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Green Day Grab Third Number One Album

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Green Day earn their third number one album as Revolution Radio tops the charts this week.

    Green Day rocks the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 with its third chart-topping album, Revolution Radio. The band’s 12th studio effort enters atop the list with 95,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 13, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 90,000 were in traditional album sales.

  2. suppyguppy


    2016 and both Green Day and Blink 182 have had number one albums. Wouldn't have expected that.
  3. SkyGrowsBigger


    Surprisingly how much worse this sold than the blink album, which I believe did 185,000. Is blink the bigger band at this point? Could also be because of the extended delay between releases
  4. ManBearPuig


    I'd attribute it to the drama surrounding the band and it being billed as a return to form album but that's just my take.
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  5. dzyjay


    I could be wrong but I think green day has more casual fans while blink fans are more die hard.
  6. ComedownMachine

    Prestigious Supporter

    What's crazy to me is how tiny the gap between traditional and equivalent album sales this has
  7. aniafc


    The drama probably helped, the "return to form," huge tour announcement, etc. all probably played a role in this.

    Also, I don't think either of them are bigger, I think they're probably in the same spot of popularity.
  8. Sal Paradise

    Regular Supporter

    Plus, I think Bored to Death was a much bigger single than Bang Bang ended up being. I have no numbers to back that up, but I heard Bored to Death on the radio a bunch leading up to the album release.
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  9. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Could be that California is the better record, although I did enjoy Revolution Radio more than I thought I would.
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  10. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Revolution Radio is easily the band's best album since American Idiot, so this was definitely a well-deserved honor. Enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. Hopefully this means the band has more strong releases up their sleeves than it seemed.
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  11. Hazelnutsack


    imagine they made stuff as good as dookie quality wise still
  12. StoJa9


    People are missing the obvious with Blink outselling Green Day - they had a NEW member, and Skiba came from an established band with a large fan-base, and people wanted to hear the new sound. I think it's really as simple as that.
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  13. StoJa9


    Imagine if they put out 3-4 albums that were BETTER than Dookie. Which, they have.
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  14. ZeoVGM


    The nostalgia is strong with this one.
  15. Phil507

    Resident NYC snob Supporter

    I think Blink is bigger in North America. Green Day is bigger worldwide.
  16. SkyGrowsBigger


    Interesting. My take would be the opposite. My friends who are casual blink fans seemed more disinterested in the band as a result of Tom leaving. None of them know who Alkaline Trio are. Most of them haven't even heard of Neighborhoods. My guess is that casual fans haven't heard this much buzz about blink in 10+ years so there's likely some excitement there whereas Green Day was pretty much everywhere from a marketing perspective when the trilogy came just 3 years ago.
  17. [removed]

    Trusted Prestigious

    Maybe 1.
  18. [removed]

    Trusted Prestigious

    I know more people that consider themselves blink fans than Green Day fans, blink also had a lot of promotion though.
  19. Schooner


    Pop/punk ressurgance power rankings 2016

    1. Good Charlotte
    2. Sum 41
    3. Green day
    4. blink-182

    I'd maybe put in Jimmy eat world in but not sure if they're in the genre and from what I hear it'll be the best of this 4 great albums (plus did they ever really resurge? Always amazing)

    Also heard descendants was good but not yet to hear
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  20. pbueddi


    i might give the edge to blink over green day, but agree otherwise. you could also throw simple plan in there, even though they would be towards the bottom. i enjoyed the new album for what it was though.
  21. Schooner


    Yeah I prob enjoyed blinks more but I was more shocked how improved green days was after the poo of the trilogy albums

    Simple Plan had some good songs on it. Although I really really liked that album with jetlag etc on it
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  22. aniafc


    Also, where did B&C land?
  23. StoJa9


    That's so stupid. People overrate every album that puts any band in the mainstream spotlight and Dookie is no exception. It's three cords for 12 songs. They've evolved their writing and sound so much since then. The jump alone from Dookie to Insomniac is noticeable.
  24. [removed]

    Trusted Prestigious

    Just because something is less complex doesn't make it weaker.
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  25. tdlyon

    Most Dope Supporter

    Really happy they did this.

    Also, another thing that may have contributed to Blink selling more is they started promoting the album WAY before Green Day did. GD didn't really start the promotion at all until the week of release, while Blink was doing stuff all summer leading up to it. Green Day might be going for more of a slow burn but steady numbers instead of a huge debut but massive dropoff the next week like Blink