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CIMS Top 10

PARALLEL UNIVERSE TOP 10: Checking the pulse of indie retail, the first CIMS Top 10 of the year, like the mainstream charts during the holidays, doubles as a list of the brightest stars of that world—the ones with current records, that is—along with one ubiquitous ringer:

1. Mumford & Sons (Glassnote)
2. The Black Keys (Nonesuch)
3. Kanye West (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJ)
4. Florence + the Machine (Universeal Republic)
5. Arcade Fire (Merge)
6. Tron Legacy w/Daft Punk (Disney)
7. Ryan Adams & the Cardinals (Pax Am.)
8. Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs (RCA/RMG)
9. Kings of Leon (RCA/RMG)
10. Deerhunter (4AD)

Interestingly, of the nine “indie” bands above, five are on majors. Go figure. (1/14a)

NEAR TRUTHS:
A WORSE MOUSETRAP
Feeling the burn of the Hot 100. (5/29a)
OSEARY ERA ENDS
AT MAVERICK
But don't expect Madge's man to go on "Holiday." (5/29a)
HITS LIST IS ALL WET
Your Top 10 talking points, updated (5/29a)
LADY GAGA DELIVERS
Superstar and her team call an audible. (5/29a)
AIRHEAD: HOW TO WIN THE HOT 100
You just need these six credit cards... (5/29a)
SHORT WEEK
Enjoy being even more confused by the calendar.
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
Celebrating the music that fuels the biz.
INSTACART
Dammit, we said DILL pickles!.
TRUMP SAID WHAT, NOW?
Just wondering if you still give a fuck.
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