Almost Three Years Later, Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’ Re-Enters Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart
Upon its debut at the end of August of 2019, Tool's first new record in 13 years topped the Top Album Sales chart and also claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart with 270,000 album equivalent units tallied.
Now, following a limited edition ultra deluxe edition vinyl box set re-release, the alt-prog masters are back on the Top Album Sales chart with about 18,500 units sold, 18,000 of which were vinyl. While streaming numbers factor into the Billboard 200 ranking, only traditional album sales contribute to the Top Album Sales chart, which is topped by Jack White's new album Fear of the Dawn with an impressive 39,000 copies sold for the week ending April 14.
Also ahead of Tool's Fear Inoculum box set, which retails for up to $180 or so (signed editions only available at Tool shows were priced at $780 before tax), is a songs-only vinyl edition of the Encanto Disney movie soundtrack (No. 2 — 19,000 copies sold), Red Hot Chili Peppers' Unlimited Love (No. 3 — nearly 19,000 copies sold) and Wet Leg's eponymous debut (No. 4 — 18,500 copies sold).