Neilstein Soundscam

NEILSTEIN SOUNDSCAM: CLOCKWORK ALBUM SELLERS

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Neilstein Soundscam

Last week’s release slate didn’t hold much beyond new albums from Rush and Miss May I, so this week let’s take a look at records that have been on the charts for a few weeks already. After the jump, Lamb of God, Meshuggah, Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Kreator, Six Feet Under and more.

1 RUSH – CLOCKWORK ANGELS
Last week: 103,172
Cume: 104,707

Now THAT’S more like it… last week’s number did look quite fishy. This should essentially be counted as their debut week.

2 ROCK OF AGES – SOUNDTRACK
Last week: 36,309
Cume: 54,427

It’s sad that we live in a time where the only album that can increase sales from Week 1 to Week 2 is a soundtrack with shitty re-recording of classics on it. At least the movie bombed.

3 MISS MAY I – AT HEART
Last week: 12,130 (debut)

Don’t really know much about this band but I think they have swoopy haircuts? Swoopy haircuts still sell records.

9 FEAR FACTORY – INDUSTRIALIST
Last week: 3,651
Cume: 13,041

Everyone let’s give a big round of applause for Fear Factory; they’re funding the likes of Ihsahn and Rumpelstiltskin Grinder for Candlelight Records. Bravo!

23 KREATOR – PHANTOM ANTICHRIST
Last week: 1,569
Cume: 5,566

34 LAMB OF GOD – RESOLUTION
Last week: 1,098
Cume: 117,845

59 MESHUGGAH – KOLOSS
Last week: 653
Cume: 34,987

74 SIX FEET UNDER – UNDEAD
Last week: 491
Cume: 5,150

78 CALL ME NO ONE – LAST PARADE
Last week: 483
Cume: 2,666

More like last parade for this band getting funding or support from a label, amirite? Great album though, so it’s too bad.

85 TURBONEGRO – SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Last week: 429 (debut)

I thought this band was way more popular.

88 DRIVIN’ N CRYIN – SONGS FROM THE LAUNDROMAT
Last week: 416 (debut)

WUT?

95 DREAM THEATER – DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS
Last week: 396
Cume: 83,475

7% rise over the week prior, maybe due to a tour? Whatever the case, this will surely be yet another DT album to break 100k.

95 TRIVIUM – IN WAVES
Last week: 396
Cume: 67,021

Trivium never turned into the megastars Roadrunner hoped they’d become, but 67k is a damn respectable number. On literally any other metal label this would be one of the biggest releases of the year.

97 UPON A BURNING BODY – RED. WHITE. GREEN.
Last week: 393
Cume: 10,283

10,000 people like this band enough to actually buy one of their albums. Huh. Mystifying.

98 JOB FOR A COWBOY – DEMONOCRACY
Last week: 380
Cume: 11,928

Everyone involved has got to be satisfied with the direction JFAC’s career is taking. They’re, like, a real legitimate band right now.

-VN

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