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NEILSTEIN SOUNDSCAM: WHO THE F*CK ARE D.R.U.G.S.???

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Neilstein SoundscamLike Axl said we’re getting on a plane shortly, so let’s make this shit quick. Some emo haircut band called D.R.U.G.S. (just typing that makes me queasy) sold a lot of records, and Devildriver and Darkest Hour did pretty well too. Numbers and commentary after the jump:

Top Hard Music Chart

1 DESTROY REPLACE UNTIL GOD SHOW – D.R.U.G.S.
Last week: 14,005 (debut)

Who the fuck is this band? I’m not saying that in a scoffing, holier-than-thou manner… I really mean it. Who the FUCK is this band? Google tells me D.R.U.G.S. stands for Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows. Uggggggh, that’s SO cringe-worthy. If this band has any sort of lasting career they’re going to seriously regret this name long after those neck tattoos look cool. And worse, they’re Christian. Here’s their website. Ahhhh, they’re a Decaydance Records haircut band… this all makes sense! Check this out:

Wow. Uhhhh….

beavis and butthead horror

2 DEVILDRIVER – BEAST
Last week: 11,272 (debut)

Wow! I honestly didn’t know this band was so popular. Good for them. I finally gave Beast a full spin and I have to say it’s pretty good. Way to go, Dez.

5 RED – UNTIL WE HAVE FACES
Last week: 7,835
Cume: 64,459

This record is going to be around for a while, isn’t it? Nickelback Syndrome.

16 DARKEST HOUR – HUMAN ROMANCE
Last week: 3,597 (debut)

Last time I made a claim about a band on E1’s first week sales number I was dead wrong (Crowbar), so this time I’m just going to innocently ask: how does this number stand up against the band’s past releases?

18 EMMURE – SPEAKER OF THE DEAD
Last week: 3,381
Cume: 13,911

So this is gonna be around for a while too, eh?

36 MOTORHEAD – WORLD IS YOURS
Last week: 2,47
Cume: 13,497

Lem-my! Lem-my! Lem-my! You know what? I haven’t even listened to this record, but my guess is that it sounds like Motorhead.

53 STRYPER – COVERING
Last week: 1,967
Cume: 5,941

I was shocked to find out by reading the comments to last week’s Neilstein Soundscam post how many fans this band still has. Well, umm… good for you, I guess. Maybe I should listen to this.

The rest of the Top Hard Music Chart is just filled out by “best of” collection from Aerosmith, Nirvana, GN’R, Rush, Led Zep, etc etc. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing (people buying those albums, is good, right?) but it is kinda sad that there isn’t enough new music to bump them out.

‘Til next week…

-VN

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