Friday, August 13, 2010


After 21 years, indie label Merge Records have clocked up their first ever number one album on the US charts.  In the label's history they've had 4 top ten chart successes  - 3 this year (Spoon, She and Him, Arcade Fire). The chart topper is the new album from Arcade Fire, which sold 156,000 copies in its opening week and get this - 97,000 of those copies were digital albums.

Label co-founder Laura Ballance says "The whole chart thing is kind of like sports," she said Wednesday. "The need to have a ranking is kind of meaningless. I’m more like, ‘It did good? That’s great.’ " Read more: LA Times article

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