Independent Albums

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INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

This year's top-selling albums across all genres, sold via independent distribution, including those fulfilled via major branch distributors. Titles are ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music.

2013

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THE LUMINEERS

The Lumineers

5

SIGH NO MORE

Mumford & Sons

6

MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY

Vampire Weekend

7

BOYS & GIRLS

Alabama Shakes

8

THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL: VOLUME 1

Five Finger Death Punch

9

BEST DAYS

Tamela Mann

10

WATCHING MOVIES WITH THE SOUND OFF

Mac Miller

11

LINDSEY STIRLING

Lindsey Stirling

12

MEGALITHIC SYMPHONY

AWOLNATION

14

TROUBLE WILL FIND ME

The National

16

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

Soundtrack

17

SONGS FROM ST. SOMEWHERE

Jimmy Buffett

19

BANKRUPT!

Phoenix

21

SOMETHING ELSE

Tech N9ne

23

RELEASE THE PANIC

Red

24

DOGS EATING DOGS (EP)

Blink-182

27

ROCK OF AGES

Soundtrack

29

JUST FEELS GOOD

Thompson Square

31

COEXIST

The xx

34

THE PARADIGM SHIFT

Korn

35

LONERISM

Tame Impala

37

SIGNED AND SEALED IN BLOOD

Dropkick Murphys

38

VOLUME 3

She & Him

39

DOUBLEBACK: EVOLUTION OF R&B

Joe

40

GRAVITY

Lecrae

41

FROM DEATH TO DESTINY

Asking Alexandria

42

ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS

Passenger

43

REINCARNATED

Snoop Lion

44

NO LOVE LOST

Joe Budden

45

THE WORSE THINGS GET, THE HARDER I FIGHT...

Neko Case

46

UNDER THE MISTLETOE

Various Artists

47

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deadmau5

48

VANS WARPED TOUR '13: 2013 TOUR COMPILATION

Various Artists

49

THE AFTERMAN: DESCENSION

Coheed And Cambria

50

MAN OF STEEL

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