THIS WEEK IN SOUNDSCAN, WEEK ENDING 9/21/10
I used to do these Soundscan chart recaps regularly, if not quite weekly, but I’ve kind of been slacking lately. There are three reasons for this: 1) I no longer have access to Soundscan. If any MS readers who happen to be employed by major labels wouldn’t mind sending me the report when it comes out each week I would be much obliged, 2) I don’t believe that album sales are necessarily a bellwether of a band’s popularity anymore. One element, sure, but just a piece of the overall pie. 3) Metal Insider‘s Zach Shaw has got that shit on lockdown. Let’s see how various hard rock and metal releases performed this past week, with a special nod to Mr. Shaw for doing the research.
Linkin Park, A Thousand Suns (Warner Bros.) #1, 241,000
Sully Erna, Avalon (Republic) #24, 13,900
Kamelot, Poetry for the Poisoned (Kamelot Media Group) #72, 6,100 sold
Pantera, Cowboys from Hell [Reissue] (Rhino) #117, 4,200 sold
Accept, Blood of the Nations (Nuclear Blast) #170, 2,900 sold
Death Angel, Relentless Retribution (Nuclear Blast) #188, 2,700 sold
Terror, Keepers of the Faith (Century Media) 2,400 sold
Lordi, Babez for Breakfast (The End) 1,000 sold
The Absence, Enemy Unbound (Metal Blade) 800 sold
Flotsam and Jetsam, The Cold (Driven Music Group) 600 sold
Valient Thorr, Stranger (Volcom) 480 sold
Head on over to Metal Insider to see the myriad charting records that have been on the charts for longer than one week.