NewsJune 27, 2019 12:04 PM ET2,708 views

Baroness album debuts in Top 50

Gold & Grey, the fifth studio album from Baroness, has debuted at No. 39 on the Billboard 200 chart, tallying roughly 13,000 in first-week sales in the United States. Meanwhile, the record bowed at No. 5 on the Top Album Sales chart, No. 2 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, No. 1 on the Independent Albums chart, and No. 2 on the Vinyl Albums chart. Baroness' previous album, Purple (2015), sold nearly 17,500 copies in its first week, debuting at No. 70 on the Billboard 200. The album also peaked at No. 51 on the Top Album Sales chart and No. 2 on the Hard Rock Albums chart. Going back further, the band's 2012 double album, Yellow & Green, debuted at No. 30 on the Billboard 200 and sold 12,000 copies in its first week (technically, 6,000 sets of the two-disc album). For what it's worth, if Gold & Grey had been released as a double album, it would have recorded some 26,000 units in sales and landed in the Top 10 (commenter is correct).

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anonymous 6/27/2019 9:14:38 AM

It also debuted in the Top 40. Why 50?


anonymous 6/27/2019 9:24:29 AM

Year of the Knife should be on this


anonymous 6/27/2019 9:43:57 AM

As I Lay Dying WHO???????


anonymous 6/27/2019 10:08:15 AM

people that hate music are stoked


anonymous 6/27/2019 10:09:15 AM

Nowhere near as high as Clutch's last three debuts.


anonymous 6/27/2019 10:35:59 AM

yawn. AILD has three in the top ten plus a grammy nod. KsE will also smoke this showing


anonymous 6/27/2019 10:37:08 AM

Billboard does not recognize the double album thing Soundscan treats it as two but for the billboard chart listings it would still only be the same place it is. big misconception


anonymous 6/27/2019 10:44:18 AM

known butt rock


anonymous 6/27/2019 12:14:45 PM

known butt rock ^^^^^ known butt pirate (commenter is correct)


anonymous 6/27/2019 12:28:12 PM

Grammy's??? the awards that mean nothing to real musicians?


fourthgradecocktease 6/27/2019 1:57:26 PM

JD Beardsley is stoked


anonymous 6/27/2019 2:17:51 PM

Like half the album is filler interludes! Was really hoping all of the tracks were true songs! The actual songs are great but the album flows terribly with the filler...


anonymous 6/27/2019 2:58:49 PM

Has anyone actually listened to this thing? And by that I also mean everyone involved in recording, mixing and mastering. It sounds like it's coming out of some shitty laptop speakers, no matter what you play it on. It's like Lars Ulrich handled the mastering or something.


anonymous 6/27/2019 4:10:13 PM

My neck sprouted whiskers just reading this.


anonymous 6/27/2019 4:16:45 PM

Would you the chick in the band?


anonymous 6/27/2019 9:20:20 PM

Big whoop. Let me know when they break the top 10.


Spaceghhost 6/28/2019 8:53:52 AM

This is the record for all drinkers of IPA



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