Lady Gaga's 84% Fall From Grace

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After selling 1.1M copies its first week, Lady Gaga's Born This Way dropped 84% in week two to 174,000. Look at the numbers this way. Amazon accounted for 600,000 copies at 99 cents. Now, let's say Amazon didn't sell it at 99 cents… figure 150,000 would have been picked up any way. That makes the real sales something like 650,000. And the fall to 174,000, a 60% decline in sales. Still hefty, but when you think of the full title media blitz from Gaga, it kinda makes sense. They got to anybody who had the slightest interest in buying it. …

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New Music Week Of May 30th, 2011: Dawwes of A New Age

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Rhoda's Theme – Fall On Your Swords – Space age, alternative weirdness by former LCD Soundsystem. An authentically daft Punky (but current daft punky) bleeping modern sounding other worldly sound machine.  Part of their soundtrack to the awesome looking "Another Planet" Walk At Night – Cults – Cutesy wootsy, pleasant alty but desperately ordinary. Headlong In The Abyss – We Are Augustina – Sounds like Pearl Jam with a worse vocalist and more obsessed with making a point. Though whenever a band rises an octave to the break and then rise another octave, then go down two octaves and do it …

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