And you're Top 20 selling Albums of 2008 are......

AxlVanHagarAxlVanHagar Road Warrior
edited February 2009 in History of Rock
AFP reports that AC/DC's "Black Ice", METALLICA's "Death Magnetic" and GUNS N' ROSES' "Chinese Democracy" were among the top-selling albums of 2008 globally, according to new figures from the London-based International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the recording industry worldwide.

Top 20 best-selling albums of 2008 globally, according to IFPI:

01. COLDPLAY - "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends"
02. AC/DC - "Black Ice"
03. Various Artists - "Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack Featuring The Songs Of ABBA"
04. DUFFY - "Rockferry"
05. METALLICA - "Death Magnetic"
06. LEONA LEWIS - "Spirit "
07. AMY WINEHOUSE - "Back To Black"
08. Various Artists - "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
09. LIL WAYNE - "Tha Carter III"
10. RIHANNA - "Good Girl Gone Bad"
11. MADONNA - "Hard Candy"
12. BEYONCE - "I Am... Sasha Fierce"
13. PINK - "Funhouse"
14. GUNS N' ROSES - "Chinese Democracy"
15. BRITNEY SPEARS - "Circus"
16. JACK JOHNSON - "Sleep Through The Static"
17. IL DIVO - "The Promise"
18. TAYLOR SWIFT - "Fearless"
19. JONAS BROTHERS - "A Little Bit Longer"
20. Various Artists - "Camp Rock"

Comments

  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Out of those I own Death Magnetic and Chinese Democracy.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    back_blows;1976817 said:
    Out of those I own Death Magnetic and Chinese Democracy.
    U dont own Jonas Brothers?!
  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    instantdeath999;1976822 said:
    U dont own Jonas Brothers?!
    That's a given. They're practically standard issue here.
  • benson111benson111 Eater of Fine Cupcakes
    edited February 2009
    Needs more "My Morning Jacket".

    Yea no surprises.
  • blackfeltfedorablackfeltfedora Opening Act
    edited February 2009
    According to Last.FM the top 10 albums of 2008:
    http://www.last.fm/bestof/2008

    10. Sigur Ros - Me
  • MdrnDayWarriorMdrnDayWarrior Rising Star
    edited February 2009
    AxlVanHagar;1976806 said:
    04. DUFFY - "Rockferry"
    17. IL DIVO - "The Promise"
    Who are these people?
  • MronoCMronoC Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    MdrnDayWarrior;1977076 said:
    Who are these people?
    I really have no idea who IL DIVO are (some kind of Italian boy band or something?), but Duffy is another pop singer, in the vein of Amy Winehouse or Adele, with a kind of R'n'B throwback sound.
  • xX_Sandman_XxxX_Sandman_Xx Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    That's pretty impressive that Chinese Democracy only came out in November and it managed to hit #14.
  • supernova1324supernova1324 Headliner
    edited February 2009
    AxlVanHagar;1976806 said:
    AFP reports that AC/DC's "Black Ice", METALLICA's "Death Magnetic" and GUNS N' ROSES' "Chinese Democracy" were among the top-selling albums of 2008 globally, according to new figures from the London-based International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the recording industry worldwide.
    Didn't see that coming...
  • xX_Sandman_XxxX_Sandman_Xx Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    supernova1324;1977141 said:
    Didn't see that coming...
    I think a lot knew those would be the big 3.
  • UltimatumUltimatum Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    I'm surprised that I haven't heard of 3 of those artists.
  • supernova1324supernova1324 Headliner
    edited February 2009
    xX_Sandman_Xx;1977162 said:
    I think a lot knew those would be the big 3.
    Have you heard of this word called "sarcasm?"
  • idiotecidiotec Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    01. COLDPLAY - "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" - I have wanted to check this one out, maybe I should.
    02. AC/DC - "Black Ice" - I can enjoy AC/DC when the time is right, however that time isn't very often. I have heard most the album and to me it brings nothing that you cannot get in classic AC/DC. Plus, the ****ing Walmart exclusive kills it for me. **** that.
    03. Various Artists - "Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack Featuring The Songs Of ABBA" - I will admit it, I went to this play with my wife and enjoyed it. That said, no way I am buying the soundtrack.
    04. DUFFY - "Rockferry" - Have no idea who this is.
    05. METALLICA - "Death Magnetic" - I should check it out, but I just know that for the most part my metal days are behind me. The only time it comes on is when I get together with my college buddies and unfortunately that doesn't happen much anymore.
    06. LEONA LEWIS - "Spirit " - Have no idea who this is.
    07. AMY WINEHOUSE - "Back To Black" - I can dig it, but it has hits and misses.
    08. Various Artists - "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" - ****
    09. LIL WAYNE - "Tha Carter III" - Have heard of him but have never heard his music. Might give it a shot sometime.
    10. RIHANNA - "Good Girl Gone Bad" - Have no idea who this is.
    11. MADONNA - "Hard Candy" - Should of stopped a LONG time ago.
    12. BEYONCE - "I Am... Sasha Fierce" - I am not certain but I believe everyone gets a copy of this album as part of Obamas 'stimulus' plan.
    13. PINK - "Funhouse" - Haven't heard, hopefully never will.
    14. GUNS N' ROSES - "Chinese Democracy" - I give this album a very big 'OK.' Next time I listen to GNR it will NOT be this album.
    15. BRITNEY SPEARS - "Circus" - She made a new album?
    16. JACK JOHNSON - "Sleep Through The Static" - Haven't heard this album either, damn I don't get out much. He is enjoyable, but not much to write home about.
    17. IL DIVO - "The Promise" - Have no idea who this is.
    18. TAYLOR SWIFT - "Fearless" - Fearful
    19. JONAS BROTHERS - "A Little Bit Longer" - What? Did they hit puberty? Haven't heard, never will.
    20. Various Artists - "Camp Rock" - WTF are they talking about? How 'various' are these people that they got them on an album called 'Camp Rock?'


    I won't say music is going downhill, top 40 music has almost always sucked. It is just that the suck now is more annoying than it used to be. Maybe I am just getting old.
  • wrldindstries302wrldindstries302 Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    I do not own, and I have never listened to, any of those albums.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    08. Various Artists - "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
    10. RIHANNA - "Good Girl Gone Bad"

    The only good ones on the list.

    Although, I sort of wish that Jay-Z would stop re-releasing Rihanna's album. I've lost count of the number of times he's given us a 'super-bumper edition'.
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited February 2009
    Interesting, but not surprising... The CDs I own from this list are:

    01. COLDPLAY - "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends"
    02. AC/DC - "Black Ice"
    07. AMY WINEHOUSE - "Back To Black"
    13. PINK - "Funhouse"
    16. JACK JOHNSON - "Sleep Through The Static"
    18. TAYLOR SWIFT - "Fearless"

    buy the way... I have the ABBA greatest hits CDs...

    The G&R and Metallica I am afraid to buy and they are not on lala.com for me to preview before purchase... I have not liked a Metallica release since the Black album... G&R is really a Axl solo...
  • elfreakoelfreako Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    Everywhere you see articles about disappointing sales for Chinese Democracy, yet it's 14th on the list! How many deserving artists do you think would sell their soul for that spot???

    Something is seriously f'd up about the whole record industry when #14 is a marketing failure.

    And people who don't know who Il Divo is... what cave have you been living in for the past five years?
  • MdrnDayWarriorMdrnDayWarrior Rising Star
    edited February 2009
    elfreako;1978147 said:
    And people who don't know who Il Divo is... what cave have you been living in for the past five years?
    One that has some good music in it.
  • elfreakoelfreako Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    MdrnDayWarrior;1978454 said:
    One that has some good music in it.
    Stay on topic, this thread is about the top 20 album sales of the year. There are plenty of other places to discuss good music.
  • MdrnDayWarriorMdrnDayWarrior Rising Star
    edited February 2009
    You asked a question, I answered it.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    Anyone else find Duffy really annoying, but can't pin down the reason?
  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Lolicat;1978696 said:
    Anyone else find Duffy really annoying, but can't pin down the reason?
    I find her annoying, but I know the reason:)
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    back_blows;1978698 said:
    I find her annoying, but I know the reason:)
    I mean, I don't like her music, but when I see her, I just feel angry and want to get rid of her.
  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Lolicat;1978710 said:
    I mean, I don't like her music, but when I see her, I just feel angry and want to get rid of her.
    It's the chipmunk voice for me.
  • UltimatumUltimatum Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    elfreako;1978147 said:
    And people who don't know who Il Divo is... what cave have you been living in for the past five years?
    One that lacks FM Radio?
  • WingsOfSteelWingsOfSteel Headliner
    edited February 2009
    idiotec;1977224 said:

    08. Various Artists - "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" - ****
    Four stars? Whoa.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    WingsOfSteel;1984038 said:
    Four stars? Whoa.
    It wasn't as good as the first one, but better than the second. I might stretch to four and half myself.
  • Soror_YZBLSoror_YZBL Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    Of those, I only have Amy Winehouse and Pink.
  • AxlVanHagarAxlVanHagar Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    heh all the posts tallying up how many of those they owned inspired me to do the same, I own 5 of them.
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited February 2009
    I only have one of these (Coldplay) and I regret buying it. Sad, there were much better albums released this year too.
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