THIS WEEK IN SOUNDSCAN: IT’S 2001 ALL OVER AGAIN
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
Bouyed by a new single. White trash rock still sells.
#48 LINKIN PARK – MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
This Week: 10,369
#51 BUCKCHERRY – 15
This Week: 9,948
#70 WHITESNAKE – GOOD TO BE BAD
This Week: 8,089 (debut)
#74 P.O.D. – WHEN ANGELS AND SERPENTS DANCE
This Week: 7,768
I’m surprised too.
#77 NINE INCH NAILS – GHOSTS I-IV
This Week: 7,695
#87 CHILDREN OF BODOM – BLOODDRUNK
This Week: 7,014
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
#90 APOCALYPTICA – WORLDS COLLIDE
This Week: 6,734
This band has Corey Taylor to thank for selling anything at all.
#91 TANTRIC – END BEGINS
This Week: 6,706
The end began a long time ago for this band.
#100 PUDDLE OF MUDD – FAMOUS
This Week: 6,294
#111 THRICE – VOL. 3-4-ALCHEMY INDEX
This Week: 5,563
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
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
Will it top the sales of Come Clarity? Hard to say.
#164 SEVENDUST – CHAPTER 7: HOPE & SORROW
This Week: 3,860
#178 ASHES DIVIDE – KEEP TELLING MYSELF IT’S ALRIGHT
This Week: 3,665
This has got to be a collosal disappointment from both Billy Howerdel’s and the record label’s perspective.