The Texas Top 5: ACL Edition
This is the Texas Top 5: The ACL Edition. Our friends at Waterloo Records compile a list of their top selling albums each week and we put our spin on it. This past weekend, Waterloo Records had an outpost set up at the ACL Festival. These are the top five selling albums of the weekend.
5. Skrillex, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
At number five – with one of the most enthusiastic crowds of the festival – Skrillex. Sonny Moore is the man behind the electro-dubstep sounds. His most recent album is called Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.
4. My Morning Jacket, Circuital
In the number four spot, it’s My Morning Jacket. Playing an iffy time slot opposite Stevie Wonder, these guys killed it playing one of the best rock and roll shows of the festival. Their latest album is Circuital.
3. The Head and the Heart, The Head and the Heart
At number three it’s The Head and the Heart. The Seattle-based band did a stand out performance on Sunday, playing songs from their self-titled debut album.
2. Mariachi El Bronx, Mariachi El Bronx (II)
With the second best selling album at this year’s ACL festival – Los Angeles-based punk band The Bronx playing under their alter ego Mariachi El Bronx. Incorporating mariachi into their punk set, the two bands intertwine in their live shows. Their latest release is Mariachi El Bronx II.
1. Foster the People, Torches
With the number on best selling album at ACL Fest, it’s Foster the People. With one of the most played songs of the summer and a constantly growing fan base, Foster the People might be the breakout band of 2011. Their debut album is called Torches.