Thursday, February 01, 2007

Album Sales: The Shins Top 100,000

The Shins new album Wincing the Night Away starts off strong with "Sleeping Lessons" and then cools off to what amounts to a solid album overall (other highlights include "Phatom Limb," "Split Needles," and "Girl Sailor"). I am a big Shins fan - although I have never seen them live - and apparently, I'm not the only one enjoying their latest effort. This from Coolfer:

"For the first time in 2007, an album topped 100,000 sales per week. Pretty Ricky's Late Night Special (Atlantic) debuted at #1 with sales of 132,000 (3% digital). The Shins' Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop) debuted at #2 with sales of 119,000. What is most amazing about The Shins' week, other than the fact that an indie rock (legitimately indie rock, because it's on an indie label) sold that many albums, was the digital share. An incredible 30% of The Shins' sales were digital. In the past, a digital share that high would come from a lack of distribution to national accounts. In this case, Wincing The Night Away was available virtually everywhere. Still, 30% of consumers chose to buy an album download. Only in indie rock." [Read more at Coolfer]

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