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….
Here we go GoJu Nation. Another week, another chart listing for the people. Its been an interesting couple of weeks since the Grammy’s. With the passing of Whitney Houston creating a purchase frenzy, with new artists getting their say so along with the established ones making sure they aren’t forgotten in today’s landscape, it has created an interesting mix of albums making their mark. The most important thing that I take from this weeks listing is that demographic pockets of fans exist that seemingly follow artists in a way that mainstream has yet to quantify. What that creates is projects like WZRD audibly popping out of nowhere to make a serious dent on da charts. Well that’s the beginning, lets see what else da charts have to offer…
A lil later than I wanted this week GoJu Nation but here we are with da album charts. If you take a quick glance you might think there’s a typo on the charts with a few albums moving over 100K. Then you take a closer look and you’ll see that it’s still a crappy environment. Just a few albums having some “magic” this week. The 20th album this week has moved a lil over 17k. Although this is sounding like a broken record, lets dive in and take a look.
“Feels like a second skin”… So, the artist determined to be this generations Frank Sinatra has made a nice statement (Vegas must be nice). Michael Buble enters the charts at #1 this week with “Crazy Love”. This is a sexy time to drop an album with Whitney/Barbra and now Mr. Buble all speaking to the same demographic with their projects. And how about KISS continuing the older rock renaissance (I know they’re not that old but Pearl Jam & Alice In Chains also) with the #2 album this week. Now considered more of a fad movement compared to Metallica or Grateful Dead, KISS’ 70′s fanbase is just as strong. No surprise there. Other notes, 5 additional debut album this week: Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, Backstreet Boys, BeBe & CeCe Winans and Reliant K. Sales are again down across the board (reason why I didn’t post sales) meaning that great album (outside of Taylor Swift) are few and far between. I’m off the soapbox. Lalonne/Max, love is love. Here’s your top 20 enjoy…1