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Numbers

The U.S. sales numbers of Pitchfork’s top 50 albums. The ones with suspiciously round numbers are estimations for releases I don’t have firm numbers for. If you have verified numbers to fix any mistakes or omissions, send them along. (UPDATE: US numbers are current up to 1/1/12. UK numbers courtesy of the Guardian)

1. Bon Iver Bon Iver - 347,428

2. Destroyer Kaputt - 32,446

3. M83 Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming - 78,710

4. PJ Harvey Let England Shake - 69,751 (121,122 UK)

5. Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost - 38,059

6. Oneohtrix Point Never Replica - 5,867

7. Tune-Yards w h o k i l l - 47,214

8. Drake Take Care - 1,246,774

9. Real Estate Days - 29,990

10. The Weeknd House of Balloons N/A

11. St. Vincent Strange Mercy - 50,490

12. James Blake James Blake - 51,356

13. EMA Past-Life Martyred Saints - 8,071

14. Shabazz Palaces Black Up - 16,922

15. Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues - 293,483

16. Kurt Vile Smoke Ring for My Halo - 33,115

17. Clams Casino Instrumentals N/A

18. Atlas Sound Parallax - 16,711

19. Danny Brown XXX N/A

20. Nicolas Jaar Space is Only Noise N/A

21. Jay-Z/Kanye West Watch the Throne - 1,231,676

22. The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World N/A

23. Bill Callahan Apocalypse - 13,389

24. Juliana Barwick The Magic Place - 5,383

25. Gang Gang Dance Eye Contact - 9,500

26. The Field Looping State of Mind - 5,800

27. Beyonce 4 - 1,058,292

28. Cut Copy Zonoscope 52,173

29. DJ Quik Book of David - 34,000

30. Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972 - 5,500

31. Ty Segall Goodbye Bread - 3,900

32. Panda Bear Tomboy - 50,000

33. Fucked Up David Comes to Life - 22,949

34. Katy B On A Mission - 185,533 (UK sales)

35. Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra N/A

36. Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow - 28,199 (119,731 UK)

37. Iceage New Brigade - 5,600

38. Sandro Perri Impossible Spaces 798

39. War on Drugs Slave Ambient - 17,427

40. Araabmusik Electronic Dream - N/A

41. Liturgy Aesthetica N/A

42. SBTRKT SBTRKT - 15,006

43. Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes - 27,000 (26,391 UK)

44. Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges 4,361

45. Kendrick Lamar Section.80 - 31,640

46. Cults Cults - 30,000

47. Sepalcure Sepalcure N/A

48. Toro Y Moi Underneath the Pine - 25,000

49. Wild Flag Wild Flag - 33,139

50. Youth Lagoon Year of Hibernation - 17,574

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