NEILSTEIN SOUNDSCAM: FOO YOU!
Two days late but not two dollars short, I figure ya’ll might like to know how all the albums that came out last Tuesday (April 12th) fared sales-wise, even though I think we can all agree that album sales aren’t the be-all-end-all measure of a band’s success. So without further ado, here’s how the new Between the Buried and Me, Foo Fighters and Red Fang albums sold last week.
Also, Dave Grohl is a very rich man; in addition to the ginormous debut of his new Foo Fighters album, seemingly every Foo catalog album made a return back onto the charts this past week.
Right, the numbers:
1 FOO FIGHTERS – WASTING LIGHT
Last week: 234,527 (debut)
Huge debut. Axl and I heard one of the songs from this record on the radio while we were in L.A. this week, and it was really good. Along with “White Limo,” that’s two for two so far.
2 HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD – AMERICAN TRAGEDY
Last week: 22,770
This is around the time I start getting really bored of coming up with funny things to say about this horrible band.
4 ASKING ALEXANDRIA – RECKLESS & RELENTLESS
Last week: 10,697
5 BETWEEN THE BURIED & ME – PARALLAX: HYPERSLEEP DIALOGUES
Last week: 9,980 (debut)
Not sure how this stacks up against past BTBAM releases, but 10k strikes me as a great number for 2011. Two great weeks in a row for Metal Blade artist debuts.
6 RISE AGAINST – ENDGAME
Last week: 8,760
With only an 8% drop from last week, this album is looking mighty good as sales level off. If they can maintain drops of less than 10% from week to week they’ll be doing just fine for quite a while! They deserve it too; this album is really good.
17 AMON AMARTH – SURTUR RISING
Last week: 3,465
29 WHITESNAKE – FOREVERMORE
Last week: 2,755
Who woulda thunk it? I’m listening to this album right now and it is most certainly deserved of its relatively solid sales.
33 GUNS ‘N ROSES – CHINESE DEMOCRACY
Last week: 2,372
That’s a 5% increase over last week! It’s also $4,720.28 closer to recouping that $14 million Best Buy purchase.
35 WITHIN TEMPTATION – UNFORGIVING
Last week: 2,230
47 FOO FIGHTERS – MEDIUM RARE
Last week: 1,996 (debut)
That’s a Record Store Day limited edition vinyl, and I’m guessing those are all that copies that were made.
72 SOUNDGARDEN – LIVE ON I-5 1,479 -0 1,480 16,539
76 CHILDREN OF BODOM – RELENTLESS, RECKLESS FOREVER
Last week: 1,408
My sources tell me Spinefarm and Fontana are viewing this CoB record as a massive failure sales wise.
83 RED FANG – MURDER THE MOUNTAINS
Last week: 1,311 (debut)
Congrats to Red Fang for making the charts. It’s a good record.
87 CAVALERA CONSPIRACY – BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA
Last week: 1,280
This record is dunzo. Oof.
89 BORN OF OSIRIS – DISCOVERY
Last week: 1,251