NEILSTEIN SOUNDSCAM: CLOCKWORK ALBUM SELLERS
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
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
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
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
34 LAMB OF GOD – RESOLUTION
Last week: 1,098
59 MESHUGGAH – KOLOSS
Last week: 653
74 SIX FEET UNDER – UNDEAD
Last week: 491
78 CALL ME NO ONE – LAST PARADE
Last week: 483
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)
95 DREAM THEATER – DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS
Last week: 396
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
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
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
Everyone involved has got to be satisfied with the direction JFAC’s career is taking. They’re, like, a real legitimate band right now.