The cassette crusade continues! The Boom's Top 10 tapes of 2017

The cassette crusade continues!  The Boom's Top 10 tapes of 2017

2017 saw yet another uptick in cassette sales according to the number crunching folks at Nielsen Music.  Via The Hollywood Reporter.  Last year, cassette album sales rose by 35 percent to 174,000 copies sold. In 2016, there were 129,000 sold.

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Best Selling Albums of 2017: All Formats!

Announcing our best selling albums of the year 2017!

All formats! Rankings reflect combined sales of vinyl, CD, and cassette for all the new-releases of this calendar year. Lets count down the top 20.

20. Mac Demarco 'This Old Dog' (Captured Tracks)

19. Ryan Adams 'Prisoner' (Pax Americana / Blue-Note)

18. Arcade Fire 'Everything Now' (Sonovox)

17. Beck 'Colors' (Capitol)

16. Chastity Belt 'I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone' (Hardly Art)

15. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile 'Lotta Sea Lice' (Matador)

14. Thundercat 'Drunk' (Brainfeeder)

13. Sufjan Stevens 'Planetarium' (4AD)

12. Queens Of The Stone Age 'Villains' (Matador)

11. Gorillaz 'Humanz' (Parlophone)

10. Spoon 'Hot Thoughts' (Matador)

9. LCD Soundsystem 'American Dream' (DFA / Columbia)

8. XX 'I See You' (Young Turks)

7. Father John Misty 'Pure Comedy' (Sub Pop)

6. The National 'Sleep Well Beast' (4AD)

5. Run The Jewels '3' (self-released)

4. Fleet Foxes 'Crack-Up' (Nonesuch)

3. Kendrick Lamar 'Damn' (Top Dawg / Interscope)

2. Slowdive 'self-titled' (Dead Oceans)

1. The War On Drugs 'A Deeper Understanding' (Atlantic)