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Posted by: Blake Solomon (01/07/11)
2010's album sales were terrible. Lowlights: Only 13 records sold over a million copies (and only 4 of those sold over 2 million copies). The highest selling album went to Eminem, which sold 3.4 million copies. An impressive sum, until you think about his Marshall Mathers LP selling 10 million copies a decade ago. Read all about the misery here, you theives.
  
 
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08:10 AM on 01/07/11
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Things will only get worse in the next 10 years.
08:10 AM on 01/07/11
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Bad, but to be expected.

Guys, buy albums you fuckers/
08:12 AM on 01/07/11
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As much as I love buying vinyl, I am kind of excited to see where things will go from here.
08:14 AM on 01/07/11
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I bought at least 20 physical cds this year. At least I did my part.
08:16 AM on 01/07/11
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Things will only get worse in the next 10 years.
you think the industry is going to last for another 10 years? ...yeah, thats not gonna happen. i give it 5 tops
08:17 AM on 01/07/11
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I bought at least 20 physical cds this year. At least I did my part.

ditto.
08:20 AM on 01/07/11
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and i think i actually bought more cds in 2010 than any other year. damn
08:20 AM on 01/07/11
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They didn't mention it, but I believe the only other album to sell more than 2 million was Susan Boyle.
08:21 AM on 01/07/11
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"Dinosaurs will die." NOFX was right...

Is anybody else sick of hearing that the "lack of quality" in music is to blame for all of this? Even if music is great, the majority of people who are into it won't buy it. Why? They can get it for free and they don't feel any sort of "bond" with the artist. I'd like to see a study conducted that shows the kinds (not just age--personality, income, etc.) of people still sticking it out and paying for the music.

Pretty sure that's where the key lies.
08:21 AM on 01/07/11
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As much as I love buying vinyl, I am kind of excited to see where things will go from here.
Are vinyl sales included in these numbers? I know I did my part though in CDs and vinyl.
08:22 AM on 01/07/11
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"Dinosaurs will die." NOFX was right...

Is anybody else sick of hearing that the "lack of quality" in music is to blame for all of this? Even if music is great, the majority of people who are into it won't buy it. Why? They can get it for free and they don't feel any sort of "bond" with the artist. I'd like to see a study conducted that shows the kinds (not just age--personality, income, etc.) of people still sticking it out and paying for the music.

Pretty sure that's where the key lies.
I would actually love to see that study done.
08:24 AM on 01/07/11
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They didn't mention it, but I believe the only other album to sell more than 2 million was Susan Boyle.
four albums sold over 2 million. i think gaga's made it too
08:26 AM on 01/07/11
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Started buying vinyl this year.
08:28 AM on 01/07/11
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man the comments on the article linked are asinine.
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