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THIS WEEK IN SOUNDSCAN: IT’S 2001 ALL OVER AGAIN

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It was 2001 all over again this past week as the two highest charting metal / hard rock acts (and I use those terms loosely) were Kid Rock and Linkin Park. Sigh. And the highest charting metal debut was Whitesnake. Yes, Whitesnake, who sold a whopping 8,000 copies of their new album, good enough for a #70 chart position.

After the jump, the chart positions and sales numbers of hard rock / metal releases in the Top 200. This week I didn’t include everything because, well, I didn’t feel like it (i.e. Nickelback for the 10 millionth time… hint: it’s about to break 7 million records)… but everything that’s important is there.

#42 KID ROCK – ROCK N ROLL JESUS
This Week: 11,164
Cume: 864,735

Bouyed by a new single. White trash rock still sells.

#48 LINKIN PARK – MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
This Week: 10,369
Cume: 2,371,888

#51 BUCKCHERRY – 15
This Week: 9,948
Cume: 1,172,58

#70 WHITESNAKE – GOOD TO BE BAD
This Week: 8,089 (debut)

#74 P.O.D. – WHEN ANGELS AND SERPENTS DANCE
This Week: 7,768
Cume: 49,337

I’m surprised too.

#77 NINE INCH NAILS – GHOSTS I-IV
This Week: 7,695
Cume: 57,71

#87 CHILDREN OF BODOM – BLOODDRUNK
This Week: 7,014
Cume: 26,883

A 64% drop from the debut week, but still a great number for them.

#88 SEETHER – FINDING BEAUTY IN NEGATIVE SPACE
This Week: 6,938
Cume: 398,984

#90 APOCALYPTICA – WORLDS COLLIDE
This Week: 6,734
Cume: 17,412

This band has Corey Taylor to thank for selling anything at all.

#91 TANTRIC – END BEGINS
This Week: 6,706
Cume: 6,895

The end began a long time ago for this band.

#100 PUDDLE OF MUDD – FAMOUS
This Week: 6,294
Cume: 225,066

#111 THRICE – VOL. 3-4-ALCHEMY INDEX
This Week: 5,563
Cume: 27,318

Vagrant is surely thrilled with this number. I wish they could do better, though, for this amazing band.

115 ATREYU LEAD SAILS PAPER ANCHOR
This Week: 5,384
Cume: 223,497

Sagging sales propped up by the ubiquitous “deluxe” re-release. Still… this record actually ended up selling better than I thought it would.

#163 IN FLAMES – A SENSE OF PURPOSE
This Week: 3,863
Cume: 37,749

Will it top the sales of Come Clarity? Hard to say.

#164 SEVENDUST – CHAPTER 7: HOPE & SORROW
This Week: 3,860
Cume: 42,263

#178 ASHES DIVIDE – KEEP TELLING MYSELF IT’S ALRIGHT
This Week: 3,665
Cume: 25,491

This has got to be a collosal disappointment from both Billy Howerdel’s and the record label’s perspective.

-VN

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