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Old 12-07-2015, 05:54 PM   #76
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Coldplay first week sales to date:

VLV = 700k
MX = 447k
Ghost Stories = 383k
AFHOD = 190k

The people have spoken.

Not to come in defense of Coldplay but let's be honest here... times have changed and continue to change. Album sales for everyone are like that. It would also help to point out the activity on their singles.
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:02 PM   #77
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Not to come in defense of Coldplay but let's be honest here... times have changed and continue to change. Album sales for everyone are like that. It would also help to point out the activity on their singles.
Adele just smashed the sales record a couple weeks ago. People would still buy the record if it was a) any good or b) spawned a smash hit.

Currently, Adventure of a Lifetime is up to a whopping #53 on the pop charts. Magic, the previous album's lead single, reached #14.

Hard to spin this era as a success so far. Many artists are seeing sales drops, but 50% in a year is terrible.
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:33 PM   #78
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Well I'd argue that Adele's single is just way bigger than anything at the moment, really.

I imagine Coldplay's single will rise. They're hardly "done" by any stretch of the imagination.
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:51 PM   #79
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Not to come in defense of Coldplay but let's be honest here... times have changed and continue to change. Album sales for everyone are like that. It would also help to point out the activity on their singles.
Apparently they still have a shot at tying the Beatles record of 7 straight UK #1 albums or something.
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:15 AM   #80
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Coldplay first week sales to date:

VLV = 700k
MX = 447k
Ghost Stories = 383k
AFHOD = 190k

The people have spoken.
A Full Head of Dreams?
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:31 AM   #81
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For some reason I got it in my head that this album was called 'A Month of Sundays'. The actual title is no less bland.
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I like Princess of China, but I like a lot of pop music, so .... yeah.
I like that song, too . And Mylo Xyloto in general.

Have only heard a couple songs from the newest one thus far-"Adventure" I didn't mind, the other was "eh"...but the talk about it has me really curious . Will give the album a listen in full sometime in the coming days here.
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:48 AM   #83
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A Full Head of Dreams?
why the hell didnt i realize that?
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Adele just smashed the sales record a couple weeks ago. People would still buy the record if it was a) any good or b) spawned a smash hit.
That's a lazy argument, Mel
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That's a lazy argument, Mel
Nowhere near as lazy as disregarding sales entirely because "that's just how it is now."
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but other than Adele (who is clearly an aberration) show me other acts like Coldplay whose sales numbers are not declining, regardless of the quality of their output.
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Between their last two albums...

Foo Fighters declined 19%
Pearl Jam declined 12%
Maroon 5 declined 26%
Arcade Fire declined 15%
Vampire Weekend rose 8%
Arctic Monkeys rose 71%
Black Keys declined 20%

Coldplay declined 50%
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Between their last two albums...

Arctic Monkeys rose 71%
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Man, I couldn't care less about record sales if I tried. Most of my favorite bands probably don't make enough to not have to have day jobs.
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Between their last two albums...

Foo Fighters declined 19%
Pearl Jam declined 12%
Maroon 5 declined 26%
Arcade Fire declined 15%
Vampire Weekend rose 8%
Arctic Monkeys rose 71%
Black Keys declined 20%

Coldplay declined 50%
Fair enough, that is a larger than usual decline... I doubt I'll be buying it any time soon, that's for sure.
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