THIS WEEK IN SOUNDSCAN: P.O.D, NINE INCH NAILS AND ASHES DIVIDE DEBUT, EVERYONE ELSE STINKS IT UP
The week ending Tuesday, April 15th had some pretty impressive debuts from P.O.D. (I’m just as surprised as you are), the physical version of Nine Inch Nails’ Ghosts and the first record from Billy Howerdel’s Ashes Divide — but the bigger theme this week were the precipitous drops suffered by last week’s debuts, namely Theory of a Deadman, In Flames, Sevendust, Muse and Joe Satriani who eached dropped between 50 and 100 spots down the charts. Oomph.
The Sword managed to hang on, dropping a mere 43 spots, while Black Tide and Five Finger Death Punch appear poised to drop out of the Top 200 completely next week.
Soundscan chart positions and sales figures, with our snarky commentary, after the jump.
#9 P.O.D. – WHEN ANGELS & SERPENTS DANCE
This Week: 33,582 (debut)
Who woulda thunk people still cared about this band? Not me.
#14 NINE INCH NAILS – GHOSTS I-IV
This Week: 25,807 (debut)
The cumulative sales for this one are listed as 38,270 even though this is its debut week. I suppose they were factoring in the box sets Trent sold last month? I really don’t know. Cume numbers for debuts are often negligably higher than the “this week” numbers due to misinformed record store clerks, but not by so much.
#36 ASHES DIVIDE – KEEP TELLING MYSELF IT’S ALRIGHT
This Week: 15,784 (debut)
Not bad for Billy Howerdel’s new band, but if I were the record label (or him) I’d be disappointed considering the big radio and press push.
#47 LINKIN PARK – MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
This Week: 11,665
#48 BUCKCHERRY – 15
This Week: 11,588
#61 KID ROCK – ROCK N ROLL JESUS
This Week: 10,203
#65 NICKELBACK – ALL THE RIGHT REASONS
This Week: 10,028
#76 THEORY OF A DEADMAN – SCARS & SOUVENIRS
This Week: 9,132
A big loser after a strong debut week, sliding 50 spots down the chart.
#78 THREE DAYS GRACE – ONE-X
This Week: 8,929
#87 IN FLAMES – A SENSE OF PURPOSE
This Week: 8,043
Another big drop, losing 59 spots. Ouch. Koch can’t be happy. Still, I think this has a shot at surpassing sales of their last record.
#89 FLYLEAF – FLYLEAF
This Week: 8,000
Almost platinum and I still don’t think I’ve heard a Flyleaf song.
#90 SEVENDUST – CHAPTER 7: HOPE & SORROW
This Week: 7,994
Dropped 71 spots. Not looking so good for Sevendust.
#91 SEETHER – FINDING BEAUTY IN NEGATIVE SPACE
This Week: 7,792
#99 PUDDLE OF MUDD – FAMOUS
This Week: 7,165
119 MUSE – H.A.A.R.P. TOUR-LIVE FROM WEMBLEY (Cume: 20,103)
128 FOO FIGHTERS – ECHOES SILENCE PATIENCE & GRACE (Cume: 710,512)
131 FINGER ELEVEN – THEM VS. YOU VS. ME (Cume: 97,952)
143 AVENGED SEVENFOLD – AVENGED SEVENFOLD (Cume: 346,339)
145 SWORD – GODS OF THE EARTH (Cume: 12,454 )
150 SIXX:A.M. – HEROIN DIARIES SOUNDTRACK (Cume: 189,740)
157 BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – SCREAM AIM FIRE (Cume: 160,432)
165 GODSMACK – GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES: TEN YEARS OF GODSMACK (Cume: 219,247)
178 SATRIANI*JOE PROFESSOR ETC (Cume: 12,263)
188 ATREYU – LEAD SAILS PAPER ANCHOR (Cume: 214,881)
196 BLACK TIDE – LIGHT FROM ABOVE (Cume: 25,070)
199 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – WAY OF THE FIST (Cume: 106,300)