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Top Selling Albums So Far This Year

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The lesson appears to be: Be bland, lots of people will buy it. ;)

Top 75 Albums of 2005

1 Back to Bedlam - James Blunt 1,656,000

2 X&Y - Coldplay 1,593,000

3 Employment - Kaiser Chiefs 895,000

4 Forever Faithless - Faithless 810,000

5 Hot Fuss - The Killers 795,500

6 Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters 751,000

7 American Idiot - Green Day 732,700

8 Hopes And Fears - Keane 732,000

9 Love Angel Music Baby - Gwen Stefani 685,000

10 Don't Believe the Truth - Oasis 681,500

11 Demon Days - Gorillaz 655,000

12 Eye to the Telescope - KT Tunstal 639,000

13 Intensive Care - Robbie Williams 577,350

14 Definitive Collection - Tony Christie 557,000

15 The Singles - Basement Jaxx 549,100

16 G4 - G4. 548,600

17 The Massacre - 50 Cent 531,000

18 Trouble - Akon 478,300

19 In your Honour - The Foo Fighters 478,200

20 Tourist - Athlete 469,000

21 Language, Sex, Violence, Other - The Stereophonics 430,000

22 The Emancipation of Mimi - Mariah Carey 407,597

23 Kasabian - Kasabian 393,500

24 Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand 391,000

25 Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson 377,000

26 Piece By Piece - Katie Melua 372,400

27 Life in Slow Motion - David Gray 372,000

28 Mind Body & Soul - Joss Stone 356,000

29 In between Dreams - Jack Johnson 346,000

30 The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers 336,000

31 How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - U2 333,600

32 Finally Woken - Jem 333,500

33 The War of the Worlds - Jeff Wayne 332,600

34 Up all Night - Razorlight 332,300

35 Face to Face- Westlife 331,798

36 O - Damien Rice 329,000

37 Il Divo - Il Divo 324,044 - (1,292,504)

38 Songs About Jane - Maroon 5 321,500

39 Monkey Business - Black Eyed Peas 321,000

40 It's Time - Michael Bubl 304,000

41 Get Lifted - John Legend 292,000

42 Late Registration - Kanye West 291,000

43 The Documentary - The Game 289,000

44 Get Behind me Satan - The White Stripes 281,000

45 Final Straw - Snow Patrol 281,000

46 Encore - Eminem 273,000

47 Breathe In - Lucie Silvas 262,000

48 Dymanite - Jamiroquai 257,000

49 Rhythm & Gangsta - Snoop Dogg 248,000

50 Push the Button - The Chemical Brothers 244,000

51 Silent Alarm - Bloc Party 233,200

52 Time To Grow - Lemar 232,600

53 Their Law - The Singles - The Prodigy 229,232

54 Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield 214,000

55 You Could Have it so Much Better - Franz Ferdinand 209,000

56 Taller in More Ways - The Sugababes 201,000

57 Greatest Hits - Robbie Williams 199,000

58 Careless Love - Madeleine Peyroux 198,000

59 Ultimate Kylie - Kylie Minogue 196,500

60 Turning Point - Mario 195,000

61 Confrssions - Usher 193,500

62 Stars of CCTV - Hard-Fi 191,500

63 International Superhits - Green Day 191,500

64 Rooster - Rooster 189,000

65 Wonderland - McFly 186,000

66 The Soul Sessions - Joss Stone 186,000

67 Counting Down the Days - Natalie Imbruglia 185,000

68 Daniel Powter - Daniel Powter 182,800

69 Guilty too - Barbara Streisand 182,700

70 The Essential - Michael Jackson 181,000

71 All over the World - E.L.O 176,500

72 Love Songs - Phil Collins 176,500

73 Supernature - Goldfrapp 173,500

74 Some Cities - Doves 170,000

75 Suit - Nelly 168,000

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1 Back to Bedlam - James Blunt 1' date='656,000

2 X&Y - Coldplay 1,593,000

3 Employment - Kaiser Chiefs 895,000

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Stereotype 'Newly married couple with new house and only 5 albums' purchases.

The other two are normally "The Greatest Party Hits Ever..." for when they're having guests and "The Greatest Love Songs of All Time" for Valentine's Day.

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No major surprises there' date=' the only thing I notice from that is that Gorillaz have alot of records in quite a short amount of time.[/quote']

Good point, I wonder what sales of the last Blur album were?

Probably heaps less.

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Stereotype 'Newly married couple with new house and only 5 albums' purchases.

The other two are normally "The Greatest Party Hits Ever..." for when they're having guests and "The Greatest Love Songs of All Time" for Valentine's Day.

They live in Bridge of Don, he drives a Nova SRi and she drives the Renault Clio her dad bought her when she passed her test after failing the first 3 times. They shop at Tesco, B&Q and Next and their favorite film of all time is Titanic or anything with Eddie Murphy in it.

As well as the above, they also still own the Celine Dion single they had played at the ''Touch of Class'' wedding disco. They decided to buy it from Amazon and hand it to the DJ just in case he did'nt have it. Its got their newly married name written on the cracked jewel case. The DJ lost the cover. All their other CDs came free with the News of the World. Every fucking Sunday. They are always called Kev and Claire. Occasionally Louise. Sometime Claire-Louise.

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They live in Bridge of Don' date=' he drives a Nova SRi and she drives the Renault Clio her dad bought her when she passed her test after failing the first 3 times. They shop at Tesco, B&Q and Next and their favorite film of all time is Titanic or anything with Eddie Murphy in it.

As well as the above, they also still own the Celine Dion single they had played at the ''Touch of Class'' wedding disco. They decided to buy it from Amazon and hand it to the DJ just in case he did'nt have it. Its got their newly married name written on the cracked jewel case. The DJ lost the cover. All their other CDs came free with the News of the World. Every fucking Sunday. They are always called Kev and Claire. Occasionally Louise. Sometime Claire-Louise.[/quote']

You forgot to mention that Hog took the photos at the wedding. ;)

Oh, and I would doubt it is a Nova SRi nowadays, they are so old that there are hardly any around. Certainly if I was still driving a Nova I would be saving fo a new car instead of buying James Blunt CDs.

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I'm surprised U2 are so far down the list, considering they are "the biggest band in the world". But correctly so, methinks, for that album.

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I'm surprised U2 are so far down the list' date=' considering they are "the biggest band in the world". But correctly so, methinks, for that album.[/quote']

The U2 album came out last year though, didn't it?

So it probably sold a million plus in the UK altogether.

Probably.

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I this a silly question...?

Who the fuck cares...?

I think a good proportion of the people who frequent these boards could have guessed the top 10 if they had put their mind to it....

I cant imagine how dissapointed I would be if any of the bands I like appeared high on that list, you have to remember its not about taste....its about marketing.

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can safety say i own NONE of those records...although the madeleine peyroux record did sound awesome from the sample i heard...

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can safety say i own NONE of those records...although the madeleine peyroux record did sound awesome from the sample i heard...

Her cover of Dylan's "Gonna make me lonesome..." is unbelivably good.

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I this a silly question...?

Who the fuck cares...?

I think a good proportion of the people who frequent these boards could have guessed the top 10 if they had put their mind to it....

I cant imagine how dissapointed I would be if any of the bands I like appeared high on that list' date=' you have to remember its not about taste....its about marketing.[/quote']

So you be disappointed if a band you liked were well marketed?

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So you be disappointed if a band you liked were well marketed?

Thats the whole point, they wouldnt be, there is no point in marketing bands who wont ever appeal to a wide audience.

A large proportion of the music on that list starts with a marketing meeting...the music is an afterthought....***in my opinion***.

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Mainstream indie/rock is particuarly disgusting. Did anyone see that top selling acts of the decade so far on C4 recently. Some manager guy was talking about Keane 'when I discovered them they had a guitarist and were very noisy. I decided the guitarist had to go strip the music down give it bigger chouruses so it appeals to a wider demographic.

When I was in another band previously we went on this course with some idiot from London who had 'worked with loads of big names and appeared on Jools Holland'. He kept saying things like 'Write a really alternative song like Smells Like Teen Spirit', 'lets have lots of dramatic pauses and big chourses', 'remember our formula guys, stick to the formula'. Inevitably the rest of the band agreed with him and not me! But I was right damn it! I just think that record industry types are morons really.

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5 Hot Fuss - The Killers 795,500

6 Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters 751,000

24 Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand 391,000

45 Final Straw - Snow Patrol 281,000

51 Silent Alarm - Bloc Party 233,200

55 You Could Have it so Much Better - Franz Ferdinand 209,000

6 out of 75. I'm rather pleased with myself.

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5 Hot Fuss - The Killers 795' date='500

6 Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters 751,000

24 Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand 391,000

45 Final Straw - Snow Patrol 281,000

51 Silent Alarm - Bloc Party 233,200

55 You Could Have it so Much Better - Franz Ferdinand 209,000

6 out of 75. I'm rather pleased with myself.[/quote']

prey tell...why pleased? the fact you've ONLY got six or you've got AS MANY as six?

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You forgot to mention that Hog took the photos at the wedding. ;)

Oh' date=' and I would doubt it is a Nova SRi nowadays, they are so old that there are hardly any around. Certainly if I was still driving a Nova I would be saving fo a new car instead of buying James Blunt CDs.[/quote']

Oh aye , I meant Corsa SRi. Its Kevs wee brother drives the Nova down by Codonas. Right enough.

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Guest DustyDeviada
And he's shagged Kevs wife more times than Kev has.

Wait 'til Kev reads this, you're in for a hidin' min.

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prey tell...why pleased? the fact you've ONLY got six or you've got AS MANY as six?

As little as....

Though there are a couple of others on the list that I plan to own... Gwen Stefani and Goldfrapp.

I <3 Asda.

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3 Employment - Kaiser Chiefs 895' date='000

11 Demon Days - Gorillaz 655,000

23 Kasabian - Kasabian 393,500

31 How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - U2 333,600

44 Get Behind me Satan - The White Stripes 281,000

51 Silent Alarm - Bloc Party 233,200

73 Supernature - Goldfrapp 173,500[/quote']

That's all mine i've bought personally. Not too bad. There's several other's the girlfriend got so are in the house though...Foo Fighters, Scissor Sisters, The Killers and what not...

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I own thirty of those albums, including seven from the top 10.

There's only two or three in there that I would pull out of the bag and listen to purely for enjoyment, though.

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I own thirty of those albums' date=' including seven from the top 10.

There's only two or three in there that I would pull out of the bag and listen to purely for enjoyment, though.[/quote']

Sorry, I'm really not trying to be wanky, but what other reason would you have for listening to them, other than enjoyment?

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