What Austin albums sold best in 2017? Here’s a local-focused list

Spoon’s “Hot Thoughts” was the top-selling Austin release of 2017 at Waterloo Records. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The Texas Music Office asked a handful of record stores across the state to send along their top Texas sellers in 2017, and this week they published the results as part of their official newsletter. It’s available here:

The top selling Texas artists of 2017 in Texas Record Stores

We’ve gone through the lists submitted by three local stores — Waterloo Records, Antone’s Records and Exploded Records — and highlighted only records released by Austin-area acts in 2017. We’re not the Recorded Music Capital of the World, but our city’s musicians release hundreds of records every year. Of those, here’s what sold best in these stores:

1. Spoon, “Hot Thoughts”
2. Various artists, “All ATX Vol. 5: Back to the Armadillo”
3. Shinyribs, “I Got Your Medicine”
4. Willie Nelson, “God’s Problem Child”
5. Black Angels, “Death Song”
6. Dale Watson & Ray Benson, “Dale & Ray”
7. Ray Wylie Hubbard, “Tell the Devil I’m Gettin’ There As Fast As I Can”
8. Milligan Vaughan Project, “MVP”
9. Gary Clark Jr. “Live North America 2016”
10. Robert Earl Keen, “Live Dinner Reunion”
11. Hayes Carll, “Lovers & Leavers”
12. Eric Johnson, “Collage”
13. Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band, self-titled

1. LeRoi Brothers, “Check This Action” (deluxe reissue)
2. Bluebonnets, “Tonewrecker”
3. Peacemakers, self-titled
4. Dylan Bishop, “The Exciting Sounds of Dylan Bishop”
5. Lost Counts, “Found!”
6. Mooks, “Side 2” EP
7. East Side Kings, self-titled
8. Heybale, “Play Me A Cheatin’ Song: The Songs of Wayne Kemp”
9. Colton Turner, self-titled
10. Boleys, self-titled
11. Milligan Vaughan Project, “MVP”
12. Soul Supporters, self-titled
13. Gary Clark Jr., “Live North America 2016”
14. Blaze Foley, “Lost Muscle Shoals Recordings” (archival release)

1. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (of Survive), “Stranger Things” soundtrack
2. Exploded Drawing, “7 Years”
3. Gary Clark Jr., “Live in North America 2016”
4. Eliot Lipp, “Skywave”
5. Octopus Project, “Memory Mirror”
6. Walker Lukens, “Tell it to the Judge”

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