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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Not Sure If This More Depressing For The Killers Or Guns N' Roses?

What should have been a huge sales week for big blockbuster albums turned out to be a bust all around for everyone–except Taylor Swift.

Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak opened at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, but only sold about 450,000 copies. Didn't that one he put out last year—where he had that lame chart battle with 50 Cent—sell like a bajillion CDs?

That little broad Taylor Swift moved back up to #2 with Fearless, leaving the much-touted, speculated-about, blah-ba-dee-blah return of Guns N' Roses with Chinese Democracy to settle for #3, selling about 267,000. That album allegedly cost $13 million to make. Axl Rose might wanna start selling his sperm for a few extra bucks.

And someone that ought to consider giving him a, uh, hand in doing so is Brandon Flowers. The Killers' third studio album Day & Age debuts at #6 this week, after selling only 193,400 copies.

Smile like you mean it.

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  • At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Vic said…

    Brandon Flower can give me a, uh, hand anytime he wants!

  • At 2:25 PM, Blogger Ms. Melismatic said…

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  • At 2:26 PM, Blogger Ms. Melismatic said…

    I think the whole record selling business is in a bit of flux. But its' pretty obvious the world is over GNR. 10 years to put out a sub-par album? Okayyyyy.

    I think the biggest success story of the year (besides Britney...maybe) is Taylor Swift. Who could have predicted her tenacity?

    And I second what Vic said. ;)

  • At 7:30 PM, Blogger Phil said…

    Axl Rose is the Larry David of rock. I can imagine him bitching under his breath to no one in particular when Fall Out Boy brush past him on the red carpet. $13 million, though? Facking 'ell!


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