....or is that something to be excited about? Hopefully it stays up there for a few weeks.
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I think that's great. Might not stay in the charts as long, but that's the same as Woodface.
#16 here in Germany! The best chart position of a Crowded House album ever (Woodface was #26).
Fantastic! World might be catching on. Hopefully States and Canada jump aboard To The Island. It should do well in Canada...being big Crowded House backers since the beginning.
I was surprised by this, but according to wikipedia Intriguer peaked in the UK at #12 and Time on Earth at #3.
I guess I assumed their chart-ability just went away after the original lineup. Glad to be wrong
#12 in The Netherlands in its first week. Recurring Dream's highest position in the Dutch charts was #10. Woodface and Time one Earth also reached #12
Not to rain on anyone's enthusiasm, but chart positions are RELATIVE, not absolute. So a position of #6 in 2021 might equal 2000 sold copies in one week, whereas in 1991 a position of #12 might have been 30000 copies sold. Also ... albums debut at their top position nowadays, there is very little "climbing the charts week after week" anymore.
And why is the chart position relatively higher in comparison to 1991, then? Because the change in audio consumption habits of listeners (less albums, more streamed single tracks) benefits artists with a faithful audience. So all those scattered CH fans buying the album in week #1 adds up to a nice chart entry. But there is no indication that the album has generated a new generation of fans.
I hope I'm wrong, though.
Failed to make the top 200 in the US Billboard charts this week. The last CH album to chart in the US was Time on Earth which appeared in the top 40 for one week.
Looks like Neil's stint in Fleetwood Mac didn't have much impact on his profile in the US. Meanwhile 'Rumours' is back in the top 40!
I wonder if Neil gets any kind of royalties with Fleetwood Mac....he would have played some minuscule part in an old album charting again if it had to do with people enthused by his singing/playing and buying the album because of that. I guess I doubt it would have been part of the agreement. Probably a fee and small cut of the ticket sales.
I suspect they sold more than 2000 copies last week though....
UK Official Charts.
Week 2 and DAW is no longer in the top 100 albums. Who needs chart success, as long as CH continue to make music and tour I am happy as a pig in the stuff they enjoy being in. 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
Week 2 and DAW is no longer in the top 100 albums.
That bolsters my above argument. UK fans bought it in week #1 and no one else did. Which is fine as long no one is harboring any illusions about a success designated by a "Top 10 album".