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Rolling Stone’s top 30. Perhaps of less immediate importance (Peter Wolf!) than Pitchfork’s, but interesting nonetheless.  (Could only find digital numbers for Dead Weather, weirdly.  I imagine with physical, it’s over 100k.)

In case you’re wondering (you are): the average sales numbers for RS’s top 10: 785,180.  For Pitchfork’s top 10: 197,492. (Feel free to check my math)

30 Rick Ross – Teflon Don (541,299)
29 The Roots – How I Got Over (183,748)
28 My Chemical Romance – Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (204,627)
27 Peter Wolf – Midnight Souvenirs (n/a)
26 Yeasayer – Odd Blood (64,825)
25 Superchunk – Majesty Shredding (~12k)
24 Maximum Balloon – Maximum Balloon (~7k)
23 Elizabeth Cook – Welder (n/a)
22 Spoon – Transference (168,483)
21 Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (208,747)
20 Neil Young – Le Noise (~70k)
19 M.I.A. – Maya (78,613)
18 Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown (508,841)
17 Beach House – Teen Dream (104,217)
16 Kid Rock – Born Free (661,823)
15 The National – High Violet (211,615)
14 Robyn – Body Talk (23,869)
13 Taylor Swift – Speak Now (3,012,359)
12 John Mellencamp – No Better Than This (~70k)
11 The Dead Weather – Sea of Cowards (33,587 digital)
10 LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening (126,288)
09 Eminem – Recovery (3,448,344)
08 Robert Plant – Band Of Joy (177,203)
07 Drake – Thank Me Later (1,219,473)
06 Vampire Weekend – Contra (454,914)
05 Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song (249,536)
04 Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (459,083)
03 Elton John and Leon Russell – The Union (295,577)
02 The Black Keys – Brothers (505,994)
01 Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (915,391)

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  2. anthonyisright said: That RS average would be considerably lower without Eminem, though Pitchfork’s would also be considerably lower without Kanye.
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