody
Sunbeam

18.
Ratatat
Classics
XL

19.
Mountain Goats
Get Lonely
4AD

20.
Various Artists
Good God!
Numero

21.
Richard Buckner
Meadow
Merge

22.
Basement Jaxx
Crazy Itch Radio
XL

23.
Susanna & the Magical Orchestra
Melody Mountain
Rune Grammofon

24.
Dani Siciliano
Slappers
!K7

25.
Arthur Russell
Another Thought
Orange Mountain

26.
Black Keys
Magic Potion
Nonesuch

27.
I'm From Barcelona
Let Me Introduce My Friends
EMI Sweden

28.
Au Revoir Simone
Verses of Comfort...
Self-Released

29.
Brazilian Girls
Talk to La Bomb
Verve

30.
Various Artists
Kompakt Total 7
Kompakt

25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

she wears an egyptian ring, it sparkles before she speaks. she's a hynotist collector, you are a walking antique.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WILL PEOPLE PLEASE FUCKING STOP LISTENING TO THE MARS VOLTA!!!!!

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AND WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE GET CHAN MARSHALL TO SHIT ON MY FACE?

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

arthur russell is on the other list. way cool.

4:57 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yeah, that was one of the ones I was hoping to see on both. I love that guy.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

weird, midlake gets some serious home state love still

thought we'd moved past that

both albums charting with you all?

natch Polyphonic crap is up there
but what can you expect
otherwise, quite nice!

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yeah, sweet there's all this grizzly bear love on here.
that and joanna newsome are best albums of the year

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait, you mean people all listen to the same music like sheep? i was painfully anawares! thanks for pointing that out sir!

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i cant stand this "sheep" nonsense! just because people happen to like the same thing does not make them sheep!

are we all sheep because we happened to read this blog???

W
T
F!!!!!!!!!!

11:34 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I'd have to say you're right on about that... all I was trying to point out was that people might be misdirecting their anger a bit when they blame Good Records and its selection for the shitty bands that dominate the local music scene. I was trying to show that they sell much of the same music as some of the highly respected record stores around the country.

12:41 AM  
Anonymous lb said...

other music was a lot tinier than I expected ... and a lot snobbier. they did have a 'decadanse' section though.

12:51 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yes, I've been there too and I had the same thoughts. In fact, I would say that the employees I encountered probably actually WOULD have shot someone for asking about the garden state soundtrack. That video isn't very far off, because they were such assholes that it was funny.

1:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you've got it all wrong, waterloo records in austin is the best record store in the universe, roky shops there and stuff and they have lots of things and no bullshit people there and they sell everything in the universe not just select nonsense. also respect to stonedranger for acknowledging my brilliant comment (447 as you say)

love,
anonymous

1:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also i feel it is time i reveal myself to you, the internet

1:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but i wont

1:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait a second it turns out that i was not acknowledged and i remain an inackknowledged ewe among mortalz..

:(

2:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

schizophrenia, is taking me home

2:05 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

447,I will agree with you on one thing: I'd rather shop at Waterloo than Other Music.

2:18 AM  
Blogger DTC said...

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7:22 AM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

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9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not to be a dick wanz, but apparently ooioo is #5 on the good records chart. and they are pretty cute.

10:09 AM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

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11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i liking to see Tango Yo La beat Wang ass? Ha, no chances. Wang knowing karate teach tango a lessons!!!!!!!

-wang chung

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gettin a little old, wang

5:50 PM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

I'm sorry. my previous comment was taken wayyyyyy out of context. Just because people are not rushing to buy a bunch of electronic records so they make the chart at good records is not a reflection on good records itself. I was kind of just being a smartass becauase I was particulary moody that day. Egg on my face. Good records has a pretty damn good selection especially since they changed locations. Really good for Dallas. Just because I go online to buy records they don't sell does not mean the store sux. I have been raiding their DVD selection pretty hard as of the past few months. It is more than decent. To those it may concern I'm sorry if I rubbed you the wrong way. Really. Don't be so sensitive. It's just a blog and I was not dissing your store. I even overlooked that ooioo was even on there which makes me village idiot. No biggy. Woops.

10:20 AM  

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