Papa Roach

CD Sales: How Low Can They Go?

In the morass of press releases I received yesterday, one stood out for an absurd-on-first-glance claim inside: “PAPA ROACH: RECESSION PROOF!” it said, heralding the fact that the Al Shipley-beloved band had sold 44,456 copies of its new album Metamorphosis in that record’s first week in stories. Which was enough to land it at No. 8. Normally I would have rolled my eyes at such puffery, but a stat that appeared in Hits on Wednesday was enough to make me think that the press release had a point:

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