Will Linkin Park ever see Hybrid Theory-esque sales?

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    Reed To Black

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    These days it seems like all the big selling music is pop and dirty rap and junk. I know it isn't about sales, but I was wondering if you think Linkin Park will ever see HT type sells again.
     
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    No. They'll stay pretty consistent with recent trends in sales, in my opinion.
     
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    Abel

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    No, but at this point in their career, I don't really think the band cares about making HT-like sales. As long as they're happy making the music they want, that's what matters to the guys.

    Besides, even without the HT-like sales, they still hit #1 with their last three albums on Billboard and other big music charts around the world.
     
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    Most people don't buy albums anymore, just singles. You also need to consider that more and more people are using services like Spotify, if you have a premium account with them you just pay 10 bucks a month and you can access their entire library of songs both on and offline. No need to even buy the singles anymore. Actual sales of Albums and even singles will be almost non existent pretty soon.
     
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    Will ANYONE ever see Hybrid Theory-esque sales again? Even the albums with abnormally great debuts, like Eminem's Recovery, don't go on to have sales like Hybrid Theory to my knowledge.
     
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    Its such a bummer. I think you get more of an experience whenever you buy an album :/ and then people think they know everything about the artist because of one song!
     
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    You get a better experience if the album is good, sure. But sometimes, especially nowadays, an album consists of songs that get so repetitive it's not even worth listening to the "album". That's why A Thousand Suns is so great. Even if it's not my favorite LP album, it's still one of the best "albums" I've ever heard in my life. That's something I can listen to from start to finish, and enjoy and appreciate every second of.
     
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    Nope. But they don't need to.
     
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    Recovery sold about 10 million copies worldwide, and HT has 10 million only in the US.

    And no. Definitely no.
     
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    Only if LP make an album with at least 5 no. 1 singles with a target audience of 12 year old girls.
     
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    The fact of the matter is that the music industry has changed. It's more conveinient to click on a mouse and download a song to your Ipod than it is to get the experience of purchasing an album at the store. I, like many of you, perfer to purchase an album, mainly because I am a collector, but the industry is going the way of the quick and easy.
     
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    *Exception: Adele
    21 has sold 25 million copies worldwide. Which is actually more than HT. So it is possible, but its really hard nowadays.
     
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    Nope, won't happen anymore. As far as Linkin Park is concerned at least.

    The only way I can see LP getting close to HT sales is if they released a critically acclaimed record (and no, ATS didn't get a huge critical acclaim, only some journalists praised it), with at least 2 big singles. A praised record from Rock best seller nowadays would probably sells a ton. But I don't think critics will ever praise consensually a LP record :lol:
     
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    not gonna happen. EVER!!!
     
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    Hate to say this but no. Most of people think they should have kept it that way but failed to realized that the guys don't wanna to do it like that anymore. So they find somebody else until they get sick of them too.
     
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    Actually, I don't think ANY rock band could see sales like that ever again.
     
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    FTFY.

    The record industry blew it. Years of introducing people into music with top 40 albums with only two good songs on them have turned off the populace from buying albums. Sinking tens of dollars into a largely unknowable gamble based on hearing a single results in getting repeatedly disappointed and feeling like you're wasting tons of dollars. Albums were a sham and everyone was just waiting for an opportunity to replace that model........ or they just lost interest in music altogether.

    Then downloading mp3's came along, and they blew it again by fighting the technology rather than embracing it, creating a widespread culture of piracy because the market wasn't giving the people what they wanted. So music sales are down for EVERYBODY, and could possibly be down forever or until the game changes again.

    Sometimes I think people of the LPA don't realize that we have an unusual liking of music: we know where to find good albums because we already love music. We're not like most people who really don't care, and are stuck in a catch-22 in that they don't have enough information to find music that they like, so they never find that music, and so they continue to not care, except for hearing a bit of top 40 in the car now and then. And then maybe they buy an album and get completely disappointed again. And we here wonder why greatest hits albums are so popular.
     
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    Let me quote myself:

     
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    No, unless they make one hell of an album.
     

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