Adele, Foo Fighters and Explosions in the Sky, Make Billboard’s Charts a Little Less AnnoyingPosted: May 5, 2011
I don’t follow the music charts. I hate music charts. I give them an occasional glance, but they usually just make me angry. That being said, I was reading an article on the Billboard 200 Albums chart today, and I’m actually not angry.
First of all, Adele’s ’21’ is still doing stellar on the charts. I definitely like that. Only four other albums by female artists in the past decade have had the staying power of ’21’, which is in it’s 6th non-consecutive week atop the charts.
Explosions at the Sky is also having some chart success. Their last album debuted somewhere in the 80s, but not this time around. ‘Take Care, Take Care, Take Care’ is currently at number 19 on the Billboard 200, a new high for the Texas band.
‘Wasting Light’, the latest from the Foo Fighters is still in the top ten as well. Great news for fans of rock music everywhere, the Foo Fighters are putting up a fight against the mainstream genocide of rock.
Plus it always makes me smile when Wiz Khalifa and Glee both made their down to lower spots this week. Great news.
The singles front is a little more bleak, dominated by monotone music, but at least Lady GaGa’s ‘Judas’ isn’t in the top ten, and Beyonce’s steal-an-entire-beat-from-Major-Lazer-call-it-a-sample-and-market-it-as-a-completely-new-song ‘Run the World (Girls)’ is doing even worse. Cool.