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Back in Black best hard rock album ever ?

Discussion in 'Rock Lounge' started by Hard Rock, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Bryter Later

    Bryter Later Senior Member

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    :wtf: Wow !! I did'nt know it had sold that many copies. It is a great album,and a fine tribute to the late Bonn Scott. Any one know how the sales of this album compare to likes of 'Rumours' or 'Dark Side of the Moon' ?


    :cheers2 Bryter
     
  2. Cosmic Harmony

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    If my memory serves me right "Rumors" is somewhere around 40 million and "Dark Side..." is around 44 million alongside "Bat Out Of Hell".
     
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    I must ask what happened to this. I would kill for record sales figures, they must exist somewhere in billboards records or something, I just can never find them
     
  4. aeroplane

    aeroplane In Urgent Need of Advice

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    To see all the sales figures you want for any album in existence on demand, it requires paying fees to companies like Billboard, RIAA, Soundscan, etc. Unless you have some creative workarounds.

    I was once in a position where I had login access to pretty much anything I wanted, because I was working somewhere or for someone who was paying the fees to the right companies and it was just a matter of heading to a web site and logging in to an account.

    I had access to RIAA gold/platinum figures & also SoundScan data, which are two different things.

    SoundScan was freaking cool because you could look at how an album was doing week to week.

    AC/DC released Ballbreaker in 1995, right?

    If I ever got a notion in my head at 2:37 in the morning to go online and see how many copies Ballbreaker sold strictly between August 3rd and August 9th of 2002, I was able to scratch that itch.

    What happened to that? My station ran out of "disposable" money. Pretty cut-and-dry.
     
  5. Scotty The Rebel

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    The best Hard Rock album is ZZ Top's Tres Hombres. It may only be Gold while Black In Black is 22x Platinum, I still find it better.
     
  6. Khor1255

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    Not even close to being the best Hard Rock album ever. I mean, when you say hard rock you are including Zeppelin, Hendrix, Rush, etc etc. Not even close. AC/DC without Bon Scott has always been a let down to me.
     
  7. Riff Raff

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    It is up with the best in my opinion but as for THE best? Not even close. Over rated a little if anything.
    I prefer Flick of the Switch and that didn't sell particularly well like it should have.
     
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    flick of the switch blows it and for those about to rock away imho. I would say flick of the switch is about even with highway to hell for a johnson album.
     
  9. gorgon

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    <------ Anything with that guy > Brian Johnson era AC/DC.
     

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