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What's Selling Faceoff: Stinkweeds vs. the Zia Records chain

What's Selling is now a battle of the best, a local music duel of sorts. Stinkweeds and Zia are going head to head with indie versus hard rock, rap and hip-hop.

Which of two record stores had the best compilation of top 10 albums this week?


1. Belle & Sebastian, Write About Love
2. Matt & Kim, Sidewalks
3. Brian Eno, Small Craft on a Milk Sea
4. Warpaint, The Fool
5. The Orb feat. David Gilmour, Metallic Spheres
6. Elvis Costello, National Ransom
7. Weekend, Sports
8. Suuns, Zeroes QC
9. Jimmy Eat World, Invented
10. The Black Angels, Phosphene Dream

Zia Records (all eight stores collectively):

1. Kid Cudi, Man On The Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr. Rager
2. Cradle of Filth, Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa
3. Cee-Lo Green, Lady Killer
4. Lil Wayne, I Am Not A Human Being
5. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
6. Underoath, Disambiguation
7. Gwar, Bloody Pit Of Horror
8. N.E.R.D., Nothing
9. The Black Keys, Brothers
10. Twista, Perfect Storm

If I had to choose one track off of each album on both lists to make a mix CD... taking into account diversity in genres, generally good taste and awesomeness... and a compilation that could get me in a cheerful mood for the upcoming holiday season... I crown Stinkweeds the winner of this week's What's Selling face-off.

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Lenni Rosenblum