NEILSTEIN SOUNDSCAM: SIXX IN THE HOLE
The Foo Fighters and Hollywood Undead were finally toppled from their respective #1 and #2 spots last week after holding down the fort in that order for three straight weeks prior (with Hollywood Undead at #1 the week before Foo Fighters’ debut), but rest assured, they’re still at #2 and #3 and show no signs of letting up. Nikki Sixx’s new Sixx A.M. record nabbed the top spot on the Hard Music Charts this week, undoubtedly due to this record-shifting post.
Elsewhere, Shinedown debuted their new live album, another Poison greatest hits collection flopped, and some other bands sold some records too. The numbers:
1 SIXX:A.M. – THIS IS GONNA HURT
Last week: 29,858 (debut)
Kind of amazing. How many copies did Motley Crue’s last album shift first week?
2 FOO FIGHTERS – WASTING LIGHT
Last week: 27,079
I still have yet to listen to this record despite at least half a dozen claims I’d do so immediately. OK, really, this time…
3 HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD – AMERICAN TRAGEDY
Last week: 9,727
6 SHINEDOWN – SOMEWHERE IN THE STRATOSPHERE
Last week: 6,347
Only the die-hard fans buy the live albums so don’t expect this to be as big of a seller as Sound of Madness, but whenever that album’s follow-up is finally released it’s gonna be huge.
14 ASKING ALEXANDRIA – RECKLESS & RELENTLESS
Last week: 3,564
19 OTEP – ATAVIST
Last week: 3,158
40 SHINEDOWN – SOMEWHERE IN THE..:WASHINGTON
Last week: 2,143 (debut)
Not exactly sure what this is… some limited edition version of the above?
43 POISON – DBLE DOSE OF POISON: ULT HITS
Last week: 2,003 (debut)
I can’t imagine this is the number Capitol Records had in mind when some marketing exec said “Hey, let’s put out ANOTHER Poison greatest hits album and make an easy buck!”
48 GUNS ‘N ROSES – CHINESE DEMOCRACY
Last week: 1,891
Yet again, a rise from last week (20%). Conclusion: $1.99 is a good price point for this album.
88 TEXAS IN JULY – ONE REALITY
Last week: 1,190
I’m positively shocked people still buy this kind of metal. Shocked.