||09/28/11 12:21 PM
Originally Posted by Me & My Arrow
What do you mean "not too shabby for a band that's been away for 6 years"? The fact that they've been away for so long accounts for half of the excitement about the release in the first place. The bias on this site is blinding.
In the mainstream? Please. This site is an extremely small sub-sect of the music buying population ... and for most people: out of sight, out of mind. Most casual blink-182 fans from 6 years ago don't even know they had an album coming out.
By and large, bands that take time off - do not return to their former sales glory. By and large, the blink genre (and sales in general), as pointed out with numbers in the latest billboard magazine, is struggling. And yet, in one week - Blink sold more than the total sales of former chart darlings Sum 41 and Good Charlotte -- combined.
You can call me bias, I don't care -- but I can call you ignorant and at least be grounded in fact.