I Wonder How The Jukebox-Distributed Version Of “Death Magnetic” Was Mixed?

Oct 21st, 2008 // 6 Comments

deathmagneticcover.jpgCelestial-jukebox outfit eCast has released its listing of the most popular new music played during September, and there’s one band that dominates above all others: Metallica, which grabs six slots on the ten-spot chart. (Ne-Yo placed two songs on the chart from his better-with-every-listen Year Of The Gentleman, which warms my heart.) eCast chalks up the Metallica love to the bad economy, and people wanting to work through their financial insecurities via the incessant banging of their heads, but I like to think that the mass Metallica listening was actually the result of people trying to figure out if it was their stereo or something else that made the album sound not all that great. Full chart after the jump!

1. Metallica, “The Day That Never Comes”
2. Ne-Yo, “Miss Independent”
3. Metallica, “The Unforgiven III”
4. Buckcherry, “Too Drunk To Fuck”
5. Kanye West, “Love Lockdown”
6. Metallica, “All Nightmare Long”
7. Metallica, “That Was Just Your Life”
8. Metallica, “Cyanide”
9. Metallica, “Broken, Beat & Scarred”
10. Ne-Yo, “Closer”

I’m pretty sure I accounted for one of those spins of “Closer” during a late-night drinking session around the corner. Just so you know.

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  1. Anonymous

    I’m not sure I can take criticism of a Metallica album seriously from someone who would actually seek out a neyo song…

  2. iantenna

    and i’m the asshole responsible for bumping up the chart positions of jams like pink floyd’s “echoes” and neil young’s “down by the river.” shit costs like a dollar a play i’m getting my money’s worth.

  3. Maura Johnston

    @r3vc0: I like when people make statements like that and never think about how the converse might be true.

  4. Anonymous

    Why is the wretched first single the #1 most played. I would think “All Nightmare Long” would be up there since that song is “br00tal” as they say.

  5. Maura Johnston

    @2ironic4u: People in sheep shocker?

  6. Maura Johnston

    @2ironic4u: Plus I’m sure it got front-line placement on the jukeboxes before the album came out.

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