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Old 02-09-2006, 03:52 AM   #1
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How far will "Bomb" climb up the charts now?

How much of a bump up the charts will "How to Dismantle..." get from all those Grammys, especially 'Album of the Year'?

Post your guesses...
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Old 02-09-2006, 04:09 AM   #2
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Probably not much
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Bomb will rise up to 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169 ...
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I hope it will not, no more charts!
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it will get a jump, but nothing drastic
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Past experience shows that it will get a big jump. Right now it is off the Top 200, it will certainly jump into the top 50, maybe higher.
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Hopefully higher.
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no 1 is its most likely position
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Old 02-09-2006, 10:47 AM   #9
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Top 10'ish...
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all that you can't leave behind jumped into the top 25 after it won a bunch of grammys, and it didn't even win album of the year.

i would expect how to dismantle an atomic bomb to make a similar jump, if only for a week.

i'm gonna go with #12 on next week's charts.
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i'm gonna go with #12 on next week's charts.

I approve of this number.
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I go for "40"
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I think theres a couple of problems though... 2000 was seen as a big comeback year for U2... this year, from the comments I've read outside of this forum, while 50% praise U2 as the best rock band, 10% don't exactly praise them, but say theres no one better, and 40% think they are old (and therefore can't make music) and the Grammys are irrelevant.

A lot of the people have already made a judgement on this album, and have bought it already if they were going to buy it... for "All that you can't leave behind", I think a lot of people in the public didn't notice the album until the Grammys.
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We already have a thread about this over in Peeling Off Those Dollar Bills - FYI

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Yeah, I started it before the Grammys, but no hard feelings for this thread.

As for people not liking U2, there's no denying they're the biggest in the world.

Also, ATYCLB sold more before the awards, I think they should see a bigger boost this time around especially with all the media coverage and the Album of the Year win.
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I think theres a couple of problems though... 2000 was seen as a big comeback year for U2... this year, from the comments I've read outside of this forum, while 50% praise U2 as the best rock band, 10% don't exactly praise them, but say theres no one better, and 40% think they are old (and therefore can't make music) and the Grammys are irrelevant.

A lot of the people have already made a judgement on this album, and have bought it already if they were going to buy it... for "All that you can't leave behind", I think a lot of people in the public didn't notice the album until the Grammys.
fortunatly enough criticts don't buy the albums, the people who watched the show and said "maybe i should check this out" do
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i'm gonna go with #12 on next week's charts.
Its #12 on itunes at the moment. Not sure what is was before the Grammy wins.
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Its #12 on itunes at the moment. Not sure what is was before the Grammy wins.
impressive, it's higher then Kelly Clarkson and Kayne West on iTunes as well!
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Not much in Australia!!!!

Might get back into the top 20 in March when they tour.

Australian fans don't even realise that they have released 4 singles from the album, because U2 doesn't get much air play.

I get frustrated when i listen to radio stations or watch music shows. All i have heard this morning is how Mariah Carey didn't win the big awards, not congratulation U2.

Must be time for me to move to Ireland or America or somewhere that gives U2 the time of day.

But at least all concerts have sold out. Thank god for the loyal fans!!!!
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It will get a boost, but you have to remember that U2 aren't exactly an unknown band, these Grammys didn't suddenly take their name into millions of previously uncharted households, and HTDAAB is, what, 15 months old? The artists that get the biggest boost are the ones that are either relatively new/'young' and are getting a genuine "I might check this Band X out" reaction, or albums that are only a few months old at the time of the Grammys who get a big "I've been meaning to get that". No-one is going "This U2 band, they might be alright, might check them out" and a huge % of HTDAAB's potential sales have already been exhausted by the time it's been out and all the other attention they've received in the meantime, which has been slowly one by one checking off all the "I've been meaning to get that" candidates.

Compare U2 to Norah Jones. That was a debut album, relatively new at the time of the Grammys, most of the viewing public hadn't heard of her/heard the album. She was in the perfect position to capitalise from that Grammy haul and boom up the charts. U2 are kinda the opposite in a sense.
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