Predicting The Madness For Linkin Park’s “Midnight”

May 22nd, 2007 // 8 Comments

linkin.jpgThe first-week sales figures for Linkin Park’s Minutes To Midnight will be revealed tomorrow, and despite middling reviews, there’s wide speculation that it’ll shatter the 2007 first-week-sales record set by Norah Jones’ Not Too Late, which moved 418,000 copies back in February. But how many people will be willing to shell out for the band’s less-rappy new material?

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  1. Jae

    after having heard a few songs (and i use the term loosely) and knowing just what the album has to offer. i can only see about 275,000 to 325,000 sold. enough of the “die hard” linkin park fans will buy it to sell a bunch. problem is, this album meanders around a lot before getting to the point, but by then the songs hit it’s 3:30 mark of pop listenability and so it’s ended.

  2. brasstax

    I’m taking a risk and saying it clears 750K. Linkin Park fans are effing crazy dedicated.

  3. It Must Be Take a Worm for a Walk Week

    Even though one of my favorite AMG reviews might read this (hello, Ned – thank you for your Erasure song reviews!), I have to say that I actually enjoyed the new LP album. I have always preferred songs in the vein “Breaking The Habit” to “Faint”, and while there is nothing as good as the former on the new album, it’s nice to see a different, although not maybe altogether new approach.

    So far as band-grows-up-and-gets-moody albums, at least in the modern context, it’s strange to think that Blink 182 did it best.

  4. Chris Molanphy

    I take it back – that wasn’t a close call at all: 625K! In this climate, in a non-Christmas week, that number’s a blockbuster. I’m not a big fan, but good for them.

  5. rinjonjori

    Korn recently sold a ridiculous amount of records with their last album (I think). No reason to think that Linkin Park (who Jay-Z supports) won’t do less than 100k.

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