Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases

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#241 Post by Kiran »

Really can't see them ever getting a number one again. If they can't even outsell albums that are on their 2nd week of the chart then they aren't going to be able to compete with basically any new entries.
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#242 Post by tottenhammattspurs »

96% streams.

So the number one album. The NUMBER ONE ALBUM sold literally 900 copies? The charts are pointless.

Number one in Sales. Number one in downloads. Number one in physical, number one in vinyl and number one in cassettes. Beaten by some act that sold 900 copies.
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16,768 sold.
11,744 CDs
1,773, LPs
407, cassettes
2,146, paid downloads
698, streaming sales


16,953 - Super
16,768 - Hotspot
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tottenhammattspurs wrote:
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 7:48 pm
96% streams.

So the number one album. The NUMBER ONE ALBUM sold literally 900 copies? The charts are pointless.

Number one in Sales. Number one in downloads. Number one in physical, number one in vinyl and number one in cassettes. Beaten by some act that sold 900 copies.
That is pretty staggering.

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#245 Post by tottenhammattspurs »

The problem I have with streaming is it only logs a stream. It doesn’t log whether you like it. For example I could listen to Lewis Capaldi album to see what all the fuss is about. I listen and I don’t like it. The stream still logs. Add the fact that a lot of streaming music is “on in the background” and I’d guess that 70% of those streams aren’t even actually listened to.
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#246 Post by tottenhammattspurs »

Den wrote:
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 7:50 pm
16,768 sold.
11,744 CDs
1,773, LPs
407, cassettes
2,146, paid downloads
698, streaming sales


16,953 - Super
16,768 - Hotspot
407 cassettes! Brilliant! 402 of those cassettes probably will never even get opened.
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tottenhammattspurs wrote:
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 7:48 pm
96% streams.

So the number one album. The NUMBER ONE ALBUM sold literally 900 copies? The charts are pointless.

Number one in Sales. Number one in downloads. Number one in physical, number one in vinyl and number one in cassettes. Beaten by some act that sold 900 copies.
Screw the music industry and their bullshit! Nowadays, it's all about promoting a nobody to stardom with manipulated streams. 900 units vs 16,000? What a joke! :clap:
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Debussy wrote:
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 7:39 pm
Measuring the value of art and creativity on the basis of how many people pay money for it, is a hiding to nothing.
Yea, chart rules have changed. Yes, people listen differently and some don't get physical products.
I don't care, I love most of the album, PSB bring me joy.

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tottenhammattspurs wrote:
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 7:48 pm
96% streams.

So the number one album. The NUMBER ONE ALBUM sold literally 900 copies? The charts are pointless.

Number one in Sales. Number one in downloads. Number one in physical, number one in vinyl and number one in cassettes. Beaten by some act that sold 900 copies.

100% correct. Quite funny when you actually think about it, you couldn't really make it up and regarding 'streaming' it is what it is.
previously Parlophoney.

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#250 Post by Kobalt Blew »

Kiran wrote:
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 7:45 pm
Really can't see them ever getting a number one again. If they can't even outsell albums that are on their 2nd week of the chart then they aren't going to be able to compete with basically any new entries.

Eminem's album was only released on CD this week - Monday 27th giving it a boost I guess, his download & stream of it was available Friday 17th January.

Perhaps they were tapping up Ant & Dec at the National Television Awards and are looking at finally finishing the song 'Fat northern ba ba ba baba ba b*st*rds' on the About CD.

They certainly made a good go of it with promotion, interviews, video, signed print etc and the album is no1 in five other charts: independent albums, physical, cd, vinyl, cassette.
previously Parlophoney.

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Boo...I really thought they had #1 in the bag

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Patrick Bateman wrote:
tottenhammattspurs wrote:
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 7:48 pm
96% streams.

So the number one album. The NUMBER ONE ALBUM sold literally 900 copies? The charts are pointless.

Number one in Sales. Number one in downloads. Number one in physical, number one in vinyl and number one in cassettes. Beaten by some act that sold 900 copies.
That is pretty staggering.
Holy crap. That's amazing.

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#254 Post by alig »

Kobalt Blew wrote:
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 8:05 pm
tottenhammattspurs wrote:
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 7:48 pm
96% streams.

So the number one album. The NUMBER ONE ALBUM sold literally 900 copies? The charts are pointless.

Number one in Sales. Number one in downloads. Number one in physical, number one in vinyl and number one in cassettes. Beaten by some act that sold 900 copies.

100% correct. Quite funny when you actually think about it, you couldn't really make it up and regarding 'streaming' it is what it is.
The boys sold twice as many vinyls as Hus all formats. :lol:
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#255 Post by Synthrobot »

It IS disappointing, but then my favourite band I’ve followed for over 30 years just got to #3 in the charts. I’m quite happy with that.

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