Seattle Scoops Up New Releases From Beach House and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Plus a Patti Smith Classic

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Beck, left, produced and co-wrote Charlotte Gainsbourg's I.R.M., which hit stores last week.
The city of Seattle likes Beach House's Teen Dream a whole lot more than I do, apparently. The new one from Sub Pop's Baltimore duo was the fourth-most-popular seller at Easy Street locations last week. Vampire Weekend's Contra stayed strong at #1, undoubtedly helped by my purchase of the LP last week while I was in the store for Zoe Muth's in-store performance (her self-titled album was #14 on the list for the week, btw). And Patti Smith's magnificent classic, Horses, popped into the top 10, buoyed by her speaking engagement at Benaroya Hall.

The rest of the country lapped up the new one from Lady Antebellum, went back to the Boyle well, and Fanilows made Barry's The Greatest Love Songs Of All Time a debut at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart (after the jump).

Here's what Seattleites picked up at Easy Street locations last week:

1. Vampire Weekend, Contra

2. Spoon, Transference

3. Beach House, Teen Dream

4. Charlotte Gainsbourg, I.R.M.

5. Magnetic Fields, Realism

6. The xx, XX

7. Patti Smith, Horses

8. Four Tet, There Is Love In You

9. Patti Griffin, Downtown Church

10. Cave Singers, Welcome Joy

Everyone else, via Billboard:

1. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now

2. Compilation, Hope For Haiti

3. Lady Gaga, The Fame

4. Susan Boyle, I Dreamed a Dream

5. Barry Manilow, The Greatest Love Songs of All Time

6. Michael Jackson, This Is It

7. Corinne Bailey Rae, The Sea

8. Compilation, Grammy Nominees 2010

9. Celtic Woman, Songs From the Heart

10. Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.

 
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