Just imagine the amount of streams on this album though. 95k is kind of sad for such a huge release, but no one really buys albums anymore. Spotify, Google Play and Apple Music are really taking over.
For the first time in nearly a decade as the Rock Hall-inducted trio’s new LP revolution Radio grabbed number one beating Norah Jones’ Day Breaks, which debuts at number two.
Revolution Radio, which has scored the No.1 spot on Billboard’s 200, earning 95,000 albums units in just one week. This is the band’s tenth top 10 album.
Norah Jones’ Day Breaks debuted at Number Two, selling 47,000 total copies. With 46000 selling copies One Republic debuted at Number Three.
Green Day tops the U.K. album chart for a third time today (Oct. 14), entering at No. 1 with Revolution Radio (Reprise/Warner Music), ahead of new entries by Barry Gibb and Alter Bridge. On the singles chart, James Arthur comfortably secures a third week at the summit with “Say You Won’t Let Go” (Syco Music/Sony Music).
“The UK has always been a huge part of our story and to have a chart-topping album at this stage of our career is especially gratifying.” Said the band on hearing the news.
Honestly. It isn’t salt as much as kinda annoyed because this album and the latest Blink 182 record are at the #1 spot purely because of nostalgia.
A bit less confused by this one as it’s at least pretty good but the latest Blink 182 record, IMHO, was just not very good and seeing it at #1 kinda made me wonder if that’s all nostalgia leading to it being numero 1 and I kinda don’t get that if I’m honest.
Green Day kind of re-invented themselves after 2004. Granted that was 12 years ago, but they have been releasing and touring pretty regularly since.
Blink-182 can have the nostalgia argument played, but I also kind of disagree there as well. They added a new member to the band and die hard Blink fans like myself, and my friends were very critical of the new album. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Neighborhoods was pretty amazing as well.
Nostalgia is readily available via the internet these days. I wouldn’t buy something new for nostalgia, I would revisit the old. Spotify pretty much has the entire discography of both of these bands.