2015 Albums With Disappointing Sales


Some big names have dropped albums in 2015. Some have been successful (Drake tops that list), while others have seen much less enthusiasm in the sales front. Here are nine albums that have yielded disappointing numbers commercially. Some of these are solid albums, but a great album doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to sell well….

25 Chart Takeaways: Drake Scores Fourth Number One Album 


Taylor Swift slipped to #5 on the Billboard 200! Isn’t that fact enough to make you want to read these chart takeaways? It should BE!  1) Drake hit the big time for the fourth time in his career. Surprise album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late debuts commandingly atop the Billboard 200. Was there…

Review: Jake Bugg, ‘Shangri La’


Bugg’s second album has its moments, less thrilling than his debut…  Jake Bugg⎪ Shangri La⎪ Island ⎪⎪US Release Date: November 19, 2013 After his self-titled debut album appeared in the U.S. In 2012, Jake Bugg drew rave reviews as a the modern day Bob Dylan almost instantly.  Sporting an acoustically-driven sound with his distinct, if…

Chart Moves: Matchbox Twenty Top, DMB on Deck


Matchbox Twenty ‘North’ Gets It Done at no. 1 Matchbox Twenty‘s North tops the Billboard 200 this week, bowing a no. 1 with 95,000. That total was shy of the 110,000 copies estimated Rob Thomas and company would move. With a bowing that ‘small,’ North‘s chart tenure looks to be unremarkable.  Remarkable about the debut is that the band…

Dave Matthews Band, Away From The World: Extended Album Analysis


Introduction Dave Matthews Band is one the most popular rock bands on the music scene.  More often than not, the band lands atop the penthouse on the Billboard 200.  I will be the first to admit that I personally have not been a dedicated fan to the band, but many of my friends are gargantuan fans….