War Of Independents

War Of The Worlds will make you a little jaded about Independence Day. Battle of Lexington and Concord’s got nothing on Battle Of Dakota Fanning and Giant Alien Tripods.

In any case, iTunes is celebrating July 4th by posting a list of its 100 best-selling indie albums. Here are the top 21…

The 21 Best-Selling Independent Albums In Itunes History (iLink)

  • The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
  • Give Up The Postal Service
  • The Shins Oh, Inverted World
  • Death Cab For Cutie Transatlanticism
  • Moby Hotel
  • The White Stripes Elephant
  • Napoleon Dynamite Soundtrack
  • The Most Relaxing Classical Music In The Universe
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival Chronicle, Vol. 1
  • The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
  • Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station Lonely Runs Both Ways
  • Interpol Antics
  • Madeleine Peyroux Careless Love
  • The Crystal Method Legion Of Boom
  • Zero 7 When It Falls
  • Thievery Corporate The Cosmic Game
  • Jill Scott Beautifully Human, World And Sounds Vol. 2
  • Zero 7 Simple Things
  • Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
  • Ray Charles Genius Loves Company

Nice to see the diversity of music making strides in the digital arena. Speaking of which, this can be your default forum to discuss (1) the new iPod (2) the Grokster case — Boing Boing has great coverage.

And don’t forget to end world poverty tomorrow. Or you can’t have any pudding.

Alex F – “Pink Ferdinand” (Pink Floyd Vs. Franz Ferdinand)