Discussion in 'Linkin Park Chat' started by Kaito, May 3, 2014.
Huh, I imagined Suicide Season did at least 100k and Hell at least 200k. Oh well.
I have been a fan of Linkin Park for a long time and I've seen how the community has changed with each album, but the amount of bitching and hate on Linkin Park in general this time around is almost too overbearing. I've never seen a fanbase that bitches and hates on their ''favorite'' band so much. Is this just a Linkin Park thing, because honestly I have never seen another fanbase like this?
Big fans are passionate, and passion doesn't always manifest as praise.
LPA is kind of a bitchy site(actually no, only some members I guess). I have been a member only for a short time but I've reading this site for quite a while.Maybe its because there's so much hype on the forums before the album that I guess some get let down when the album comes. I love the hype personally. Actually, I don't think LP alone has a bitchy fanbase because the same thing can be said for any internet forum, comments section and anything else like that because these people spend a major chunk of their lives talking about a certain thing be it a band or anything else and not all talking can be positive. Sometimes, it's just them in a bad mood. It's just that on the internet everything gets recorded and you inevitably read it and think they really mean it when at another point in their lives, they would never say something like that. Seriously, you've haven't read some of the shit people post on ign boards and reddit *shudders*. How many people in real life, will ask someone to go kill themselves over an opinion?
Now, the LP fanbase is a lot better than it used to be. People even on youtube are accepting that LP's change was a change for the better. Shitty comments are always going to be there, it's up to you to not let it get to you.
Either I'm deep or I can really ramble.
I think the reason Bring Me the Horizon don't have that many sales is that most of their fans are pretty young, and many young people don't buy records.
I think that some people - far from everyone, let me tell you - are just guarded against showering unabashed praise
Sometimes, that can manifest in looking for flaws to point out, and that isn't necessarily a bad thing
Criticism is fine. I was just talking about really mean or bitchy comments.
Sometimes, one person's "criticism" is another person's "mean or bitchy comment".
Anyway, how is any of this relevant to the thread?
Most likely due to poor promotion from their label. Sempiternal was their first album to be released on a really big label, and in a year, it's sold twice more than Hell did in 3 and a half years.
This is probably exactly why. There's a good amount of people at my school who listen to BMTH and barely any have bought their CDs, if any. Most of the time they just listen on Spotify.
THP sold about 8,164 copies in the US and the total is 184,719.
Could I get like... an exact number for Imagine Dragons' Night Visions?
THE HUNTING PARTY SALES
- WEEK 1: 270,000 copies WW (113,810 in the USA)
Global chart album #2
- WEEK 2: 99,000 copies WW (27,753 in the USA)
Global chart album #5
- WEEK 3: 72,000 copies WW (15,938 in the USA)
Global chart album #11
- WEEK 4: 57,000 copies WW (11,026 in the USA)
Global chart album #7
- WEEK 5: 50,000 copies WW (10,177 in the USA)
Global chart album #10
- WEEK 6: 42,000 copies WW (8,221 in the USA)
Global chart album #9
TOTAL: 590,000 copies WW (updated to July 29)
Woah, THP just bounce back a bit again. It'll make it to 600,000 copies in no time. Good hold.
Not impressed, at all. But in the end, it doesn't even matter. (Yes, I did just make that pun.)
Well, they tried so hard, and got so far.
It's been over a month since THP got released. It is already over half a million. They're not as huge as they were. This album didn't attract the mainstream crowd that much. Its just fans who bought it so I find 600,000 for one and a half months pretty impressive. They're not that big in America now anyway.
THP sold about 7038 copies in the states and the total is 191,757.
How about System of a Down?
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