Staind, Dream Theater, Devil Wears Prada Score Top 10 Billboard 200 Debuts
Staind sold 47,000 copies of their self-titled seventh album to debut at No. 5 on this week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. Staind’s last album, 2008’s ‘The Illusion of Progress,’ moved just more than 90,000 copies in its opening week to land at No. 3 on the tally.
In other chart action, Dream Theater‘s ‘A Dramatic Turn of Events’ bows at No. 8 on the tally on the backs of 36,000 units sold. Their 2009 release, ‘Black Clouds & Silver Linings,’ sold 40,000 in its first week to also debut in the top 10.
The Devil Wears Prada, meanwhile, moved 32,000 copies of ‘Dead Throne’ in its first week out to arrive at No. 10. The band’s ‘Zombie’ EP, which peaked at No. 10 with 25,000 sold the week it dropped last year, was the band’s first-ever Top 10 effort. Devil Wears Prada guitarist Chris Rubey last month talked to Loudwire about ‘Dead Throne’ in advance of its release.
Just on the outside of the Top 10 looking in, Anthrax enter at No. 12 with their comeback album, ‘Worship Music,’ moving just over 28,000 units. Primus also return to the Billboard album chart at No. 14 with ‘Green Naugahyde’ on the strength of 24,000 copies sold. Further down, reunited rockers Bush come in at No. 18 with ‘Sea of Memories,’ which sold 20,000.
The self-titled Staind album snagged a four-star review from Loudwire, earning high praise for having returned the band “to the grittier, bottom-heavy, down-tuned sound that defined its commercial breakthroughs, 1999′s ‘Dysfunction’ and 2001′s ‘Break the Cycle.’” The disc features first single ‘Not Again,’ a song that instantly conveys the “message that Staind’s music is suited for those darkest of days when it’s you against the world.”