NCAA tournament has the blog compass off a bit. But you do get your album charts before the end of the week. Noticeably, I see the 1st four ( almost five ) albums breaking the 100k download mark. Very encouraging. Also of note, afterwards the drop off in sales is drastic (#20 not moving at least 15k?!?!, pathetic). Just when these charts get my juices flowing, they let me down. GothamJungle did speak in its infancy that the paradigm has shifted from albums to singles, I’m just nostalgic for the album genre to still dictate the landscape. I’ll have to let that go. On to the actual charts GoJu Nation….
Yes GoJu Nation we have da album charts… And yes GoJu Nation things overall from a sales perspective are still declining. The number 1 album in the country? Only 95k this week.. The number 20 album in the country? 12.2k this week…. It’s like a cemetery at night, all bones and no meat. I feel like a jerk proclaiming earlier this year that this chart may be experiencing a renaissance. At this rate I’ll be writing this charts obituary if this doesn’t change. I predict that at this pace in the next 3 to 5 yrs albums will fall the way of the vinyl album. They will still make them but only the cream of the crop will be available. Let’s see if we can find something positive to report this week.